Revelation 1-3 24

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Revelation 1-3 – Day 24

Revelation 3:9-10

I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

The Thought

This verse describes those who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars as being from the synagogue of Satan! A very serious accusation! But the fact is that Satan who is the father of lies (John 8:44) has his demonic forces active in most churches today, especially those which are doing good works for Jesus. Many church-goers think they are Christians but have never given their heart to Jesus. We must not judge them, but pray for them to recognise their need of commitment.

The encouragement here is that God sees everything, and knows our problems. He has every intention of dealing with the enemy in His time and in His way. We must not try to do His work for Him. But we must trust Him for protection and every solution we need.

When the time is right God will orchestrate His time of trial, but those of us who have been faithful will escape that time. The word trial here is also translated as temptation, which can be easier to relate to. We are all tempted to go our own way, and just as Jesus was tempted in the desert (Matthew 4), in a similar way, satan tempts all of us.


Pray today that you will be honest with yourself about your identity as a believer, and that you will resist any temptation the enemy throws at you.

Read Matthew 4:1-11 taking note of how Jesus overcame the temptations.

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