TUESDAY, August 17
Scripture: Revelation 2:14-16
Pergamos answers the question as to whether Jesus will declare war on His own church. Jesus said if they would not repent for what they were allowing in their midst that He would come and, “fight against them with the sword of My mouth.” Jesus was ready to release the sword against those who were sitting in the pews of the church at Pergamos. Apparently once the sword is released there are some very rapid removals. Isn’t it obvious that Revelation teaches a Jesus who stands against evil and calls it out? Confronting evil is not popular. Are we really ready to walk with this Jesus in the last days or would we rather be entertained and have a happy service like a happy meal. Happy meals come when Ronald McDonald occupies the pulpit. When we represent Jesus, we are obligated to preach what we hear, even if it cannot be heard by half of the congregation. Diminishing the message so it is palatable brings judgment on the pulpit and endangers every believer present!