Revelation 1-3 13

This post is Day 13 in a series of studies about “Revelation 1-3”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Revelation 1-3 – Day 13

Revelation 2:12-13

To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of Him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live – where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city – where Satan lives.

The Thought

Yesterday we were thinking that Smyrna was the place where Satan lived, but no! The devil may have had a few army generals there, but today’s verses say clearly that Satan had his throne in Pergamum, which was a more demonic place than Smyrna. There were many temples of idol worship and several animal idols there, one was in the form of a snake!

That idol is known as Satan’s seat from Pergamon (or Pergamum), and it can still be seen today in The Pergamon Museum in Germany.

Antipas was a faithful Christian and contemporary of John the writer of the book of Revelation. There are few things known about him, but whatever it was that happened to him, Jesus remembered it and mentioned him here as a faithful witness. That is a good reputation to have!


Pray today that you will be a faithful witness for Jesus no matter what is going on around you. Ask Him to help you recognise the demonic things happening in your area, not to put yourself in fear, but so that you can claim the victory for The Lord. Remember that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow (Romans 14:11)!

Read Romans 14 today, a chapter full of good advice for our daily christian living.

If you have time, read also Isaiah 45:22-25 from which the Romans verse is taken. The last verse in that Isaiah chapter is an important verse speaking to muslims who are also descendants of Israel.

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