Are you aware Satan has his own church? No, seriously, did you know this and it is even established and recognized as such in the Scriptures! Now, I’m not speaking about those that dress weird in black robes, shouting incantations and sacrificing animals or children. That’s the extremist and even this is found in Christianity, but I’m talking about a real, honest-to-God (except it is to Satan) church which meets every Sunday.
It is mentioned in two places in Scripture:
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Rev 2:9 (KJV)
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” Rev 3:9 (KJV)
Now, don’t get it confused about what the writer, John, said about them saying, “they are Jews”. You see, John wrote this is 95 AD, long after the Jewish economy (church system) failed and Christianity became the church in vogue. Paul made it more easily understood when he taught in Christ there is no Jew or Gentile, meaning, we were all considered “Jews” because if you are God’s chosen people, you become a child of Abraham which makes you a “spiritual” Jew, just not “literal”.
So, what makes these people members of the “synagogue” (church) of Satan? Do they even know they are members of this church? Well, sadly, they don’t. They will, but most don’t, right now. Now, in this particular case, these messages, in terms of prophecy, have already taken place, but the lesson is applicable since these seven churches mentioned in Revelation 2 and 3 represent the total Gospel period, and the complaint Christ seem to have with them is the fact these churches, HIS church, has this tendency to do what they want and not keep His Ten Commandments. So, they THINK they are Jews (Christian) and they aren’t! And Christ is quite frank and tells them they are actually members of the church of Satan.
So, does this occur today? It does and it will even to a greater extent than these churches did in our Gospel past. You see, God’s Ten Commandments is quite specific in making it clear who are God’s people versus Satan’s people. There is coming a time when there will be legislation which will cause a separation. God’s people will keep the Bible Sabbath, which is from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday, while Satan’s people will be congregating on Sunday. Pretty much the way it is now except many who are attending Satan’s church don’t know it yet because they don’t know about God’s Ten Commandments, but they will.
So, where are you attending this weekend?
August 13, 2015