Rev 3:20 Is A Word Only For The Church Of Laodicea

In Rev 3:20 Christ is speaking to the church of Laodicea, therefore Rev 3:20 is a word only for the church (the group of people) in Laodicea that were alive when Revelation was written.

If a book is addressed to you, then that book is only for you, Revelation is addressed to only 7 churches (groups of people)  in Asia that were alive during the time that Revelation was written, therefore Revelation is not about this time period.

Rev. 1:1  [This is] the revelation of Yeshua the Messiah [his unveiling of the divine mysteries]. God gave it to him to disclose {and} make known to his bond servants certain things which must shortly {and} speedily come to pass in their entirety. And he sent and communicated it through his angel (messenger) to his bond servant John,

Rev. 1:4  John to the seven assemblies (churches) that are in Asia:

Rev. 1:11  Write promptly what you see (your vision) in a book and send it to the seven churches {which are in Asia}–to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

The New Testament makes it very clear that no one can come to Christ unless God makes it happen.

Jn. 6:65  No one can come to me unless it has been granted from God.

In Rev 3 Christ is speaking to the church of Laodicea, Christ is not speaking to people that don’t believe in him, therefore Rev 3:20 is a word only to the church (the group of people) in Laodicea.

Rev. 3:19  As many as I love [the church], I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Rev. 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man [in the church of Laodicea] hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Rev 3:20 is only a word for the church of Laodicea, to use that verse to say that it is talking to people today, is using that verse completely out of context, to say anything in Revelation is talking about the world today, is using the book out of context and is adding to the book, Rev 22:18 is a warning to anyone that adds to the book.

Rev. 22:10  And he [the angel (messenger) [further] told me, Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book {and} make no secret of them, for the time when things are brought to a crisis {and} the period of their fulfillment is near.

Rev. 22:16  I, Yeshua, have sent my messenger (angel) to you to witness {and} to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies) [the 7 churches].

Rev. 22:18  I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add {and} lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded {and} described in this book.

Rev. 22:19  And if anyone cancels {or} takes away from the statements of the book of this prophecy [these predictions relating to Christ’s kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions or warnings pertaining to them], God will cancel {and} take away from him his share in the book of life and in the city of holiness (purity and hallowedness), which are described {and} promised in this book.

Rev. 22:20  He Who gives this warning {and} affirms {and} testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Yeshua!

The “tribulation” that is spoken of in Matt 24:21 happened when Jerusalem was destroyed, Jerusalem was destroyed in 70AD by the Romans. There is a verse in Revelation that proves Revelation was written before 70AD, that verse is Rev 7:14, here is a link to my post that will explain more


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