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Revelation 3
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To Sardis

3Write this to Sardis, to the Angel of the church. The One holding the Seven Spirits of God in one hand, a firm grip on the Seven Stars with the other, speaks: "I see right through your work. You have a reputation for vigor and zest, but you're dead, stone dead.G2532G32G1577G1722G4554G1125G3592G3004G2192G2033G4151G2316G2532G2033G792G1492G4675G2041G3754G2192G3686G3754G2198G2532G1488G3498 2"Up on your feet! Take a deep breath! Maybe there's life in you yet. But I wouldn't know it by looking at your busywork; nothing of God's work has been completed. Your condition is desperate.G1096G1127G2532G4741G3062G3739G3195G599G1063G2147G3756G2147G4675G2041G4137G1799G2316 3Think of the gift you once had in your hands, the Message you heard with your ears—grasp it again and turn back to God. "If you pull the covers back over your head and sleep on, oblivious to God, I'll return when you least expect it, break into your life like a thief in the night.G3421G3767G4459G2983G2532G191G2532G5083G2532G3340G3362G3767G1127G3362G1127G2240G1909G4571G5613G2812G2532G1097G3364G1097G4169G5610G2240G1909G4571 4"You still have a few Christians in Sardis who haven't ruined themselves wallowing in the muck of the world's ways. They'll walk with me on parade! They've proved their worth!G2192G3641G3686G2532G1722G4554G3739G3435G3756G3435G846G2440G2532G4043G3326G1700G1722G3022G3754G1526G514 5"Conquerors will march in the victory parade, their names indelible in the Book of Life. I'll lead them up and present them by name to my Father and his Angels.G3528G3778G4016G1722G3022G2440G2532G1813G3364G1813G846G3686G1537G976G2222G2532G1843G846G3686G1799G3450G3962G2532G1799G846G32 6"Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches."G2192G3775G191G5101G4151G3004G1577

To Philadelphia

7Write this to Philadelphia, to the Angel of the church. The Holy, the True—David's key in his hand, opening doors no one can lock, locking doors no one can open—speaks:G2532G32G1577G1722G5359G1125G3592G3004G40G228G2192G2807G1138G455G2532G3762G2808G2532G2808G2532G3762G455 8"I see what you've done. Now see what I've done. I've opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don't have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn't deny me when times were rough.G1492G4675G2041G2400G1325G1799G4675G455G2374G2532G3762G1410G2808G846G3754G2192G3398G1411G2532G5083G3450G3056G2532G720G3756G720G3450G3686 9"And watch as I take those who call themselves true believers but are nothing of the kind, pretenders whose true membership is in the club of Satan—watch as I strip off their pretensions and they're forced to acknowledge it's you that I've loved.G2400G1325G1537G4864G4567G3588G3004G1438G1511G2453G2532G1526G3756G235G5574G2400G4160G846G2443G2240G2532G4352G1799G4675G4228G2532G1097G3754G1473G25G4571 10"Because you kept my Word in passionate patience, I'll keep you safe in the time of testing that will be here soon, and all over the earth, every man, woman, and child put to the test.G3754G5083G3056G3450G5281G2504G5083G4571G1537G5610G3986G3588G3195G2064G1909G3650G3625G3985G2730G1909G1093 11"I'm on my way; I'll be there soon. Keep a tight grip on what you have so no one distracts you and steals your crown.G2400G2064G5035G2902G3739G2192G2443G3367G2983G4675G4735 12"I'll make each conqueror a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, a permanent position of honor. Then I'll write names on you, the pillars: the Name of my God, the Name of God's City—the new Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven—and my new Name.G846G3528G4160G4769G1722G3485G3450G2316G2532G1831G3364G2089G1854G2532G1125G1909G846G3686G3450G2316G2532G3686G4172G3450G2316G3588G2537G2419G3588G2597G2597G1537G3772G575G3450G2316G2532G3450G2537G3686 13"Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches."G2192G3775G191G5101G4151G3004G1577

To Laodicea

14Write to Laodicea, to the Angel of the church. God's Yes, the Faithful and Accurate Witness, the First of God's creation, says:G2532G32G1577G2994G1125G3592G3004G281G4103G2532G228G3144G746G2937G2316 15"I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You're not cold, you're not hot—far better to be either cold or hot!G1492G4675G2041G3754G1488G3777G5593G3777G2200G3785G1498G5593G2228G2200 16You're stale. You're stagnant. You make me want to vomit.G3779G3754G1488G5513G2532G3777G5593G3777G2200G3195G1692G4571G1537G3450G4750 17You brag, 'I'm rich, I've got it made, I need nothing from anyone,' oblivious that in fact you're a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless.G3754G3004G3754G1510G4145G2532G4147G2532G2192G5532G3762G2532G1492G3756G3754G4771G1488G5005G2532G1652G2532G4434G2532G5185G2532G1131 18"Here's what I want you to do: Buy your gold from me, gold that's been through the refiner's fire. Then you'll be rich. Buy your clothes from me, clothes designed in Heaven. You've gone around half-naked long enough. And buy medicine for your eyes from me so you can see, really see.G4823G4671G59G3844G1700G5553G4448G1537G4442G2443G4147G2532G3022G2440G2443G4016G2532G152G4675G1132G5319G3361G5319G2532G1472G4675G3788G2854G2443G991 19"The people I love, I call to account—prod and correct and guide so that they'll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after God!G3745G1437G5368G1473G1651G2532G3811G2206G3767G2532G3340 20"Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I'll come right in and sit down to supper with you.G2400G2476G1909G2374G2532G2925G1437G5100G191G3450G5456G2532G455G2374G1525G4314G846G2532G1172G3326G846G2532G846G3326G1700 21Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father. That's my gift to the conquerors!G846G3528G1325G2523G3326G1700G1722G3450G2362G2504G5613G2504G3528G2532G2523G3326G3450G3962G1722G846G2362 22"Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches."G2192G3775G191G5101G4151G3004G1577


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