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Smyrna: Be Faithful (11 of 58)
Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
Read Revelation 2:8 - 11 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:9 "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.10 "Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.11 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death." '
Are you listening to the message of Jesus ?
Seeing Jesus and Discovering the Message of Jesus challenging me to have Him as all I possess (Smyrna).
If you will listen carefully, you can hear the voice of Jesus. He is speaking to all of us here who have ears, spiritual ears, to receive His still small voice. He speaks through His Word, He speaks to us. Will you listen?
In our journey through this Book of Books we have seen Jesus in so many wondrous ways. Have you heard Him as He has spoken from the pages of His Book to you and to me? Let me repeat what He has said. Come and:
Discover My GLORIOUS MAJESTY.
Discover My INEXHAUSTIBLE PEACE .
Discover My INFINITE GLORY .
Discover My PERFECT MINISTRY .
Discover My PRECIOUS BLOOD .
Discover My SPECIAL PLAN .
Discover My ALL-SEEING EYES .
Discover My COMFORTING VOICE .
Discover My RESTORING TOUCH .
Discover My PERSONAL MESSAGE .
Discover My ABSOLUTE JEALOUSY.
Discover My WONDERFUL HOPE.
Smyrna was under a wave of persecution
Let's set the stage to see what is going on...what is the wave they must duck or get crushed by? Emperor Worship.
In 26 AD (During the Life of Christ) an altar ...
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