Message to the Church in Sardis (Verses 1-6):
Christ critiques the Church in Sardis for having a reputation of being alive, yet being spiritually dead. He urges them to strengthen what remains and repent, promising that those who overcome will be clothed in white garments.
Message to the Church in Philadelphia (Verses 7-13):
The Philadelphians receive mostly praise for their steadfastness and little strength. They are promised an open door no one can shut and deliverance from the hour of temptation. To them, Christ promises to make them pillars in the temple of God.
Message to the Church in Laodicea (Verses 14-22):
Laodicea is harshly criticized for being lukewarm. Christ admonishes them to buy spiritual gold refined in fire, that they may be rich. He emphasizes His love and discipline, urging them to be zealous and repent.
Revelation 3 serves as the conclusion to Christ's messages to the seven churches. Each message is an intricate blend of encouragement and admonition, beckoning believers to be aware, vigilant, and to strive for spiritual growth. From a church that's spiritually dead to one that's lukewarm, the lessons here are timeless, urging all to overcome complacency and seek spiritual richness. This chapter is an essential read for understanding the nuances of maintaining an earnest Christian walk.

Revelation 3

1  And 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.

2  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3  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.

4  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.

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.

6  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

7  And 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;

8  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.

9  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.

10  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.

11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
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12  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.

13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

14  And 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;

15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17  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:

18  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.

19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20  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.

21  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 on his throne.

22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

End of Revelation 2

1 Year Plan:  Dec 4 - Hos 8, Hos 9,  Rev 3 [next day]

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