1 The message to Sardis
1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he ch. 1:4,16that hath the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars; ch. 2:2I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, Eph. 2:1,5and 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.'
3 1 Tim. 6:20;2 Tim. 1:13Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and ver. 19repent. Mat. 24:42;Mark 13:33;Luke 12:39;1 Thes. 5:2,6;2 Pet. 3:10If 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.'
4 Thou hast Acts 1:15a few names even in Sardis, which have not Jude 23defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me ch. 4:4;& 6:11in white: for they are worthy.'
5 He that overcometh, ch. 19:8the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not Ex. 32:32blot out his name out of the Phil. 4:3book of life, but Luke 12:8I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.'
6 ch. 2:7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.'
7 The message to Philadelphia
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith Acts 3:14he that is holy, 1 John 5:20he that is true, he that hath Is. 22:22;Luke 1:32the key of David, Mat. 16:19he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and Job 12:14shutteth, and no man openeth;'
8 ver. 1I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee 1 Cor. 16:9an 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.'
9 Behold, I will make ch. 2:9them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, Is. 49:23I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.'
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, 2 Pet. 2:9I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon Luke 2:1all the world, to try them that dwell Is. 24:17upon the earth.'
11 Behold, Phil. 4:5I come quickly: ch. 2:25hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take ch. 2:10thy crown.'
12 Him that overcometh will I make 1 Ki. 7:21;Gal. 2:9a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and ch. 14:1I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is Heb. 12:22new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: ch. 22:4and I will write upon him my new name.'
13 ch. 2:7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.'
14 The message to Laodicea
15 ver. 1I 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 mouth.'
17 Because thou sayest, Hos. 12:8;1 Cor. 4:8I 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:'
18 I counsel thee Is. 55:1;Mat. 13:44to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and 2 Cor. 5:3;ch. 7:13white 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.'
19 Job 5:17;Prov. 3:11;Heb. 12:5,6As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.'
20 Behold, Sol. 5:2I stand at the door, and knock: Luke 12:37if any man hear my voice, and open the door, John 14:23I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.'
21 To him that overcometh Mat. 19:28;Luke 22:30;2 Tim. 2:12will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.'
22 ch. 2:7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.'
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