Bible: Revelation 3:7-13

To the Church in Philadelphia

3:7To 1  the angel of the church in Philadelphia write the following: 2 

This is the solemn pronouncement of 3  the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors 4  no one can shut, and shuts doors 5  no one can open: 3:8 I know your deeds. (Look! I have put 6  in front of you an open door that no one can shut.) 7  I know 8  that you have little strength, 9  but 10  you have obeyed 11  my word and have not denied my name. 3:9 Listen! 12  I am going to make those people from the synagogue 13  of Satan – who say they are Jews yet 14  are not, but are lying – Look, I will make 15  them come and bow down 16  at your feet and acknowledge 17  that I have loved you. 3:10 Because you have kept 18  my admonition 19  to endure steadfastly, 20  I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away 21  your crown. 22  3:12 The one who conquers 23  I will make 24  a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never depart from it. I 25  will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God), 26  and my new name as well. 3:13 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

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