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“hold fast”

December 29, 2016

When writing to the seven churches of Asia, Jesus said, “Only hold fast what you have until I come. …hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.” (Revelation 2:25; 3:11).  He said it this way to the saints in Smyrna: “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the […]

“I stand at the door and knock”

December 27, 2016

To the church at Laodicea Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20). What do you do when someone is standing at the door and knocking?  It […]

“those whom I love”

December 22, 2016

To the church in Laodicea Jesus said, “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline;…” (Revelation 3:19).  Jesus said some harsh things to this church, calling them “wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked” (:17) and saying that He would “spit you out of My mouth” (:16).  Why?  Because He loved them. The […]

“repent”

December 20, 2016

Jesus said to five of the seven churches, “…repent…”  He said, “Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent. …Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you […]

“you are lukewarm”

December 14, 2016

To the church at Laodicea Jesus said, “So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:16). The Lord does not tolerate half-hearted service.  It sickens Him.  Examine your life and see if you need to “be zealous and repent” (:19).  “Spend and be spent” […]

“you are dead”

December 8, 2016

To the church at Sardis Jesus said, “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” (Revelation 3:1).  Someone has described the church as the morgue with a steeple. What was true of this church can be true of churches today.  Is it true of the church […]

“You have left your first love”

December 6, 2016

To the church at Ephesus Jesus said, “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” (Revelation 2:4).  He earlier said, “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:12). Back in 1965 the Righteous Brothers sang, “You lost that lovin’ feelin’, whoa, that lovin’ feelin’; you lost […]

“I have the keys”

December 1, 2016

When speaking to John, Jesus said, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.” (Revelation 1:18). In your pocket or purse you probably have keys – to your […]

“the first and the last”

November 29, 2016

When writing to the seven churches, Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:13; 1:8, 17; 2:8; 21:6). Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet, and Omega is the last – at the beginning and the end.  These contrasting extremes […]

“He who overcomes”

November 25, 2016

When writing to the seven churches of Asia, to each of them Jesus said, “He who overcomes…” (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21). Before you can overcome, there must first be something to overcome.  Each of the churches did have something to overcome – a lack of love, testing or tribulation, false teaching, […]