Pergamum – Jesus Knows

I know that you live in the city where Satan has his throne, yet you have remained loyal to Me. You refused to deny Me even when Antipas, My faithful witness, was martyred among you there in Satan’s city. Revelation 2:13 NLT

Pergamum was not a healthy city for Christians.  Satan’s throne could be referencing the worship of Zeus and Asclepios which brought many people to the city to worship.  Emperor worship also made life very difficult.  Once a year everyone had to offer incense to the emperor.  You would receive a certificate showing you had complied.  At any time, you could be asked to show your certificate, if you didn’t have one you could be persecuted and/or put to death.  Yet, the Christians in Pergamum remained faithful.

Jesus knows the circumstances surrounding where we lived and grew up.  He knows what our home life was like.  He knows the difficulties that we have gone through and are going through.  He understands.  When we remain faithful in trying circumstances, we are a living witness for Him.

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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