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unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he
that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy
works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be
watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die:
for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember
therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent.
If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a
thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their
garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He
that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I
will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will
confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that
hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead:
Evangelical Churches tend to be named according to their doctrine of
spreading the Gospel. From the first advent evangelicals, Seventh-Day
Adventists (Adventist being a name implying the action of preaching
the Gospel), to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Both
of these churches, and others, have reduced responibility
of their members for
becoming more like mainstream churches. They have largely become
service organizations for their members. Much of this behavior has
been a result of "persecution" by the judicial branch of
government and non-believers.
watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: The
evangelism of these Churches is failing to revitalize Christianity,
mostly due to long-held immovable doctrine based on prophecy. For
example, Seventh-Day Adventists evangelize with interpretations of prophecy
that are more than 150 years old. A lot has happened in the
last 150 years. Scholarly interpreters of prophecy need to apply the
latest world history to the prophecies of the Bible.
therefore how thou hast received and heard: Revive and renew
with the Holy Spirit, which is how Advent and evangelical
Churches "received and heard" to begin with. Some received
new truths through prophets with the Holy Spirit, a Holy Spirit which
has been largely been repressed because of these church's attempts to
please government and member concerns.
Some have, in the
past, allowed bigotry and intolerance into their churches, and doing
so inevitably led to a backlash, with members leaving the churches
for atheism or other religions.
that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that
killeth with the [twoedged] sword must be
killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." (Revelation
fast, and repent: Continue with the works you believe
in, but repent and recover the Spirit. Restore faith to the
discouraged, welcome sinners, and help the poor.
therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and
thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee:
Evangelical churches were founded as a result of the Great Second
Advent - the hope of Jesus' soon return.
Jesus is sending advent churches a clear message:
If they don't
watch, He will arrive as thief - unexpectedly. However if they do
watch, His coming will not be a complete surprise to them.
These are the churches that have the light necessary to discern the Signs
of the Times he has taught them to watch for - if they will
revive themselves, wash their eyes with eyesalve, and observe
that those signs have come to pass.
of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven,
but my Father only." (Matthew
We will not know
the day and hour, but if we watch, we will
know when He is ready to come and how to prepare His way before
Him - by following His Revelation message left to them through John.
that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I
will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will
confess his name before my Father, and before his angels:
This defines advent and evangelical churches, which believe in witnessing
Jesus personally to people everywhere (confessing His name), and all
believe in His Robe of Righteousness - salvation through His Grace.
therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also
before my Father which is in heaven."
(Matthew 10:32 KJV)
The Scattered Children of God, World-Wide
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to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith
he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David,
he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man
openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open
door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength,
and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will
make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews,
and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and
worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep
thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world,
to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold
that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him
that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he
shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which
cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him
my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith unto the churches." (Revelation
The Church of Brotherly Love: This message is to those
who love and inwardly know the true character of God despite
religious doctrines that claim He is otherwise. These are those in
captivity within religion, those who have left religion, changed
religion, or never had a religion. Many atheists left religion
because of persecution and/or recognition of unsound doctrine, yet
kept Jesus in their hearts.
The members of the
Church of Philadelphia are the scattered sheep of
"Spiritual Israel" today, the result of the apostasy of
Christianity, as described below:
thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my
sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the
day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out
my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have
been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the
countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon
the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited
places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon
the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they
lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the
mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause
them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD." (Read
Ezekiel 34:2-15 KJV)
From this Church
come the 144,000 with palms in their hands who are ready to
welcome Jesus - just as it was the poor, the rejected, the sick, the
scattered, and the sinners who welcomed Him the first time He came -
not the Pharisees, who were the 'saints' of that time.
of David: The "Key of David" (Isaiah 22:22)
represents a change in how Christ's message is given, and also points
to Psalms as where much of the symbolic metaphor use in
Revelation and the prophetic books of the Bible can be resolved. See
the Short Prophetic Dictionary
of Metaphor for examples.
have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: The
new messenger is the "open door", the knowledge of
God available with computers and the Internet. Previously God's truth
was largely restricted to publishers of expensive books,
churches and evangelists - most of whom are now simply profiteers
making money from the Word of God.
Synagogue of Satan: Satan's Synagogue in this message
refers to Babylon: or Apostate Christianity, who, because of the
nature of doctrine itself, judge and persecute by refusing membership
to upright people who have God's law and love written on their
hearts, yet may not fit that religion's mold.
