Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Revelation Chapter Three
Revelation Chapter Three

Special Studies - Revelation Chapter 3

The Churches Of Revelation Chapter Three

It is the content that each church teaches that is important, not the name of the church.

The Church Of Sardis

Sardis was a city of commerce.

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.

[
Note:
The seven Spirits of GOD means Spiritual Completeness. All who are there are supposed to be there. We briefly touched on the seven Spirits. These Spirits are THE HOLY SPIRIT. The seven stars are the angels to the seven churches. The works of this church are dead. They are spiritually dead. There is only one Name by which one receives Life and that Name is CHRIST. These people have accepted antichrist and are dead. They don’t receive Life.
]

Revelation 3:2  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

[
Note:
There is nothing good about this church. It’s not the kind of church that you want to be in.
]

Revelation 3:3  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.

[
Note:
A watchmen knows the signs and watches in order to warn the brethren. The reason JESUS comes on them as a thief is because they are not expecting JESUS to come. Why? Because they think HE is already here. They fall away to antichrist, thinking it is the TRUE CHRIST. The hour that HE comes upon them is the hour of temptation. So, when JESUS shows up during the hour of temptation, ending the great tribulation, they will be found worshiping satan.
]

Revelation 3:4  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.
Revelation 3:5  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.
Revelation 3:6  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

[
Note:
There are some in Sardis that are election and will make the first resurrection. He that hath an ear, let him hear with understanding. The white in which they walk with JESUS in is the fine linen of the saints. It’s the clothes we wear in Heaven. When we leave this flesh life, there is only one thing that we can take with us. That is our righteous acts. Our righteous acts is what our garments are woven from. In all of these churches, there are some that don’t follow the false doctrine of the church. JESUS will accept those that are righteous and proper even though they are in one of these churches. But this church is a loser. Don’t be a part of this church. It is my opinion only, but I think that it is possible that JESUS may have someone in one of these bad churches to pull others out of the fire. Another thing to realize from this is that GOD judges individually. Even though the church is bad, GOD doesn’t condemn those that are good within the church.
]

The Church Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia means “brotherly love”.

Revelation 3:7  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;

[
Note:
The key of David is the knowledge of WHO the TRUE CHRIST is. HE opens the door of TRUTH, and the one thing that no man can take from you once you know it, is TRUTH. HE can also shut that door to the TRUTH.

Watch "The Parable Of The Talents".
]

Revelation 3:8  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.

[
Note:
How has this church not denied JESUS Name? By not falling away to the false CHRIST. They do not fall away to the false CHRIST because they know TRUTH.
]

Revelation 3:9  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.

[
Note:
This is of key importance. This church teaches and has the drive toward knowing who those are that are tares. See the parable of the tares in Matthew 13:35. They are satan’s offspring. We are not to root them up, but we are to be aware of them. This church teaches the same as the church of Smyrna. These two churches are the churches that JESUS is happy with out of the seven churches. It is one of these two churches that you want to be in. The tares will worship at our feet in the Millennium. That does not mean we are anything special. We are at the feet of CHRIST in the Millennium. They will want to be at our feet to learn as much as they can. What does it mean to be at someone’s feet. It’s an idiom that means we are at the feet of our teacher. We are sitting at HIS feet as HE teaches. We are the student, HE is the teacher. Here is the explanation of the parable of the tares. It’s not the parable, it is the explanation of the parable as given by JESUS. That means it is exactly written as to what it means.

Matthew 13:34  All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Matthew 13:35  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Matthew 13:36  Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Matthew 13:37  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Matthew 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Matthew 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Matthew 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Matthew 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Matthew 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Also see:

Who Are The Elite And Why Do They Have So Much Power?
]

Revelation 3:10  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.

[
Note:
Because you have kept the WORD of TRUTH and waited upon The LORD, JESUS will keep you from the hour of temptation. How? By that open door of TRUTH. If you know the TRUTH, then you will know who the false CHRIST is. If you know it is the devil disguising himself as CHRIST, is he going to be tempting to you? No. Nothing from the devil would be tempting to the election. But the rest of the world won’t know TRUTH. They will fall away to satan because they did not have a love for the TRUTH. They will worship the devil, think he is CHRIST, at least until the TRUE CHRIST shows up like a thief in the night. Then they will wish for the rocks to fall on them to hide them from the WRATH of the LAMB.
]

Revelation 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

[
Note:
Hold on to the TRUTH so that no man can deceive you and take away your eternal Life.
]

Revelation 3:12  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.

