Making Sardis Great Again

Making Sardis Great Again::: The fact that we think God needs talented stars, powerful politicians, or rich businessmen to turn hearts to Him is the actual proof that we are spiritually dead.

Those that promote their “names” that they are alive are actually dead. Those focused on “names” are dead and their works are dying.

Revelation 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.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are READY TO DIE: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Sardis was a city known for its goddess worship with elaborate celebrations. It was a political capital. It was a place where gold was discovered. Sardis was a city that was known for its wealth, power and influence. But its greatness was in the past. Sardis had already been attacked and exposed by armies – and was no longer great.

Sardis lived on its past greatness, so the Believers in Sardis were also tempted to live on their past name even though they were really dead. Their spiritual connection to Sardis was greater than their connection to Jesus Himself.

Body of Christ – don’t take on the spirit of your nation or your city, take on the Seven Spirits of God.

The only listing in Scripture of the Seven Spirits of God is found in Isaiah 11:2 (Spirit of YAHUAH, Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, and the Fear of YAHUAH) and they will lead to the Awakening of the Scattered Tribes of Israel (Blacks/Negros/ Bantu Ethnicities Scattered and in Captivity around the world) that is found in Isaiah 11:11-12.

False spirits lead to false revivals and false Awakenings. Awaken to Repentance and Righteousness!

I was going to leave this message there but this past Sabbath my 5 year old son had a dream. He said he saw a baby that was really a grownup walking back and forth in hell, wearing nothing but pure white underwear.

My 5 year old son didn’t have any info that I’m writing on Revelation 3:1, Making Sardis Great Again, or about any deception going on.

So Yah is saying that there are certain believers that think they are wearing white, but are actually naked and in danger of hell. They are also full grown babies.

So now that we have that prophetic warning let’s continue with teaching the rest of what Jesus said to the Dead Church of Sardis:

The Dead Congregations that live on their names instead of the 7 Spirits of God are instructed to repent and watch:

Revelation 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.

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.

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.

There are always a few people even in a Dead Sardis “Name based” Congregation that have kept themselves pure and undefiled. They will walk with Yahusha in white robes of righteousness.

For the remaining that are dead, they must repent. If they repent, their names will not be blotted out of the book of life.

Those that do not repent, and remain spiritually dead – their names WILL be blotted out of the book of life… and their names will NOT be confessed before YAH.

Don’t live off your name. Don’t live off the name of your city. Don’t live off the name of your nation. Don’t live off the name of your denomination or ethnicity.

Revival is NOT coming thru famous names that want to make your city or nation or ethnicity great again.

Revival comes when you live in obedience to JESUS and the Seven Spirits of God!

5th Message from Jesus – How to Stay Saved and Keep Your Name in the Book of Life!

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5th Message: How to Stay Saved and Keep Your Name in the Book of Life!
A Message from Jesus to the Dead Christians
(Sardis) Revelation 3:1-6

Jesus describes Himself: I Own the Church and I know what’s going on in it.
1. I have the Seven Spirits of God
2. I have the Seven Stars. (The 7 Messengers of the Church).

Jesus Knows:
1. Your works
2. You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. You have branded yourself to be alive but its just an image. You are hanging around the Churches, going through the motions, but you are spiritually dead. I know, I’m the One really in charge.

Your Instructions:
1. Be watchful. Watch and Pray.
2. Strengthen the things which remain, that are not dead yet. Why? I have not found your works mature before God
3. Remember what you heard before, hold on to them, and repent.

IF You don’t watch, you won’t know when I (Jesus) am coming back.

That’s the 2nd time Jesus told the dead Christians to watch and pray.
 
41: Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26

Be Aware! Watch and see what is going on, and then pray to God about what you see.
Instead of being spiritually asleep, watch!
Good things about this Church: They have a few names that have not defiled their garments (have not slipped into an unrighteous lifestyle after being saved).
Promise: They will walk with Jesus in white.
-White garments symbolize your righteousness.
-There were only a FEW Christians in Sardis that were still living in their righteousness.
-Those are the ONLY individuals that will walk with Christ in white.

Promise:
He that Overcomes (their spiritual deadness and unrighteous acts)
1. Will be clothed in white raiment: (righteousness).
2. Jesus will NOT blot their name out of the book of life. (Meaning that if they don’t overcome, He WILL blot their name out of the book of life). Jesus already had plans to blot their name out of the book of life, but if they overcome, He won’t.
3. He will confess their name before God the Father and His angels.

If you have a heart to listen and understand, please pay attention, concentrate, and take heed to the deeper meanings that the Spirit seeks to express to many different groups of Christians.

If Jesus says that He can blot your name out of the Book of Life, that means He can do it. Jesus doesn’t make vain threats, or waste His words.

If you are a “dead” Christian; You are in church, and have a name that you are alive, but are really DEAD, then YOU NEED TO OVER COME THIS PROBLEM. If you are with a group of Christians where most of you are spiritually dead and living unrighteous, you need to solve this problem.

Otherwise you may get your name blotted out of the book of life by Jesus.

How to Overcome:
1. You need to watch:
a. Be Spiritually aware instead of asleep.
b. Pray about what you see.
2. You need to strengthen yourself in the spirit.
a. Through Prayer in the Spirit
b. Rich study of God’s Word
c. Fasting.
3. Don’t defile yourself with corruption or unrighteous acts.
a. Live righteously in real life everyday.
b. Develop a hatred for things that are unclean to God.

Some people think: “Once Save always Saved.”

They think because they prayed a prayer a long time ago, or they were baptized as kids, or because they still go to church and have a name that they are alive, that everything is okay and they are righteous in God’s sight.

Well, Jesus said that He owns the Spirits of God and the Messengers of the Churches. He knows who really is living righteous and clean. He saved you for a relationship with Him, not to put your name in a membership.

If you have a “name,” image, or brand that you are alive spiritually, but you really are dead spiritually: you need to repent, watch, pray, strengthen, and stop defiling your righteous spiritual white clothes with filthy actions.

If you overcome this “dead” Christianity, you will be really righteous in Christ’s eyes, and Jesus will keep your name in the book of life. Otherwise, He’ll blot it out.
6th Message: How to Be THE CLOSEST to God the Father!
A Message from Jesus to Patient Christians
(Philadelphia) Revelation 3:7-13