Sunday, May 21, 2017

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THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA /REVELATION 2 - 3
copyright November 2007
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CHAPTER 10 (3 of 3) 
T H Y A T I R A
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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. 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. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 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. 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. 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: 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. Revelation 2:18-29
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As Christians, those of us who are a threat to the kingdom of darkness by virtue of our having the righteous nature of God in us (being born-again), and even the more so those of us who are filled with His power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit (the greater anointing), we know what it is to be afflicted by those who dwell in the darkness, whether it is human or demon.  For, we are not of this world any longer although we are in it.  God's favor in on those who call themselves "Christian" obeying, yielding to His perfect will, but his wrath is on those who are Religious, Hypocrite, and Lukewarm. 
God is being longsuffering and merciful attempting to draw them to repentance.  God is calling to those of us who call ourselves "Christian," having some level of respect for the things of God, but not willing to totally repent of worldliness and carnal pursuits that bring dishonor and contempt on Him in the sight of those who do not know Him as Lord and Savior, to REPENT v.21.  We cannot live our life like that of Jezebel, doing the things of the occult, horoscopes, fortune telling, and the like, then expect God to grant us eternal life, He will not.  Instead of favor His judgment will be upon us. This is especially true for those who have a place of ministry in the church, whatever is that position.   For there are those who "idolize" ministry, and will be swayed to follow the example they see in us, whether it be poor or rich in total surrender to the perfect will of God.
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.   Romans 2:24
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them,  because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17:14-16
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The majority of the Believers, not the Saints, at Thyatira had become comfortable with living the life style of the surrounding community.  Satan found a helper in Sambatha who had the "demon of Jezebel, a killer of the prophets" in her, to cause those who had a willing heart to live according to a "relaxed moral code" rather than God's "standard of holiness," so that their names would be blotted out of the book of life.  We must be vigilant not to allow the sinful nature that is in our flesh, and any outside stimuli which call to us from unconverted souls and demonic forces, cause us to sleep, slumber, and walk in deadness of spirit (as do foolish virgins), otherwise the wrath of God will be against us.  If sincerely having given our heart to Christ, which would be the cause of our living in the Spirit, then let us also walk in the Spirit.  Obey Him, for in doing so the favor of God will be on us.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our   abode with him.  John 14:15, 21, 23
 
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.  1 John 5:3
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  Romans 8:4
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the  lust (desires) of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
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My FaceBook Timeline https://www.facebook.com/samuel.siders ; some of the responses I have posted in answer to those who God has had me to shared with on AolAnswers and FaceBook can be on my FaceBook Timeline spanning over seven years.
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My activity about sharing the Word of God with Muslims continues; this open door that the Lord has made available to me as an apologist is one where worldwide opportunities are made available (all English speaking people around the world from many different countries, races, and religious beliefs). It is WRITTEN in 1 Peter 3:15…” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" God wants us to know AND understand His Word (2 Timothy 2:15), “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Jude 3, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”
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The majority of my past week has been correcting the misinterpretations of references and prophecies about Jesus for a Muslim name Tarek. Before I share a few discussions with Tarek, I decided to use 1 Kings 11:11 for one of Solomon’s young brothers Nathan in Luke’ genealogy of Jesus being the “servant” God was referring to in the reference. Here is what I posted:
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1 Kings 11:11 can be used to validate the promise was given to Nathan, a younger brother. "Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant."
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Tarek’s first inaccuracy was to claim Daniel chapter 7 has nothing to do with Jesus, claiming the title “Son of Man” (Daniel 7:13-14 and v27) was about the ‘saints” mentioned in the chapter; no matter how much me and others were proving to him that his conclusion is false, he refused to believe the evidence to hold to his deception and misuse. Tarek knew Jesus called Himself the “Son of Man” multiple times, and my having shared John in Revelation 1:7 used part of Daniel 7:13 for Jesus’ second coming, refused to agree.
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Tarek asked questions about the four beast, who the last one is, and ignored the angel explained to Daniel all four where kings. Having explained to Tarek that Daniel chapter 7 as a whole is an END TIME prophecy about Antichrist (the false messiah), Jesus’ second coming to dethrone him, and that those who received Jesus as Lord and Savior will reign with Jesus in the Next Creation forever; Tarek refused to believe he had no comprehension what the whole chapter was about and in what I called “arrogant circular blindness” continued to accuse that no one has proved his conclusion is false.
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Tarek’s next false claim is that Isaiah 9:6 has nothing to do with Jesus, and misused many Scriptures to prove each title in the verse was about someone else or to deny Jesus ever acknowledge any of the titles had anything to do with Him. Tarek misused a Gospel reference against Jesus being a king, when Jesus escaped from a crowd wanting to make Him one. Having shared that Jesus did that because His first coming was to die for our sins, and it is His second coming when He will start His EVERLASTING reign as a king that will continue into the Next Creation after the Day of Judgment, refuse again to believe he was wrong.
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Tarek refused to believe anything me and others shared with him despite the Fact that Isaiah 9:7 clearly tells us who Isaiah 9:6 is talking about “the king of an everlasting kingdom.” Here we have Daniel 7:13-14 and Isaiah 9:6-7, BOTH a prophecy about a King of an Everlasting Kingdom, and Tarek refused to be corrected about his …Obvious… erroneous conclusions. Tarek’s misuse of many other references to come to false conclusions against Scripture referring to Jesus is still ongoing as of the time of this blog post of which “metaphors” for Jesus like “Lamb of God” is interpreted by Tarek as a “literal” sheep is who we worship as an idol and claiming Christians are blasphemers of God and polytheists. The encounters with Tarek proves what I shared with him; “since you have yet to understand the base facts about Jesus and the Gospel, you will be totally incapable of understanding the deeper facts.
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When explaining to Tarek his inability to correctly understand anything the Bible says about Jesus and the use of “metaphors,” he continues with the “arrogant circular blindness” to maintain we are the ones blind not him. It is always amazing, when trying to educate someone like Tarek, they want to remain in a “dysfunctional state of reasoning” than learn they are; but so goes the “burden” Apologists have to experience all the time with Muslims and those deceived by False Cults and conclusions. We are commanded to share the Gospel, it is the Holy Spirit’s responsibility to prove the information is true, but our part requires the need to be as tolerant (long suffering) as possible no matter how disturbing and tedious a conversation gets; emotions are constantly being tested. Here is a Scripture that I occasionally think of, Daniel 7:25 “wear out the saints;” although it is about Antichrist’s reign; this has always been one of Satan’s devices.   
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Samuel    5/21/2017 - [Go deep in your relationship with God not shallow]