[
Note:
Those that overcome being tempted by satan will be part of the very foundation of the Temple of GOD. When GOD said divide up the inheritance of land to the people, HE said not to give an inheritance to HIS election. Why? Because HE said HE is our inheritance. There are serious implications to that.
]

Revelation 3:13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

[
Note:
When you can understand what GOD’S WORD says, you have eyes to see and ears to hear. You know The Mysteries Of The Kingdom Of GOD. And everyone of you are studying GOD’S WORDS. You are not just listening to a preacher that says one or two verses and then spends an hour or more saying his own words, and possibly spinning his or someone else’s deception. You are genuinely seeking GOD’S actual WORDS. That shows you have a love for the TRUTH. I think that is a sign of election. GOD says that HE will send a strong delusion to those who do not have a love of the TRUTH. That’s how important and serious it is to GOD. It’s my opinion that every one of you show a love for the TRUTH.

The verses below are further down in the chapter where Paul tells the people that the devil comes before we gather back to CHRIST and is in context to that subject. If you do not care about this TRUTH, you can know what GOD thinks about that by reading the following verses:

2 Thessalonians 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2 Thessalonians 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

They take pleasure in worshiping satan because they believe satan is CHRIST. And this happens because they do not have a love for the TRUTH.
]

The Church Of The Laodiceans

The lukewarm church.

Revelation 3:14  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;

[
Note:
The “Amen” means the “so be it”. The end. HE is also The Alpha, HE WHO started creating.
]

Revelation 3:15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

[
Note:
This church does nothing. They want to be politically correct when they should be morally correct. They accomplish nothing and stand for nothing. If you don’t stand for GOD, you stand for nothing, and if you stand for nothing, then what good are you? How can GOD use a church like this? If you do something wrong, then GOD can bring you out of it and you will learn what is right. If you learn what is right, then you can help others. This church does neither. They don’t take any chances. They are useless.
]

Revelation 3:16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

[
Note:
Because this church does nothing, JESUS will spit them out of Heaven.
]

Revelation 3:17  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:
Revelation 3:18  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.

[
Note:
Because this church is poor (caught up in the things of this world, therefore no treasures in Heaven), and blind (have no TRUTH), and naked (have no righteous acts), JESUS gives them the advice to buy of HIM gold tried in the fire. Will their works burn up like stubble or withstand the scrutiny? Gold means good works, so that they may be rich in Heaven. Works compared to wood or paper would not withstand scrutiny, they would burn up in the Fire. But the more gold is heated, the better it gets. So, the best works would be compared to gold. And put on white raiment so they will be clothed and not be shameful in Heaven. The clothes we wear in Heaven are made of our righteous acts. It’s all we can take with us when we leave this flesh life.

Revelation 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Revelation 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

And JESUS tells them to anoint their eyes with eyesalve so that they can see. The eyesalve is TRUTH.
]

Revelation 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

[
Note:
As long as GOD chastens (corrects) you, you are HIS child. If you are one of GOD’S election and you get too far off the Path, HE will chasten you and straighten you out. So it will be easier on you if you repent.
]

Revelation 3:20  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.

[
Note:
If you can hear HIS Voice, open the door. Then HE will eat with you; the TRUE food. The Bread of Life.
]

Revelation 3:21  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 in his throne.

[
Note:
To those that overcome satan’s temptations and his lies, will be granted to be near JESUS in the Millennium. To all else, HE will say: Depart from ME, I never knew you.
]

Revelation 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

[
Note:
To those that have already passed on, these things have no effect. They did not have to know that satan comes first because they will not be here when satan arrives. These things are written unto the churches of the end time. That means the churches that are here when satan arrives. Do you have ears to hear what the Spirit says unto the churches? JESUS is happy with two of these churches. What do they teach? They teach who the tares are that control the one world globalist beast system. Know the TRUTH so that you don’t give in to the beast during the hour of temptation. The devil comes first instead of CHRIST and disguises himself as CHRIST. If you do not know that it is not CHRIST, you will freely accept whatever he offers. You would be accepting the mark of the beast. The devil’s children prepare the one world system for their father, but it receives a deadly wound. Then their father shows up and heals that deadly wound. Then all the world wonders after the beast, except those with eyes to see and ears to hear. It’s the hour of temptation when this happens, but when you know the TRUTH, you won’t find anything tempting about satan. In deed, you will be disgusted with him. So, don’t fall away to satan and be taken in by his deception. Wait upon The LORD.
]

In the next chapter, we will look at GOD’S THRONE and the four beasts (four living creatures).


Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Revelation Chapter Three
Revelation Chapter Three

Special Studies - Revelation Chapter 3

The Churches Of Revelation Chapter Three

It is the content that each church teaches that is important, not the name of the church.

The Church Of Sardis

Sardis was a city of commerce.

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.

[
Note:
The seven Spirits of GOD means Spiritual Completeness. All who are there are supposed to be there. We briefly touched on the seven Spirits. These Spirits are THE HOLY SPIRIT. The seven stars are the angels to the seven churches. The works of this church are dead. They are spiritually dead. There is only one Name by which one receives Life and that Name is CHRIST. These people have accepted antichrist and are dead. They don’t receive Life.
]

Revelation 3:2  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

[
Note:
There is nothing good about this church. It’s not the kind of church that you want to be in.
]

Revelation 3:3  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.

[
Note:
A watchmen knows the signs and watches in order to warn the brethren. The reason JESUS comes on them as a thief is because they are not expecting JESUS to come. Why? Because they think HE is already here. They fall away to antichrist, thinking it is the TRUE CHRIST. The hour that HE comes upon them is the hour of temptation. So, when JESUS shows up during the hour of temptation, ending the great tribulation, they will be found worshiping satan.
]

Revelation 3:4  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.
Revelation 3:5  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.
Revelation 3:6  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

[
Note:
There are some in Sardis that are election and will make the first resurrection. He that hath an ear, let him hear with understanding. The white in which they walk with JESUS in is the fine linen of the saints. It’s the clothes we wear in Heaven. When we leave this flesh life, there is only one thing that we can take with us. That is our righteous acts. Our righteous acts is what our garments are woven from. In all of these churches, there are some that don’t follow the false doctrine of the church. JESUS will accept those that are righteous and proper even though they are in one of these churches. But this church is a loser. Don’t be a part of this church. It is my opinion only, but I think that it is possible that JESUS may have someone in one of these bad churches to pull others out of the fire. Another thing to realize from this is that GOD judges individually. Even though the church is bad, GOD doesn’t condemn those that are good within the church.
]

The Church Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia means “brotherly love”.

Revelation 3:7  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;

[
Note:
The key of David is the knowledge of WHO the TRUE CHRIST is. HE opens the door of TRUTH, and the one thing that no man can take from you once you know it, is TRUTH. HE can also shut that door to the TRUTH.

Watch "The Parable Of The Talents".
]

Revelation 3:8  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.

[
Note:
How has this church not denied JESUS Name? By not falling away to the false CHRIST. They do not fall away to the false CHRIST because they know TRUTH.
]

Revelation 3:9  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.

[
Note:
This is of key importance. This church teaches and has the drive toward knowing who those are that are tares. See the parable of the tares in Matthew 13:35. They are satan’s offspring. We are not to root them up, but we are to be aware of them. This church teaches the same as the church of Smyrna. These two churches are the churches that JESUS is happy with out of the seven churches. It is one of these two churches that you want to be in. The tares will worship at our feet in the Millennium. That does not mean we are anything special. We are at the feet of CHRIST in the Millennium. They will want to be at our feet to learn as much as they can. What does it mean to be at someone’s feet. It’s an idiom that means we are at the feet of our teacher. We are sitting at HIS feet as HE teaches. We are the student, HE is the teacher. Here is the explanation of the parable of the tares. It’s not the parable, it is the explanation of the parable as given by JESUS. That means it is exactly written as to what it means.

Matthew 13:34  All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Matthew 13:35  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Matthew 13:36  Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Matthew 13:37  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Matthew 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Matthew 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Matthew 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Matthew 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Matthew 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Also see:

Who Are The Elite And Why Do They Have So Much Power?
]

Revelation 3:10  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.

[
Note:
Because you have kept the WORD of TRUTH and waited upon The LORD, JESUS will keep you from the hour of temptation. How? By that open door of TRUTH. If you know the TRUTH, then you will know who the false CHRIST is. If you know it is the devil disguising himself as CHRIST, is he going to be tempting to you? No. Nothing from the devil would be tempting to the election. But the rest of the world won’t know TRUTH. They will fall away to satan because they did not have a love for the TRUTH. They will worship the devil, think he is CHRIST, at least until the TRUE CHRIST shows up like a thief in the night. Then they will wish for the rocks to fall on them to hide them from the WRATH of the LAMB.
]

Revelation 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

[
Note:
Hold on to the TRUTH so that no man can deceive you and take away your eternal Life.
]

Revelation 3:12  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.

