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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Revelations 3  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 08 December 2023

Revelation 3
New King James Version
The Dead Church
Revelations 3 is giving us a picture of the last of the 7 Churches Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicean. Sardis was the ancient city of Lydia a chief city of Asia the first city to be converted by the Preaching of John and the first to assume the character by the seven spirit of God and the seven stars or the seven spirits of God, by whom this message was sent. The seven stars and the seven spirits represent God is watching over all the Church. It is the Spirit of God that convicts us of sin to where we want to repent. 
“And to the [a]angel of the church in Sardis write,
‘These things say’s He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Notice they are alive but dead. They turned away from the truth as they became hypocrites which was a sin against God. He warns them in verse two to 5.  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before [b]God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore, if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. [c]You have a few names [d]even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ Lord help us to always be watchful and strengthen one another in the Church to repent and turn to following and abiding with God, so we can produce good works. Here they had an honorable flourishing Church. They had a unity among themselves, but not a principle for living for God, they were dead in administration and praying, they did not preach repentance. We are seeing today wickedness all around us, but can the Lord see the working of His spirit in our lives as Church goers. Let’s never forget how the Lord saved us from sins addictions to do evil. But we are cleansed by the blood of the Lamb of God, becoming more and more like the Lord, every day of our lives as we confess and turn our attention to Gods way truth and life. Thank the Lord for all who have not defile their robes of righteousness and are still walking in the Spirit of Gods holiness and purity.  
The Faithful Church This is the sixth Church that God wants us all to be like for they bought glory to the Lord as they were a Church that derived their name and beloved according to the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia. It was also a city in Asia Minor seated on the borders of Mysia and Lydia, they know what it was like to love one another with the Love of the Lord.
“And to the [e]angel of the church in Philadelphia write, Philadelphia was a name of this city that was really a loveable city God wants for all cities. They had an affection to one another to be successful. So the Church in Philadelphia was rewarded for their actions and behavior.
‘These things say’s He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: He who is holy, true, and has the Key of David; a man after Gods own heart, one who governed, who opens doors and shuts doors so no one can open. God is showing He wants to govern our lives so we can love and pray for one another to be like God. Churches that are of brotherly love know how to correct one another and not put one another down but show love in a way they become more like the Lord. Christ, is the author of all Spiritual Liberty. Wicked men and women shut the door on the Liberty God gives. Man can’t give liberty to one another who aee at fault but want to help those who are at fault. “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, [f]and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Thank the Lord He sees their works and how they open the door of their hearts for God’s love mercy and grace as given you a little strength to be an Ambassador in the Kingdom of God. Thank the Lord for God’s grace for His Church Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept [g]My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Notice God knows who have open the door to His love, mercy and grace as will, as He knows who are the synagogue of Satan. That is, people who say they are Jews and are not. People that worship God have been grafted into the Jewish race and are adopted into the family of God who was and is a Jew. Thank the Lord for the Church that is abiding in the vine; Jesus so they can pray for others to become like our created God

11 [h]Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. We are seeing sign since October the 7ththe Hand of the Lord being upon Israel as they were attacked by Hamas and they responded by wiping them out of Gaza and the war is still going on today. God is going to overcome and call the Church out of this world of hate and lawlessness so it behooves us to pray come quickly
13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  Lord help us to hear what Your saying today about your return so we are not deceived by Satan addictions to evil.
The Lukewarm Church Now we look at the last of the seven Church which the worst. It is still a Church but notice how God sees them.
14 “And to the [i]angel of the church [j]of the Laodiceans write,
‘These things say’s the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: Notice the Amen for God is still in charge of what is allowing to happen in all Churches, as He says 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither [k]cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Notice they had works that were neither cold or hot, so they were sick with Luke warmness in love, meekness and very sly toward the desires of the Lords will. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. It is strange how they felt money was so important to success in achieving their potential. For the Lord wanted them to have the greatest riches of knowing who the Lord really was, as He created us all for goodwill and peace in our spirits, souls and bodies.  For when the body is in control our Spirit five senses of who we worship, reverence, have faith and hope in to answer our prayers is not present, for our Souls imaginations, conscience, memory, reason and affection are not on Gods Spirit of holiness, but doing whatever we please. Selfishness doing whatever we want with no help or empowerment from the Lord. The Church needs to have membership to help in making sure all are accountable to God, so we are controlled by Gods will, not our wills. For we are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked and need to keep our armor on. Our heads with the helmet of Salvation and the sward of the Spirit in our hearts being the word of God, our breastplate of Righteousness or waist with truth and our feet shod with preparation of peace then we can experience;  19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.[l] Therefore be [m]zealous and repent. Note God love His creation and corrects us to become like Him; holy and pure. Working zealously at repenting when we sin against God.20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Do we as the temple of God hear the voice of the Lord today to keep us safe and sound, in our love towards doing Gods will as we hear His knocks at our hearts door to open up and let the Lords will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.  21 To Him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My Throne. As I have overcome and sat down with My Father on His throne. Lord help us to resist Satan’s addictions so we can sit with You on Your throne in the Kingdom of Gods. 
22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Lord help me to hear the way, truth and life required to have my name written in the Book of Life as we worship and thank you for the gift of life this Christmas season. Blessing to all who are alive wanting God to have His way in your lives.


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