Study on Laodicea part 1 In in-depth look at the conditions of the Church of Laodicea in the book of Revelation and how it relates to Christians today. Br. Russell Shallieu leads the study at our Prophetic Study Weekend. Message to Laodicea Pt 1
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God “girded” Cyrus in two ways: (1) He gave Cyrus supernatural power in overcoming his enemies. (2) God prepared Cyrus as a child and fashioned him for his future work; He trained him for his position as general and renowned conqueror. Not only was God’s providence over the victories Cyrus later attained, but that providence operated from his earliest youth—even from his baptism, as it were, when he was given the name Cyrus. Thus God’s remarkable foreknowledge was displayed 150 years before the events occurred.
We shall not be surprised if a considerable amount of persecution develop within the next few years against all the “children of light” who will walk up to that light. John, the beloved disciple, in some measure or degree illustrated or represented the last, living members of the “little flock.” Doubtless this was the meaning of our Lord’s statement, “If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?” (John 21:22,23.) John did not tarry, but a class whom he in some respects illustrated has tarried—a class who see with the eyes of their understanding the visions and revelations which John saw in symbols, in a trance.