Archive for September 2019

Heavenly Prayers

Rev. 5:8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. The vapor of your prayers condenses and then is deposited into “bowls full of incense”.  Yes! …

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Move on Up!

Rev. 4:1 “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Awesome!  God has invited us to “come up here”, where His presence is.  He not only invites to where He is, but provides us with the access to get up there, which is through faith in Jesus as…

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The Curse of Apathy

Rev. 3:15  “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. One of the great blights within too many congregations, as with the Laodiceans, is passivity, indifference and apathy.  The right confession is important, but if the walk doesn’t match the talk, confession is pretty…

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Sustaining Strength

Rev. 3: 8 I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. When a door is opened for you, know the Lord will with that “open door” give sustaining strength…

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Resilient Character

Rev. 3: 1 “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” Reputation had superseded this church’s character/substance of who they were.  It is better to have substance of integrity and character than a reputation that is hollow.  Resilient character is better than reputation! “Character is who…

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Get a Grip

Rev. 2: 25 But hold fast what you have till I come. Thyatira was located in present day Turkey that had increased their “works”, yet had failed to address sin that had crept in.  Specifically two that are often seen in today’s church; sexual immorality along with those that had a form or appearance of…

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Get Pure, Keep Pure, Stay Pure

Rev. 2: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. Is it possible to have a church in the midst…

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Working With or Working For

Personal experience and observation has shown that many of the “works” attempted and accomplished were working “for” the Lord, not “with” the Lord.  Not that the works were bad or evil, in fact for the most part they were good and righteous.  Yet the rub comes after having completed them, there’s a sense not only…

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Endurance

Life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.  Where speed is essential for sprints, speed must be tempered with endurance in marathons.  Another great need in the Body of Christ today. Rev. 2: 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. God is in the process of raising up, strengthening…

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Entrance of Light

A great need in the Body of Christ today is discernment, understanding and revelation of and for truth.  There is one source from which they are derived, God’s Word! David declared “The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130) The Word of God brings revelation, opening our simple…

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