"The Ministers of Conquest"
Nicolas was an ordained minister.
YHVH*God hates the practices of the Nicolaitans.
They plague YHVH*God's church*assemblies.
They dominated the flock, not living as examples-ministers of humility but as exalted cult dictators.
And their flock*followers allow this type of behavior. "you gladly put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you."
The Messiah said- not to lord it over (dominate) the flock but whoever wants to be great (a minister) among the flock,
they must be the servant (subservant or submissive). Also Lk 22:25 to 27.
The Nicolaitans interfere with the faith (devotion) of the flock, because it is by each individuals own faith that makes them
Watch out that no one deceives you, for many will come in my name claiming- I am the Messiah.They shall deceive the many. These ministers claim the authority of being the one and only savior to the flock.
You shall know them by their fruits.
They produce the fruit of hate.
They promise freedom(free will) but deliever enslavement(mind control).
These ministers claim they know YHVH*God, but by their actions they deny him.
Their actions are of idolatry(promoting themselves),hatred, being- argumentative, fits of rage(being egotistical),selfish ambition(pride), causing division(divide and conquer strategy).
These are the men(ministers) who divide you, they follow mere animal instincts and do not have the Sacred Spirit.
YHVH*God says to - get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, arguing, and false accusations, along with every form of hate.
These Nicolaitans only care about devouring peoples money and controlling their lives.
They preach about themselves. They take the focus away from the Messiah, to promote themselves.
They demand attention and praise from everyone.
They seek self glorification-a personality cult worship.
The Messiah did not accept or desire the praise*worship from others.
They are self proclaimed religious leaders, preachers, apostles, prophets through their own self deception.
These destructive ministers- have wandered away from the truth and turn to meaningless talk (soothsayers).
They desire to be seen as a teacher but are void of the truth.
For the Kingdom of YHVH*God is not about useless talk (preaching) but of spiritual power.
An evil person is ensnared(exposed by) their sinful talk*preaching.
They peddle the word of YHVH*God for profit.
Let no one disqualify(reject) you, those who delight in false humility and in the worship of false messengers (personality
cult leaders), they making up false claims of spiritual power by a puffed up mind(ego).
Do not be misled, "Bad company corrupts good character".
You must not associate with anyone who calls themselves a believer but is immoral for monitary gain,an idolater or a liar, drunkard(vanity) or a con-artist. With such a person do not even eat(associate with).
The Nicolaitan - Diotrephes, who loves to be first(in control), and does not recognize the true ministers of YHVH*God and
uses hateful propaganda against them, likes to hinder unity in the flock through marking some with disfellowship. Abuse of power is a sign of a minister who wants total mind control.
My companion attacks his friends, he violates argreements. His speech is smooth as butter, yet violence is in his mind,
words more soothing than oil, yet they are like drawn swords.
The enemy is among us, in YHVH*God's church*assembly.
Savage wolves will come in among the assemblies*churches and will not spare the flock(show mercy).
From our own numbers men(ministers) will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.
The Sacred Spirit says that in the latter days some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and doctrines taught
by demons. These teachers are hypocritical liars, with unrepentant consciences.
For the time will come when people will not put up with(listen to) sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around themselves a great number of teachers(personality cult leaders) to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn away from the truth and turn aside to myths(doctrine of demons).
Anyone who runs ahead(adds myths) and does not continue in the teachings of the Messiah does not have YHVH*God's Spirit.
The Nicolaitans are dogs with greedy appetites, they never have enough. They are shepherds(ministers) who lack understanding, they all turn to their own way(knowledge), each seeks their own gain.
Homosexuals*sodomites - the true meaning of these words refer to people who crave domination over others, these are the Nicolaitan rapist who oppress the children of YHVH*God. Also 1Ti 1:10
They will one day be silenced for the harm they have done to YHVH*God's assemblies*churches.
Because of their idolatry, the Nicolaitan ministers who promote themselves in a cult of personality worship, will one day recieve the wrath of YHVH*God.