The Ekklesia of Brotherly Love

The following letter was written to the Ekklesia at Philadelphia. However, as with all of the letters that were written, there are parts of them that still speak to us today. I believe that we are in a time when the letter to the Ekklesia in Philadelphia is speaking to the Ekklesia of our time in a way that will encourage us in the way. Please consider all of the different ways that it is still speaking to us today.

7“To the messenger of the church in Philadelphia, write:‘The one who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens a door that no one can shut, and who shuts a door that no one can open, ‘says this: 8‘I know what you’ve been doing. Look! I have put in front of you an open door that no one can shut. You have only a little strength, but you have obeyed my word and have not denied my name. 9I will make those who belong to the synagogue of Satan—those who claim to be Jews and aren’t, but are lying—come and bow down at your feet. Then they will realize that I have loved you. 10Because you have obeyed my command to endure, I will keep you from the hour of testing that is coming to the whole world to test those living on the earth. 11I am coming soon! Hold on to what you have so that no one takes your victor’s crown. 12I will make the one who conquers to become a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and he will never go out of it again. I will write on him the name of my God, the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God), and my own new name.13‘Let everyone listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

Revelation 3:7-13 ISV


1). I have put in front of you and open door that no man can shut

2). You have little strength

3). You have obeyed my Word

4). You have NOT denied MY NAME

5). You have obeyed my command to endure


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