The two satanic teachings Jesus addresses in His letter to Pergamum are eating food sacrificed to idols and sexual immorality. Before we go any further I want you to get your mind off the earthly realm where you behold sin and death and into the heavenlies where the sword of the Lord pierces your heart.
Jesus is fully aware of the outward sins of idolatry and sexual immorality being committed by some of the saints.
Please note – they are still His saints, His most holy ones!
However, He is going to address the root of these sins which lie in the thought patterns or beliefs that have entered their minds and hearts through the WORDS these demons teach. Notice how Jesus is not addressing any “flesh and blood” human being but a demonic teaching that has crept in through being worldly minded.
A few years back I was given a book to read about the “spirit of Jezebel.” I picked it up to read when the Holy Spirit sternly addressed me and said, “Don’t you dare call My people names!” I got such a fright I threw the book in the dustbin! Sadly, there has been a tendency to call the saints – God’s most holy creation – satanic names and to identify them with their sin instead of with their righteousness in Christ.
If you have been taught to do this or have done it can I ask you to please repent – change your way of thinking. If God calls us holy then we have no right to call someone that belongs to Him as unholy, in spite of their outward weaknesses. Jesus is calling our attention away from sin and into righteousness, not the other way around. You do not become righteous because you do not sin. You are righteous, holy, and justified before God because you are born of Him and in Him there is no sin! You are NOW fully righteous in Christ.
The problem with unrighteousness or sin is not the act, it is not knowing you are righteous. The sword of the Lord is forgiveness and drives deep into your heart to bring you into a conscious knowledge of that which is eternally true concerning you.
Sin is your enemy. Just like cancer, an external physical entity that attaches itself to a physical body, is an enemy. We never call people who have cancer as being cancer. They are not the horrible disease that is attacking them, that is a separate entity to the person. It is the same with sin. Sin is an external entity that attacks your soul (mind, emotions, etc.) with words and feelings which embed themselves deep within you and eat away at the knowledge of who you are as a child of God.
Internal sin causes external death.
Jesus conquered both sin and death and is determined to see their works destroyed in your life and in creation. However, He will not violate the choice or decision of any human being. Your will, your choices, are sovereign and holy unto God. Not even Satan has power over your will! You are such a powerful creation! Your choices and words you release out of your heart and mouth carry the power of life and death – not just in your life but in the whole of creation.
Remember, you will not give God an account for any sin you have committed, are committing, or will commit, but you will give Him and account for every “death” word that comes out of your mouth. This is how powerful you are. Often we bemoan and cry about the injustices of this world, its pain and heartache, blaming others (spouse, kids, society, governments) when all the while God has to watch our destructive words and then get blamed for them too!
But, thankfully, we are growing up! The saints are arising and coming into the knowledge of who they are, and that includes you!
Every teaching, every doctrine, every philosophy, and belief, find their home within the heart and soul of a human being, whether they are born of God or not. Satan comes with earthly doctrines/teachings that oppose the truth that is in Jesus Christ, and Jesus comes with heavenly doctrines/teachings that destroy those of Satan’s. And in the middle sits the most formidable, powerful, and magnificent being who decides which doctrine it will use to rule and reign in its kingdom.
This formidable, powerful, and magnificent being is YOU! Arise, shine, for your light has come. Now is the time for you to arise, to take control, to side with the Lord of Righteousness and to do serious destruction to the world of darkness. The Lord is with you. He is for you. He will guide you. He will teach you. You are an overcomer.
Have a blessed week. 😁
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Wow. I got confused along the way. I will read this a second and may be a third time for it to sink into my spirit.
AMEN. THSNK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WORD