He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
He that hath an ear, is letting you know this is for everyone. John wrote this letter to the seven churches. This portion of the letter pertains to the church at Pergamum – the worldly church. This was known as the throne room of Satan, literally the seat where Satan dwells.
They were in the heat of the battle. Surrounded by temples made to Zeus, Apollo, and Athena. The cults worshiped Caesar along with idolatry and demon worship. The doctrine of Balaam was taught there as well. Balaam was none other than the false prophet in Numbers 31 that taught King Balak to corrupt God’s people.
ite stone with your new name on it. What does this symbolize? The Roman gladiators had this for retirement incentive. If they made it to retirement they would receive a white stone. They could take this stone into any shop in Rome and receive free of charge what they wanted. (I’m sure the taxpayers covered the cost.)
This stone will be very precious to you, Jesus will give you the name that is the real you, the inner you. Whether or not we get to tell others what the name is, I’m not really sure. But if we are allowed to tell others our name I’m sure it will be quite the conversation starter.
The church at Pergamum new the value of this stone. How much value can you place, in the place of rest?
Once I had a vision of someone entering into heaven. They grew younger as they entered in. I could see heaven in the background and it was colorful and beautiful. I also know a lady that told me she had an experience and saw heaven. She told me that she wants to go there every day, she longs to be there.
Perseverance is the key to overcoming.
He is: “Gelah Raz”
“Revealer of Mysteries”