The Assembly of Satan

In Smyrna the Christians suffered because they refused to worship Caesar and at the hands of the Jews who mocked Christ and harassed Christians.

In Revelation 2:9 we read: I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.(‭Revelation ‭2‬:‭9 KJV

The Jews were not a gathering of worship and adoration, they were organized to oppose Christ. As Jesus looked on He knew what the believers were suffering at the hand of those who served evil and not God.

The Assembly of Satan – Broadcast for October 31, 2014
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Your Poverty and your Wealth

In Revelation 2:9 we read: I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.(‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭9 KJV

The Christians of Smyrna refused to burn incense to Caesar and so they were persecuted, shut of of commerce and employment. The Christians were impoverished and suffering.

But the Lord said to them: “You are rich!” It wasn’t material wealth but they were rich in the love of God. All else will pass away but love remains.

Your Poverty and your Wealth – Broadcast for October 30, 2014
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Smyrna

Smyrna was a strategic prosperous city at the mouth of the River Hermes with a seaport along the trade route. They harvested and sold Myrrh in Smyrna so it must have been a fragrant place to live. They worshiped the Emperor in that city. Once a year each citizen had to burn incense to Caesar and say aloud: “Caesar is Lord.”

In Revelation 2:8 we read: And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works,(‭Revelation ‭2‬:‭8‬-9a KJV)

The Living Lord says to this church; I know your works. What we do is not unknown to the Lord. He knows the fruit of our efforts.

Smyrna – Broadcast for October 29, 2014
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He Lives

My 91 year old father-in-law is always singing or whistling something. If you asking what he is singing, he often doesn’t know but one song He often sings he always knows, He Live.
The verse:
I serve a risen Saviour, He’s in the world today;
I know that He is living, Whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him He’s always near.
(Author: A. H. Ackley)

In the Revelation we read: And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; (‭Revelation‬ ‭2‬:‭8‬ KJV)

Jesus is alive. He arose from deaths gave and lives on forever. He is with is in Spirit, with God in person and He is. He is self existent has life within Himself and is life itself.

He Lives – Broadcast for October 28, 2014
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Paradise Found

Adam ate from the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil. His sin condemned all of mankind to sweat toil thorns and thistles.

In The Revelation 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 tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. [Revelation 2:7 KJV]

God put Adam and Eve out of the Garden lest they eat of the tree of life and live forever in their sinful state. They were turned out of paradise.

But, we the overcomers will be welcomed into God’s paradise and will eat if that tree. God has restored the broken relationship through the death and resurrection of His Son.

Paradise Found – Broadcast for October 27, 2014
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To the Winner

Have you been challenged to a race lately? My 5 year old granddaughter said: “lets race grandpa!” She won and the loser had to buy ice cream.

In the Revelation 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 tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. [Revelation 2:7 KJV]

To overcome means to win. The one who wins forgiveness by faith and remains in Christ is the overcomer. To this one is given to eat of the tree of life. If we will listen to what the Spirit says and do it, we shall overcome.

What is the Spirit saying?

To the Winner – Broadcast for October 24, 2014
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Hearing Ears

Is it possible to hear without listening?

In The Revelation 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 tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. [Revelation 2:7 KJV]

Most of us can block unwanted background noise. It may on occasion be so loud that you can’t hear anything else but you just wait until it’s gone and keep on with what you want to hear.

Jesus warns: “He that has an ear let him hear.” Be sure not to block the most important voice. As the Holy Spirit speaks be sure to listen.

Hearing Ears – Broadcast for October 23 2014
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The Nicolaitans

Who are the most dangerous people in the church?

In The Revelation we read: But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. [Revelation 2:6 KJV]

The Nicolaitans taught liberal living. Sin is ok and causes grace to abound. They would turn the heart of believers by encouraging sexual sin. They would entice and seduce and draw people away while pretending to be a blessing.

The Lord hates this!

The Nicolaitans – Broadcast for October 22, 2014
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Lost Your Way?

Have you ever been lost?

In The Revelation we read: Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. [Revelation 2:5 KJV]

The proud Christians in Ephesus did everything right accept Love. The remedy for them was to remember when they did love, to imitate their first actions and to change their hearts. Repentance exceeds admission, it provokes change. They must act or lose their light. I will come quickly the Lord says. The time for repentance seems long but judgment is swift.

Lost Your Way? – Broadcast for October 21, 2014
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First Love

Love is more than a feeling.

In The Revelation we read: Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. [Revelation 2:4 KJV]

These words written to a near perfect church. Everything about that church spoke of their zeal and loyalty. Perfectly in order in all things accept one, affection.

Love and faith go together, but faith without love is like a marriage without love. Commitment is commendable but without the affections of love it is all obligation and no compassion.

First Love – Broadcast for October 20, 2014
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