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Letter to Laodicea

The Seventh Letter: Laodicea


"Unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans"

He will be a prophet

Word oriented

Prophecy will come to pass

Isaiah 28:9; Amos 3:6-7

There will be false prophets

Matthew 24:23-26; I Timothy 4:1; II Timothy 4:3,4; II Peter 2:1,2

A false prophet is outside the Word

He will be a man of Revelation

Paul had visions and revelations

He will be a man led of the Spirit

Paul was led by the Spirit

He will be a man of Miracles

Paul worked miracles

He will be a man of the Word

Student of the Word

Preacher of the Word

Believer of the Word

The City "Laodicea"

Means "People's rights", Rule by the people

Democratic form of government

This is the "Church of the Laodiceans"

It was a rich city

Age began shortly after the turn of the 20th century

This is the last Church Age

Complaint - 3:15-19

Lukewarm - v. 16

Formal not Spiritual - Galatians 6:3 ; II Tim. 3:5

Proud - v. 17

"Thou sayest" Self-righteous

Materially - Rich - Increased with goods


"Have need of nothing"


"And knowest not" - Deceived - Proverbs 12:15


"Distressed" - "Shabby" Romans 7:24




"A beggar as cringing" - "to crouch"

"Causing to fall"

Spiritually - this generation


"Opaque" (as if smoky) "Tuphlos"

"Naked" - The carnal condition of the Church

Counsel , vv. 18-22

To Buy

The Source of purchase - "Me"

Gold - The Nature of God
White Raiment - The Righteousness of God
Eye-salve - The Anointing of God

The purchasing factor - Faith

To Repent v. 19

To Hear His Voice v. 20

To Overcome

The Promise to the Overcomer -- "The Throne"

To Hear The Spirit v. 22