Month: July 2020

Jesus in Revelation (10)

By Dan Lazich / July 25, 2020 /

Forms and consequences of self-deception. Believers who have experienced the power of the cross of Christ should follow Jesus’ instructions despite the Pergamos and Thyatira type of circumstances. The Churches in Pergamos and Thyatira did not promote teaching contrary to apostolic teaching. However, they tolerated those who advocated teachings and practices contrary to the sound…

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Jesus in Revelation (9)

By Dan Lazich / July 18, 2020 /

The consequences of self-deception. “For, as I have often told you before and now tell you even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.” Philippians 3:18. Enemies of the cross of Christ are those who have significant Jesus but insignificant Christ. They acknowledge the gospel but deny its power. 2 Timothy…

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Jesus in Revelation (8)

By Dan Lazich / July 11, 2020 /

The self-deception problem. To the Church in Ephesus, Jesus said, “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” Revelation 2:4, NKJV. Jesus did not reprimand the Church in Ephesus for not doing enough. On the contrary, He animated all that the believers in Ephesus were doing, and He acknowledged their…

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Jesus in Revelation (7)

By Dan Lazich / July 4, 2020 /

Jesus knows His Church. In the message to the congregations, Jesus assures the believers that He knows His Church; He does not only know about her. To know His Church means He is with her and among the congregations wherever they are.  To each of the seven assemblies, Jesus says, “I know your works, your…

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