“Write this to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: These are the words of the one who is holy and true, who has the key of David. Whatever he opens, no one will shut; and whatever he shuts, no one opens. I know your works. Look! I have set in front of you an open door that no one can shut. You have so little power, and yet you have kept my word and haven’t denied my name. Because of this I will make the people from Satan’s synagogue (who say they are Jews and really aren’t, but are lying)—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and realize that I have loved you. Because you kept my command to endure, I will keep you safe through the time of testing that is about to come over the whole world, to test those who live on earth. I’m coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one takes your crown. As for those who emerge victorious, I will make them pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my own new name. If you can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. (Revelation 3:7-13, CEB)
You have so little power and yet you have kept my word and haven’t denied me. Who is this? I know it is literally the people of the church of Philadelphia, but who is this today?
So many people say they have the complete understanding of the bible and know who is in and who is out and usually today it falls along the lines of who you choose to be physically intimate with. And there are people who are a part of the alphabet mafia, as it has become known, LGBTQIA+, who are truly devoted to faith and being followers of Christ, and yet those who are of the synagogue of Satan say they are not followers. Do not let anyone other than God tell you you have not followed Christ. We do not live up to the standards of people but to the standard of God.
Stand fast in your faith.
Loving People. Loving God.