Friday Morning Manna
January 17, 2020
What Christians Should Be Vigilant Over this New Year
“I know your works, that you have a name that your are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.”Rev. 1-3, N.K.J.V.
Nominal Christianity. Even before this term came into use today, it was already one of the great problems besieging early Christianity, a grave threat to its purity and undermining its mission. God to Jesus to the angel to John (Rev. 1: 1-3) was shown all that was to happen in the last days and was ordered to write it to the churches, in this specific order of transmission. Rev. 1: 1-4. Apostle Paul quickly picked it up and magnified it in his work. This is a clear description of a spiritually dead “chosen” people, or whoever claims to be “His people,”—beginning with rebellious ancient Israel, a generally spiritually dead church and an individually spiritually dead, professing Christian. “You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” Not dead or alive but alive yet dead. What an irony! Such is the nefarious work of the mystery of iniquity!Read more