Christ Speaks to Seven Churches in Asia Minor


THE REWARD PROMISED TO THESE FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS IS "A CROWN OF LIFE” Revelation 2:10



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THE REWARD PROMISED TO THESE FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS IS "A CROWN OF LIFE” Revelation 2:10
James 1:12 explains, "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation, for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."
These believers were ordinary people such as we are and they had the same promises of God we have. What would we do under the threat of death! Would we RECANT! Some might complain that this is an unfair question. History records that some in other churches during this persecution did recant and deny their faith in Christ. When the threat was over they wanted to return to the fellowship of the local churches, and in justifying their actions said that it was only what was in a man's heart really counted. Yet the Scriptures teach if it's in the heart it will come out and be in the life and on the lips. Romans 10:10 says "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation..." Confession of the mouth is inseparable with salvation. There should never be any silent Christians. One's silence speaks very loud and reveals their lack of faith! AYe are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.@ (1 John 4:4).
Jesus praised them for dying instead of uttering even one sentence of denial of Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:18 says Christ to the Christian is preeminent in all things meaning first and all. The message is clear that a life which publicly rejects Christ is worthless. One man`s life is of such a value to our Lord that He thought it was worth dying for. One person's lack of true witness for Christ can seriously affect many lives and hurt his church.



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