If Jesus wrote you a letter, what would He say? What might He say to your church, or to the church across town? We actually have a living, breathing template in Scripture that provides great insight to these vital questions. The first three chapters of the Revelation contain dynamic messages that Jesus spoke to seven local churches. These letters provide amazing answers:
- How does Jesus feel about believers and churches?
- What are His priorities and values for our lives?
- What does the Lord find pleasing and displeasing?
- What are the results of obedience and disobedience?
His words are piercing—like a sharp, two-edged sword—and He still speaks powerfully even now. Jesus has never changed, and His heart is ever committed to His people. Jesus speaks to us today with praise, warnings, instruction, affirmation, correction, and promises, and it is imperative that we heed His words. As Jesus said, “He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”