Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Jesus is giving the church at Sardis a warning to repent and to turn back to God. It sounds as if believers in the church had become spiritually complacent; they had become weak. Yet now, with a sound of urgency in the heralds voice, I hear...
"Arise, Arise, dust yourselves off and turn to the Lord. Awake out of your slumber, for you have become a spiritually complacent church.
Stand up, direct your attention to the voice I have sent out to alert you. Wake up out of your sleep, vigorously shake and wake those around you, warn one another, for time as you know it will soon come to an end.
Make haste, turn your back on the way you have become accustomed to and turn your face towards the light."
Rev 3:1-6 Write the following to the messenger of the congregation in Sardis, for these are the words of the one who holds the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know all that you do and I know that you have a reputation for being really “alive,” but you’re actually dead! Wake up and strengthen all that remains before it dies, for I haven’t found your works to be perfect in the sight of my God. So remember all the things you’ve received and heard, then turn back to God and obey them. For if you continue to slumber, I will come to you like a thief, and you’ll have no idea at what hour I will come. Yet there are still a few in Sardis who have remained pure, and they will walk in fellowship with me in brilliant light, for they are worthy. And the one who experiences victory will be dressed in white robes and I will never, no never erase your name from the Book of Life. I will acknowledge your name before my Father and his angels. So the one whose heart is open let him listen carefully to what the Spirit is now saying to all the churches.