Laodicea, I Know Exactly Where You Are!

laodicea on the map

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;” (Revelation 3:14) To the final Church age, Jesus emphasizes his complete true and faithful character. The statement of him being the “Amen” is fixing strong assertiveness to … Read more Laodicea, I Know Exactly Where You Are!

Lukewarm: I Would Thou Were Cold or Hot

water fountain

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.” (Revelation 3:15) Again, for the seventh time he states: I know exactly where you are spiritually “I know thy works.” Unlike the previous church ages where there were serious needs, the need here is stated very differently, … Read more Lukewarm: I Would Thou Were Cold or Hot

I Will Spue Thee Out of My Mouth

Cain and Abel offer sacrifice

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” God does not accept half-hearted worship and service – only our very best. This was true in the beginning of time when God would only accept Abel’s sacrifice of his best, and rejected Cain’s sacrifice because … Read more I Will Spue Thee Out of My Mouth

How People Become "Spewed Out"

water spayed out

People become lukewarm because they mix their love for God and his word with their love and desire towards the world and what the world has to offer. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. … Read more How People Become "Spewed Out"

How Are Your Spiritual Riches?

Searching what is really in the heart?

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:17) Now being “Rich and increased with goods” can be a physical thing that could have an impact on your spiritual life – and … Read more How Are Your Spiritual Riches?

Your Spiritual Riches – Do They Include Love?

a poor homeless man with his dog

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:17) Do you know the love that produces true devoted love and divine unity among God’s people. It is not accomplished by human religious … Read more Your Spiritual Riches – Do They Include Love?

Surely These Are Poor!

rich man

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:17) Spiritually, we are in the poorest of the ages of all time. Much physical riches. Many spiritual truths and testimonies of past history … Read more Surely These Are Poor!

Blind But You Don’t Know It

Blind With Cain Sign

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:17) Again, Jesus said that they “knowest not that thou art…” “…blind…” Blind – meaning that you cannot see and discern spiritual matters, yet … Read more Blind But You Don’t Know It

While Calling Yourself "the Church" Could You Be Naked?

Goofy Looking Naked Fat Guy Cartoon Picture

I repeat the scripture again: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:17) – “naked” – spiritually with no robe of righteousness – and not knowing it! Let us not be … Read more While Calling Yourself "the Church" Could You Be Naked?

Buy Gold Tried in the Fire

Gold melted by the fire

“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:18) Jesus’ counsel to overcome this horrible lukewarm spiritual … Read more Buy Gold Tried in the Fire

Are You Clothed in White?

child clothed in white

“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:18) We already spoke of the need for spiritual … Read more Are You Clothed in White?

Anoint Your Eyes

woman rubbing her eyes

Finally, Jesus instructs the lukewarm to: “anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:18) “Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: … Read more Anoint Your Eyes

Be Zealous and Repent!

man and woman thinking throughfully

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” (Revelation 3:19) “Be zealous!” the definition of zealous: “Warmly engaged or ardent in the pursuit of an object.” But what he wants the church to be zealous about is repenting under the strong rebuke, because he is correcting them in love. … Read more Be Zealous and Repent!

Is Jesus Knocking to Get into the Church?

Jesus knocking on the door of the heart. - Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic license

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20) Jesus instructed us that he is the door to the church: “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I … Read more Is Jesus Knocking to Get into the Church?

Will We Open Our Heart’s Door to Jesus?

Jesus knocking at the door

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20) It is the Lord’s plan that our hearts be an epistle “known and read of all men” (II Cor 3:2-3). … Read more Will We Open Our Heart’s Door to Jesus?

Will You Eat Supper With Jesus?

last supper with Jesus

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” ~ Revelation 3:20 The invitation and desire of the Lord has always been to have us “sup with him.” The notion of eating … Read more Will You Eat Supper With Jesus?

To Overcome You Must Fight!

soldiers in array

“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” ~Revelation 3:21 Again, as with all the other church ages, we have also been tasked with a responsibility to overcome the spirit of our age. This … Read more To Overcome You Must Fight!

Will You Sit With Jesus in His Throne?

Jesus with his children

“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Revelation 3:21) Jesus said that those that “overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame…” This lets us … Read more Will You Sit With Jesus in His Throne?

A Laodicean New Years Resolution?

Letters forming "happy new year"

It would seem appropriate to end an old year by finishing the letter to the Laodiceans. We have a new year, why not try for a revival among the spiritual Laodiceans today? But will a “news year resolution” to be more on fire for the Lord do the job? I am afraid not. Real revival … Read more A Laodicean New Years Resolution?

The Seven Spirits Before the Throne of God

sun rays upon a village

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:22) There is an echo coming from Jesus himself that has been heard now seven times. No other place do we have record of the direct words of Jesus being repeated exactly the same way seven times, except in these … Read more The Seven Spirits Before the Throne of God

Has the Church Been Listening to the Seven Spirits?

ears covered and not listening

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Revelation 3:22 Has your church been listening? Or another way to say it: has your ministry and the people been listening? I had a teacher once who would express “you hear, but you don’t listen.” The sound reaching your ear and … Read more Has the Church Been Listening to the Seven Spirits?

Is Your Heart an Open Door?

Jesus knocking on the door of the heart. - Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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?

From Laodicea to the Throne in Heaven

The Heavens Opened

Is there a relationship between the church condition in Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) and the heavenly place of worship in described in chapter 4 of Revelation? Or, are these two topics so different that they needed to be later separated into separate chapters because of a lack of continuity between the two? I believe there is … Read more From Laodicea to the Throne in Heaven

Come Up Through the Open Door in Heaven!

door open on top of a mountain

“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” (Revelation 4:1) Remember, the original message of Revelations was one continuous … Read more Come Up Through the Open Door in Heaven!

Frog Spirits Gather the Lukewarm

a red eyed frog

“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:18) When the spiritual nakedness of fake Christianity is … Read more Frog Spirits Gather the Lukewarm

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