To begin this podcast, I want to remember how blessed we are by God. We are blessed because of who we are, what we are, and where we are. These are all gifts from God (James 1:17). God never changes. It doesn’t matter how we change or how our circumstances may change, God doesn’t change. And though we may not always appreciate the good things God has given, or not even recognize that what we have been given is good, we are encouraged to recognize that God gives us everything in our lives for our good (Romans 8:28).

Let’s continue our discussion in the Book of Revelation…   Revelation 2:12-17

  1. Pergamum; Name means fortified…
  • The people who lived in Pergamum worshipped many gods and there were lots of different temples and venues for worshipping these gods.
  • The backdrop for why Christ presents Himself as He does to the believers in Pergamum.
  1. Christ has a two-edged sword;
  • The sharp 2 edged sword coming out of his mouth represents the Word of God that comes from Jesus, (Hebrews 4:12)
  • Believers can find themselves at war with the Word of Christ…
  1. The true enemy’s of Christ; I know where you dwell…
  • Satan’s throne;
  • Nicolaitans;
  1. The remedy; 2 choices
  • Repent;
  • Christ will go to war with with believers;
  1. The mystery; to those who hear…
  • Hidden manna; secret substance…
  • White stone…
  • A New Name will be written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it…
  1. The conclusion; Ephesians 5:25-27