SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-16
Revelation 2:12-16 says, “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.”’” Perhaps one of the first things we should ask is, will God war against the church? He was certainly willing to war against Pergamus. Jesus said, “I will fight against them with the sword of my mouth,” and if that is not war, I do not know what is. God wars with weather and earthquake and He strikes out with a rod of iron. God is coming to confront. It is just a matter of time. I would not want to be associated with a leader or member of a congregation whose denomination had chosen to ordain and support homosexuality. These people become a bulls-eye for the God of War. When He visits those groups, what Jesus promised in Matthew 10 will become a reality. Do not fear man, but fear the God that, after He kills the body, can kill your soul forever. That tells us the God of double death is going to visit.