In Revelation 1, Christ is speaking to John about the things already seen. This letter from John was written originally for the first seven churches in Asia but now for all Christian churches. Within the book of Revelation is discovered the love of God and the reward He has for His people.
Revelation 2 and 3 is about the present. Christ is telling John what to write to the seven churches.God is for us but Satan tricks us and there has been a battle since the days of Adam and Eve. The purpose of each church should be to explain the dilemma we face and share how to solve the problem.
God gives us the upper hand because we can detect mistakes of the past and be faithful to build solutions for the future. So over the upcoming weeks, I will use the questions below to help in this process. Let us hope for and desire the treasures found by living in God’s Spirit.
Distinguish the appearance and the reality of the lives of these people. Which of your good works are on the point of death? Why? What steps will you have to take to revive them?
How does Christ commend the church here? What is promised to them? Who might seize your crown? Why? How can you prevent such a loss? Relate love and power.
The people of Laodicea are described as being lukewarm. What are the remedies for their situation? In what areas and ways do you need the help of Christ to help in conquering?
What is happening here? Why? What is the reason for John’s inclusion? What qualities of God are extolled? How can you give God glory and honor and thanks today?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast