Letters to the Last 3 Churches in Asia Minor
In Revelation 3, Jesus Christ tells John to write and send three letters to the last three of the seven respective pastors of the Churches in Asia Minor. In the letters, Jesus tells the Churches who He is and that He is watching all of their works. He commends their good works and tells them that there will be great rewards if they overcome evil works and remain faithful. He also warns and rebukes those of their evil works that He sees them do and He tells them to repent before it is too late.
The third chapter of the Book of Revelation should be an eye-opener for the Laodicean Church age of today. Recall that Laodicea is the only Church that has not done anything correct or pleasing to Christ. Jesus responds to our lukewarm spirit by saying He wishes we were hot or cold. Since we are lukewarm, He will reject us by spitting us out of His mouth because we make is stomach sick, spiritually. This means our salvation is in jeopardy. Jesus knows the works of everyone (verse 15) and He rebukes and warns our Laodicean spirit that we had better start doing good works that please Him before it is too late (verses 19-20, 22); and what do Pastors teach? “Once saved, always saved,” and “We are saved only by grace not by works.” Christians are being taught everything except the lessons of the Book of Revelation, which contains the terms of the New Covenant Agreement of our salvation. Initially, we can only be saved by faith in the sacrificial blood of King Jesus. However, to maintain our salvation, we need to do “good works” that please Christ. He did not invest in our salvation for nothing. He expects to receive a great return of “good works” from us in addition to us not sinning.
The Book of Revelation was written to seasoned Christians, who have an intimate relationship with King Jesus and who know His Word. The Revelation of King Jesus is the ultimate Bible book that reveals everything we need to know about Christ so that our relationship can grow to the highest heights. This is why we study the fundamental books of the Bible, so that we can understand the revealed prophecies of The King
This lesson on Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation is apart of a free online Bible Study Course on the Book of Revelation presented and hosted by StreetPreacher. Students will learn the Book of Revelation, verse by verse, from an Israeli, evangelical, futuristic, pre-millennial, prewrath rapture perspective using a modified version of the King James Bible.
The Lesson covers:
α) The Dead Church (3:1-6)
β) The Faithful Church (3:7-13)
γ) The Lukewarm Church (3:14-20)
δ) Rewards For Overcoming Evil (3:21-22)
ε) A Quiz on this Chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation.
On the Final Exam, I will direct the students on how to easily write a book or a booklet on the Book of Revelation from the Course Lessons and Quizzes.