Applying the Lord’s Rich Supply for the Preparation of the Bride (3)

The Lord begins each letter in Revelation 2–3 by describing Himself. The Lord ends each letter by telling us to hear what the Spirit says to all the churches, both then and now. By praying according to what the Lord reveals, we cooperate with Him for the preparation of His bride. This continues the prior post.

New Jerusalem

• His feet are like shining bronze (2:18):  “Feet signify the walk. In typology bronze signifies divine judgment (Exo. 27:1-6). The feet of Christ are like shining bronze, as mentioned also in Dan. 10:6, signifying that His perfect and bright walk qualifies Him to exercise divine judgment.” (from here, © LSM)
When the Lord returns, He will judge the world. Prior to that, there are attitudes and actions in us that need His judging, so that we may confess and be forgiven (1 John 1:9).

• He who has the seven Spirits of God (3:1):  The seven Spirits are not seven separate Spirits because at the end of each letter in Revelation 2–3 “the Spirit” (singular) speaks to the churches. Therefore, “seven” indicates seven-fold intensification. The age around us is dark but we can tap into this intensified supply. We can pray, Lord, intensify us with the intensified Spirit.

• [He who has] the seven stars (3:1, as in 2:1):  The Lord, who holds the stars in His hand desires that every believer be shining (Philippians 2:12-16). Responding to Philippians, we can pray, Lord, grant me the cooperation with Your inner operation so that I may shine You forth.

• The Holy One (3:7):  He is the Holy One and He has become our holiness, our sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30). As He lives through us, we “are being sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14). Lord, live through me today.

• The true One (3:7):  A life without Christ is a life of vanity (Ephesians 4:17) because He is the true One, the reality (John 14:6). Lord, fill me with Yourself and become the reality of my life.

May the Lord have more freedom to operate in each of us for the preparation of His bride on His and our path to New Jerusalem.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

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