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Truth Matters 86 (June 7-11 FIX)

Truth Matters / Dr. Cheryl Davis
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June 7, 2021 6:20 am

Truth Matters 86 (June 7-11 FIX)

Truth Matters / Dr. Cheryl Davis

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Hello, I'm Dr. Cheryl Davis and thank you for listening to truth matters and we continue in our survey of Revelation with the letters to the seven churches last time we talked about the church at Smyrna as it was a church that suffered intense persecution. There were no negative things. No opportunities for improvement found by Christ for them. Christ knew the tribulation their poverty, the persecution they told them to be fearless and faithful and that those that overcome would receive the crown of life. The next church that we plan to survey is the church at Pergamum's in verses 12 through 17. In reading verses 12 to 17 and to the angel a church and part of this right these things says he has the sharp two-edged sword. I know your works and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is and you hold fast to my name and did not deny my faith even in the days in which and this was my faithful martyr was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Valen tout bailiff to put a stumbling vodka for the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.

Does she also have those who hold the doctrine of the new Galatians, which thing I hate, repent or else I will come to you quickly will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit assists churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows except him who receives each time as we survey these letters we talk about the destination, the Dennis nation of this letter is to part of us. Artemis was the most northern of the seven cities is the capital of the Roman government in Asia is the greatest city in Asia have been the capital for 400 years when the letter was written was known for the production of parchment and parchment was on a historical paper. The V because it was the capital had the authority to carry out capital punishment, and it was licensed as a Roman sword to take life a historian, Sir William Ramsey says permits gives the traveler the impression of a royal city is the home of authority is the intellectual center had the second largest library in the world at the time the largest happen to be in Alexandria, Egypt.

As each letter has a designation of the Lord, or characteristic of the Lord says these things says he in verse 12 has the sharp two-edged sword. In verse 16 with the sword of my mouth. The sword represents judgment and the authority to judge Christ is prepared to use it and pardon us if the church does not repent, which apartments is the capital of Rome. In Asia, which it does have the authority to then use this ward to take life and read Hebrews 4 verse 12 as it describes the word of God as a sworn for the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of of the thoughts and intents of the heart, and there is no creature hidden from his side. All things are naked and open to the eyes of him to whom we must give an account as Jesus continues, he gets into the diagnosis of the church. In this case on the church up.

Artemis has a fourfold diagnosis three good things and one bad we think about it. Three out of four are not bad right now I may fear go to the doctor and he says why every things that are good and then force when you need to improve upon your you know you can go out and pat yourself on the back. At least I got three out of four, except in this case for the fourth diagnosis was fatal. Let's get into the letter in first thing in verse 13 says I know which he says to each church I know he he knows where they dwell. He knows where Satan's throne is. He knows where Satan dwells. He's really just giving context to his judgment but he knew the circumstances of their faith. How do you think having a church where Satan dwelt and where his throne was work for them may have you think it works for the modern-day church today struggle until next time, I'm Dr. Shirley

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