Posted by: sushmasingh | March 22, 2017

Revelation Series – Message to Philadelphia and Laodicea

Rev 3:7-21

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens. I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie – behold I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you. Because you have kept my word about patience endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may size your crown. The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. 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 from my God out of heaven, and my own new name. He who has ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.”

The Lord says that if my people remain faithful to me despite their little strength, I will make them victorious by bringing the destroyer at their feet. The Lord will bring the whole kingdom of darkness bow down at his people. The Lord will strengthen his people with new strength and new victory. Things that are too hard for them to do, the Lord himself will accomplish them for his people. All his people need to do is to remain in the Lord and hold fast what they have already received from the Lord. Those who hold fast will receive a special reward from the Lord. The Lord will write his own name on them and call them his own. The Lord will re-establish his covenant with them. The Lord not only re-establishes his holy covenant with them but also reconfirm father’s covenant with them. Let’s hold fast to what we have by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit so that we may receive all these blessings from the Lord.

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write, “The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning and the end. I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come inside and eat with him and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my father on his throne. He who has ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.”

The Lord is reminding those people who work for the Lord half-heartedly. They have a desire to do something for the Lord but either they are too lazy to work or they stop when the devil try to stop them from accomplishing God’s work in their life and in the life of others. The Lord is going to bring a great reward to his people. He is going to grant them the same authority as he has received from the father. He is going to give his people the same place throne where he is seated, making them equal in authority and power as the Son of God. Bible says that those who receive salvation and the one who gives salvation, both belong to the same family so Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers. Let’s pray that the Holy Spirit open our ears today to hear the mighty voice of the one who speaks so that we may open the door for him and receive him as our Lord and Saviour.

 

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