Jesus reassures us that He is coming soon and He will help us endure to the end.

BibleGateway: Revelation 3:7-13

ESV Text: Revelation 3:7-13

Revelation 3:7-13 (Listen)

To the Church in Philadelphia

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. 12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name. 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 3

     7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 447:
Fight the Good Fight

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Fight the good fight With all thy might; 
Christ is thy Strength and Christ thy Right. 
Lay hold on life, and it shall be 
Thy joy and crown eternally. 

2. Run the straight race Thro’ God’s good grace; 
Lift up thine eyes and seek His face. 
Life with its way before us lies; 
Christ is the Path and Christ the Prize. 

3. Cast care aside; Upon thy Guide 
Lean, and His mercy will provide; 
Lean, and the trusting soul shall prove 
Christ is its Life and Christ its Love. 

4. Faint not nor fear, His arms are near; 
He changeth not, and thou art dear. 
Only believe, and thou shalt see 
That Christ is All in all to thee. 


Hymn: LSB 654 Your Kingdom, O God, Is My Glorious Treasure
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