[
Note:
Those that overcome being tempted by satan will be part of the very foundation of the Temple of GOD. When GOD said divide up the inheritance of land to the people, HE said not to give an inheritance to HIS election. Why? Because HE said HE is our inheritance. There are serious implications to that.
]

Revelation 3:13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

[
Note:
When you can understand what GOD’S WORD says, you have eyes to see and ears to hear. You know The Mysteries Of The Kingdom Of GOD. And everyone of you are studying GOD’S WORDS. You are not just listening to a preacher that says one or two verses and then spends an hour or more saying his own words, and possibly spinning his or someone else’s deception. You are genuinely seeking GOD’S actual WORDS. That shows you have a love for the TRUTH. I think that is a sign of election. GOD says that HE will send a strong delusion to those who do not have a love of the TRUTH. That’s how important and serious it is to GOD. It’s my opinion that every one of you show a love for the TRUTH.

The verses below are further down in the chapter where Paul tells the people that the devil comes before we gather back to CHRIST and is in context to that subject. If you do not care about this TRUTH, you can know what GOD thinks about that by reading the following verses:

2 Thessalonians 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2 Thessalonians 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

They take pleasure in worshiping satan because they believe satan is CHRIST. And this happens because they do not have a love for the TRUTH.
]

The Church Of The Laodiceans

The lukewarm church.

Revelation 3:14  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;

[
Note:
The “Amen” means the “so be it”. The end. HE is also The Alpha, HE WHO started creating.
]

Revelation 3:15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

[
Note:
This church does nothing. They want to be politically correct when they should be morally correct. They accomplish nothing and stand for nothing. If you don’t stand for GOD, you stand for nothing, and if you stand for nothing, then what good are you? How can GOD use a church like this? If you do something wrong, then GOD can bring you out of it and you will learn what is right. If you learn what is right, then you can help others. This church does neither. They don’t take any chances. They are useless.
]

Revelation 3:16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

[
Note:
Because this church does nothing, JESUS will spit them out of Heaven.
]

Revelation 3:17  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:
Revelation 3:18  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.

[
Note:
Because this church is poor (caught up in the things of this world, therefore no treasures in Heaven), and blind (have no TRUTH), and naked (have no righteous acts), JESUS gives them the advice to buy of HIM gold tried in the fire. Will their works burn up like stubble or withstand the scrutiny? Gold means good works, so that they may be rich in Heaven. Works compared to wood or paper would not withstand scrutiny, they would burn up in the Fire. But the more gold is heated, the better it gets. So, the best works would be compared to gold. And put on white raiment so they will be clothed and not be shameful in Heaven. The clothes we wear in Heaven are made of our righteous acts. It’s all we can take with us when we leave this flesh life.

Revelation 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Revelation 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

And JESUS tells them to anoint their eyes with eyesalve so that they can see. The eyesalve is TRUTH.
]

Revelation 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

[
Note:
As long as GOD chastens (corrects) you, you are HIS child. If you are one of GOD’S election and you get too far off the Path, HE will chasten you and straighten you out. So it will be easier on you if you repent.
]

Revelation 3:20  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.

[
Note:
If you can hear HIS Voice, open the door. Then HE will eat with you; the TRUE food. The Bread of Life.
]

Revelation 3:21  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 in his throne.

[
Note:
To those that overcome satan’s temptations and his lies, will be granted to be near JESUS in the Millennium. To all else, HE will say: Depart from ME, I never knew you.
]

Revelation 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

[
Note:
To those that have already passed on, these things have no effect. They did not have to know that satan comes first because they will not be here when satan arrives. These things are written unto the churches of the end time. That means the churches that are here when satan arrives. Do you have ears to hear what the Spirit says unto the churches? JESUS is happy with two of these churches. What do they teach? They teach who the tares are that control the one world globalist beast system. Know the TRUTH so that you don’t give in to the beast during the hour of temptation. The devil comes first instead of CHRIST and disguises himself as CHRIST. If you do not know that it is not CHRIST, you will freely accept whatever he offers. You would be accepting the mark of the beast. The devil’s children prepare the one world system for their father, but it receives a deadly wound. Then their father shows up and heals that deadly wound. Then all the world wonders after the beast, except those with eyes to see and ears to hear. It’s the hour of temptation when this happens, but when you know the TRUTH, you won’t find anything tempting about satan. In deed, you will be disgusted with him. So, don’t fall away to satan and be taken in by his deception. Wait upon The LORD.
]

In the next chapter, we will look at GOD’S THRONE and the four beasts (four living creatures).