This judging and
persecution is wickedness. Churches that take upon themselves
the angels' job of separating the wheat from the tares are snared
in God's snare.
fast that which thou hast: He knows you are a sinner but
He died for your sins, remember? Repent, and follow Him. You will be
fine, He wants you as you are:
that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let
him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous
still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still."
(Revelation 22:11 KJV)
Be among those
with enough faith to put on His White Robe of Righteousness,
the guile-less who acknowledge their inability to be perfect without
Him, yet who still follow their Shepherd wherever He goes.
also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come
upon all the world: The
biggest 'hour' mentioned in Revelation is the prophetic
hour it takes for the Harlot
of Babylon to be judged, when people must decide who they will
follow, Babylon with the mark of the Beast, or Jesus. That is my
sense, but I don't know for sure what this hour of temptation will be.
that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God and he
shall go no more out: This coincides with the description
of the 144,000 in Chapter Seven:
are they (the 144,000) before the throne
of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that
sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them."
(Revelation 7:15 KJV)
As pillars in
God's Temple (inside of us) who go no more out: These are
"non-regressive" followers of Jesus who serve Him day and
night through study, prayer, and good works. They have recognized
their inability to live up to the commandments on their own, and rely
on Christ's Robe of Righteousness. They "hold fast that which
they had" when Jesus called them.
Many of these are people
with integrity who have refused to compromise His laws and
principles just to get ahead - which is nearly required of
Christians living in today's society. Many simply love mankind and
follow the teachings of Jesus. In Ezekiel the sealing of the 144,000
is described thusly:
the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through
the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the
men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done
in the midst thereof." (Ezekiel
Does this describe
you? Do you sigh and cry for the terrible things taking place in our
world? Pray for the Bread of Life, and follow your Shepherd.
the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth
say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And
whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." (Revelation
I will write upon him the name of my God: Another
indication that this church is the 144,000. When sealed, these people
are portrayed as standing upon Mount Zion with the Lamb:
I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an
hundred forty and four thousand, having
his Father's name written in their foreheads." (Revelation
I will write upon him my new name: Learn His new name by
answering His knock as I did.
All In and Out of Established Religions, Babylon
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unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These
things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning
of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art
neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then
because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee
out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art
wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel
thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be
rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that
the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes
with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke
and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at
the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I
will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To
him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as
I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He
that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
things saith the Amen: This church is represented by the
Seventh Trumpet - the "last trump".
Final Church is made
up of all Churches
founded by Man: This message is plainly read by all.
Because of the impossible state of our world, where materialism and
discouragement are unavoidable, and lead to apostasy through comfort,
we turn from God and end up oppressing people without acknowledging
the fact until it's too late.
know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: When
we know we're being hypocrites, how can we be HOT for Jesus and His
teachings? Yet we continue claiming to be Christians, going through
the verbal motions - so we're not really COLD.
will spue thee out of my mouth: Note that Jesus says he will
spew Laodicea out of His mouth, it's not a warning. There is no
fixing these doctrines, but His people must come out of
thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing: At
what time is history has this statement been more true? Lucifer
has succeeded in entangling most American Christians with
mortgages, insurance payments, credit card payments, bills, taxes,
and retirement savings. We have no time for Christianity, our time is
taken up with work and entertainment - politics - we have schedules
knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and
blind, and naked: When Jesus comes it will all be
meaningless. Yes, He's coming.
counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire...
Repent! Put on His Robe of Righteousness. Drop meaningless doctrine,
pray to God and study His Word following Jesus' teachings. Look to
His true Character, not the mumbo-jumbo doctrines of rationalization
that allow the piling up of riches, holding of hidden hatreds, and
We're all, as
Christians, responsible for the apostasy of the Religions of
Christianity that has become the Harlot of Babylon.
To head off
further disasters at this time (I fervently pray), we buy "gold
tried of fire" from Jesus through repentance and sanctification
- and love - as we understand our true heroic place in the Plan of
Salvation. And as we see where our prejudices and hatred have brought us.
thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see: Look
around you. Society is in terrible shape. No amount of laws will make
it better. When Jesus healed the blind man, the first time he tried
the blind man said he saw men as trees, but the second time he saw clearly.
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.