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Revelation 3:7

7 And to the messenger of the church in 1Philadelphia write: These things says the 2aHoly One, the btrue One, the One who has the 3ckey of David, the One who opens and no one will shut, and shuts and no one opens:


71 The Greek word means brotherly love. As a sign, the church in Philadelphia prefigures the proper church life recovered by the brothers raised up by the Lord in England in the early part of the nineteenth century. Just as the reformed church, prefigured by the church in Sardis, was a reaction to the apostate Catholic Church, prefigured by the church in Thyatira, so the church of brotherly love was a reaction to the dead reformed church. This reaction will continue as an anti- testimony to both apostate Catholicism and degraded Protestantism until the Lord comes back.