Rev 3:8 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.
Interesting words the Lord uses here for the few who will be in the faith at the time of the rapture. It says "for thou hast a little strength" , the word strength there is also used throughout the bible as "power, works, ability." The Lord knew, that only a few true believers would be left at the time of the rapture, and those that are around would only have a little strength/power/works/ability left in them.
There is so much insight packed into so few words there, it truly displays the glory of God in all it's magnificence.
Let's think about all the reasons why "thou hast a little stregth" here at the end.
A big one: nicolaitanism and apostacy have GUTTED the church. The body of Christ is supposed to be a bastion of strength for christians. Today it's hard to find another christian who is not christian in name only. Remember, right after Jesus telling us that only a few are going to make it into the kingdom, He then warns us of false prophets. Then He says this:
Matt7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Let's think about this for a second. Calling Jesus "Lord, Lord" (only so called christians and real christians call Jesus "Lord".) isn't enough. Prophesying in Jesus name isn't enough, casting out devils isn't enough, and in His name doing MANY WONDERFUL WORKS....ISN'T ENOUGH.
Do you know lot's of "church people" who call Jesus "Lord", do many "wonderful works, prophesy in His name, etc etc? Great, do you think that makes them a "good christian?" THINK AGAIN.
Only those who do the will of the Father in heaven will be permitted entry. Bible are available to all, look in yours to find out what the will of the Father is, it obviously ISN'T PLAYING CHURCH.....The church is not a social club, it is not a place to soothe your conscience, it is not a manmade organization, it is a LIVING ORGANISM, the LITERAL BODY OF CHRIST.
So, one of the reasons believers will "have little strength" is the gutting of the true church and true believers being scattered to the four winds, a few here, a few there. Along with the great apostacy/falling away of believers comes increased pressure on true believers from satan. Satan is not an infinite being, he has finite resources. He chooses to concentrate his resources on true believers, he does'nt need much to keep those who have already fallen tied to the whipping post. In addition to this are the numerous attacks on this jar of clay we live in, aka our physical bodies. There is currently a plan in motion to depopulate the earth down to 500 million people. Our bodies are under attack by the water supply (fluorine/chlorine), from the air we breathe (chemtrails, industrial pollutants), by viruses and bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to all known forms of medical remedy, by electromagnetic pollution (cell phones/cell towers/wi-fi). It's incredible, absolutely AMAZING, the resilience of the human body that our God created to withstand so many attacks and still keep ticking. The plan appears to be to keep people immune system CONSTANTLY SUPPRESSED fighting off constant attacks to the point where it becomes exhausted at which point (pick a disease) takes over and you kick the bucket. Once again, this statement "for thou hast a little strength" makes ALOT more sense, and it's more evidence of how very close to the end we are. Being of little strength does'nt mean we are defeated though, AU CONTRAIRE!! Let us consider:
34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-5
3We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. 4Therefore, among God's churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. 5All this is evidence that God's judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.
Keep the faith, time is short, Grace and Peace
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