Summary: The 7th church, the church of Laodicea, the last day church, the church of mostly pretenders, they come to a church house in many cases for the sake of their reputation and to promote their business. This is the church that makes Jesus sick, as we’ll see
REV.#11~3:14-22 ~LAODICEIA- The Church That Makes Jesus Sick:
Today we’ll continue in our study of the book of the REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, today Lord willing we’re going to read and study a little to do with the 7th church, the church of Laodicea, the last day church, the church of mostly pretenders, they come to a church house in many cases for the sake of their reputation and to promote their business. This is the church that makes Jesus sick, as we’ll see in our text found today in Rev. 3:14-22 and we read this; Jesus said:
14And 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; 15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.---and He tells why--
1 7 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:__
18I 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 eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20Behold, 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.
21To 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.
22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Let me say once again in case some may be listening for the 1st time, here in chapters 2 & 3 there are 7 churches that are mentioned, Jesus is doing all the talking, its all in red writing, Jesus is the Head of His True Church, He purchased His Church with His own Life and Blood, every body that says that their saved are not, some may think that they are, many have been deputed into this easy believeism, they’ve signed a card and shook the Preachers hand and maybe join the church, they sit under a preacher that speaks mainly on pleasant subjects,” love, heaven and all is well sort of thing”, you don’t here much about “hell”’ he’s afraid he might lose some of his members, and probably would. These are the “LAODECIANS” the pretenders.
They have not really received Jesus according to scripture, these are pretenders most of the time, they are under the big umbrella of Christendom, these have a form of religion minus salvation.
Jesus said in:
John 7:37-38---If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,*** out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
The names of the 7 churches that we find in chapters 2&3 are:
Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodiciea.