2, 3, 4,
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.
Sardis is a merchant town
The word means "mother of gods" or,
if you would have it so, the mother of false gods
They are dead in the truth
God said, I know thy works
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
I have not found thy works perfect
Thy works are the deeds you do
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.
Without repentance and love for Him
There is no knowledge of the season
of His return
But, if His servants watch closely
He will give them knowledge of the
approximate time of His coming
What Hour I will come upon thee
Hour of temptation
6 He that hath
an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
The Christ in the over comer brings
about the state of purity
That calls for "White Raiment"
The over comers in this book are
the "first fruits"
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia
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;
This verse is saying ...Listen
up...let him hear the spirit
To them that can hear..with understanding
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.
The "key of David" is the knowledge
of the true genealogy of Christ
As opposed (against) the true
genealogy of the false christ
It is being able to distinguish
between The "wheat group" and the "tare
It is the knowledge of to whom the
truth is written to and what their destiny is to be
No man shut, deceive, or sway the
mind when the truth of the Christ resides in his heart
Israel - Know their fruits, good
The tribe of Judah... The Nation
Don't be confuse who are the tribe
of Judah...are...Jews of Israel... they Love the Lord.
But...the people that's "Against
Christ" are synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews,
And are NOT...but are the devil's
If you are Against Christ...you are
doing the work of devil.
denies the existence of the true God.
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.
I know thy works
He that opened the door
He has given the
The key of David allows you to focus on God's word, not man's word.
The key of knowledge keeps you from denying the name of Jesus Christ
by worshipping the anti-christ.
The knowledge concerning the
identity of the Kenites and their false god will protect the elect
Who will not deny His name, and
accepting the false christ
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.
Key of David
The key of knowledge, the key to the kingdom, and the key of David
are all about having the truth which will keep you from being
deceived by anti-christ.
Treasure that key.
It is the most valuable thing you can posses.
recognizes those who claim to be God's chosen people
fact, are the children of Satan
will explains who they are.. In the parables of the tares
Note that He says they will worship
at our feet
Why, because we are with the Lord
This is a act of love
We will teach and lead them to the
fullness of Christ in the Millennium
A love for the Christ that is in us
11 Behold, I come
quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy
Because, thou hast kept the word of
What hour of temptation?
Satan tribulation, by studying God's word, you will know what's
going to happen in the last days.
Matthew 24, you know you will
be deliver up, ye may be
tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: (You know God's
tribulation is after Satan's tribulation, Satan appears at the 6th
trumpet and Christ returns at the 7th trumpet)
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those
things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the
devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be
tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou
faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then
as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself
likewise took part of the same; that through death he might
destroy him that had the
power of death,
that is, the devil;
God will be ...with His elect
Which shall come upon all the world
that doesn't have the seal of God in their forehead. (Revelation 9)
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.
Hold fast to the truth of Christ
So that no man can deceive you
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new
heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea.
The millennium Temple = Ezekiel 48:35 It was
round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the
city from that day shall be, The Lord is there.
Over comers will I make a pillar in
the temple of God
The phrase "My new name" refers
directly to Revelation 14:1
Those who do not receive the mark
of the beast
In their minds - they will have
God's seal in their foreheads
He will place it in their minds -
In other words, we will see the
contrast between the deceived
Those who believe in the false
The undeceived, those who believe
in the true Christ
New Jerusalem, Which cometh down
out of heaven
''new'' in Greek is ''kinnos'', which means ''freshness or renew''.
not a completely new operation, but a renewing of the old.
rejuvenation would be more fitting.
that there will be no more sea can mean two things.
that if all the people who had ever lived were to return, there
would not be adequate living space.
if the seas disappeared and we had terra firma around the whole
globe, there would be.
earth would be watered with a mist that covered the whole earth.
be watered each night, evenly, in such a way that we would not have
rain or storms.
also interpret this sea to mean that masses of confused people would
be ''no more''.
Refers to Isaiah 65, New Heavens and earth
Revelation 21:2 And I John
saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of
heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
this is not old Jerusalem as we know it now.
heavenly Jerusalem. For He brings it with Him.
- very good reading together with this verse.
Isaiah 65 -
good reading together with this verse
adorned for her husband
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
It's possible to fit many of the
churches of today into this mold.
They are deceived by the political
situation and political beast.
They flow through life trying not
to step out of line, whether that step be right or wrong.
They won't even stand up for Jesus
if it's hurt the cash flow.
God tells us in the next verse how
He will handle these folks.
This is the worse church
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:
I will spue thee out of my mouth
Because thou art lukewarm and
neither cold or hot
Meaning = They do not stand for
Christ or nothing else
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 eye salve, that thou mayest see.
They are blind to the truth
God has sent them a delusion
They think they are rich
But they are spiritually poverty
They are stripped naked
Because they have not the truth.
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
The fine linen is, your ''righteous acts'' -
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore,
God wants you as His own.
He gives counsel as to how you may
be spiritually rich and clothed in purity.
The fine linen is, your
''righteous acts'' - your works
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.
How many times do we tell our own
children that we are punishing them because we love them?
It's no difficult to understanding
what our Father means in this verse.
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 that action is required on our part. We must be willing to open the door
and hear His voice with understanding.
To "sup" means to share deeper truths. A gracious
promise to His servants
Stand = Literally have taken my station.
Knock = The call to the wedding feast to which the parables pointed,
"when He cometh and knocketh".
Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which
are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto
me, These are the true sayings of God.
The popular belief that the Lord is ever knocking at the hearts of
sinners is a distortion of Scripture akin to blasphemy.
Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he
will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they
may open unto him immediately.
37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall
find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself,
and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve
38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third
watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
It says "when I knock at the door"
You will hear my voice
And then open the door
When He calls, you will answer
Christ doesn't stand at the door
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the churches.
Understand the love and tenderness
in this verse
You, the first fruits, will be
there with Him
As He sits down with the Father
All seven churches have now been
It gives us a great deal to think
about as we equate their problems with present day problems.
We need to be on guard
Because the time soon approaches
There was only two churches God was pleased with.
Revelation 3:10 and Matthew 13