Tuesday, January 3, 2017

'DEEP SECRETS'


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Rev 2:24-26 [NET]
24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, all who do not hold to this teaching (who have not learned the so-called "deep secrets of Satan"), to you I say: I do not put any additional burden on you. 25 However, hold on to what you have until I come. 26 And to the one who conquers and who continues in my deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations.

There was a false doctrine pervading the Church community in her campus, and Dorin knew this because she was once in their fold (this is the same Dorin that was impregnated by one of their leaders when she was in her first year †). She had observed that those who taught and practiced this doctrine were living in iniquity, and they found scriptures to make themselves feel comfortable about their sinful lifestyles. She was once deceived by them because they claimed to know the ‘deep things’ and called every other person who didn’t believe like them ‘babes’.

What now delivered Dorin from their doctrine was her growing knowledge of Christ: she knew the Holy Spirit was grieved when she walked in the flesh. She now knew their doctrine was wrong because they made it look as if nothing changes in the spirit realm when a believer walks in sin (see Rom 8:13). They made it look as if Christ does not care much about the conduct of believers who live in sin (see Rev 2-3).

We learn from today’s Bible text that such ‘deep secrets’ that trivialize sin are not wanted in the Church.

Go into today remembering that Jesus will give you authority over the nations if you continue in His works till the end. The works of Christ are sponsored by grace through faith, not by legalism through laws.
Ask the Lord to help you do the works of Him that sent you while it is day (John 9:4).
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-Pst SD Abraham

†: see Devotional of 31/12/2016
YBP: Rev 18-22
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