For those who will respond to Jesus’s chastening—who open the door to Jesus’s gentle knock—then Jesus would come in to dine together with them, certainly a reference both to God’s invitation in the Torah to feast with God, and to the love feasts of the early church, celebrating the Lord’s Supper.
Revelation 3: Laodicea, Appearances Deceive
By all accounts, the Laodicean Christians really were rich in both temporal wealth and spiritual teaching. But Jesus said they were actually impoverished and they had no idea.
Revelation 3: Laodicea, Tepid Tap Water
The word Jesus used, ἐμέω | emeō, actually means vomit. It brings to mind that feeling of having put something so repellant into one’s mouth that the gag reflex kicks in and out it spews before one hardly has the chance to stop.
Revelation 3: Laodicea
Everything needed to understand what Jesus was saying to the assembly in Laodicea is embedded in this post, but it needs a sleuth to work it all out
Revelation 3: Beloved Philadelphians
After affirming their salvation, Jesus promised the assembly in Philadelphia others would know He loved them, and protection from what was about to come.
Revelation 3: Philadelphia
Jesus would not permit God’s adversaries from preventing God’s beloved entering God’s holy house. Jesus had opened the portal, and no one could shut it.