Open your bible to revelation chapter 3, and we are looking at verses 7 to, the letter from the lord jesus to the church in the city of philadelphia. The sleeping church that needed to wake up revelation 3. Whats hidden in the old book is revealed in the new testament. Members of the church of god in philadelphia undoubtedly.
The philadelphia period of the church matches that of the great awakening and advent movement in the 18th century and the revelation of judgment beginning in the 19th century, in 1844. The book of revelation explained by pastor allen nolan is a teaching series on how to unravel the mysteries of the book of the revelation. Revelation s warning the church in philadelphia was the sixth of seven churches who received a spiritual evaluation directly from god through jesus christ. The cornice from a building in ancient philadelphia photo by joel meeker.
Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches. Boycott, capital jerusalem, church of philadelphia, church of. The royal book of revelation kindle edition by flurry, gerald, church of god, philadelphia. Philadelphia was the sixth of seven congregations to receive a message from jesus christ at the end of the first century. In the book of revelation, john used this old testament metaphor to get across a vital message to the church in philadelphia, and thereby to all christians. Aug 26, 2015 this is the seventh part in the bible study series. The church of philadelphia, god was pleased with the church of philadelphia, why. Revelations warning the church in philadelphia was the sixth of seven churches who received a spiritual evaluation directly from god through jesus christ.
These cities are all located in western asia minor. Everyone knows that our historic american city of philadelphia, pennsylvania, named for the church to which we come today, means brotherly love although some philadelphians today call it the city of the brotherly shove. Although several ancient cities bore the name of philadelphia, this is generally agreed to be the one listed among the seven churches written to by john in the book of revelation. The church that had patiently persevered revelation 3. In the letters he applauds and chastises each church and he offers them advice on how to get back on track. This is the seventh part in the bible study series. And to the angel of the church in philadelphia write, these things says he. Revelation 4 the church in heaven sunday, may 5, 20. There you will see seven actual letters from jesus one to each church. For an overview of the messages to all seven congregations, see seven churches of revelation. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
May the church of philadelphia,gods very own church grow from strength to strength in this world ruled by the. Every bible believing christian aught to read this book which gives one a clear understanding of bible prophecy at the end times. To a church like the church at philadelphia the lord says he will open doors of ministry and service, and no one can shut them. Jesus also told the church in philadelphia he would keep them from. The book of revelation is one of the most misunderstood and misused books in the. Unlike the other letters to the churches in revelation 2 and 3, correction is not to be found. The seven churches of revelation life in a dying world. The city, originally named diospolis the city of jupiter and then rhoas, was given the name laodicea by. Gods inspired words to the congregation at philadelphia are an uplifting message of hope and encouragement.
Seven churches, god was pleased with only two churches. This is a transcription of the audio lecture book of revelation 08 the church of philadelphia, chakra ajna, which you can download for free to continue our series of lectures from the book of revelation, we follow the course of the second chapter, which is tracking the progress of the fires of the holy spirit, or the kundalini, up the spinal column through the churches of assiah. The biblical city was located about 28 miles southeast of the city of sardis. The letter to philadelphia suggests that this church will retain its separatist leanings even throughout the last days. There are 3 theories to the time rapture of the church will take place in relation to the great tribulation period. Church of philadelphia archives book of revelation. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading unveiled at last. Book of revelation read, study bible verses online. The sixth letter of revelation is addressed to the church of philadelphia. It was transcribed from the ninth recording in his the book of the revelation series, entitled philadelphia, the faithful church transcribed by preach the word. Why was the city given to the romans when its king died. The seven churches described in the book of revelation. Members of the church of god in philadelphia undoubtedly faced similar influences and pressures as did other christians at the time.
Thyatira, sardis, philadelphia, and laodicea revelations 1. It was backed by volcanic cliffs and though the land was rich and fertile from the volcanic residue, philadelphia was a dangerous place to live due the many earthquakes experienced by the region. To the church in philadelphia to the angel of the church in philadelphia write. A round trip visit to all the seven churches of revelation, starting at laodicea, would be 523 kilometers or 325 miles. In this series on the seven churches of revelation, we have examined the churches in ephesus, smyrna, pergamum, thyatira and sardis. Bible prophecy revealed ebook written by gerald flurry, philadelphia church of god. But the focus of this book is on the royal rule of gods family. My prayer is that we would be a philadelphia church in todays times. Church of philadelphia transcription gnostic teachings. Why did the church in philadelphia receive a direct message from the. This city was in the interior, southeast of sardis, and had never attained the eminence of most of the other seats of the seven churches. He opens the door for the church his royal household and allows it to come into the presence of god. It will be a haven for people who, in obedience to the commands we find in 2 timothy 3.
