Again, when Jesus is addressing the church at Sardis, he says in Revelation 3:1 “saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God…”. Jesus is making a point and he wants to get Sardis’s attention. He as much as says that the church at Sardis is dead. Even though they are dead he hasn’t given up on them. They can remedy their situation. And he continues to tell them what they can do.
Imagine sitting in the congregation on Sunday morning. John, the apostle, has sent a letter from Jesus to your church. He says he knows what we’ve been doing, and it isn’t good. We need to make changes. As believers it has to matter to us what we’re being told. We started out so good, and now we’re being called out about what has happened since then.
Sin has crept in. Pastor Josh said, “They need to take inventory and get a true and accurate look at themselves.” Hard to do but necessary. Figure out what’s missing, what needs to be done. Pray for guidance. Be active about what needs fixing. I Peter 2:9 says that we are to proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Spread the truth of God’s Word. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). Remember what it was like when you first heard the good news. How you were quickened in the spirit. Repent. If not, “I will come on you like a thief in the night.” (Revelation 3:3)