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Keep my Word & I will keep you

Rev. Prof. Adukwei Hesse


POP, Atomic Energy
3/7/16
• The Lord Jesus speaks to his church at
Philadelphia/POP, Atomic Energy.
• Rev. 3:7-13.
The quality or character of the Church.

1.He knows us, the Church


• “‘I know your works. … I know that you
have but little power, and yet you have kept
my word and have not denied my name.
(Revelation 3:8b ESV)
The quality or character of the Church.
2. These are the works of the Church at
Philadelphia
3. You have kept my word and
4. You have not denied my name.
• This is repeated in a slightly different way in
verse 10a:
• “Because you have kept my word about
patient endurance, ….” (Revelation 3:10a ESV)
BENEFIT OF KEEPING HIS WORD
What he has done for them
• 8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before
you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I
know that you have but little power, and yet you
have kept my word and have not denied my
name. (Revelation 3:8 ESV)

• Because they have kept His Word, the Lord tells
them what he has done for them: He as set
before them an open door, …
What he will do for them
• He will keep and protect them from their
enemies so as to make his and their enemies
fall below them and learn and acknowledge
that he loves them.
• Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of
Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but
lie—behold, I will make them come and bow
down before your feet, and they will learn that I
have loved you. (Revelation 3:9 ESV)
What He will do for them
• Keep you/Protect them from the
world’s problems
• Because you have kept my word about
patient endurance, I will keep you from the
hour of trial that is coming on the whole
world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
(Revelation 3:10 ESV)
WHAT’S THE WAY FORWARD?
Jesus is coming again soon so?
• I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have,
so that no one may seize your crown.
(Revelation 3:11 ESV)
• Keep on keeping what you have.
• Do not let it go.
• Let no one snatch it from you either.
Jesus is coming again soon so?
• I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so
that no one may seize your crown. (Revelation
3:11 ESV)
• Keep on keeping what you have.
• What do you have? What have you kept?
• THE WORD. His Word.
• Remember, then, what you received and heard.
Keep it, and repent. (Revelation 3:3 ESV).
Jesus is coming again soon so?
• Keep on keeping what you have and He will
keep you in the New Jerusalem
• The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar
in the temple of my God. Never shall he go
out of it, and I will write on him the name of
my God, and the name of the city of my God,
the new Jerusalem, which comes down from
my God out of heaven, and my own new
name. (Revelation 3:12 ESV)
Summary
• If you keep his Word despite all the
enemies and problems of this world
(patient endurance) he will keep you in
this world and in the new world to come.