Have the Name of Jesus But Yet Dead in Your Soul?

coffin with bones

“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” (Revelation 3:1) Here he emphasis that he has the: “seven Spirits of God” and the … Read more Have the Name of Jesus But Yet Dead in Your Soul?

Can Your Works Be Found Perfect Before God?

Red Heart

“Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.” (Revelation 3:2) What “works” is he exactly talking about that are not “perfect”? In Revelation 2:5 Jesus spoke of those at Ephesus as needing to “repent, and do the first works” and … Read more Can Your Works Be Found Perfect Before God?

Are You Watching for the Marriage Feast?

Virgins with Lamps at the Wedding Feast

“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” (Revelation 3:3) Remember back in Thyatira Jesus told them in Revelation 2:26 that “he that overcometh, … Read more Are You Watching for the Marriage Feast?

Do You Have a GOOD Name?

A Good Tree Brings Forth Good Fruit

“Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” (Revelation 3:4) “A few names even in Sardis” the comment is made as if this fact is quite incredible. Although a “Sardis spiritual condition” could happen anytime and still … Read more Do You Have a GOOD Name?

Your Name – Is It Clothed in White?

A white House

“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” (Revelation 3:5) Jesus said while still on earth: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will … Read more Your Name – Is It Clothed in White?

Is Your Name Blotted Out of the Book of Life?

Your Name Crossed Out

“…and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life… …He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:5-6) For the fifth time in the book of Revelation Jesus exhorts again (to the fifth church, Sardis), listen to what the Holy Spirit is … Read more Is Your Name Blotted Out of the Book of Life?

Only King Jesus Has the Key to Open or Shut the Door

a key

“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

Can God Open the Doors of Heaven For You?

The Heavens Opened

“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?

Are You a False Jew That Falls Down in Worship?

“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?

Patience to Keep the Word Against the Temptation of Hypocrisy

Holding the Bible

“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

Let No Man Steal Your Crown of Truth and Righteousness!

crown and cross

“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!

Are You Part of the Temple of God?

church house of worship

“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?

Are You a Pillar in the Temple of God, the Church?

walking amongst pillars

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?

Has Jesus Written God’s Name in Your Forehead?

God's name in the forhead

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?

The "City of My God" the New Jerusalem

Heavenly City the Bride of Christ

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

Is the Name "Jesus King and Lord" Written in Your Heart?

heart that belongs to Jesus

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?

Are You Spiritual Enough to Have an Ear to Hear?

man plugging his ears

“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?

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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