REV 3:7-22;
Ouch. George Grant spoke this Sunday morning on this passage. What an amazing picture of Christ's plan being different that what we would choose.
Laodicea was saying they were well off, things were going great. We've got it together. Christ heard "I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing."
Philly was broken. They were persecuted by "Jews" who claimed they were members of the group but were actually only Jew by name and heritage... in their hearts they were heathen and their temple was synagog of Satan! This little church was blessed by being called a pilar in the temple of God. They were known as the door to the East and Christ followed this thought "See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut."

His challenge was to be a church that was aware of the desparate state we are in. Our wealth and security means nothing. It would be better for us to the tortured if it meant we were going to be true to our Lord and able to be used. Momma. What a bite to chew on.


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