Thank you for coming to our website today from different parts of the world, we hope that today’s message will minister to your heart.
As Solomon said in his writings in the Word of God: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again, there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV
Unfortunately some Christians will do the same things in every generation.
That is why these 7 letters not only apply to the 7 actual churches in Biblical Asia in that day but also apply to the Christians in every Christian church around the world this very minute.
That is just how much the Word of God is up to date, it is more up to date than the world-wide internet.
In fact the world wide web is just reporting what God said would happen in the days we live in thousands of years ago, that is just how up to date the Bible is.
The Bible is not some antiquated book like some people believe that I have talked to.
In fact the Word of God is ALIVE:
“For the Word of God is ALIVE and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Please see Hebrews 4:12 NIV
The Word of God is just as relevant today as it was the very day that the Apostle John wrote these 7 letter to the 7 churches in the Book of Revelation.
Things that we do right in our Christian life now would get the same good commendation from the Lord and things that we are involved in sin in some area of our Christian life will get rebuke from the Lord just as they did when these 7 letters were written.
So please do not read this teaching today and think that well that was for them at that time but it does not apply to you today.
It absolutely applies to each and every one of us as Christians today and as you read these letters see how your Christian life lines up with what is said in these 7 letters because it applies to you and me now just as much as it applied to them at that time.
THE CHURCH IN PERGAMUM:
“To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of Him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.” Revelation 2:12 NIV
In the vision that the Apostle John saw on the Isle of Patmos each of the 7 churches had a star and the star represented the angel that was assigned to each church. Revelation 1:20
The Lord goes on to identify Himself as the one who has a sharp sword with two edges which is the Word of God.
The two edged sword is mentioned in Hebrews 4:12 that I already quoted in this teaching today.
“I know where you live-where satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city-where satan lives.” Revelation 2:13 NIV
We know that some of the people in Pergamum were wicked and it was known as a wicked city. A city of satan. The Christians in Pergamum were persecuted and threatened, but they still held on to their faith in the Lord. Antipas possibly headed the church at Pergamum. His name means “against all” and like Jesus he was a faithful witness even unto death.
“Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.” Revelation 2:14 NIV
The believers in Pergamum were devoted to the truth and were even willing to die for it as Antipas did. However they were guilty of compromising with those in the church who contradicted the gospel they followed. The teaching of Balaam was if you cannot curse them, corrupt them. Numbers 22-25, 2 Peter 2:15 and Jude 1:11.
Balaam was a false prophet who sold his services to a heathen king and advised him to tempt Israel to compromise their faith by idolatry and immorality.
So the teaching of Balaam refers to corrupt teachers and preachers who were leading people into tragic compromise with immorality, worldliness and false teaching for the sake of personal advancement and or monetary gain.
The teachers of the church in Pergamum had teachers who taught that saving faith and immorality could exist side by side.
To bring this thought to the current times we live in there are many Christian churches that wink at immorality when they know it is going on in the Church.
They have watered down their teaching and preaching because they don’t want to offend anyone and yet by doing that they offend the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ.
What a tragedy, those churches and their leaders and Christians that have fallen into sin in each church in this day and age we are living in will be judged according to their sins just as the church in Pergamum was judged for those who were wrapped up in sin.
God never winks at sin no matter what age we are living in.
“Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.” Revelation 2:15 NIV
The Nicolaitans wanted to persuade Christians that it was okay to be in conformity to the world’s standards. But the most common word for Christians is the word holy, which means “different” or “separate.”
The Bible tells us something totally different as Christians: “DO NOT CONFORM TO THE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV
This scripture tells you how to not be conformed to the pattern of this world, the way to do it according to God’s Word is by renewing your mind.
The way you renew your mind is to daily read and meditate on the Word of God so that the Word gets down in your spirit and your mind becomes filled with what God’s Word says about things as opposed to what the world says about things.
“Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” Revelation 2:16 NIV
Jesus states very strongly that He will not allow any Christian within His churches to tolerate sin. Jesus urges them to repent immediately or He will take harsh action against the sin that existed in that church and in your church that you attend today if there is the same problem in your church.
Jesus will deal with the Christians in your church that have allowed the world to get in them as Christians.
“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” Revelation 2:17 NIV
For those Christians in the church in Pergamum who heard and obeyed what the Lord was saying He promised them victory.
The manna is Jesus Himself (John 6:31-51).
The final promise that Jesus gave to the church in Pergamum is that He will give them a white stone with a new name on it.
This white stone represents those Christians who heard and obeyed the Lord’s warning and the white stone also signified the triumph of our faith over all that sought to destroy our devotion and obedience to Jesus Christ.
Next Monday we will look at another one of the seven churches of Asia in Revelation.
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We are involved in our ministry on an international level and also will be continuing to minister at churches as we are led to go to these churches in the United States.
On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE YET FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
We are spreading the Word of God around the world as the Holy Spirit leads us to new areas in an ever increasing amount.
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If you have come to this ministry website today and have never asked Jesus Christ to come into your life and be born again, you are not here by accident, the Spirit of the Living God drew you here.
If you do not have the assurance of where you would spend eternity if you died right now please go to the top of this website and it will have a tab for “SALVATION.” In that tab will be what is required by God to be right with Him. When you pray that prayer and accept the Lord please send us a Gmail to our website at: email@example.com and let us know that you accepted the Lord as your Savior and Lord and were born again. We want to rejoice with you and pray for you. Thank you (Please look up these scriptures: John 3:3 and Romans 10:9-10 it talks about you being born again).
Surely you know people who are going through hell and high water with real battles in their life both Christians and those that are not born again Christians. The Word of God that is presented each week will help turn their situation around if they do the Word of God and instead of the anguish and tears will bring a smile and victory to their life, isn’t that worth you sharing this website with others?
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In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.