Take your bibles please now and turn to Revelation chapter two. We're bringing tonight the third in a series of seven messages on the seven churches in the book of the Revelation. You will remember that the first message was entitled the honeymoon is over or what to do when the honeymoon is over or what to do when your love grows cold and that was the Ephesian church. And then the next message we entitled the windows of heaven and the doors of hell. And that was the church at Smyrna, the suffering church. We said that when God opens the windows of heaven to bless us, the devil opens the doors of hell to blast us.
The title of the message tonight is HELL'S HEADQUARTERS, hell's headquarters. What do you do when you find yourself living right in the midst of a hellish situation. Can you serve the Lord Jesus there? Well, indeed you can and I want us to begin reading now in verse twelve. This is the message to the church at Pergamos. Revelation two and verse twelve. ''And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; these things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges,'' That is, this is a message from Jesus who has that sharp sword with two edges which is the word of God. ''I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is.''
The word seat is the Greek word thronos and it actually means where Satan's throne is. Here was a church that was located right on the doorsteps of hell as it were. Here was a church that was located right in a nest of Satanic activity. ''I know thy works and where thou dwellest even where Satan's throne is, and thou holdest fast my name and hast not denied my faith, even in those days when Antipas was my faithful martyr whom was slain upon you, where Satan dwelleth. But I have a few things against thee because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacr ...
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