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Resurrections & Judgments in Revelation Part 7 - Pergamum




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Resurrection and Judgments in Revelation Pt 3c Pergamum   Dwelling and Dueling with Devils

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 C. Rev 2:1 Jesus' Judgment of His Body  To the angel/messenger of the church in Ephesus write:

The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this: 2 I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles and they are not, and you found them to be false; cf Jude series;  Acts 20:32 wolves within and without  3  and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake (loyalty), and have not grown weary.4  But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.

(Eph 1:4 blameless in love; 15 love for all the saints;

Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at firstor else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent. (40 yrs) 

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes/victorious, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.

Resurrection and Judgments in Revelation Pt 3b – Smyrna and Pergamum ©2022 WF Cobb Truthbase.net  DailyTruthbase.blog

I. Rev 2:8  And to the angel of the church Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: 9 ... blasphemy/slander Eph 4:30-31^ (grieve HS) by those who say they are Jews and are not,  but are a synagogue of Satan. (accuse blvrs; f of lies {^bitterness, wrath, anger, slander, malice)

Rev 12:11 they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death 1Jn 4:4

1Jn 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith.

Liars & Lovers 1Jn 1:6  fllshp yet darkness=liar no truth 8 deceive ourselves-no truth..10 call God liar-no Word 3:14 passed death to life, cz we love each other...not love (15=murderer-no eternal life) remains in death.  4:20 love God but hate brother = liar;

B. 10  Do not fear what you are about to suffer.  Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested,  and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful^ until death, and I will give you the crown of life.  ^Heb 3:2-5 Jesus Moses glory-honor

Lk 12:4 My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5 I warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into {valley of} gehenna; yes, I tell you, fear Him! (see What the Gehenna)

^Mt 25:15 Well done good & f over little; Lk 12:42 f & wise steward cf 1Cor 4:2; 16:10 f vs unjust over least; 1Tim 1:12 deemed  f=entrusted ministry

Being faithful is trusting/relying on God's
presence (with you always, stood with me and strengthened me),

provision (grace is sufficient),and

promises (works all together for good), even when contrary to our experience an circumstances (look hopeless).

Please see/study Survey of Rewards on Truthbase.net

F. Rev 21:1 saw new Heaven & Earth

24/26 kings of the earth will bring their glory-honor(tribute) of the nations into it/City.  27 nothing impure, and no one who practices abomination and lying^, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life

Rev 21:7 He who overcomes will inherit these things, & I will be his God and he will be My son *8  the fearful, and unfaithful/unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and immoral, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars^, shall have their part/portion/inheritance (see DTB) in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death

*22:15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying^

II. 12  And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this: 13  I know where you dwell, where Satans throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

Eph 2:2 you walked acc to the course of this world, acc to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature/naturally  children of wrath, just as the others.

(NLT) 1Pt 4:1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must  arm yourselves with the same attitude/resolve  He had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.

(Gal 5:24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed (pft mid) the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there.)         

2 You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires*, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.            {*Power (security/significance-EGO/Pleasure/Possessions)

3 You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy: {Jude 1:4 grace-wanton caprice*-deny Lord: their no restraints* and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols 4 Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you.  5 But remember that they will have to face God (give an account), who stands ready to judge everyone, both the living and the dead.

7The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.9 Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. 10 God has given each of you a gift/grace from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 11...Do it with all the strength and energy that God suppliesPhil 4:13,19 So that (purpose hina+subjunctive) everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to Him forever and ever! Amen.  (NLT)

Eph 3:6  to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body,and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus thru the gospel, {=mystery v4-5} 7 of which I was made a minister, acc to the gift of God's grace which was given to me  acc to the working of His power. 8 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 10 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known thru the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. (see ch 6)

1Pt 5:8 Be (humble) sober, vigilant; cz your adversary the devil, lion, walks about, seeking whom ay devour 9 Resist firm in faith

2Cor 2:11 {forgiveness/bitterness} lest Satan should take advantage/outwit/cunning arts of us; for we are not ignorant of his device/schemes*

The immature/carnal believer's default is being dumb, deceived & doing satan's will, believing it is God's will  (Rm 8 carnal mindset=death), due to their unsanctified minds/values/desires (Rm 6; 12:1-2 Ain't Gonna Reign no More)

(*purpose/intent which is the end result of using the mind)

2Cor 10:4 The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We tear down arguments and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, (1Cor 5:5; 1Tim 5:20)

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. 11  Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13  Wherefore take to yourselves the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

B. 14  But I have a few things against you, cz you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. 15  So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

C. 16  Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.

Heb 4:11 Therefore, let us endeavor to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, thru following the same example of disobedience. 12 For Word of God is living and active, sharper two-edged sword, piercing...division of soul and spiritjoints and marrow, able to judge the thots & intentions of the heart. 13 no creature hidden from His sight, all things are open-laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account {Mt 12:36} 16 draw near w/ confidence to  throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need

D. 17  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.