Warned By the Great Gospel Trumpet that is Behind Us

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“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,” (Revelations 1:10) “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day…” John was in the Spirit of worship in spite of being persecuted, because he felt privileged to suffer persecution for the Savior whom he … Read more

Without Love – Our Labor is Vain!

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“And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.” (Revelations 2:3) Twice he emphasizes their labour and patience: here and in the prior verse. The church in the beginning was a hard laboring people who also had the ability to endure patiently the hardships and persecutions. “For … Read more

Have You Left Your First Love?

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“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” (Revelations 2:4) To sum up the problem: they were doing all the right things, but no longer for the right reason. Their first love, the motivating force behind doing the right things, had changed. It had shifted to something, or someone else. … Read more

Has the Candlestick Been Removed From Your Heart?

heart that loves God

“…or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelations 2:5) As stated in earlier posts, the candlestick represents the light of the church, which is her burning love for the true light, Jesus Christ (see “Turn to See the Light of the Seven … Read more

Only True Love Will Keep You Away From "Free-Love"

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“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.” (Revelations 2:6) Who were the Nicolaitanes? Historians describe them as a short lived sect in the early days of Christianity that promoted promiscuous sexual relationships among its believers – in other words, a “free-love” spirit. But Revelations is a … Read more

Can Jesus Approve Your Works?

Sailing Ship Over Calm Waters

“I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.” (Revelation 2:19) As stated in my previous post “Jesus has Eyes and Feet Like Fire” the Thyatira church Age approximates the time of 1530 to 1730 (although the spiritual condition … Read more

Can Your Works Be Found Perfect Before God?

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“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

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

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

Your Spiritual Riches – Do They Include Love?

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“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

Be Zealous and Repent!

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“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

Is the Holy Spirit of God Revealing Jesus to Your Heart?

Burning Oil Lamp

“…and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” ~ Revelation 4:5 Here we see that it takes the Spirit of God to have the lamps of the candlestick give their light, which is the light of the church. This light illuminates where the throne of … Read more

Minister, Are You Attached at the Wings?

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“And the four beasts (from a word meaning “living creatures”) had each of them six wings about him ; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” ~ Revelation 4:8 These winged creatures represent … Read more

Come Out of Babylon – But Where Do I Go?

Babylon Harlot with golden cup

Many are getting an understanding of the meaning and the need to “come out of Babylon” (see Revelation 18:4-5). But there still seems to be a lot of confusion concerning “where do I go?” “Come out of Babylon” in a “nut shell” means to forsake being just a nominal Christian. Quit playing the social religious … Read more

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