Friday, June 4, 2021

The LORD's command to the SEVEN churches


The LORD JESUS said:

Luke 5:32

King James Version

32 I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.

Do you know how the LORD JESUS wants His churches to be?

I think it's mighty clear in the FIRST three chapters of the Book of Revelation.

The Holy Spirit taught me, in all simplicity, merely summarizing the Lord's command, based on the verses we already tackled from the seven churches.

The church of EPHESUS

-- Repent, from having left your first love.

-- Do the first works.

The church of SMYRNA

-- Be faithful unto death.

The church of PERGAMOS

-- Repent, from having held the doctrine of Balaam, which caused a stumblingblock before the children of Israel.

-- Repent, from having held the doctrine of the Nicolaitans.

The church of THYATIRA

-- Repent, from having allowed Jezebel, who called herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce the Lord's servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

-- Hold fast to what you have already, till the Lord comes.

The church of SARDIS

-- Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain.

-- Remember how you have received and heard; hold fast, and repent.

The church of PHILADELPHIA

-- Hold hold fast what you have, and let no man take your crown.

The church of LAODICEA

-- Be zealous, and repent, from being lukewarm, and from being proud, miserable, and blind.

Does it matter that these seven churches of Asia existed a long time ago?

Are the commands of Jesus still relevant these days?

How are our churches these days?

Are they true to the Lord?

Churches who say they are of CHRIST, must:

1. Love Jesus.

2. Be faithful.

3. Repent.

4. Hold fast to what pleases the Lord.

5. Be watchful.

6. Strengthen the things that remain.

7. Be zealous.

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