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Nicolaitan and Balaam

“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” Rev. 2:6

What was the doctrine of the “Nicolaitans”? Nike is the Greek word for “conqueror”. Laos is a word for “people”.

“Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;” 2 Peter 2:15

Balaam is from the Hebrew word Baal, meaning “lord” or “master” and am references the “people”. It is an expression of rank over the people.

Nicolaitan and Baalam are two different forms of the same idea. Both include the idea of rank, lordship, and submission to an exercising authority over the people, which God hates.

Nicolaitans were charged with holding the error of Balaam, casting a stumbling block before the church of God by upholding the liberty of eating things sacrificed to idols as well as committing fornication. What kind of fornication? This was not sexual.

The people who were meant to be free were snared by their own appetite for benefits at the expense of their neighbor. The people are devoured in the civic pot filled with their own flesh.294

We cannot partake of that cauldron unless you agree with the terms. Paul asks, “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? ...” 2Co 6:16.

When people give up their right to choose in exchange for benefits they are conquered by their own avarice, lust, appetite and desires. God hates the deeds of the Nicolaitan.

If we are to follow Christ we need to live by faith, not by the sword of rulers who take from others. Those governments offer a snare, not a benefit. Those who see it must come together to loosen it. The key to the kingdom is what you bind on earth is bound in heaven and what you loosen on earth is also loosened in heaven.

 

 

 

 

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    294“...This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel...” Eze. 11:3, 11. Exodus 16:3; Proverbs 1:10, 33; Micah 3:1, 4; Zechariah 14:21

     

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