Caught Between Two Calls


By Dean Fulks, August 20, 2023

The Revelation is more about present hope than a future calendar

Revelation 3:1 – “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

Revelation 3:2 – Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.

We deal with reality by displaying authenticity and humility

An unguarded strength can become your greatest weakness

Revelation 3:3 – Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you…He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

Revelation 3:4-5a – Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments..

Walking in white means that God has made a covenant with us

Revelation 3:5b – …and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.