keeps my works Jesus spoke of the need for endurance, especially as lawlessness would abound and the love of many grew cold (Mtt. 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 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. Hypocrisy, and lamentable decay in religion, are sins charged upon Sardis, by One who knew that church well, and all her works. Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon. 5 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. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. How careful should we be not to cheat our owns souls! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. There are many in hell, who once thought themselves far in the way to heaven. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. Revelation 2 Revelation 4 Chapter 3. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. What are the benefits of creating an account? 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. All is closed with the general demand of attention. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. New International Version (NIV), These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits. Those who open to him shall enjoy his presence. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’(AS) But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. I stand at the door(AZ) and knock. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. He opens a door of opportunity to his churches; he opens a door of utterance to his ministers; he opens a door of entrance, opens the heart. Although Christ accepts a little strength, yet believers must not rest satisfied in a little, but strive to grow in grace, to be strong in faith, giving glory to God. 10 When they saw the star they shouted joyfully. Sinners ought to take the rebukes of God's word and rod, as tokens of his love to their souls. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. He makes honourable mention of the faithful remnant in Sardis, he makes a gracious promise to them. (Z) 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you(AA) from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world(AB) to test(AC) the inhabitants of the earth.(AD). 14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea(AN) write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness,(AO) the ruler of God’s creation. 4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, to whom at Horeb 7 I gave rules and regulations for all Israel to obey. Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: saying, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.”. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. For we saw his star when it rose. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Christ expects men should be in earnest. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. In seeking a revival in our own souls, or the souls of others, it is needful to compare what we profess with the manner in which we go on, that we may be humbled and quickened to hold fast that which remains. This, by the grace of Christ, will soften their enemies, and make them desire to be admitted into communion with his people. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead() 2 Wake upStrengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Never again will they leave it. Judah the father of Perez and Zerah (by Tamar), Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram. 16 So because you are lukewarm and neither hot+ nor cold,+ I am going to vomit you out of my mouth. There are not inward affections suitable to outward acts and expressions; when the spirit is wanting, the form cannot long remain. 13 Whoever has ears, let them hear(AM) what the Spirit says to the churches. (L) I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life,(M) but will acknowledge that name before my Father(N) and his angels. One cause of this indifference and inconsistency in religion is, self-conceit and self-delusion; "Because thou sayest." (AE) Hold on to what you have,(AF) so that no one will take your crown. 7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia(P) write: These are the words of him who is holy(Q) and true,(R) who holds the key of David. Christ has his book of life, a register of all who shall inherit eternal life; the book of remembrance of all who live to God, and keep up the life and power of godliness in evil times. 9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Our Lord called upon them to be watchful against their enemies, and to be active and earnest in their duties; and to endeavour, in dependence on the grace of the Holy Spirit, to revive and strengthen the faith and spiritual affections of those yet alive to God, though in a declining state.
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