NMD 03 Rev 3 L6 L7
Today we will study NMD 03 Rev 3 L6 L7 the 6th and 7th letters from Jesus to Philadelphia and Laodicea published in Revelation. During the last studies (NMD 02a and NMD 02b) we went into details of the first 5 letters. In study NMD 03 Rev 3:7-22 L6 L7 we will give you an overview of the History of the Church and some of the most significant differences in these 7 letters.
Do you know where these letters came from? These letters came from Jesus Himself! Revelation 2 and 3 are the only parts of the Bible where we can read letters from Jesus. Imagine personally receiving a letter from Jesus. What would you think if you had just received a letter from your Creator? You would read it over and over again. You would show it to your family, friends, brothers and sisters. You would forward it to faraway friends and maybe to your Church magazine unless there were personal matters revealed that might be too painful to be mentioned because your shortcomings would be brought to light. Perhaps then you would not be so enthusiastic about the letters. Just read Rev 3:7-22.
What a relief! At last another church, Philadelphia, (Smyrna was the other one) where the Lord gives His approval. Although the name of the city of Philadelphia goes back to its founder, the Greek king Attalus Philadelphus, the word Philadelphia means ‘brotherly love’. What is more, we hear in Rev 3:8 of “little strength”, but nevertheless the church is very fruitful.
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NMD 03 Points of discussion
These points of discussion are listed in the table below and are consecutively numbered from 1,2 etc. The points can be seen as a short summary of parts in the study, which are in sequential order. The answers are practically the full texts, which are given in the study. The added drawings are meant as reference points in this study.
|Points of discussion of NMD 03 Revelation 3:7-22 Letters to Philadelphia and Laodicea|
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|1||How are the sixth and the seventh letters of the Lord called and for whom are those letters meant?|
Each letter has a characteristic. Do you know the characteristics of the sixth and the seventh letters?
|3||If you compare the letter to the Church at Philadelphia with the letter to Sardis, what is the difference?|
|4||It seemed that the door of grace in the letter to the church at Sardis was closed. What can you say about the door of the church at Philadelphia?|
|5||In Rev 3:7 is talk about the key of David. Where does this key gives access to?|
|6||Reading Rev 3:10-11 what can you conclude from that?|
|7||Reading Rev 3:10 “the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth” raise the question: will it become easier for Christians and what does the Lord promise us?|
|8||Do you notice anything by the use of the word Amen Rev 3:14?|
|9||How did the members of the church at Laodicea think about themselves and what did the Lord think about them?|
|10||What does it mean when the Lord says in Rev 3:20 “I stand at the door and I knock”?|
In which letters do you find first: What the Spirit says followed by a promise of the Lord and in which letters first the promise followed by what the Spirit says?
|12||Which two churches only get words of approval and where does it say that in the Bible?|
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