The Faithful and True Witness says of Us.
Revelation 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 thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.”
Consider this very carefully: All these things spoken of here, every Christian should have.
We should have the gold, which speaks of God in our lives; and how rich we are with Him in our lives!
We should have the white raiment of Christ’s righteousness, to cover us; and the righteous acts of our obedience to our Lord, to adorn His mercy to us.
We should have eyes that see, by faith; for darkness brings blindness. So Christ says to anoint our eyes ,by the Holy Spirit, using that honesty which removes the darkness, and brings us to the Light.
Yet the Faithful and True Witness says we lack these three essential things; and are not even aware of it.
How can this be?
It can only be if the letter of the promise is claimed; without the personal experience of that promise.
Christ promises Eternal Life to all who come and receive Him into their hearts and lives.
John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
It is receiving Him, not heaven, which gives us the power to be saved.
In Christ is Life. We open our lives to Him, as sinners in need of a Savior from our sin.
We do not come to Christ to receive heaven, He will not give us “pretend” life, but real life, in Him.
In Laodicea, the Church is seen as gathered in a place which does not have Christ in it. It is not that He does not have first place there; He does not have any place there.
He is out side the door of His own Church asking that each individual that hears His knock and voice, will open to Him.
It is not the Church door they open, but the door to their hearts and lives; for He offers communion and power to “any man” who will open to Him.
Revelation 3:20″Behold, I stand the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
This “sup” is communion, and fellowship.
And then He says that all who overcome will receive throne authority.
Revelation 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.”
But what do we “overcome”?
We are to overcome anything which stands in the way of God’s Will for us. Just as Christ overcame everything which stood in the way of His Father’s Will for Him.