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The Angel In Sardis

And again, I start including the relevant scriptures:

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch3v1-6
Rev 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Rev 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Rev 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Rev 3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (KJV)

Christ introduces Himself as the God of the seven churches (lampstands) and of the circuit of the reference (the angel). He acknowledges that the angel himself has works yet to go, as being "more than the first" but the angel has somewhat stalled in his circuit of the churches (himself having a name as those same seven stars in circuit, but appears not convicted to do so, as if spiritually asleep or "dead".) (verse 3:1.)

Now that the second element of the earthly four are attained in his circuit, the angel whilst under accusation is facing the dialectic device of the balances in fourfold form; that device that later in his circuit contradicts itself (or the angel) and he becomes "dead". That is, until he finds the end of his circuit - for he has a name for life (the circuit) but is counted as dead. (As if he had not overcome that whole yet.) In compromising his fellowship (but not his doctrine), were any compromise found made against the sound doctrine of Philadelphia (Laodicea already as unity), there would be found the device of "Death" (with fourfold unity formed against the already completed and static subgroup of his circuit) and "Hell would follow after" most assuredly.

The angel has left his church but has not overcome the false doctrine he has, his state is precarious as to whether his faith is strong enough to survive with him alone. (There are examples of some few others who have not returned and defiled their robes with the image system.)

Jesus has instructed his angel not to move on until he has completed his overcoming of the same false doctrines and the faulty state of his further (but now wisely ended) fellowship. Now exeunt of the church, he is to examine their prior state (to be watchful) and store up for himself all that remains of his own sound doctrine and those other things "ready to die" (verse 3:2), or those future works to come (his purpose), yet to be completed (made perfect) both in this "church" and also to come in the circuit (as in Philadelphia). As before God's gaze, the angel has not overcome this particular church of the seven and has "stalled" in overcoming it's own false doctrine. He has thus stalled because of his relationships to those with which he was previously in fellowship (and of their transitivity through others to some "Jezebel"). They have nothing "new" to teach him (as for the sake of his circuit), other than that they, like him, are likewise asleep ("dead") though also called by one whose name is also "life", the right hand of God convicting them all to exit likewise.

It is possible that the angel was the only believer "awake" to Satan's devices in his whole fellowship, and is then in the position where he has no true "brethren" known to him to minister thereto, and that his own doctrine will have no affect on any in that church. (Any such attempt could be made but will fall on deaf ears. Christ, as to all those in Thyatira, lays upon them no other burden.)

Then Christ states to His angel to remember those same things which he knew before as sound, and to correct himself - then to complete this act of repentance before moving on once more to approval. He is to observe in his fellowship their false doctrines - perhaps he was not in attendance of any of their facilitated meetings as under the "Jezebel" spirit and image system from Thyatira. I assume he is now exeunt of that same fellowship (and is still spiritually asleep).

He is to hold firmly to his own sound conviction and repent carefully his fellowship - to continue to leave his church (beyond not attending) and to finally find grace under Christ's approval. Without watching as instructed, the angel would not know the hour of his Lord's coming. (He would not otherwise be in that one place of twenty four (as an elder) or as truly elect.) He would be as a "foolish virgin" lost to the doctrines of those that "buy or sell" as in the Laodicean amalgam that is the scarlet beast.

Instead, He is encouraged - that there are other individuals (rather than fellowships) elect that are not tied to the beast of MYSTERY BABYLON and it's image system. He is rewarded with the ability to further tread the winepress. He is elect, and found in approval before every ministering spirit of God, but most importantly, God Himself. (He is recognised as Holy in heaven before the Father.)


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