To the Church in Philadelphia

Revelation 3

7 "And to the 1 angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
'These things says n He who is holy, o He who is true, p "He who has the key of David, q He who opens and no one shuts, and r shuts and no one opens": 2

8 s "I know your works. See, I have set before you t an open door, 3 and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 "Indeed I will make u those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie - indeed v I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 "Because you have kept 4 My command to persevere, w I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon x the whole world, to test those who dwell y on the earth. 11 5 "Behold, z I am coming quickly! a Hold fast what you have, that no one may take b your crown. 12 "He who overcomes, I will make him c a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall d go out no more. e I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the f New Jerusalem, which g comes down out of heaven from My God. h And I will write on him My new name. 13 i "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '

  1. Cross References
    Romans 3:20
    Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
    Ephesians 2:8
    For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
    Ephesians 2:9
    Not of works, lest anyone should boast.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 8:28
    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
  3. Cross References
    Romans 16:25
    Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began
    Ephesians 1:4
    Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
    Titus 1:2
    In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.
  4. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:9
    Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 9:15
    But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
  6. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:19
    Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.
  7. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:14
    But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.
    Titus 1:9
    Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
  8. Cross References
    Romans 2:20
    An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and truth in the law.
    Romans 6:17
    But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
  9. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:3
    If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness.
  10. Cross References
    2 Timothy 4:19
    Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 6:4
    That your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
    Mark 9:41
    For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.
  12. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 1:10
    When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
  13. Cross References
    Hebrews 6:10
    For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
  14. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:2
    To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
  15. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
  16. Cross References
    2 Timothy 4:5
    But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
  17. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:7
    Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock?
    1 Timothy 1:18
    This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.
  18. Cross References
    2 Peter 2:20
    For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
  19. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:25
    And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
  20. Cross References
    Proverbs 2:6
    For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  21. Cross References
    Romans 1:3
    Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh.
    Romans 1:4
    And declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
  22. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:4
    And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
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