These Things Saith He: Closing Thoughts from The Author

These things saith…

  • He that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks.
  • The first and the last, which was dead, and is alive.
  • He which hath the sharp sword with two edges.
  • The Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass.
  • He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars.
  • 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.
  • The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.

Knowing Jesus and forming a real-to-life relationship with Him should be the focus of our lives as Christians. The Revelation of Jesus Christ begins with seven letters, and within these letters, Jesus opens with statements that reveal important truths about who He is. With help from the Holy Spirit, we can better understand these core attributes of Christ, and from there we can better understand the timeless lessons that He provided for His church within those letters. It all begins with Him.

He is the Alpha, or The Beginning. Jesus is also The Omega, or The Ending. The end of this age occurs at His return. He will judge all things, and His word is final. Though His judgment is tempered with much mercy for those who trust in Him, He does not bend His will or righteous standards for anyone.

As Christians, we might feel eager for Jesus to judge the Earth. However, judgment begins at the house of God. What is the House of God? Who are the churches that Jesus speaks to?

It is reasonable to assume that all things done in the name of Jesus are judged, and this includes physical churches of all varieties and the many tangible forms of Christian ministry and media that they produce. However, it is the Spirit that does the speaking, and the Spirit speaks to the hearts and minds of those who are of the Spirit. We Christians are the temple of God if the Spirit of God is within us, and we make up the church.

We are not bound to the spirit of Ephesus who left their “first love” in favor of their denominations or false doctrines. We are not bound to the spirit of Pergamos and their pastors and prophets-for-hire who misuse the word of God to the detriment of themselves and others. We are not bound to the spirit of Thyatira who commits fornication with the spirits of devils and perverts the judgement of God. We are not bound to the spirit of Sardis and their legalism that quenches the Spirit, leading many into spiritual drunkenness and death. We are not bound to the spirit of the Laodiceans, a church that counts blessings in terms of worldly gain as they twist and misuse the things of God for their own wealth and social status.

However, many of us have been of these churches in some measure and Jesus was merciful to us. In His grace and mercy, He gave us faith that produced a desire to know Him and put Him first. If we put Jesus first, then we will learn of our errors because His very nature opposes them. Yet, as we put Jesus first and learn of our errors, we might find that many of the things that seem to be of the Christian faith are in opposition to the faith, and we might doubt.  

If the grace of God in Jesus Christ is for us, then we will persist, and He will make us stronger in Him. All things that “seem to have” Jesus will “lose what the seemed to have.” They will fall away into great apostacy, and those who remain in Jesus Christ will stand with Him. We will stand because we cultivated a relationship with Him, and thereby we become as the “wise virgins” with lamps full and ready.

Through a life lived in Christ, we can do all things that our Lord will ask of us. We will not deny Him and His gospel no matter what threats come our way. Though we might be poor in this world while the wicked prosper and mock us, we are rich in Him. Though we might suffer many things, we draw strength from He who made Himself so low as to die for us, and He who now lives and will raise us from the dead at His coming. We can trust in Him, and the reward of hearing “well done thou good and faithful servant” is just the beginning of what He has in store for us.

Let us continue to seek Jesus in faith, and He will come into focus more clearly as we aim our lives in His direction. On an individual level, we can approach God for mercy through faith in Jesus Christ if we have lived as a Christian should not live, and we all have room to grow. We can seek more from the Spirit, and we can find renewed strength to do what is impossible with man and possible with God.

In so doing, we can better resist the evils of our time as faithful and profitable servants who occupy until Jesus returns. We will not be deceived by false gospels, false prophets, and false christs. We will not bow to wicked rulers, and we will not deny our God and the gospel of Jesus Christ no matter the cost.

We will trust in Jesus. He will provide for us until our service is done, and our service will be profitable because we repented of our sins within the church—and most importantly within ourselves individually— and we are seeking the Lord to work all things in us that are pleasing to Him.

I thank God for the patience of Jesus Christ that leads us to repentance. I thank God for His mercy that never waivers for those who put their trust in Him. We fall many times, but He knows precisely how to refocus our efforts and strengthen us. All things pertaining to our salvation are by Him and for Him, and the life that we live in His name is only made possible by His sacrifice and the Holy Spirit given to us. All glory to God in Jesus Christ.

  • To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
  • To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
  • he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.
  • 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.
  • 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 I will write upon him my new name.
  • 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.

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:6-8).

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4 thoughts on “These Things Saith He: Closing Thoughts from The Author

  1. It’s not mans free will but God sovereignty. This will make you mad cause it’s intended to. Preach Christ not mans attempt to serve Christ cause that is always sin. Now repent of your man centered gospel.


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