Behold! Jesus Has a Profound Relationship with His Churches!

January 25, 2013

Revelation 2-3 provides striking information about the ongoing relationship between the glorified Jesus and His churches. Walking among His churches (Rev. 2:1), He knows them profoundly (Rev. 2:23).

If you belong to any kind of church that professes to be one of His churches, you would do well to meditate on all that Jesus knows about you and your church:

  • He knows the leaders of the churches (Rev. 2:1; 3:1)
  • He knows the works of all those who are in His churches (Rev. 2:2, 9, 13, 19, 22, 23; 3:2, 8, 15)
  • He knows of those who cannot bear evil people (Rev. 2:2)
  • He knows of their efforts in dealing with false teachers in the churches (Rev. 2:2)
  • He knows the profound dedication to His name that some in His churches have (Rev. 2:3, 13; 3:8)
  • He knows their minds and hearts (Rev. 2:4, 10, 23; 3:16)
  • He knows the causes of the problems that all who are in His churches have (Rev. 2:4, 20; 3:2, 15, 17)
  • He knows the solutions for their problems  (Rev. 2:5, 10, 16; 3:2, 3, 18, 19)
  • He knows their righteous hatred of the deeds of evil people (Rev. 2:6)
  • He knows the importance of their overcoming (Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 26: 3:5, 12, 21)
  • He knows their past, present, and future (Rev. 2:4, 10, 13, 19; 3:5, 10)
  • He knows their enemies, both human (Rev. 2:2, 10) and supernatural (Rev. 2:10, 13)
  • He knows the blasphemies of their enemies (Rev. 2:9)
  • He knows their sufferings (Rev. 2:13)
  • He knows those among them who hold to false doctrines (Rev. 2:14, 15) and those who are false teachers (Rev. 2:20)
  • He knows who are His bondservants (Rev. 2:20)
  • He knows those among them who have accepted the false doctrines of the false teachers among them (Rev. 2:22, 23)
  • He knows those who have not known the depths of the false teaching that some have taught among them (Rev. 2:24)
  • He knows who among them are not true believers (Rev. 3:1)
  • He knows the weaknesses of those who are in His churches (Rev. 3:2)
  • He knows their failures (Rev. 2:4, 14, 20; 3:2)
  • He knows what they have received and heard (Rev. 3:3)
  • He knows when those who refuse to get right with Him will not be watching for His coming (Rev. 3:3)
  • He knows those who have not soiled their garments (Rev. 3:4)
  • He knows those who will be worthy of walking with Him in glory (Rev. 3:4)
  • He knows those whose names are in the Book of Life (Rev. 3:5)
  • He knows what open doors He has set before those who are in His churches—doors that no one can shut (Rev. 3:8)
  • He knows what their enemies know and who they really are (Rev. 3:9)
  • He knows the faithfulness of those who have devoted themselves to Him (Rev. 2:13; 3:10)
  • He knows what all the people who are in His churches  do not know about their own true state before Him (Rev. 3:17)
  • He knows those who are zealous for His sake and those who are not (Rev. 2:3, 19; 3:15, 16, 17, 19)
  • He knows the glories that await those who are truly His, which they have no ability to know about apart from what God has revealed to them in His Word (Rev. 2:7, 10, 11, 17, 26, 27, 28; 3:4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 21)

Because of Jesus’ amazingly profound relationship to His churches, we who are in His churches should commit ourselves wholly to the cause of Christ’s glory in the world through His churches!

Rajesh

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