Revelation 3

Chapter 3

3:1  And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

3:2  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

perfect

(See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .

3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

angels

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

3:7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

3:10  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

world

"oikoumene" = inhabited earth. (See Scofield "Luke 2:1") .

3:12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

go no more

See, Psalms 23:6, contrast, Hebrews 13:14 .

3:21  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Father

This passage, in harmony with Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ; Matthew 19:28 ; Acts 2:30 Acts 2:34 Acts 2:35 ; Acts 15:14-16 is conclusive that Christ is not now seated upon His own throne. The Davidic Covenant, and the promises of God through the prophets and Angle Gabriel concerning the Messianic kingdom await fulfilment.

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