Book of Revelation in the Bible by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 30, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

Let me explain it to you. Yes, inevitably they become interchangeable, they’ll be know as the great dragon, that old, all the names they all merge together, in the use here you’ll see the same things and it’s so beautiful the way it works out. Satan is a noun, person place or thing, person supposedly, right? And diabolos for devil guess what it is?

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that it is an adjective pronominal. Just like this, it’s pretending to be something it’s not, so typical of the devil. If you can remember that it will forge this in your mind that what starts here is nothing but a copycat want-to-be and it does that through your whole life, through the Bible, through everything. That’s why I love the grammar, it helps us to understand the words much more that just reading them as we go.

Now, I put on the board here and I’m going to use my cheat sheet briefly, put on the board here the Aramaic, Syriac because there’s something peculiar about what happens. There was a tendency to misunderstand what was being said in the text so rather than say ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ and I personally think the better term, more politically correct is ‘Jewish,’ but the term being used is by the King James translators, but the language here translates it in a funny way.

It says “The blasphemy,” the blasphemy, the word here vela goop, velegodapa, this word here from, I told you I’m using my cheat sheet, ‘from’ dmn, d-m-n, aylayn which is ‘those’, I’m going to write underneath. Those who say, “those who say.” This is the most important part of where I’m going to get to because this word here being translated “they say of themselves,” I’m sorry I skipped over than, they say of themselves, this word here being zapeshene Judean, yudhhedaene, Judeans because they didn’t want to translated the word from the text, they changed the text as a sympathetic way of saying and that’s okay because I’m going to use the analogy from what I’ve just said. Again, “who say themselves Judeans,” Judeans, yudhhedaene cud. This word here ‘not,’ “they are not.” I’m glad that this analogy is here for me to do use. If I didn’t have it, I’d be stuck to try to explain.

Christianity by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 24, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

They ended up tying him loosely to a stake and burning him. And while they have him tied there he promised he wouldn’t move, he didn’t. The flames encircled his body but they didn’t touch his body and the executioner stood and marveled thinking what is this man that the flames don’t touch him so he pierced him with a sword or spear. And it said that so much blood came out of the man that it extinguished the fire. They put his body on the pyre to be burned and if you read Fox’s Book of Martyrs, which I have a copy here, you’ll read tens of thousands of Christians that died.  It makes this candy store Christianity that you see today a tragedy, probably God in heaven lamenting “What have the people done; that they’ve forgotten what price was paid?” starting with my Lord and Savior moving down through time when people wouldn’t belittle the name of  Jesus Christ.  They would die  and count it an honor That was then. (applause)

Now if you recall I talked about Cybele, Kybele and I started researching that and it’s very interesting; I don’t want to talk too much about it cause it doesn’t pertain to anything really except that Smyrna had its local version of Cybele, the Mother Siplene or Mater Meter, strange name for a goddess or whatever it was, kind of freaky looking thing. But it’s amazing how history will kind of invert itself. And let me, let me say and preface because we’re going to go into the text, I need to preface something.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that there are many who have taken this text as license for anti-Semitism the text we’re reading, they’ve taken it as license for that. Just as the church at Ephesus had to deal with people that came forward saying “God had sent them” and that still exists today, “the Lord sent me and I have a message for you, He told me thus and so.” It existed in that day what Jesus is saying to the Church is there are people in your midst that are professing to be something they’re not.

The Apostolic Age by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 16, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

The Apostolic Age is coming to an end; when he dies, the Apostolic Age is over. It must have killed him in his spirit, John, to see what’s happening with this Church. Remember, he’s on an island in exile, so. Maybe when he left, the Church wasn’t in this state; maybe when he left this was beginning to happen. It must have been like a knife through his heart, this pastor, this one, this Apostle of Love, to see what happened to his Church. So when you read about Jesus has the seven stars, which are the messengers, the pastors, and He’s walking in the midst of the Churches, you might say “Well, it’s His Church. Why, why wouldn’t He take care?” He did! And look at this, not one but two eyewitnesses to Jesus were pastor of that Church, and still I’m going to just jump to the, the bandwagon here still, what does it say about them?

