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;
. 17Because 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.
In these verses Jesus is talking to a Church, not just any Church, mind you, this church was wealthy, this Church had it going on, you could actually refer to this church as a mega Church of that day!!
This Church needed nothing in their own eyes. Wealth, health, popularity, full pews, people loved them!
The modern day version of this Church, would be like we have today. Instead of Holy Spirit lead worship they have entertainment, instead of Holy Ghost lead preaching, they had it timed not to bore the people, they probably had their little coffee shops, and retail business to sell the Word of God as well. Instead of proven ministers of God they have motivational speakers. Instead of preaching the Holiness of God they twist the love of God.
But this Church had it ALL except one, that was the ONLY REASON THEY EXISTED TO BEGIN WITH! THAT ONE? The LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth, He is on the outside looking in!
He was knocking not on their heart’s door but on the CHURCHES DOOR!!!
When we read the Word of God as it is written you will be amazed at how much has been taken out of context and twisted!!
That door is NOT YOUR HEART!
Jesus is not begging to come into your heart!!! As others want you to believe!
No man can go to Jesus Christ unless the FATHER DRAWS HIM! He draws Him by the Holy Spirit, not Jesus knocking on your heart door!
That door is the door to the Church of Laodicea and as He stood outside of the Church then, today He is doing the same thing!
These 7 Churches are NOT DISPENSATIONS these were real literally Churches!
By reading what Jesus Christ had John write to them, the literal Churches, you will find it is NOT denominations, it is not dispensations, it is each Churches characteristics which exposes the state of the members in the Churches!
If we quit adding to the Word and taking away from the Word and read it as it is written we will be blown away!!!
Remember Chapter and verse was added much later and that divison to the Word of God has done the Word of God a huge disservice!!!
~Pamela JoyousNJesus McDonald