Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Book of Revelation by Chuck Missler – Hour 8 – Philadelphia

I am excited to study the letter to the church of Philadelphia because it is the only letter that promises the people will be kept out of the Great Tribulation.  I want to see positive parallels between this church and my own.  I want to see the commended qualities manifest in my life.

To be a loyal ambassador is my desire.  I don’t want to take the name of the Lord in vain and cast a shadow upon Him because of my poor ambassadorship.  I want to be missionary minded.  My “church” is very missionary minded.  Philadelphia’s prophetic profile in representative of the Missionary Church and the evidence shows that this church is here on the earth, today.  Does that give you chills?

I learned recently from another study that some scholars believe there is a correlation between the seven kingdom parables of Matthew 13 and the letters to the churches of Revelation.  The church of Philadelphia corresponds to the parable of the pearl of great price in Matthew 13:45-46.

Homework for next time:  Read chapters 2 & 3.  Outline the letter to Laodicea.  What are the distinctives of this letter?  What remedies were necessary?  Read Matthew 13.  Why did Jesus speak in parables?  What secrets were revealed?  What personal lessons were gained?

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