Stay faithful, holding onto the Word, because there is not much time left. The Lord is coming soon.

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:

The section starts at about 1:0 and ends at about 2:32

     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 409 (LSB 685):
Let us Ever Walk with Jesus

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Let us ever walk with Jesus, 
Follow His example pure, 
Flee the world, which would deceive us 
And to sin our souls allure. 
Ever in His footsteps treading, 
Body here, yet soul above, 
Full of faith and hope and love, 
Let us do the Father’s bidding. 
Faithful Lord, abide with me; 
Savior, lead, I follow Thee. 

2. Let us suffer here with Jesus, 
To His image, e’er conform; 
Heaven’s glory soon will please us, 
Sunshine follow on the storm. 
Though we sow in tears of sorrow, 
We shall reap with heavenly joy; 
And the fears that now annoy 
Shall be laughter on the morrow. 
Christ, I suffer here with Thee; 
There, oh, share Thy joy with me! 

3. Let us also die with Jesus. 
His death from the second death, 
From our soul’s destruction, frees us, 
Quickens us with life’s glad breath. 
Let us mortify, while living, 
Flesh and blood and die to sin; 
And the grave that shuts us in 
Shall but prove the gate to heaven. 
Jesus, here I die to Thee 
There to live eternally. 

4. Let us gladly live with Jesus; 
Since He’s risen from the dead, 
Death and grave must soon release us. 
Jesus, Thou art now our Head, 
We are truly Thine own members; 
Where Thou livest, there live we. 
Take and own us constantly, 
Faithful Friend, as Thy dear brethren. 
Jesus, here I live to Thee, 
Also there eternally.