“…for you have a little strength, have kept My Word, and have not denied my Name.” Revelation 3:8 (b)
Just this morning my attention was brought once again to the seven churches of the Book of the Revelation. These churches often serve as a warning to us as believers and a guide to us as a church. Some background study is required to grasp the entirety of what is being said by the Lord to these churches but it is clear that of the seven only two are commended. Both of those commended churches are small, poor, and oppressed.
was a heavily persecuted church and it was commended for being rich in its
faith and truth. Philadelphia
was also persecuted. It faced temptation on every side and yet it is commended
for the three things you see above.
There is great joy and excitement in a Church where God is big and people are small. I see that at Grace and I believe we need to continue to look to God’s Word for direction and encouragement with our ministry. If
Philadelphia was commended for these three
things lets continue to pursue them ourselves. That we may please God and not