Saturday, October 26, 2019 - Revelation Chapter Three
Revelation Chapter Three

Special Studies - Revelation Chapter 3

The Churches Of Revelation Chapter Three

It is the content that each church teaches that is important, not the name of the church.

The Church Of Sardis

Sardis was a city of commerce.

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.

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The seven Spirits of GOD means Spiritual Completeness. All who are there are supposed to be there. We briefly touched on the seven Spirits. These Spirits are THE HOLY SPIRIT. The seven stars are the angels to the seven churches. The works of this church are dead. They are spiritually dead. There is only one Name by which one receives Life and that Name is CHRIST. These people have accepted antichrist and are dead. They don’t receive Life.
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Revelation 3:2  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

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There is nothing good about this church. It’s not the kind of church that you want to be in.
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Revelation 3:3  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.

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A watchmen knows the signs and watches in order to warn the brethren. The reason JESUS comes on them as a thief is because they are not expecting JESUS to come. Why? Because they think HE is already here. They fall away to antichrist, thinking it is the TRUE CHRIST. The hour that HE comes upon them is the hour of temptation. So, when JESUS shows up during the hour of temptation, ending the great tribulation, they will be found worshiping satan.
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Revelation 3:4  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.
Revelation 3:5  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.
Revelation 3:6  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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There are some in Sardis that are election and will make the first resurrection. He that hath an ear, let him hear with understanding. The white in which they walk with JESUS in is the fine linen of the saints. It’s the clothes we wear in Heaven. When we leave this flesh life, there is only one thing that we can take with us. That is our righteous acts. Our righteous acts is what our garments are woven from. In all of these churches, there are some that don’t follow the false doctrine of the church. JESUS will accept those that are righteous and proper even though they are in one of these churches. But this church is a loser. Don’t be a part of this church. It is my opinion only, but I think that it is possible that JESUS may have someone in one of these bad churches to pull others out of the fire. Another thing to realize from this is that GOD judges individually. Even though the church is bad, GOD doesn’t condemn those that are good within the church.
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The Church Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia means “brotherly love”.

Revelation 3:7  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;

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The key of David is the knowledge of WHO the TRUE CHRIST is. HE opens the door of TRUTH, and the one thing that no man can take from you once you know it, is TRUTH. HE can also shut that door to the TRUTH.

Watch "The Parable Of The Talents".
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Revelation 3:8  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.

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How has this church not denied JESUS Name? By not falling away to the false CHRIST. They do not fall away to the false CHRIST because they know TRUTH.
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Revelation 3:9  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.

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This is of key importance. This church teaches and has the drive toward knowing who those are that are tares. See the parable of the tares in Matthew 13:35. They are satan’s offspring. We are not to root them up, but we are to be aware of them. This church teaches the same as the church of Smyrna. These two churches are the churches that JESUS is happy with out of the seven churches. It is one of these two churches that you want to be in. The tares will worship at our feet in the Millennium. That does not mean we are anything special. We are at the feet of CHRIST in the Millennium. They will want to be at our feet to learn as much as they can. What does it mean to be at someone’s feet. It’s an idiom that means we are at the feet of our teacher. We are sitting at HIS feet as HE teaches. We are the student, HE is the teacher. Here is the explanation of the parable of the tares. It’s not the parable, it is the explanation of the parable as given by JESUS. That means it is exactly written as to what it means.

Matthew 13:34  All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Matthew 13:35  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Matthew 13:36  Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Matthew 13:37  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Matthew 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Matthew 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Matthew 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Matthew 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Matthew 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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Revelation 3:10  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.

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Because you have kept the WORD of TRUTH and waited upon The LORD, JESUS will keep you from the hour of temptation. How? By that open door of TRUTH. If you know the TRUTH, then you will know who the false CHRIST is. If you know it is the devil disguising himself as CHRIST, is he going to be tempting to you? No. Nothing from the devil would be tempting to the election. But the rest of the world won’t know TRUTH. They will fall away to satan because they did not have a love for the TRUTH. They will worship the devil, think he is CHRIST, at least until the TRUE CHRIST shows up like a thief in the night. Then they will wish for the rocks to fall on them to hide them from the WRATH of the LAMB.
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Revelation 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

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Hold on to the TRUTH so that no man can deceive you and take away your eternal Life.
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Revelation 3:12  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.

