These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in 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 “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Pergamos”

These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogueContinue reading “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna”

These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church of Ephesus

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hastContinue reading “These Things Saith He Unto the Angel of the Church of Ephesus”

An Unnamed Lamentation of a Servant of Jesus Christ

I can almost hear it. The sound of many singing pop Christian songs to the Lord, muffled through the blood that gurgles in their throats—the blood of many who reject Jesus in sincerity. They drown in it, all the while praising God in vain, thinking themselves alive and accepted. Lord have mercy. Our world isContinue reading “An Unnamed Lamentation of a Servant of Jesus Christ”

These Things Saith He – Scripture for the Laodiceans

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 knocks, but we don’t always open. We don’t open because we don’t want to hear what He hasContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for the Laodiceans”

Seed the Fell Among the Thorns

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them (Matthew 13:7). 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful (Matthew 13:22). This is the third statement thatContinue reading “Seed the Fell Among the Thorns”

Considering Proverbs 11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. – Proverbs 11:31 What does recompense mean? I understand this to mean, “repay” in the sense of giving someone what they are owed. We could also say that the righteous get what they have coming in this life, andContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:31”

The Father is Wise in Hiding His Son from Us

Before I received the Holy Spirit, I remember thinking that if I had the Spirit of God within me, then I would have Jesus with me all the time and I would not feel alone anymore. Feeling alone in this world has been a constant for most of my life, and I assume that theContinue reading “The Father is Wise in Hiding His Son from Us”

Considering Proverbs 11:29

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. – Proverbs 11:29 When we do not take proper care for our own household, our lives become meaningless in the end, except that it might serve as an example of foolishness that the wiseContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:29”

These Things Saith He – Scripture for Philadelphia

I usually begin scripture chapters with a verse that describes the main idea discussed within the letter to the church that we are considering. I’m struggling to find one that fits just right, because it seems that the main idea is multi-faceted and encapsules what it means to keep the word of the Lord’s patience—whichContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for Philadelphia”