Revelation 3:8 That Will Be Enough

Revelation 3:8 (KJV)
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Jesus credited the church in Philadelphia with three things:

  • They had a little strength 
  • They kept His Word
  • They had not denied His name

I see this in contrast with the church in Laodicea, who said of themselves: 

  • We are rich 
  • We are increased with goods and
  • We have need of nothing 

First, we ought to prefer the word of the Lord above our own. Second, we ought to accept our limitations. The only way to have the anointing and blessing of God is to admit we have none of our own. If we may but, have a little of his strength, that we keep His Word, and remain true to His name, that will be enough.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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