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Those that overcome being tempted by satan will be part of the very foundation of the Temple of GOD. When GOD said divide up the inheritance of land to the people, HE said not to give an inheritance to HIS election. Why? Because HE said HE is our inheritance. There are serious implications to that.
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Revelation 3:13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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When you can understand what GOD’S WORD says, you have eyes to see and ears to hear. You know The Mysteries Of The Kingdom Of GOD. And everyone of you are studying GOD’S WORDS. You are not just listening to a preacher that says one or two verses and then spends an hour or more saying his own words, and possibly spinning his or someone else’s deception. You are genuinely seeking GOD’S actual WORDS. That shows you have a love for the TRUTH. I think that is a sign of election. GOD says that HE will send a strong delusion to those who do not have a love of the TRUTH. That’s how important and serious it is to GOD. It’s my opinion that every one of you show a love for the TRUTH.

The verses below are further down in the chapter where Paul tells the people that the devil comes before we gather back to CHRIST and is in context to that subject. If you do not care about this TRUTH, you can know what GOD thinks about that by reading the following verses:

2 Thessalonians 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2 Thessalonians 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

They take pleasure in worshiping satan because they believe satan is CHRIST. And this happens because they do not have a love for the TRUTH.
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The Church Of The Laodiceans

The lukewarm church.

Revelation 3:14  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;

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The “Amen” means the “so be it”. The end. HE is also The Alpha, HE WHO started creating.
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Revelation 3:15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

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This church does nothing. They want to be politically correct when they should be morally correct. They accomplish nothing and stand for nothing. If you don’t stand for GOD, you stand for nothing, and if you stand for nothing, then what good are you? How can GOD use a church like this? If you do something wrong, then GOD can bring you out of it and you will learn what is right. If you learn what is right, then you can help others. This church does neither. They don’t take any chances. They are useless.
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Revelation 3:16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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Because this church does nothing, JESUS will spit them out of Heaven.
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Revelation 3:17  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:
Revelation 3:18  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.

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Because this church is poor (caught up in the things of this world, therefore no treasures in Heaven), and blind (have no TRUTH), and naked (have no righteous acts), JESUS gives them the advice to buy of HIM gold tried in the fire. Will their works burn up like stubble or withstand the scrutiny? Gold means good works, so that they may be rich in Heaven. Works compared to wood or paper would not withstand scrutiny, they would burn up in the Fire. But the more gold is heated, the better it gets. So, the best works would be compared to gold. And put on white raiment so they will be clothed and not be shameful in Heaven. The clothes we wear in Heaven are made of our righteous acts. It’s all we can take with us when we leave this flesh life.

Revelation 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Revelation 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

And JESUS tells them to anoint their eyes with eyesalve so that they can see. The eyesalve is TRUTH.
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Revelation 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

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As long as GOD chastens (corrects) you, you are HIS child. If you are one of GOD’S election and you get too far off the Path, HE will chasten you and straighten you out. So it will be easier on you if you repent.
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Revelation 3:20  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.

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If you can hear HIS Voice, open the door. Then HE will eat with you; the TRUE food. The Bread of Life.
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Revelation 3:21  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 in his throne.

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To those that overcome satan’s temptations and his lies, will be granted to be near JESUS in the Millennium. To all else, HE will say: Depart from ME, I never knew you.
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Revelation 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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To those that have already passed on, these things have no effect. They did not have to know that satan comes first because they will not be here when satan arrives. These things are written unto the churches of the end time. That means the churches that are here when satan arrives. Do you have ears to hear what the Spirit says unto the churches? JESUS is happy with two of these churches. What do they teach? They teach who the tares are that control the one world globalist beast system. Know the TRUTH so that you don’t give in to the beast during the hour of temptation. The devil comes first instead of CHRIST and disguises himself as CHRIST. If you do not know that it is not CHRIST, you will freely accept whatever he offers. You would be accepting the mark of the beast. The devil’s children prepare the one world system for their father, but it receives a deadly wound. Then their father shows up and heals that deadly wound. Then all the world wonders after the beast, except those with eyes to see and ears to hear. It’s the hour of temptation when this happens, but when you know the TRUTH, you won’t find anything tempting about satan. In deed, you will be disgusted with him. So, don’t fall away to satan and be taken in by his deception. Wait upon The LORD.
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In the next chapter, we will look at GOD’S THRONE and the four beasts (four living creatures).