*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*A GAME OF THRONES?*
Rev 2:13 *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.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
The game of thrones is played by Satan.
From his throne comes evil, torment and terror. From Christ's Throne comes mercy and grace, Heb 4:16.
From Jesus' words in Rev 2:13 we understand there is a place where Satan dwells. Satan's dwelling place is his throne (NKJV). This is where he dwells and commands his troops. His throne is in opposition to the power of God.
He is also referred to as the prince of the power of the air, Eph 2:2.
All he does is to play the game of thrones.
In Jesus's letter to the church in Pergamos, we can deduce that there are some in the Church who may be dwelling, and sitting where Satan's seat is, yet physically present in the congregation of God's people
Jesus says *"I know where you dwell, [a place] where Satan sits enthroned....."*
yet this Church holds fast to Jesus's name, did not deny His faith in the face of prosecution of Antipas, a faithful witness, of Jesus who was killed at the throne of Satan dwells.
It clearly tells us that among God's people there are Satanic oppositions.
Paul states in 2 Cor 11:14 *"...that Satan appears as an angel of light...."*
He exercises rule over the world, as we see in the temptation of Jesus in Luke 4.
He is reffered to as the prince of this world, John 14:30.
Satan's influence in Pergamum, is the same we see today amongst God's people where he excercises his seductive and dangerous influence.
Also prevalent in this church at Pergamos were the spirits of greed and the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which Jesus hates, Rev 2:14-15.
As Christians, we must be aware of the battle of thrones for dominion and control waged by Satan.
This letter to the church in Pergamos also admonishes us to pray that God opens our eyes to detect satanic operatives in the church or else these agents will continue to operate in the midst of God's people undetected for a long time, Matt 24:24.
Let us be encouraged that inspite of satanic strongholds, *"..... we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;...."*, Heb 6:19.
The Throne of Christ is the Grace and Mercy seat, Heb 4:26.
Our God does not play games. Christ's Throne is undisputable. Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ, our righteousness.
Are you praying in order to destroy Satan's throne and stronghold?
There is a Throne where God dwells, this is Christ's Throne in Heaven. From this Throne, Satan and his throne will be thrown into the lake of fire, Rev 20: 7-15.
*Call to Word action.*
Heb 4:16, KJV: *Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Revelation 22:1 *And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.*
On Christ solid ground we stand and on the truth of Christ Throne, we trust, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.