This is a series of posts on the letters of Jesus to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3. This is my fourth post on the church of Philadelphia. To see all my previous posts on these two chapters, please look down at the end for a full list.
Revelation 3:12 ‘Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it.’
Philadelphia was well-known for its destructive earthquakes that often destroyed buildings. Here, Jesus is putting his complete faith in the Philadelphians, despite their little strength, to be pillars in God’s temple.
The temple that God is preparing is strong enough to withstand a thousand earthquakes!
Isaiah 6:1 ‘I saw the Lord, seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
But yet the redeemed saints will be an essential part of this temple where we will worship for all eternity.
Psalm 27:4 ‘One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I might dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in the temple.’
This is a delightful truth. Despite all our frailties and weaknesses. God believes in us, to the point where he invites us to become an integral part of the temple.
The enemy will try to sap our strength by discouraging us, telling us of our frailties, telling us we are not strong enough to endure persecution.
Sometimes we may struggle to believe in ourselves but God has an overwhelming belief in us, knowing that we are well capable of withstanding any storm; shifting sand or quake that might encroach upon us.
And the strength that we have comes from the Lord himself.
Exodus 15:5 ‘The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.’
Never again will we leave the presence of God for there we will dwell forever. This is the beautiful reward for all those who endure and overcome the persecutions thrown at them.
Hasten the day!
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