Good morning brothers and sisters. I decided to write about the churches that have warnings first. Why? Because I think it serves as a warning as to what the church is not suppose to be doing. But can we be this one? No rebuke! Revelation 3:7-13. 7- And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, "These things says, He who is holy. He who is true. He who has the key of David. He who opens and no one shuts and shuts and no one opens. This is Jesus. There is already hope just in this first scripture. If Jesus shuts it, no one can open. If Jesus opens it, no one can shut it. No one can shut us up! No one can stop us from believing and speaking. No it is not without consequence from the world. But they CAN NOT stop us! Jesus says so! 8- I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. They have held dear to Jesus and still have strength to keep on going. Jesus is telling them how He is going to do it. But He also tells them what His children MUST do. 9- Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie- indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10- Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11- Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12- He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. 13- He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." He is speaking to us. We can be this church. We can stand on the Rock. We can be loving and still not compromise. Jesus showed us how. But I do warn, following Jesus, His way, will cost. Count it before you do it. It can come at a high price but a price He was willing to pay for us. Why are we not willing to pay it for Him? Repent, refresh, revive. Rise up children of God, rise up!
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