OUR LORD WHO ALERTS US
The first two verses in the 3 third chapter of the book of Revelation say this;
“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.
I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.
Our Lord Jesus, who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars, sends a stern caution to the church in Sardis.
He tells them that even though they are known for being a living church, He who sees the heart, knows they are dead. He charges them to wake up and to strengthen what is left for they have not completed the tasks they were destined to do.
Here, the Lord bluntly tells the church at Sardis what their secret condition is and He gives them the steps to take in order to reverse their ailment so that they can rise to fulfill their callings.
Bless our Lord who stirs us from sleep and charges us to press on toward the prize.