|SCRIPTURE:“To the angel of the church Smyrna write: These are the words of Him who Is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. I know your afflictions and your poverty-yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. ” (Rev.2 ” (Rev.2:8-9 NIV)|
Jesus identifies Himself as the First and the last. This reflects His eternal existence. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made (John1:3 NIV). The church in Smyrna struggle against two hostile forces: A Jewish population strongly opposed to Christianity, and a non-Jewish population that was loyal to Rome and supported emperor worship. Persecution and suffering were inevitable in an environment like this. But are a synagogue of Satan, means these Jews were serving Satan’s purposes, not God’s, when they gather to worship.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
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