MONDAY, JANUARY 13
Scripture: Acts 20:25-27
Paul declared his rejection of self-will by choosing God’s will, therefore his eternal home is with God in heaven! In Revelation 2 the Pergamus church had those who chose their own will. Some chose the doctrine of Baalam and others the Nicolaitans causing Jesus to fight against them with the sword of His mouth. The sword usually means sickness or death while those choosing to overcome were rewarded with hidden manna. God promised to sustain them while judgment was falling all around! Pergamas –like churches seem to be everywhere today, but what a difference the protection of God makes! Self-will creates arrogant, unyielding hearts leading to great peril in the last days! Pergamas proves it! How many repeat Lot’s failure and linger after being warned? Those who linger will more than likely roast in the fire!