Transcribed from Actual Tape October 12, 1986 AM
A LITTLE POWER
1 hope you have your Bibles open to Revelation, chapter number 3. We've
been studying the seven churches there in Revelation. This morning we
look at the sixth church, the church at Philadelphia, beginning with
verse 7 through verse 13 of the third chapter of Revelation.
Let's pray together.
Father, we thank You for the refreshing rains of this day, for the
privilege and joy we have to worship Thee. And we're reminded, first of
all, of the grace that Dale Evans has talked about and sung about this
morning. Grace that keeps us going, grace that is all sufficient, grace
that gives sense to life when it's filled with nonsense. Lord, I pray
right now that You will speak and let me get out the way so that Thy
word and Thy holy and divine message might not only be heard, Lord, but
may it be received and understood as Thou dost speak. May we hear this
word as though we've never heard Thy word before. Keep us on mental and
spiritual and emotional tip-toe as we seek Thy face. For we pray
through Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior. Amen.
Like El Paso, Texas, Philadelphia, meaning "the city of brotherly love,"
there in Asia Minor, was a border town. In fact, in downtown
Philadelphia, three countries came together: Mysea, Lydia and Frigia.
Not only was it a border city, but Philadelphia connected the East with
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Europe. In other words when you would go from one continent to another
continent, you would pass through Philadelphia because it was on the
It was a city that had been destroyed many times by earthquakes. And
therefore, the people would leave the city in time of a tremor, and then
they would come back in. There ...
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