The Living Dead

The world is fascinated with zombies. Books movies games all revel in the wonder of dead reanimated bodies. But a zombie doesn’t know he is dead right?

In Revelation 3:1 we read: And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

The church in Sardis had a reputation of being vibrant and alive. But they were like spiritual zombies, going through the motions but nearly dead. Such is the state of the church today.

The Living Dead – Broadcast for November 26, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

Irresistible

In Revelation 2:27-29 we read: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

The rule and reign of Christ shall be irresistible. The rod of iron is unbreakable and the broken and scattered rulers of of this earth will never again able to resist God. We who overcome will rule with Him and we will be given the Morning Star, which is Christ Himself. We will radiate with Glory of Christ!

Irresistible – Broadcast for November 25, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

Hold Fast

When you have the truth you need to hang on to it, not be dragged away from it.

In Revelation 2:25-26 we read: But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

The persecuted church has enough truth to cling to until the Lord returns. We don’t need further enlightenment or new understanding, we must just hold fast to what we have been given.

Hold Fast – Broadcast for November 24, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

No Other Burden

The whole class suffered because two kids got in trouble. All had to write sentences during recess.

In Revelation 2:24 we read: But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. (‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭24‬ KJV)

The church in Thyatira had serious problems with some of their members and they were to be dealt with, but the rest were not harmed by God’s judgment. The Lord can deal with sin but leave the rest unharmed unpunished. He put no other burden on the faithful.

No Other Burden – Broadcast for November 21, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

The Wages of Sin

The Jezebel of Thyatira had seated herself in church leadership and had developed quite a following. She had birthed spiritual children.

In Revelation 2:23 we read: And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

The offspring of evil cannot be allowed eternal life and will experience the second death. These are not natural children conceived and brought forth but the offspring of spiritual adultery. They will not see life but will be visibly terminated as an example to the church.

The Wages of Sin – Broadcast for November 20, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

The Sickbed of Sin

There are some who claim that sickness never comes from God, but we read in Revelation 2:22: Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

The woman who led others into sin was to be cast into sicknesses. Those she led, cast into great tribulation unless they repented of their deeds. A change of heart or the sickbed of sickness, which would you choose?

Repentance is a change of mind, a change of will, and change of action and turning in the right direction.

The Sickbed of Sin – Broadcast for November 19, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

Time to Repent

I was at a family reunion many years ago when my older siblings began to confess to some of their antics from childhood. We all listened and laughed and a couple of times our mother got quite upset hearing of the dangerous things they had done. There was no apology, just light hearted confession.

In Revelation 2:21 we read: And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

The Lord was to bring judgment on the Jezebel in the church. He had given her time to repent. He was not interested in a light hearted confession but true repentance. She needed a change of heart, to turn away from her sin, to stop participating and to stop teaching others to sin. She had time, but that time was coming to an end. Repentance is possible for a season, forgiveness granted for eternity; but when judgment comes, it is too late.

Time to Repent – Broadcast for November 18, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

The Church of Jezebel

Thyatira was a good church that allowed bad things.

In Revelation 2:20 we read: Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. (‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ KJV) (‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ KJV)

They put up with a false teacher, a dangerous seducer that taught people how to sin and that it was ok to sin. This Jezebel lead in sexual fornication and communion with idols. It was like double adultery, unfaithful with the body and with the spirit. There is no place for this in the church.

The Church of Jezebel – Broadcast for November 17, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

Thyatira

Thyatira was known for it’s indigo dye and for all of the trade guilds at home in that city. Lydia, the first convert of Philippi was a seller of purple from this city.

In Revelation 2:18 we read: And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. (‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭18-19‬ KJV)

Jesus, the Son of God was speaking to this church. Eyes like a flame of fire from which nothing is hidden. Feet like fine brass that will crush His enemies under his feet. He knew of their good works, their love and faith. He knew of their service to one another and to the church and their patience in persecution. Their good works were fruitful and abounding, increasing with time.

Nothing is hidden from His sight.

Thyatira – Broadcast for November 14, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Comments Off

Hidden Manna

In the wildernesses God’s people were given Manna for food. This satisfied their needs days by day.

In Revelation 2:16 we read He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth. (‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭17 KJV)

Those who by faith overcome this life will be given the Manna that satisfies forever. Not just meal for a day but for eternity.

Hidden Manna – Broadcast for November 13, 2014
http://wordtimeministries.com Notes and comments © 2014 by Ronald C. Reed All rights reserved.

Categories: Our Daily Blog | Tags: | Comments Off