Dear Brethren,

When does the Laodicean church era begin?  It seems that all brethren wish to believe that they are Philadelphians.  If that is the case - where do Laodiceans come from?  We all realize that the return of Jesus Christ is very near.  We also know that the last church era before the return of Christ is Laodicea.  It stands to reason that we must be very near, or even in the Laodicean church era already.  Where is the Laodicean church?  "Laodicean," is the predominant attitude that prevails in the end-time church.  Wouldn't it be wise and prudent to seriously take a look at ourselves instead of point the finger at others?

"And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."  (Revelation 3:14-16)

Could it be that some, or all of us are Laodicean - without even knowing it?  How can we tell the difference between a Philadelphian and a Laodicean?  Is it possible to determine for ourselves.

"Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent." (Revelation 3:17-20)

Laodiceans are a part of the true Church of God. What will the Laodiceans be doing during the Tribulation?  Will they be able to be in the first resurrection?  Are there any parables about Laodiceans that would give brethren an idea of what to expect?  Does Jesus say that we should hear the messages that He gives to all the different church eras?

Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Revelation 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."  (Revelation 3:14-22)


Sermon:  "Laodicea"