The 7 Churches of Revelation: Reflect, Discuss, and Expect a Revival

There is a wealth of understanding for us in the letters of Jesus to the 7 churches of Revelation and in the Book of Revelation in totality–a book that reveals Jesus, the nature of the true church, the nature of the unfaithful church, and the results both can expect. As it pertains to the lettersContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Reflect, Discuss, and Expect a Revival”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was a Lukewarm Laodicean Too

There is none like Jesus. He is worthy of our full devotion, yet we often take Him for granted. I know I did. Sometimes I think about the years I wasted and I regret it. Sometimes I think about choices I made that hinder my ability to serve Him even now as I’d like to.Continue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was a Lukewarm Laodicean Too”

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: 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 Could be More Like Smyrna Too

“Take up your cross and follow me” is a lofty command, and not one I am quick to keep as I should. I look at this in a few ways, and I think the Church of Smyrna is a good example of what this means. We can take up our cross as we take aContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Could be More Like Smyrna Too”

This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him.

Jesus said that false prophets would rise, and all the more once His Day approaches. He was right. There are many who want to be prophets, but instead of waiting on the Lord, they force the issue. Let me give you some clues about the false prophets today. First off, they like to use theContinue reading “This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him.”