Synagogue of Satan
Extracts and comments from Revelation Chps. 2:9(b) & 3:9
I know thy tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the (a)blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are of a (b)Synagogue of Satan.
(b) "Synagogue of Satan”; Interlinear has; “but are a Synagogue of Satan”. Strongs no. 4864 from 4863, for Synagogue has; “a gathering, group, assembly, congregation, a Synagogue specifically for Jews”! The statement is a powerful confirmation of Satan’s groups and forces throughout the world, but here referred to, as they oppose the truth being given by Christ Jesus to Smyrna. These comments also confirm that those spoken to are Jews, and not as most teachers say "the Church"!
Behold, I will give them of the (a)gathering of (b)Satan, which say they are (c)Jews, and are not but do lie; behold (e)I will compel to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I (d)love thee.
(a) See Matt. 13:24-30, the tares and wheat in Palestine look identical until the harvest, when the tares (ZEWAN) turn almost black in the ear, and the sorting is then made easy, without damage to the wheat. It is almost certain that the harvest referred to is that of Rev. 14:15, as the Son of Man, and prior to the 7 last plagues. There are parallels in this present (Body) of the so called Church Age, regarding the workers of Satan.
(b) See whole of Comp. App. 19; which shows that the serpent of Genesis is a complete fabrication compared with the truth, which Satan is happy to leave in place, and for people to believe. The mistranslations do not show that Satan tempting Eve was (and still is) a magnificent creature of God's creation, who anybody, let alone Eve, would listen to (obey is a different matter). The use of the word "serpent", is a Satan induced error of the Hebrew word Nachash = "a shining one", and Saraph = "a burning one". A correct understanding is derived by study of the words in context; i.e. Isa. 6:2 & 6, Num. 21 and many others. In the Hebrew and Chaldee, these words were interchanged frequently; and are "shining one", "burning one", also brass or bronze.
(c) See Chp. 2:9.
(d) Comp. App. 135:I 1.
(e) Isa. 60:14.
See also: Satan's Demise!
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