The church at Pergamum had a problem, some had lost these vital birthrights of being born again. They had lost their PURITY, THEIR INTIMACY and THEIR NOURISHMENT. How? Because they got too close to the world by mixing with them, or marrying them, or loving the system. So Jesus lovingly offers a solution to theirs and sometimes our woeful problems.
If you have lost your purity - Christ says, Come back and I'll give you my white stone. If you have lost your intimacy - Christ says, Come back and I'll give you my new name. If you have lost your nourishment - Christ says , Come back and I'll give you my hidden manna. If you have lost your focus - Christ says , Come back and I'll give you my new ears, listen. So today do you want Christ's focus? Then go back to listening to Christ speaking to you in the word. So today do you want Christ Jesus to help you grow? Let Him start feeding you in His word.
Note the Emphasis = You must let Him do this today!
"Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
One structure dominated Ephesus. One location flavored the entire life of the city. The magnificent palace to gross immorality was the temple of Diana.THERE WAS IN EPHESUS: STRONG IMMORALITY. JESUS SAYS YOU CAN STAY PURE FOR ME IN ANY CULTURE, ANY...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We can learn the secret of how to resist an impure world and stay pure and holy for Jesus. Here is what Paul taught them 40 years earlier. You can stay pure by --REPENTING OF YOUR PAST: Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Two thousand years ago Jesus wrote letters to His beloved church. He sent it by way of the last living Apostle, John. These letters were a group message, customized for seven churches representing all of the churches then and now.Ask any Bible...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
One day each Christian will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ (Rom. 14:10–12). The Greek word for “judgment seat” is BEMA, the very same word used to describe the place where the Olympic judges gave out the prizes! If we...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The lost person has an entirely different orientation than we do. They are Earth-dwellers.Earth-dwellers live for their APPETITES Philippians 3:19a "Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE SPIRIT REMINDS US OF OUR ADOPTIONRomans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, 'Abba, Father.'THE SPIRIT ASSURES US OF OUR FAMILYRomans 8:16 The Spirit...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The scene in 8th chapter of the Revelation explains to us one of the great mysteries of Heaven. We see how God responds to the prayers of His saints. We see into the inner court of the Lord God Almighty and how there standing in God's presence are...[ abbreviated | read entire ]