This is a series of posts on the letters of Jesus to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3. This is my fifth 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.
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Revelation 3:12 ‘Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God and I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
This sweet verse is full to the brim with promise!
We have already seen in a previous post how God believed in the Philadelphian church, despite their apparent lack of strength, and how he had made them a serious part of His unfolding vision, calling them the pillars of the temple itself.
We should remember that no matter how frail and weak we may consider ourselves, if we are faithful and do not deny the Lord’s name, then we too will highly valued in God’s eyes and placed at the very centre of His majestic purposes for this world.
Revelation 3:12 Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it.
I am sure that we all know those sublime and wonderful moments when the presence of our dear Lord is so close we feel that we could almost touch the hem of his garment. But then the realities of this world come creeping back in, and perhaps we are off back to work with all the cares and concerns that inevitably take us over.
But this verse reminds us that there will come a time when Christ Jesus returns in power and glory, and he establishes his righteous reign on earth.
And we shall dwell in his presence within the New Jerusalem for all eternity.
Psalm 84:1 ‘How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty. My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of he Lord, my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalm 84:10 ‘Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.’
This is our destiny, for all those who remain faithful to the Lord and do not deny his name.
Hasten the day!
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