The greeting and description of Jesus


3:7  And to the angel [messenger or pastor] of the church in Philadelphia write;

            [1] These things saith

                        [a.] he that is holy,

                        [b.] he that is true,

[c.] he that hath the key of David [God’s sure mercies (2 Sam. 7:15, Acts 13:34); and the power to open and shut, lock and unlock, and bind and loose with the keys (authority) of the kingdom (Matt. 16:19)],

                        [d.] he that openeth, and

[11.] no man shutteth; and

                        [e.] [he that] shutteth, and

[11.] no man openeth;

The commendation


 3:8      [1] I know

[a.] thy works:

[2] behold,

[a.] I have set before thee an open door [not the Rapture of the Church, but the windows of heaven: wealth and riches for the end time harvest of souls (Deut. 8:18): Money cometh to the body of Christ], and

[11.] no man can shut it: for thou

                                                [aa.] hast a little strength, and

                                                [bb.] hast kept my word, and

                                                [cc.] hast not denied my name.

No admonition


3:9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan,

[1] which say they are Jews,

[a.] and are not,

[b.] but do lie;

[2] behold, I will make them

                        [a.] to come and

[11.] worship before thy feet [for all the wealth and riches that I will give you], and   

                        [b.] to know that

[11.] I have loved thee.

 3:10  Because

            [1] thou hast kept the word of my patience, 

            [2] I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,

                        [a.] which shall come upon all the world,

[11.] to try them that dwell upon the earth [this is the wrath of God poured out during the last 3 ½ years of the Antichrist Covenant week and Daniel's 70th week, before the second coming of Jesus to reign upon the earth. It is the latter rain Philadelphia Church which gets raptured].


 3:11  Behold,

            [1] I come quickly:

            [2] hold that fast which thou hast,

[a.] that no man take thy crown.

The reward for obedience


 3:12  Him that overcometh will I

            [1] make a pillar

[a.] in the temple of my God, and

            [2] he shall go no more out: and

            [3] I will write upon him

[a.] the name of my God, and

                        [b.] the name of the city of my God,

[11.] [which is] new Jerusalem,

[aa.] which cometh down out of heaven

[111.] from my God: and

            [4] [I will write upon him] my new name.


 3:13  He that hath an ear, let him hear

[1] what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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