Through this week I’ll be posting and asking for comment about the messages that Jesus gave John to write to the churches in Revelation.
Today I’d like to discuss, through the comments on this post, the message that Jesus gave John to write to the church at Philadelphia.
In chapter 3 we see the message to Philadelphia with Jesus commenting on the things He is pleased with and tells the church to hold fast to what they have. Jesus also encourages those who overcome.
What themes do you see?
How do you see these themes occurring in churches today?
What challenges you personally when reading this message?
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: ‘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. 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. Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
Revelation 3:7-13 NASB