A. Name of the Church
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;
B. The Presentation
These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
II. Body of the Letter
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
A. Words of Christ Attributed to the Spirit
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
The Church Post -1844 / Laodecia means a "judged people" or a "just people"-a period of judgment / Their senses have been dulled by their wealth--here most likely meaning spiritual wealth of the truth (Having the truth hasn't changed some of their hearts) / LUKEWARM-because they lack religious fervor for their position in world history for the close of probation drawing nigh to the earth / Gold-(faith) / White Raiment-(robe of His righteousness) / Eyesalve-(wisdom to discern truth) / "If any man" means it is open to the whole human race (to every nation, kindred, tongue & people) / Their theoretical Biblical doctrines must be sound--for they are not accused