Revelation Chapter 3 : 19

Revelation 3:19 – As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

The Lord chastens “every son whom He receives”; these are believers:

Hebrews 12:5-8 – And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.”

The Lord does not chasten unbelievers. They will however, suffer the natural consequences of their sin in this age. But ultimately, those who reject Christ He will condemned with the world at the last judgment:

1 Corinthians 11:32 – But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

The Lord admonishes the believers from Laodicea to repent, which means to turn back from, or change one’s mind or attitude. Instead of being lukewarm toward the Lord, He wants believers to instead be zealous, or burn with zeal in their relationship with Him:

Deuteronomy 6:5 – You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten”: Both verses 18 and 20 indicate that Christ was speaking here to unbelievers. God certainly loves the unconverted (compare John 3:16). Both “reprove” and “discipline” often refer to God’s convicting and punishing the unregenerate (Matt. 18:17; 1 Cor. 14:24; 2 Tim. 2:25).

Jesus says here that He rebukes this church because He loves them.

Proverbs 19:18 “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”

Jesus tells this church to get excited about serving Jesus and repent of their lukewarmness. When Jesus returns, we must be found working. Work for the night is coming when man’s work is done.

Just as a fruit tree produces much more fruit after it is pruned, Jesus here is pruning the church so it will produce much fruit. Tribulation comes to make us strong. Perhaps this church would be stronger if it faced a little tribulation.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

In the closing appeal of these messages to the churches, Jesus issues a final call as we see in the next scripture.

Verses 20-22: In light of the spiritual condition of the Laodiceans described (in verses 17-18), the invitation (of verse 20), seems to be evangelistically addressed to individual members of an apostate church, so they might receive Christ genuinely as Savior and Lord (compare John 1:12; 10:27). To “sup” (dine), means to have fellowship (compare Luke 22:30; John 14:23), and to enjoy Christ’s blessings. The promise to “sit” with Christ in His “throne”, refers to reigning with Christ in His kingdom (compare Matt. 19:28; Rev. 20:4; 22:1; see article “Kingdom“). Verse 22 contains the last reference to the church before (chapter 22), implying that the Rapture will occur before the events of (chapters 4 to 19), and thus that the church will not be present on earth during the Great Tribulation.

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten”: Both verses 18 and 20 indicate that Christ was speaking here to unbelievers. God certainly loves the unconverted (compare John 3:16). Both “reprove” and “discipline” often refer to God’s convicting and punishing the unregenerate (Matt. 18:17; 1 Cor. 14:24; 2 Tim. 2:25).

Jesus says here that He rebukes this church because He loves them.

Proverbs 19:18 “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”

Jesus tells this church to get excited about serving Jesus and repent of their lukewarmness. When Jesus returns, we must be found working. Work for the night is coming when man’s work is done.

Just as a fruit tree produces much more fruit after it is pruned, Jesus here is pruning the church so it will produce much fruit. Tribulation comes to make us strong. Perhaps this church would be stronger if it faced a little tribulation.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

In the closing appeal of these messages to the churches, Jesus issues a final call as we see in the next scripture.

Verses 20-22: In light of the spiritual condition of the Laodiceans described (in verses 17-18), the invitation (of verse 20), seems to be evangelistically addressed to individual members of an apostate church, so they might receive Christ genuinely as Savior and Lord (compare John 1:12; 10:27). To “sup” (dine), means to have fellowship (compare Luke 22:30; John 14:23), and to enjoy Christ’s blessings. The promise to “sit” with Christ in His “throne”, refers to reigning with Christ in His kingdom (compare Matt. 19:28; Rev. 20:4; 22:1; see article “Kingdom“). Verse 22 contains the last reference to the church before (chapter 22), implying that the Rapture will occur before the events of (chapters 4 to 19), and thus that the church will not be present on earth during the Great Tribulation.

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