Revelation 3: Will You Open The Door?
Verse of the Day: (V20) “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.”
1. Dead (V1-6)
V1 “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.”
God judged the fifth church or star - the church at Sardis – and found them guilty though He highly commended a few names who were faithful and obedient to Him. The church at Sardis was a dead church because they had neglected to fulfil God’s Word - the Great Commission of preaching the gospel and sending and supporting missionaries to reach out to the lost souls in the various parts of the world, and - the Great Commandment of loving one another. Let us remember that God richly bless the church that obey His Word.
2. David (V7-13)
V7 “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;”
God commended the sixth church or star - the church in Philadelphia - because they had faithfully kept His Word - the Great Commission of reaching out to the lost souls, and - the Great Commandment of loving one another. Indeed, Jesus Christ is holy and true, and has the key of David or Heaven, and whoever repents his sins, and believes and receives Him shall enter Heaven and shun Hell, and no one, not even the Devil, can stop him. In other words, once saved, always saved - once a child of God, always a child of God.
3. Door (V14-22)
V16 “So then because thou art lukewarm , and neither cold nor hot, I will spue I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.”
God judged the seventh and last church – the church of the Laodiceans – and found them guilty. They were blessed with material wealth and possessions, but instead of believing and trusting and serving God, they were neither hot nor cold, and God warned them that He would spit them and remove His glory and presence from them. Let us be hot and on fire for God by fulfilling His Word to obey His Great Commission and Great Commandment so that He shall richly bless and keep us now and forever. Today, Jesus Christ is knocking at your door or heart to come and bless you, will you open? Let us open our hearts to Him and repent of our sins and wrongdoings, and believe and receive Jesus as our personal Saviour and Lord, and we shall be blessed and called His children!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I open my door in my heart to receive You as my Lord.