Calvary Church
The Last Church
November 29, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Revelation 3:14-22

The Last Church

November 29, 2020 / Revelation 3:14-22

I. Name: (v.14)

Laodicea: LaosDike – The rule of the laity or people (BH)

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear

– 2 Timothy 4:3 (NIV)

Title: 1. Jesus is the Amen – (v.14)

Amen: (Hebrew) firm, trustworthy; surely, so be it; amen, verily (Strong’s)

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily (AMEN), verily (AMEN) I say unto thee… – John 3:3 (KJV)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. – John 14:6 (NASB)

2. Witness: _(v.14)

Witness: Martus – a witness, a “martyr” record, witness (Strong’s)

And indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. – 2 Timothy 3:12 (NASB)

3. Jesus is the (v.14)

…the chief of the creation of God; – Revelation 3:14 (YLT)

Commendation:

Criticism: (vv.15-18)

Spit (NASU, NIV) Vomit (KJV) emeo, em-eh’-o; to vomit: spew

God’s Point: Lukewarm is

Surprise! They thought they were (v.17)

Their lack of white garments implies a need for (v.18)

I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with jewels. – Isaiah 61:10 (NASB)

“But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. – Matthew 22:1-14 (NASB)

(Jesus) “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3-4 (NASB)

Jesus Gives 3 Action/Next Steps: (vv.19-21)

1. Be Zealous: Be fully or fully (v.19)

Zeloo: (dzay-lo’-o) absolutely, to be heated or boil (Thayer’s)

2. Repent: (v.19)

Metanoeo: to think differently or afterwards, i.e., reconsider (morally, feel compunction)

3. Open: Jesus (v.20)

He who is overcoming – I will give to him to sit with me in my throne, as I also did overcome and did sit down with my Father in His throne. – Revelation 3:21 (YLT)

 

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