“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;” (Revelation 3:7) Jesus opens the letter to Philadelphia emphasizing again certain characteristics of his … Read more Only King Jesus Has the Key to Open or Shut the Door
“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” (Revelation 3:8) For the sixth (and second to last time) he states the fact: I know exactly where you … Read more Can God Open the Doors of Heaven For You?
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Revelation 3:9) Remember where the “synagogue of Satan” was first established by those who … Read more Are You a False Jew That Falls Down in Worship?
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” ~ Revelation 3:10 In Luke 21:19 Jesus stated “In your patience possess ye your souls.” It takes patience to continue to … Read more Patience to Keep the Word Against the Temptation of Hypocrisy
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:11) Because of the “hour of temptation” Jesus gives the warning: “hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Man has not finished his selfish dirty work of robbery: “The thief cometh not, but … Read more Let No Man Steal Your Crown of Truth and Righteousness!
“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and … Read more Are You Part of the Temple of God?
Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus states: “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out.” Collectively, the true people of God are the church. Those who prove themselves true to Jesus will be a solid standing “pillar” supporting the true worship of God: … Read more Are You a Pillar in the Temple of God, the Church?
Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus said “and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” What Jesus is saying is that he … Read more Has Jesus Written God’s Name in Your Forehead?
Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus said he would not only give them the family name of “God” but he would also give them “the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God…” He is speaking of the church as the spiritual Jerusalem. Spiritual Jerusalem … Read more The "City of My God" the New Jerusalem
Finally in Revelation 3:12 Jesus promises that “I will write upon him my new name.” Where does Jesus write this “new name”? He writes it in the heart of those who are faithful and true, and that love and adore him. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat … Read more Is the Name "Jesus King and Lord" Written in Your Heart?
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:13) Did you hear what Jesus said to the Philadelphia church? Do you have an ear to hear it? It takes a spiritual ear to hear, and being spiritual does not just mean that you have a religious, so … Read more Are You Spiritual Enough to Have an Ear to Hear?
The Lord recently burdened my heart to bring a message on this. You can listen to it here: Is Your Heart an Open Door? (Note: keep clicking on the subsequent links from Google to download it.) Is Jesus’ heart an open door to us? “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These … Read more Is Your Heart an Open Door?
In the days of Jesus on Earth and the early church, Judaism was divided into several different groups, each of which had its own views concerning the true Jewish way of life. On the other hand, certain basic Jewish beliefs were common to them all. At that time there existed: Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes, and Zealots. … Read more Overcoming Denominationalism and Divisive Groups – In the Days of Jesus on Earth