The 7 Churches of Revelation: Laodicea

14 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; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither coldContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Laodicea”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Fallen Short of Philadelphia’s Patience Too

When I first read about the 7 churches of Revelation seriously, one of the first things that stood out to me about Philadelphia was their keeping to the “word of the Lord’s patience.” Patience is not a virtue I naturally possess, and I still seek Jesus to cultivate more patience within me. Because of myContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Fallen Short of Philadelphia’s Patience Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Philadelphia

7 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; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, andContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Philadelphia”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: My Sardis Experience

Since I write some hard things, I cannot do so without also considering myself and putting that out there. How have I been as Sardis? According to my understanding of the Church of Sardis, we are dealing with misconceptions and negligence of the Holy Spirit, which leads to a church that claims to be aliveContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: My Sardis Experience”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Sardis

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. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for IContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Sardis”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was Fooled by Thyatira Too

As much as I reject the things we see in Thyatira, I also sympathize. I especially sympathize with the ignorant who are lured into the ways of Thyatira, because that is what I was. I was ignorant of the scriptures and of what the Christian life was really about. I think I spent most ofContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was Fooled by Thyatira Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Thyatira

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to beContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Thyatira”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Pergamos Too

Stumbling blocks can take many forms. What is a stumbling block? Anytime we behave in such a way as to hinder another’s faith in Jesus, we are casting stumbling blocks. I have done this. I might not use the word of God to justify sinful living, at least not knowingly, but I have done myContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Pergamos Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Pergamos—Let’s Try This Again

I missed an important point when considering the letter to the church of Pergamos, and it is this: thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith. I got hung up on interpreting what “Satan’s seat” means and how we see this today. However, this is not so much the trouble for Pergamos.Continue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Pergamos—Let’s Try This Again”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Pergamos

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was myContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Pergamos”