I am excited about the ‘take home’ value of the Lord Jesus’ letters to the seven churches found in the Book of Revelation. In these letters, the Lord Jesus Himself is giving us the keys to living in revival. I’ve titled Sunday’s message, “The Danger of Living in A Dream State” (Revelation 3:1-6). In Revelation Chapters 2 and 3, all the churches are called to be fully awake to the One who is in their midst.
The first chapters of the Book of Revelation focus on the privileges of our new life in Christ. His life is the Overcoming Life! He offers us what it takes to live a life that is well-pleasing to Himself and brings benefit to others. Through fresh obedience to Christ we can overcome difficulties, discouragement, complacency, distractions, compromises with worldliness, deceptions of false teachings and false practices, and the kind of leniency that permits the enemy of our souls to extinguish our potential from bringing the glories of Christ to light in our part of the world.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”