Good morning brothers and sisters. Today we will look at the last church of Revelation. And the sad news, we will be this one. We have seen in today's society that we are coming closer and closer. We see our brothers and sisters thrown in jail, sued and ruined all because they have the courage to take a stand on Jesus. They want us to conform to their way of thinking. And we are to conform to Jesus' way of thinking. And we will be persecuted for it. So let's look at this one. Revelation 2: 8-11. 8- And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, "These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life. See we don't serve a far-off god, we don't serve a dead god. We serve a living God. He has always been. He has always known. He has always loved us. 9- I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich): and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. He tells us right here that there will be those among His children, who pretend to be of God but if you test them, you will see that they are not. Are you one of the pretenders? 10- Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He warns that this is what the world will do, and has done. Are you prepared to die for Jesus' name? Is your faith so rooted in the true Vine that you can not be moved? Don't think that when we see others persecuted that it won't come to you, it will. 11- He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death. We get the crown of life when this is over. We get to be with Jesus. No more sorrow, no more tears, no more death. Are you prepared? Repent, refresh, revive. Have a blessed day.
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