Our Lord Jesus Christ made seven wonderful promises to
The Church of Philadelphia in the Book of Revelation.
Every Christian should earnestly desire
to be counted among this church!
- “I have opened a door no one can close.”
- “I will force those of the Synagogue of Satan to bow down at your feet and acknowledge you are the ones I love.”
- “I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world.”
- “I will make you pillars in the temple of my God and you will never have to leave it.”
- “I will write on you the name of my God.”
- “You will be citizens in the city of my God.”
- “I will write on you my new name.
Revelation 3:7-13 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia.
This is the message from the one who is holy and true,
the one who has the key of David.
What he opens, no one can close;
and what he closes, no one can open:
“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me. Look, I will force those who belong to Satan’s synagogue—those liars who say they are Jews but are not—to come and bow down at your feet. They will acknowledge that you are the ones I love.
“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name.
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.
This was a message to an actual church in Philadelphia (located in what is now Turkey). More importantly it is also a message from our Lord to each of us. There are seven letters to seven churches in the Book of Revelation. Each church existed when John wrote Revelation. They also are a type of church that exists today.
We must strive to be like the Church of Philadelphia! What had they done that pleased Jesus? He had seen what they were doing.
They had a little strength, were obeying Him and had not denied His name.
They had obeyed His command to persevere through trials and temptations.
Jesus Christ warned them to hold on to what they had! He then promised that no one would take away their crown!
Take heed to the warning!
Pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit Each Day
Allow the Holy Spirit to Guide Every Step of Your Walk
Listen to Him and Obey Him!
Hold Fast to Your Faith in Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Savior!