Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.
Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.
So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;
2 Timothy 1:13
Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
but Christ was faithful as
a Son over His house— whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Let us hold fast the
confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
‘ I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
“ Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
and you will be hated by all because of My name.
and here he
has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”
Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?
“But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has
denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, we will also reign with Him;
deny Him, He also will deny us;
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.’
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;