Index books of the bible revelation church in philadelphia. To the church of philadelphia sermon by johnny small. The revelation of jesus christ webberville church of christ. These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks.
Seven churches of revelation bible study david jeremiah blog. The book of daniel and revelation complement each other. People of the world see it as the blackest kind of disasterwhich they foolishly bring upon themselves. That the church itself was poor and wanting in worldly endowments seems to be indicated by re 3. In the book of revelation, jesus christ instructed john to write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches. The seven churches of revelation, also known as the seven churches of the apocalypse and the seven churches of asia, are seven major churches of early christianity, as mentioned in the new testament book of revelation. On his second missionary journey he tried to go into the province of asia to preach the gospel but was forbidden by the holy spirit. Message to the church of philadelphia revelation 3. This sermon was delivered at the iron hall evangelical church in belfast, northern ireland, by pastor david legge.
Up to this point, phrases from the vision of chapter 1 were used to identify the speaker. The church whose false prophetess was leading people astray revelation 2. What makes this book so electrifying is that most of it is being fulfilled right now. You will see that this church receives no rebuke, as it is a good church that seeks the truth and desires to follow the lord jesus wherever he goes. Philadelphia is the sixth of the seven churches listed in the book of revelation. Revelation is the most misunderstood book in the bible. These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key. In our study of this section of letters to the churches, these churches in cities in ancient asia minor, we have learned that each one of the churches was unique. The only reference to his appearance is found in the book of isaiahmore than seven hundred years. The philadelphian church is the recipient of this letter. Jesus promises the church of philadelphia that he will keep them from the hour of trial coming to test those who dwell on earth. These churchesephesus, smyrna, pergamos, thyatira, sardis, philadelphia and laodiceawere located along one of. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the royal book of revelation. But there is an admonition to continue what they were already doing.
Daniel unlocks revelation kindle edition by flurry. W hen you study the book of revelation, one of the first things that you will look at are the seven churches listed in revelation chapters 2 and 3. Philadelphia was located on a main artery between rome and pergamos. The book itself reveals that the author was a jew, well versed in scripture, a church leader who was well known to the seven churches of asia minor, and a deeply religious person fully convinced that the christian faith would soon triumph over the demonic forces at work in the world. Its theme is victory in christ, thus a letter of comfort 14. Philadelphia is listed as the sixth church of the seven.
Every person on this earth is given this opportunity. Today we will examine the church of philadelphia and not only how our church compares to it, but also how we as individual christians compare to the christians in philadelphia. What was jesus message to the church in philadelphia in. The philadelphia church became predominant during the twentieth century. If i could choose one church to be a part of out of these seven churches, it would be the church at philadelphia. Nov, 2019 the book of revelation explained by pastor allen nolan is a teaching series on how to unravel the mysteries of the book of the revelation. Apparently, there was no suitable expression to introduce an important point for the philadelphians. May 22, 2002 to the church of philadelphia in this series on the seven churches of revelation, we have examined the churches in ephesus, smyrna, pergamum, thyatira and sardis. Dec 22, 2015 the sixth letter of revelation is addressed to the church of philadelphia. The book of revelation records seven messages from jesus christ to seven churches that existed in asia minor toward the end of the first century a. The seven churches of revelation, also known as the seven churches of asia, are seven major churches of early christianity. Conquers, or overcome strongs g3528, nikao occurs 28 times in the new testament and 15 times in the book of revelation. The word philadelphia roughly translates to mean friendly city or city of brotherly love.
Laodicea, located at the junction of several important trade routes, is 77 kilometers 48 miles from philadelphia alasehir and 155 kilometers 96 miles from ephesus. The book of revelation addresses seven letters to seven churches in. Daniel unlocks revelation kindle edition by flurry, gerald. These things says the holy one, the one who is true.
As you know, we have been going through revelation, chapters 2 and 3, and the letters to seven churches in asia minor that were written to those churches by the lord himself, the head of the church i. Philadelphia, which means brotherly love, was situated in lydia along the hermus river valley about 38 miles southeast of sardis. It was written to christians of the first century 1. Rapture in the book of revelation christian truth center. And to the angel of the church in philadelphia, write. The church that needed to repent of sin revelation 2. What was jesus message to the church in philadelphia in revelation. The church of the open door the city and the assembly 3.680 784 1268 514 392 9 632 688 1184 967 167 965 834 1452 1589 24 1470 1426 1428 1374 1441 515 211 396 237 128 1013 370