Reflection (Sh). Sardis, The Dead Church by Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.


Week 70 shares with us : Sardis, The Dead Church .

About Revelation 3 .


"To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars : I know your works, you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead . 2Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die , for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3 So remember what you have received and heard, and hold fast , and repent. If you do not wake up, when you least expect will fall on you like a thief.
4 Yet you have a few in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes . They, to be worthy, shall walk with me in white . 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white. Never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and before his angels. 6 He that hath an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches . 

Revelation 3.3 - 6 NIV



The city of Sardis was an important city of Asia Minor, now Turkey .

1. This says that hath the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars : Recall the symbolic importance of numbers to the Jews : The number 7 expressed correctly ( In six days God finished all his work and 7 rested ) which has the seven spirits of God , ie the filling of the Holy Spirit and the seven stars , star is an image for angels can be interpreted as having the dominion and control over all the heavenly host .

Two . I know your works have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead : In our " Current Evangelical culture " takes as very spiritual to the thriving churches. A Church "die spiritually " when:
a. The liturgy is more important than the spiritual life.
b . The music of the song is more important than the message conveyed
c . When there are 4 hours of music and 15 minutes of preaching and 45 minutes of " Statements of Power " from the " Anointed One."
d . Social activities are more important than God's Word .
e . Anyway, when you love him more material to the spiritual.
f . When the number of members is more important than the number of converts .
g . When sin is tolerated.

Three . Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, I hold fast and repent. If you do not wake up, when you least expect will fall on you like a thief. What we received was The Word of God in general and the Gospel of Jesus in particular. The Prosperity Gospel and Life Color Rosa are not true .


Week 70 is about to begin . Are we ready ?


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