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In this future scene, John witnesses the very moment when the time had come to initiate the final act of God’s will for planet earth. A plan conceived before the foundations of this world but sealed up by God in this scroll was about to come to its ultimate fruition. . .
Following his dictation of these letters Jesus wanted to be sent to “the seven churches of Asia” — the record of which is recorded for us in chapters 2 and 3, Revelation 4 opens with John (who’s been instructed to write the “things which he had seen” (the Glorified Jesus in chapter 1), “the things which are” (these seven letters written to the Church Age), before recording “the things which will take place after these things”) being immediately raptured into the future finding himself specifically in the throne room of heaven. . .
Last Sunday we began our examination of the third and final section of the Book of Revelation by diving into this amazing fourth chapter. After finishing up his dictation of Jesus’ letters to the seven churches of Asia, our author John tells us “after these things” he immediately found himself being raptured “in the Spirit” into the throne room of heaven. . .
Unique to this manuscript is the fact Jesus provides for us at the end of the first chapter an outline for the way this incredible revelation of Himself would unfold. Back in chapter 1, after providing the reader with a general greeting and introduction, John recounts the very moment he received this spectacular revelation of Jesus Christ. . .
Before we dive into the final letter Jesus address to the church of Laodicea, I want to take a quick second and recap where we are regarding the movements within Church History. . .
Over the last several weeks we’ve been working our way through a series of letters Jesus dictates to the Apostle John to be sent to seven different cities located in the Roman province of Asia Minor. Before we work our way verse-by-verse through this sixth letter addressed to the church of Philadelphia, let me establish a profile of this ancient city. . .