I know many like to study the book of Revelation for prophecy. Personally, I don't get much into prophecy for the future. I know Christ will come again and take us to heaven and this world will come to an end. The detail I don't try to figure out. I just know in my heart and life I need and long to be ready and in tune with God at all times. God will carry me through no matter what His plans and details are.
I do, however like to read passages from Revelation. Ones like: don't take away or add to the Word of God. And I especially like and am many times reminded of the the 7 churches in the 2nd and 3rd chapters.
This morning was one of those times. I went to bed at 9:15, slowly fell asleep and woke up some time around 3:30 to look at the snow which is piling up outside and still coming down. Unusual for NC. Still awake, I decided to email Carol Kent (the author of a book I am reading called "A New Kind of Normal). And also to read about the Laodicean church in the 3rd chapter of Revelation. Here are some facts listed there:
God comments that He is a faithful and true witness to us.
Also note that His word was relevant not only to the Laodiceans but to all of mankind through all ages including us today.
He called them lukewarm.
He said they professed to need nothing
He said they were wretched, miserable, poor, blind, naked.
By the way this was people in a church. (Being in a church doesn't mean you are going to heaven)
He warned he would spit them out.
He told them to get white rainment.
He told them to anoint their eyes with eyesalve so they could see properly.
He said I rebuke and chasten you because I love you.
He admonished them to: Repent
He told them If you listen to me I will come into your heart and fellowship you.
He told them If you overcome you will sit on My throne with Me
He said if you are willing to open your ear, hear and listen and realize what I am saying to you.