The Apostolic Age by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 13, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

“And all the churches shall know that that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts” – literally ‘the kidneys’ is the word, but the innermost part of mankind. You’ll know when this little woven in there, the churches – that’s just more confirmation: He’s talking to this church. It’s not a woman. It’s a type. And the corruption is just growing and growing and getting worse. Now probably this week I pray that I’ll be able to come and do this. I’ve wanted to do this for months now. I want to start looking at church history through these different doors where we go down a corridor and we see this point in time.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that this is the historic church from the Apostolic Age and actually go through all of the real defining moments that let us know why we have some of the things that we have in the church; what’s going on.

He says, “I’ll give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine” – don’t have this type of teaching – “and which have not know the depths of Satan” – you have not even gone to that place where now the church has taken you -”as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.”

Now here’s a strange inversion of things. What I called the formula of how we have a letter that closes, in times past, the letter closes something like this. We’ll have a “to he that hath an ear let him hear” then “the over comer” – the promise to the over comer. Here it’s a little bit different. “He that hath an ear” is going to be at the end because there is a double promise with a double emphasis of something that’s going to be asked of the church. “And to he that overcometh” and we’ve already covered that. The victor, those who cross the finish line, those who will not get involved with those things, those who are going to be victorious in Christ and “keepeth my works.” I’m not going to get into the Greek here except to tell you there is a double emphasis. Not only “to he that overcometh” but a double emphasis on “he that keepeth my works.” Now what does that mean?

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