The King James reads the problem with them, I’m going to get to their good things, but the problem with them, their bad things is it says “Because thou hast left thy first love.” Let me tell you what the Greek reads. The Greek says “You’ve abandoned your first love.” A little subtle difference between “I just left” and “I abandoned.” It means “Whack! That’s it!” So these seven words of commendation we’re going to look at culminate in this. Two eyewitnesses to Jesus, I really want this to sink in! I’m going to sound like a parrot, but two eyewitnesses to Jesus! What Church has the luxury of having had two eyewitnesses to Jesus? Paul and John being the pastor, and yet it still happened there. That tells me if it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. With the best, most loving, most dedicated person at the helm of the Church it can happen. The letter also says “To he that overcometh,” and the word for ‘overcometh’ is being used of victory, like of someone running a race.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that to the person that overcomes, you’ll get this: you’ll get “to eat of the tree of life” which was taken away by Adam’s fall, will be given back to you which means life eternal. That’s what you’re going to get if you’ll cross the finish line, like the picture that you see when people run a marathon when they’re breaking through the ribbon with their hands up in the air. With their last push they cross the finish line. That’s what He’s talking about! Don’t quit; don’t give up; don’t stop!

Verse 11 and 12 by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 12, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

So special note there, verse 11 and 12, “miracles not having commonly occurred,” period. “Then certain,” continuing on, “Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord, in the name of the Lord Jesus, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said,” and I’ve heard some of these, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Well let me tell you something.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that God does the choosing and He does the separating. I’d like to find somebody find somewhere in the Bible where Samuel stepped up, he was probably the greatest in the land but he never announced himself “Pick me; pick me!” even though he was dedicated before he was born, dedicated and brought and still when he is brought to be with Eli, God calls him at that point three times: “Here I am.” “Samuel!” “Here I am.” So when people talk about “Who are you?” I come in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. These by the way you’re going to hear this all the time: “Jesus I know, Paul I know, but who are you?” You can give them that answer. “And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of the house naked and wounded.”

That must have been a real slam dunk. Who knows what else went on in there? “And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and the fear fell on them all, the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, confessed, and showed their deeds. Many of them also which were, used curious art,” the sorcerers, and those types of people, they came, they “brought their books, they burned them; they counted the price of them, found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.”

“After these things were ended, Paul purposed in spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. And he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timothy and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season,” for a time.

The Book of Matthew by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 5, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

I’m making you do some Bible footwork here. Turn in your Bible to Matthew 28:18. “Well, Mrs. Scott’s making me learn my Bible.” Maybe we’ll get to some of those ‘unused’ pages. I’m going to wait for you all to get here because this is very important. 28:18: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.”

“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore”   therefore, based on that fact that all power is given unto me in heaven and earth, based on that authority that all power is given unto me in heaven and earth, based on that premise “therefore go and do this thing.” That’s the “therefore.” And how could such a little tiny word have such an impact? It forces you to go back to the previous statement and say “because of that.”

Okay, go back to Revelation 1:18 and 19 now. And you add in “Write ‘therefore.’” Now I’m going to tell I know there’s people out there listening to me that are going to say “Well you’re not supposed to add or take away from what the Scripture says.” That’s correct. I have access to some of the better fragments of the originals and I can tell you that the King James was not the original. So if somebody says we’re not to add or take away, that is true. What we’re doing is we’re saying here “What did Jesus say?  Period. “Write the things”   ”Write therefore the things which thou hast seen.”

“Write therefore, based on what? “Write therefore, based on the fact that I’m the living one and I became dead and behold I’m alive. I’m living unto the ages of ages and I have the keys of death and Hades.” On that authority, on that premise, on that knowledge, I’m standing right here in front of you telling you this, John. On, based on this authority, “Write therefore the things which thou hast seen, the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.”

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that it’s a little tiny word, but it forces you to go back to that first look at 1:18. And the beauty of all this is, if you are vacillating between how could this be and is this really real?