Our Forgiving God Admonishes the Church in Laodicea
God forgiving our sins proves Jesus’s message to the spiritually complacent Laodiceans
Jesus’s message Laodicean Church through its messenger or angel (a likely reference to the church’s priest) begins with Him identifying the faithful and true witnesses and emphasizes on His sovereignty, faithfulness, and power to bring everything to its proper concl . . .
Jesus’s Message and the Faithfulness of the Church in Philadelphia
Rewards for faithful service to God
In Revelation 3:7, Jesus gives a message to the angel of the church in Philadelphia. He emphasizes on His holiness, dominion, and authority. He says he “holds the key of David,” which refers to his majestic power (and is similar to the prophecy of Isa. 22:22), and that He is the One who opens and shuts doors and none . . .
Jesus’s Message of Spiritual Reinforcement to the Church in Sardis
God’s Blessings for Believers and Warning for Sinners Who Refuse to Repent
Jesus’s message to Sardis is through an angel of the church (which possibly refers to the pastor). He talks of knowing their deeds and condemns their spiritually lifeless state. The church once had a good name and reputation (Revelation 3:1) and . . .
Promise of Fair Treatment in Jesus’s Message to the Church of Thyatira
Immorality in the Church: The Reason behind God’s Punishment and Admonishment
In His message to the church of Thyatira’s angel, Jesus affirms the positive actions of the church. He says He knows of their good deeds and qualities, calling specific attention to five qualities of love, faith, service, perseverance, and greater works (Revelation 2:19). But . . .
Jesus’s Message to the Church in Pergamum: “Repent of Your Sin or Suffer”
Biblical doctrine of sin: Why blasphemy needs to be avoided
Jesus has always stood beside His believers and punished those who committed the sin of blasphemy. In Revelation 2:12–17, Jesus’s message to the Pergamene church tells its people to heed the warnings, repent of their sins, or be ready to face the sufferings He will bring upon the nonbelievers and sinners.
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