Tag Archives: Revelation

Revelation: The Church at Laodicea #Lukewarm

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 Laodicea.

In chapter 3 we see the message to Laodicea with Jesus commenting that wealth has made the church indifferent. They are lukewarm.

What themes do you see?

How do you see these themes occurring in churches today?

What challenges you personally when reading this message?

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'”
Revelation 3:14‭-‬22 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/rev.3.14-22.NASB

Revelation: The Church in Philadelphia #AnOpenDoor

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
https://bible.com/bible/100/rev.3.7-13.NASB

Revelation: The Church at Sardis #WakeUp

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 Sardis.

In chapter 3 we see the message to Sardis with Jesus commenting on the things He is pleased with and the things which He holds against the church. Jesus also encourages those who overcome.

Sardis seems to have gotten lazy. They have not continued in the work of God as is necessary. The must wake up and remain steadfast.

What themes do you see?

How do you see these themes occurring in churches today?

What challenges you personally when reading this message?

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 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. But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
Revelation 3:1‭-‬6 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/rev.3.1-6.NASB

Revelation: The Church in Thyatira #Idols #Jezebel

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 Thyatira.

In chapter 2 we see the message to Thyatira with Jesus commenting on the things He is pleased with and the things which He holds against the church. Jesus also encourages those who overcome.

On the surface it seems Thyatira has a morality issue. And has an issue with idol worship. Might that idol be the continual seeking of physical pleasure or beauty over spiritual health and love for God?

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 Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this: ‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them-I place no other burden on you. Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations ; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron , as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
Revelation 2:18‭-‬29 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/rev.2.18-29.NASB

Revelation: The Church in Pergamum #ANewName

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 Pergamum.

In chapter 2 we see the message to Pergamum with Jesus commenting on the things He is pleased with and the things which He holds against the church. 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 Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this: ‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.’
Revelation 2:12‭-‬17 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/rev.2.12-17.NASB