Friday, 17 May 2013
Revelations 2-3: The 7 Churches - You?
I know YOUR works:
Yes, that’s it!!!!!!
Our Lord Jesus knows every thought or deed that YOU do. He knows your heart, your faithfulness, or is it unfaithfulness towards Him!!
Rev 2:7 He (thats YOU) who has an ear, let him (You) hear what the Spirit says to the churches (YOU). To him (You) who overcomes I will give to eat of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Refer also to those "that overcomes" in; Rev 2:11 (Smirna), Rev 2:17 (Pergamos), Rev 2:26 (Thyatira), Rev 3:5 (Sardis), Rev 3:12 (Philadelphia), Rev 3:21 (Laodicea)
For all that thus overcomes there IS HOPE!!
Rev 12:10-11 And I heard a great voice saying in Heaven, Now has come the salvation and power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night. (11) And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony. And they did not love their soul until death.
Because of the blood of the Lamb?
To overcome by the blood of the Lamb is to; BELIEVE you are saved, once and for everlasting!!!!
How, you wonder?
By the "Word preached as gospel" (1Pe 1:25 & 1Co 15:1-4)
By the "Word that will endure forever" (1Pe 1:25).
BELIEVE "that you have been born again, of incorruptible seed, through the living Word that will endure forever" (1Pe 1:23 & 25).
BELIEVE in the SON OF GOD! (1Jn 3:8)
BELIEVE "that you then have become partakers of the divine nature of God" (1Jn 3:9)
BELIEVE "that you are born of GOD because His incorruptible seed remains in you" (1Jn 3:9)
BELIEVE YOUR DEVINE NATURE (SEED OF GOD) CANNOT SIN! (1Jn 3:9)
BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECIEVED THE HOLY SPIRIT (1Co 6:19)
BELIEVE YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD (Gal 4:6)
Because of the word of your testimony?
Always; declare the gospel; (1) that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; and (2) Christ was buried, and (3) Christ raised again on the third day according to the Scriptures (1Co 15:1-4)
A personnel view?
Ephesus - Have you lost your spiritual character and dedication to Jesus? (Rev 2:4)
Do have spiritual discernment and knowledge to identify false teachings? (Rev 2:6)
Smyrna - Are you set apart from this world? (Rev 2:9)
Pergamos - Are you teaching unfaithfulness to God, to Jesus? (Rev 2:14)
Do have spiritual discernment and knowledge to identify false teachings?(Rev 2:15)
Thiatire - Are you promoting, taking part in idol worship? (Rev 2:20)
Sardis - Are you internally spiritually dead? (Rev 3:1)
Philadelphia - Are you filled by the Holy Spirit? (Rev 3:8)
Laodicea - Are you truly reborn? (Rev 3:8)
What is the common message?
2Pe 3:17-18 And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continually be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.
(18) Instead, continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah. Glory belongs to him both now and on that eternal day! Amen.
Rights (C) 2011 Raymond D Lombard