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In Sardis

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch3:v1-6
Rev 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Rev 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Rev 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Rev 3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Now we begin the sixth church “element” in the seventh cycle – only one other remains. The fifth letter corresponds to the fifth seal and is the sixth church in the sequence (aligning to the trumpets which are always one ahead of the seals) counting Laodicea as the first and the last letter of conviction – the identity of the seven cycle:  (Jesus’ example of holiness is that to which the measuring rod of compliance is put for its own testing, not testing of Christ Himself by a standard as by the letter of the law.) Thus Christ may demand more or less as He requires as to grant Him satisfaction with the angel. (Sin under the law is never an issue, why?)

Laodicea is overcome only when all six other (letters) have been fulfilled: and we have that the letter to Thyatira as previous references the final works of the angel that are fixed in the resurrection and the second coming. (Thus completing the last works of salvation as applicable to all, so that the Father may justifiably reap where He has not sown.)

Likewise the final three churches that form the static subgroup (Thyatira, Sardis and Philadelphia) form the static subgroup of Christ so that in His angel, the Lord might also be somewhat pleased. (He does rather well.)

The angel has a name for being saved – all he has been gifted thus far was to give him full life in Christ but he is dead inside this system – he must hold fast and repent (exit the system.) Tribulation ten times under the false doctrine of the churches as a prisoner of satan is in view here as foretold in an earlier latter – the angel indeed does more at the last than at the first. (He is the very least in the kingdom as well!)

Jesus commands the angel to strengthen those things that remain. (The three churches of the static subgroup) In completing the octal structure in overcoming as in this fifth letter the final sequence begins with the K4 form of the ultrafilter rather than merely the octal: although the octal is that sequence in view here.

With the completion of the works done by exiting the church to complete (perfect) the seven cycle the angel shows that there is yet available to all an exit to a valid remnant outside of the church system that was or as the “church” is becoming the image. In being able to “go it alone” and strengthen the remaining elements of the now obscured seven cycle – the angel opens up that door and strengthens those last three elements, (with one remaining - uniquely fortifying the last three in the cycle as a static subgroup) this one with the sixth and seventh, (counting Laodicea as the first). The multitude caught in the image (scorpion spirit) are not strengthened, rather those as not defiled with those spirits in “Sardis” may be strengthened by a more abundant gift of encouragement with the angel’s exit. (God is not dead to us at all.)

Those mappings in the seven cycle that permit the escape from the torment of the scorpions under the fallen angel with the key to the pit (over Sardis, the trumpets are one ahead of the seals, and Sardis is the "fifth church" in the sequence with Laodicea last.) are the things “ready to die” that by the action of the least of the flock all are strengthened. If indeed the least accomplishes it; so all the more the whole remnant and much more abundantly so with the full and justified gifts of the Spirit.

The burden of the depths of satan’s devices are placed on the angel – the Lord’s right hand as from Thyatira to the end of the cycle: In strengthening the static subgroup (Thyatira, Sardis and Philadelphia from which the angel will go no more out) the remaining fellowships at that time are shown how they may gladly keep their robes from being defiled; they may receive grace to remain separate.

The angel is reminded to recall the method by which he received and heard the gospel and to stir his gift back into action. (He will need to test all his doctrine in order to find the strength of the simplicity of the kingdom found in the words of Christ.) The angel is commanded to watch; a clear instruction to be ready to overcome: and to be prepared for Christ to come as a thief (before you notice something was missing – after he has left you with less, that is!) if the angel does not watch: a clear instruction to employ judgement as to whether he should stay put or not: The warning is there for a reason – the angel will be forced to leave the flock, as will all those other names in Sardis not (yet) defiled, I assume.

Christ has then come as a theif after we had noticed the change! - He comes with the first element of the static subgroup in Thyatira; In strengthening those elements that remain to complete the cycle the angel returns toward rest in Christ by truly being aware - (watching!) In fact, Christ in that case has never left (moved). In overcoming the angel does well to stay in Christ.

The reward given is the righteousness of Christ clothed as a white robe but also to walk with Christ in white (the distinction as an apostle) – this is given to those whom have not defiled their robes, and curiously the angel is not mentioned to walk with Christ but is clothed with the same righteousness.

Jesus states that the angel will never be in a position to fall ever again. (This is impossible due to his nature as the Lord’s right hand.) Jesus states He will assert the identity of the angel (as an apostle) to all his angels – but more importantly His Father. We may assume the completion of the static subgroup in the sequence of the angel’s circuit is sufficient to fulfil the K4 structure. (And in retrospect the octal structure.)


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