The final three letters to the assemblies (churches).
“He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars says these things:
“I know your works, that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.
“He who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens and no one can shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says these things:
“The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of God’s creation, says these things:
1. What is John told to write to the assembly at Sardis, if they won't watch?
v 3 ... If therefore you won’t watch, I will come as a thief, and you won’t know what hour I will come upon you.
2. What will Jesus do for those who overcome in Philadelphia?
v 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name.
3. What is the problem with the Laodiceans?
v 15 and 16 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth.
- v 1 to 6 The assembly in Sardis is in danger of losing its faith. It is warned to watch and improve. However a few members are commended for remaining faithful
- v 7 to 13 The assembly at Philadelphia is remaining faithful and enduring, despite opposition from so-called Jews. They are encouraged to hold on to their faith
- v 14 to 22 The assembly in Laodicea is described as lukewarm and is suffering from being too affluent. The members are encouraged to be zealous and change their ways