“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”:“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. 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 out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’
Revelation 3: 7-13
The message to the Church of Philadelphia is the sixth of the seven messages to the churches in Asia which have Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation. There is a notable difference between this message and the other six. The Lord says no negatives to Philadelphia church as others. In the promise to this church the city of God, the New Jerusalem coming down from heaven is mentioned.
I’ll share a vision the Lord showed me several years ago. I saw the sun rising behind a mountain. Then I walked up to the summit of the mountain. I was on top of the mountain and I saw across a beautiful valley and in the midst of it, there was the most beautiful of all the cities I’ve ever seen in my life. The buildings seemed to be made of gold that shone with the same intensity of the sun.
I realized that what I had seen leaving behind the mountain in the first vision was not the sun but the glow of the city. I kept on top of the mountain watching the beautiful city, but not daring to come down because I did not consider myself worthy of entering. Suddenly I saw out of the city, in the direction where I was, several gilded horse-drawn chariots of the same color.
I also saw angels in white clothes that flew to me ahead of the gilded chariots. The angels were inviting me to enter the city and they told me that the cars coming, drawn by golden horses, were sent to take me over there. I entered the city in one of the gilded chariots, while two angels flying, one on each side of the chariot, as if they escort me. Suddenly I heard a name, I do not know if it meant to this city or something related to it: PHILADELPHIA. Upon receiving it, I did not understand the meaning of the vision. I had to research within the book of Revelation to understand.
Although I received this vision several years ago, only this time the Lord has given me the green light to share it with others. I think the key to everything is in Revelation 3:10: Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Difficult times for the committed church approach. We must be alert because our Lord will come at any time, but before all of us, including the church will pass all tests, let us watch it. God bless you.