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Summary: A church with promise because they listen to God

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The church is Philadelphia

Rev.3: 7 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;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an 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 them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I 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, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Only church of the seven that God did not censored.

He only commended this church.

Some people disobey and reject the Lord.

Many others stood for righteousness and high principles.

Love causes men to obey God and follow his teachings.

1. The church

Ver .7: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;

About 30 miles southeast of Sardis.

Known for brotherly love.

They had power in speaking about the Lord.

Purity He that is Holy.

Person He that is true.

Power He that opened and no man could shut,shutteth and no man can open.

2.Its character

Ver: 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an 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 them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

God is observance I know your works

I have set and open door be for you

None of you can shut it.

Obedience you have little strength and kept my word.

You did not denied my name.

2. The compensation

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Persecution

Problems

Yet they had patience

The most needed today is patience it is a virtues.

Promise

God will keep us in the hour of temptation.

He permits no temptation that he gives us power to overcome it.

1st Cor.10: 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.


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