Revelation 2:6 – it’s all about Jesus
Revelation 2:6 – But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Notice here that Jesus, as this church, hates the sin and not the sinner. The deeds are hated, not the doer. There seems to be no record of the Nicolaitans except for this mention here. It is possible to hate evil and still not be living a pleasing life in God’s sight. Worldliness is something we must avoid entirely.
Nicaulous and Baalam are in the same category. Probably evil with no certain root. The doctrine of Baalam, Nicaulous, and the Jezebel church thought that being Christians freed them from the moral law. They believed that idolatry and fleshly things would not be held against them, because they had been set free by Christ. Some of the liberalism we see in the churches today stem from this very belief.
So many are trying to bring Jesus down to our level or to elevate us up to His level. This is a very dangerous doctrine to make ourselves into gods. That is why Lucifer was thrown out of heaven. Worldliness must not be mingled in with worship of God. We must not only not participate in this, but hate this practice.
The Ephesians received commendation by the Lord for hating the “deeds of the Nicolaitans.” Speculations abound as to who the “Nicolaitans” were. There is nothing in Scripture, or extra-scriptural, that explicitly discloses who the Nicolaitans were. That being the case, I believe that the meaning of the name may shed some light on the issue.
“Nicolaitan” comes from the Greek words “nikao,” a verb which means to conquer, or lord over, and “laos,” a noun which means people. Therefore, a “Nicolaitan” would be clergy who rule over the “laity,” or body of believers. In other words, the “Nicolaitan” movement would have been the beginning of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, which has its roots in the Babylonian pagan priesthood. Clearly, this model is not Scriptural:
1 Peter 5:2-3 – Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
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We are now living in the absolute End Times as per biblical prophecy.
Our Lord Jesus Christ – King of Kings. 2nd Coming and return is IMMENENT!.
Please do not waist another a minute.
No matter what religion you serve, there is only one God.
If, you want to be assured that you will not have to endure the perilous times that will befall you.
Irrespective, of what sins you may have committed at any time of your life. If you humble yourself and ask for God’s forgiveness. He will forgive you and wash them all away and welcome you as his beloved son or daughter with open arms.
If you are not a child of Father God or have not asked Jesus Christ to come into your life yet?
I implore you to do this without delay.
Read this prayer of Salvation and ask God to forgive you now and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and you will be assured of eternal life.