You Are Not Useless, You Are Next

I begin with the story of the four lepers as recorded in 2 Kings 7, to inform you that you are not useless, God has selected you to be the next good news bearer. As written the 2 Kings 6:24 to 7:1-end, the four lepers did not see themselves as useless or insignificant. They did ...

Your Identity in Christ

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,” – Ephesians 2:19 Definition: Identity is ‘who a person is.’ It is your ‘distinguishing character.’ I know that the word identity is not strange to anyone of us, in that we all live ...

I Will Finish Well

Paul, the Apostle said, “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the ...

The Throne Revealed (Revelation 4)

As John continues reporting his vision, he takes us to another unit of the vision in chapter 4. Opening of inner eyes John states that he sees the door of heaven opened and One sitting on a throne set in heaven (4:1-2). He sees the beauty and deco of the One who sits on the ...

Letter to the church in Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22 NIV):

Who is addressing the church? “… the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.” (vs. 14) Their Deeds/works: “… you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” (vs. 15) Their Offenses: “So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold— … (vs. 16)You say, ‘I ...

Letter to the church in Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7-13):

The Philadelphia church received a comforting and encouraging letter from Jesus Christ, because she please Him. Smyrna church is another one that received this type of commendation among all other churches. Philadelphia church was one that pleased the Lord even though she was in an idolatrous environment Who is addressing the church? “… the holy ...

Letter to the church in Sardis (Rev. 3:1-6):

Sardis was a wealthy center of commerce in Asia Minor at that time. The first gold and silver coins were said to have been minted in Sardis. Who is addressing the church? “…him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars…” (vs. 2) Their Deeds/works: “you have a name that you are ...

Letter to the church in Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-29):

With twelve (12) verses, this letter to the church of Thyatira is the longest of the seven written to the churches. Background: A city specialized in dyeing. Lydia, the purple seller (Acts 16:14) came from there and people primarily worshiped the sun god (Apollo) there. Who is addressing the church? The Son of God, whose ...

Letter to the church in Pergamum (The Compromising Church) -Rev. 2:12-17:

Who is addressing the church? He who has the sharp two-edged sword: (v. 12) Their Deeds/works: Jesus first affirms the good standing of the believers in Pergamum, living in a challenging time and place – full of pagan influences – saying,“… you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in ...

Letter to the church in Smyrna (Rev. 2:8-11):

Who is addressing the church? The First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life (2:8; Isa. 48:12). As the First, He made all things. As the Last, He will judge all things. Their Deeds/works:  “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are ...