Open Heavens For TEENS: Wednesday 18 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - I Know Your Works III | Flatimes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Open Heavens For TEENS: Wednesday 18 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - I Know Your Works III

Open Heavens For TEENS: Wednesday 18 October 2017 by Pastor Adeboye - I Know Your Works III

Topic: I Know Your Works III [Wednesday 18, October 2017]

Memorise: "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" - 1 Timothy 4:1

Read: Revelation 2:12-17

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 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 it.

Bible In One Year: Mark 10-11. Hymn: Sing Hymn 4 - Take My Life And Let It Be

MESSAGE:

In our Bible reading, Jesus Christ commended the Church in Pergamos, reassuring them that nothing about them was hidden from Him. The interesting thing about this Church is that in spite of the nearness the Church to the seat of Satan, they still held on to the Name of Jesus Christ, they never denied their faith even in the face of terrible persecution. However, Jesus Christ had a serious allegation against them. They tolerated in their midst those who were holding on to and practicing false doctrines. This is a food for thought for Christians of the 21st century. In this end-time, we compromise a lot in the name of civilization and fundamental human rights.

Will Jesus not hate such a compromise in the name of fairness when it becomes a stumbling block to the saints? The saints are leaving their first love because of the doctrine of Balaam. This compromise spoiled the good works of the Church in Pergamos. Beloved, do not be deceived by your longevity in Church. God knows your works and He will reward you accordingly.

Prayer Point: Father, help me to disassociate myself from pollution.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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