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1 Revelation Revelation = Apocalypse uncovering, disclosure, lifting the veil

2 1.Why are we looking at Revelation? never have blessing inspired relevant resistance prophetic revelation

3 Imagery of Revelation

4 Letters to 7 churches – whose light was never meant to go out.

5 Letters to 7 churches – whose light was never meant to go out.

6 Church under severe persecution Jews Romans: 1. emperor worship 2. idol worship Christians

7 Revelation Revelation 3:

8 Revelation Dead or Alive?

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10 No Greater Love Don’t trash the sacrifice

11 A Dead Church – Sardis History of the City...some seed fell on the path upon this rock I will build my church... my church... Context/history/geography helps us understand the spiritual.

12 A Dead Church – Sardis History of the City Gold dust flowing down the River Pactolus

13 A Dead Church – Sardis History of the City Croesus, King of Lydia (5 th century BC)

14 A Dead Church – Sardis History of the City Renowned for:  wealth  impregnabilit y

15 Challenge to this Church 1.Wake up!

16 Colossians 3: 3 – 4 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. NIV

17 Challenge to this Church 1.Wake up! 2.Strengthen what’s left. 3.Remember & obey what you were taught first.

18 What about us? 1.Wake up? 2.Strengthen what’s left? 3.Remember & obey what you were taught first?

19 What about us? Is Christ the heartbeat of your life?

20 A Living Church – Philadelphia History of the City  Philadelphia - “lover of a brother”  Earthquake AD17  Largest synagogue

21 Encouragement to this Church 1.I have opened a door for you.

22 Isaiah 22: And then I will call my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah to replace you (Shebna). 21 He will have your royal robes, your title, and your authority. And he will be a father to the people of Jerusalem and Judah. 22 I will give him the key to the house of David - the highest position in the royal court. He will open doors, and no one will be able to shut them; he will close doors, and no one will be able to open them. 23 He will bring honour to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a tent stake. NLT

23 Encouragement to this Church 1.I have opened a door for you. (Christ – the gatekeeper to the Father’s presence) The Synagogue of Satan...?

24 Encouragement to this Church 1.I have opened a door for you. 2.I will make your enemies bow at your feet. 3.I will keep you safe from the time of trouble.

25 What about us? 1.I have opened a door for you? 2.I will make your enemies bow at your feet? 3.I will keep you safe from the time of trouble?

26 Sardis 1.You will walk with Jesus, clothed in white. 2.Your names will not be removed from the Book of Life. Does this mean that people can lose their salvation? Against: Rom 6:23; Rom11:29; Phil 1:6; John 10:27-29 For: Matt 7:21-23; Heb 6:4-6; Heb 10:26-28 Victory Promises

27 Philadelphia Sardis 1.You will walk with Jesus, clothed in white. 2.Your names will not be removed from the Book of Life. 3.Jesus will tell the Father that you belong to Him. 4.You will be pillars in the Temple of God. 5.God’s Name will be written on you. Victory Promises


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