G. The Church in Laodicea --
The Church in Degradation
14 And to the messenger of the church in 1aLaodicea write: These things says the 2bAmen, the faithful and true cWitness, the 3dbeginning of the creation of God:
15 I aknow your works, that you are neither cold nor 1hot; I wish that you were cold or 1bhot.
16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am about to 1spew you out of My mouth.
17 Because you 1say, I am awealthy and have become rich and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are 2bwretched and miserable and poor and cblind and dnaked,
18 I counsel you to 1abuy from Me 2bgold crefined by dfire that you may be erich, and 3fwhite garments that you may be clothed and that the shame of your gnakedness may not be manifested, and 4eyesalve to hanoint your eyes that you may see.
19 As many as I alove I reprove and bdiscipline; be 1zealous therefore and crepent.
20 Behold, I stand at the 1adoor and bknock; if anyone chears My dvoice and 2opens the door, then I will ecome in to him and 3dine with him and he with Me.
21 He who 1aovercomes, to him I will give to 2sit with Me on My bthrone, as I also covercame and dsat ewith My Father on His throne.
22 He who has an aear, let him hear what the bSpirit says to the 1churches.