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Prophetic Pondering’s – Changing Seasons

Looking Out My Window: Prophetic Pondering’s – Changing Seasons
A few weeks ago the Lord dropped into my spirit, “We have moved out of the Laodicean season and are now firmly in the Pergamum season of the church.”

For the past couple years I’ve found myself studying the Letters to the Seven Churches in the opening chapters of Revelation. In an attempt to move beyond end times boom, doom and gloom imagery, I’ve discovered keys to victory in each letter as we Search for Citizenship.

The lukewarmness of the Laodicean season in the church has led to an identity crisis of many today. The good news is, to those who are victorious in the Pergamum season they will receive “a white stone with a new name engraved on it” (Revelation 2:17). The white stone and new name speaks directly to identity, along with purpose and destiny for the believer who is victorious in this season.

This new season we now find ourselves in is very significant as the Lord first spoke of “changing seasons” to me in early 2017.

Changing Seasons
From Laodicean to Pergamum Season
March 29, 2017
As I’ve been praying through what God is telling me to “take note of and pay attention to” through the words of Ezekiel, I sense a warning arising for the next generation. I hear the Lord saying…

“Watch and see what is rising up in the Body of Christ because of the last season. The Laodicean season is coming to an end, but what is ahead is a result of the lukewarmness of the Laodicean season. The Laodicean season is coming to a close, but be aware what is next will require a new level of understanding on how to bring restoration to My Body. For the next generation raised up under the past season will be a Pergamum season in the church.”

Scriptures
Laodicean Church: Lukewarm Church – Revelation 3:14-22
Pergamum Church: Conforming/Compromising Church – Revelation 2:12-17

The Pergamum church is one seduced by the traps set by Balaam and the Nicolations. As I prayed into the changing seasons and the characteristics of the Pergamum church I heard a rather stern warning from the Lord saying, “Those who dabble in sexual sin outside of marriage dabble with temple prostitution sin. Those who dabble with ink on their bodies and other sins of the world are dancing with the very same demons who smile on one side of their face, while proclaiming victory themselves in how the foolish have not only slid off the righteous path of the Lord, but are actually dancing with the devil.”

In 2016, in his book A Time to Triumph, Chuck Pierce wrote this about the Pergamum church;

“They had fallen into the trap of the Nicolations. These were false teachers who perverted the idea of freedom in Christ. Because we are free in Christ, they taught, why should we invite persecution by being legalistic? Pagan gods do not exist, after all. It does not hurt to eat a pagan feast, or to put incense on an altar. The Christians at Pergamos had been seduced by this teaching. They compromised with the pagan world, even joining in feasts honoring demons! Jesus compared this to the trap set for Israel by Balaam. If joining in pagan feasts is the equivalent of fornication, to be seduced by the world is adultery. As a result, Jesus warned this church harshly; ‘Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth’ (Revelation 2:16). However, Jesus also promised a reward to those who would repent” (Page 270).

Hope For The Pergamum Season Believer
Even though things may look in disarray, God always has a promise of restoration.

As we find ourselves firmly in the Pergamum Season, we must move into a new understanding of how to encourage those caught in this season. The Laodicean Season created a body of believers with no sense of identity. As a result, in these days many are searching for purpose and destiny in life. In other words, many are searching for citizenship.

The message of hope for this season is one of declaring no matter what you might think, or what you might have done, there is purpose, destiny and identity found in the victorious promise of a “white stone with a new name written on it” which Jesus is holding for you today.

Keep encouraged!
Dr. Rus

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