The Angel Of The Laodiceans

Continuing on to the last of the seven letters

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch3v14-22
Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Rev 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (KJV)

The seventh in any cycle is a "sabbath" or rest. If the least is born again, then he may certainly rest on his laurels with regards to this letter; but only before finally overcoming the world in full modal collapse as of his circuit. At every juncture where a choice to overcome must be made, he is faced with the absolute conviction to never become lukewarm; there is no middle that is positive in such choices.

Christ states that He is the principal and true witness to all creation; He, is judge over all and the conviction He supplies is absolute. To avoid the circuit is rebellion, and to remain lukewarm worse to God overall - for He would rather his angel were cold than lukewarm.

Making no decision is as bad as going back on a decision, worse occurs than merely holding up the second coming; it is grounds for slander and blasphemy to continue to inflict injury on Christ's name and person; for that lukewarm spirit is grounds for Satan to claim sovereignty. Such a Christian playing the odds should be expelled, but also should never be Christ's right hand; His justification and Christ's own testimony of him in the heavenlies turning to vomit in His own mouth.

Without the victory already, to remain in the church lukewarm is to be "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked". It is the case that any church he attends does not supply him with 100% of that which he needs, or even 10%, but it is all tainted and requires overcoming. Only Christ may supply it him, as to those things which he needs.

He requires a good character in works, cleanness of faith and much discernment - as without any heavenly aid, the only guilty party in such indecision is only he himself! To be without these tokens is to test that the "shame of thy nakedness do not appear". He is otherwise naked and without salvation, operating under the devices of Satan, if he will not swiftly repent.

Christ is always ready to open the door to him and all others. That requires the individual to choose Christ if he would be so chosen by Christ; for the door needs opening from the inside also!

The reward for overcoming every such decision is being able to judge or, rather, to judge ones self whilst also enthroned and so to effect change in one's own life with heavenly aid. That gives rise to being born again in any circumstance and for the least to be fed with "hidden manna".

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