|SCRIPTURE:” Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, (I will not impose any other burden on you): Only hold on to what you have until I come.To him who overcomes and does my Will to the end, I will give authority over the nations.”(Rev. 2:24-26 NIV)|
The “deep secret” of Satan were either false teachings advocated by heretics, or secret insights by so called believers “guaranteed” to promote deeper spiritual life. What was the appeal for such teaching? It may have been appealing to hear that what happens in the body is inconsequential; therefore, it is not sinful to fulfill your sexual desire outside marriage. Another appeal to the “deep secret” may have been the sense of pride that such knowledge stimulated in those seeking it. As believers, we should hold tightly to the basics of our faith and view with extreme caution any new teaching that turns us away from the Bible, the fellowship of our church, or our basic confession of faith. Christ says that those who are victorious(those who remain faithful until the end and continue to please God) will rule over Christ’s enemies and reign with Him as He judges evil.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” – Hebrews 4 : 12 (NLT)