To the Church in Laodicea

Revelation 3

14 "And to the 1 angel of the church 2 of the Laodiceans write,
j 'These things says the Amen, k the Faithful and True Witness, l the Beginning of the creation of God:

15 m "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither 3 cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 "Because you say, n 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing' - and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked - 18 "I counsel you o to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and p white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 q "As many as I love, I rebuke and r chasten. 4 Therefore be 5 zealous and repent. 20 "Behold, s I stand at the door and knock. t If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, u I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 "To him who overcomes v I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22 w "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." ' "

  1. Cross References
    Romans 2:16
    In the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 9:16
    "For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake."
  3. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles -
  4. Cross References
    Acts 28:31
    Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.
    2 Timothy 4:17
    But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
  5. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:13
    Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
  6. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:6
    Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
    1 Thessalonians 5:9
    For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. Cross References
    Romans 6:5
    For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.
    Romans 6:8
    Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.
    1 Thessalonians 5:10
    Who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 19:28
    So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
    Luke 22:29
    And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me.
    Romans 5:17
    For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
    Romans 8:17
    And if children, then heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 10:33
    But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
    Luke 12:9
    But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
    1 Timothy 5:8
    But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
  10. Cross References
    Numbers 23:19
    God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
    Titus 1:2
    In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.
  11. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:21
    I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality.
    1 Timothy 6:4
    He is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions.
    2 Timothy 2:23
    But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
    Titus 3:9
    But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.
  12. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:13
    Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
    2 Peter 1:10
    Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.
  13. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:20
    Of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
  14. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:12
    Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
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