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NOTE: The word «Sardis» means «the red ones.» This church age is typified by martyrdom and bloodshed.

Revelation 3:1-6 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven start; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

NOTE: This church has a reputation of being alive, but it is dead. The membership of this church was growing but the members were not growing spiritually. The organism had become a mere organization.

Revelation 3:2-3 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Doctrinally these two verses have a reference to the Tribulation and pretty well match Matthew 24 & 25.

Revelation 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white.

This church age is pretty much controlled by the Roman Institution and is dead and ineffective. Within this age, however, there are still some groups that carry the banner for Christ. Thou hast a few names…….

These «white robes» are earned works. They are «the righteousness of the saints.» They are not «white robes washed in the blood of the lamb» but are the righteousness of the saints.

These are the works that a Christian does after he is saved.

If a person dies lost he will stand before God naked in his sins. A christian who stands before the Judgment Seat of Christ will stand clothed in white robes of righteousness or naked in his unrighteousness depending of his service to Christ.

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall apprear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before his at his coming.

Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Zechariah 3:4-5 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. Â And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by.

The Sadris period begins right in the middle of the Dark Ages at about 1000 A.D. and runs for about 500 years to somewhere around 1500 A.D.



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