When in the book of Revelation Christ addresses himself to the Asian churches, he follows a general order of items. This, yes, pattern is suggestive, that Christ works by a pattern, and lays down a pattern of work, worship and behavior for his people. (See previous post.)

In his addresses, he invariably includes toward the end of each message this phrase, reminiscent of what he said while on earth: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (2:7 etc., NET). Continue reading

ananias_saulThe latest “God with Us” meditation, translated from the Portuguese, for your encouragement to do God’s will.

Prayer isn’t the answer to everything. For three days Saul prayed and fasted, but when the gospel was preached to him, Ananias told him to quit praying and get up to obey the Lord.

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