Today’s Text: Revelation 1-3.
Highlights – This is the last book in the Bible. It is written by John as revealed to him by an angel and sent to 7 churches in Asia Minor. Chapter 1 concludes with an awe inspiring vision of Jesus. He is living and powerful and in control of all things.
Chapters 2 and 3 contain 7 brief letters 1 addressed to each of the 7 churches telling them what they are doing good (being faithful in the face of persecution) or bad (various false teachings and immoralities and lukewarmness) and warning them of the need to remain faithful. Each of the 7 little letters closes with the admonition to HEAR what the Spirit says to the 7 churches.
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me”. God wants all men to repent. In particular 3:20 was written to Christians who need to change lest they fall away completely and permanently. What do these first 3 chapters say that should cause us all to sit up and carefully take notice of what Jesus wants of His churches?