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In the last book of the Bible, we find that Jesus went on a journey visiting seven churches on that particular Sunday, recorded in chapters 2-3. Jesus went to church, reminding us He comes to watch us as we gather today.

When Jesus chose to use the number seven (always used in the Bible for completion, or a complete set of something) He was demonstrating to us what He saw in all churches at that time, in every place, and also I believe, what Christ’s church would be characterized by throughout all the ages.

The Day Jesus Came to Church

The final church in the list is Laodicea in Revelation 3. As we turn to Christ’s letter to that final church we see not only what Jesus saw at that geographic place and in the people there, but also what He said the final era of His church, at the end of the age, would look like. We each are living in what I earnestly believe is the final or Laodicean age of Christ’s church described in Revelation 3:14-22.

As we listen to His letter, we should hear what most of the church in America looks like to God, and what many of us here this morning may actually look like as Jesus walks around here this morning, unseen by us, but seeing us clearly. Please stand, and as I read these words, instead of following along, you may want to look around and see Christ walking up and down these aisles saying these very words to each of us!