“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.”
-The church of Philadelphia; the faithful church was dedicated to God & Jesus implored them to hold fast righteousness through faith so that no one would take their crowns. As the body of Christ; the church is designed for spiritual growth & moral authority; bringing us closer to God as we keep His word & proclaim His name. Since as the church we are the body of Christ; our personal relationships with God should motivate us individually to obtain Christs’ new name. Jesus tells us that He is coming quickly & the ones who overcomes will obtain the crown of life. As sheep follow their shepherd diligently without looking to the left or to the right; we are called to follow Jesus faithfully like the church of Philadelphia with our eyes cast on Him Who is the author & finisher of our faith. The Lord has promised to reward those who love Him with the crown of life; those who endure temptations for they have been approved (Jam 1:12). Further, those who overcome will be established pillars in the temple of the Lord & they shall not be moved.
Our Father who at in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread & forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power & the glory; forever & ever. Amen
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