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YEAR OF THE BIBLE WEEK 47
Let's Be Honest
I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him. Ephesians 1:17 TPT
I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones! Ephesians 1:18 TPT
I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! Ephesians 1:19 TPT
INFLUENCE, IF NOT GUARDED, CAN DRIFT.
THE SEVEN CHURCHES:
- THE CHURCH OF EPHESUS.
I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don’t tolerate evil people…You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. Revelation 2:2-3
“But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!” Revelation 2:4
WHAT YOU DO IS MEANINGLESS IF YOU FORGET WHY YOU DO IT. NO ONE WANTS ACTIONS WITHOUT SUBSTANCE.
Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches. Revelation 2:5
- THE CHURCH OF SMYRNA.
“I know about your suffering and your poverty—but you are rich! I know the blasphemy of those opposing you. Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life.”
- THE CHURCH OF PERGAMUM.
- THE CHURCH OF THYATIRA.
I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman Jezebel to lead my servants astray. Revelations 2:19-20
- THE CHURCH OF SARDIS.
“I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief. Revelation 3:1-3
- THE CHURCH OF PHILADELPHIA.
- THE CHURCH OF LAODICEA.
“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” Revelation 3:15-16
You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked… I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. Revelation 3:17;19
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20
So be very careful how you live, not being like those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom, for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for his purposes. Ephesians 5:15-16 TPT
- FIND JESUS: FALL MORE IN LOVE WITH JESUS THROUGH PRAYER, THE SCRIPTURES, AND CHURCH.
- FIND FREEDOM: CONFESS YOUR STRUGGLES TO OTHERS AS YOU ARE STRENGTHENED BY COMMUNITY IN LIFE GROUPS.
- FIND PURPOSE: HAVE A PURPOSE BIGGER THAN YOURSELF AS YOU DEVELOP A DEEP DESIRE TO SEE PEOPLE EXPERIENCE JESUS!
- MAKE A DIFFERENCE: UNDERSTAND YOU ARE CALLED TO BE A DISCIPLE THAT MAKES DISCIPLES AS YOU SERVE OTHERS IN THE CHURCH.
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