06 The Lion, the Lamb and the Throne
Christians in Philadelphia were told they would become pillars in the temple of God. Here again we saw the need to understand the language of the Old Testament tabernacle in order to understand the symbolic language of Revelation.
The Old Testament tabernacle, with all of its ceremonial Sabbaths and festivals (pointing forward to Jesus' return) has now met fulfilment in the ministry of Jesus. The message for Laodicea came in the form of a beautiful invitation to receive the sinless life of Jesus in place of their faulty life.
The spiritual appeals made to each of the seven churches represent what Jesus would like to see happen in the life of each of His followers. Now, we turn to another vision to provide motivation for these changes to occur.