The Revelation of Jesus Christ 3
3:1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith He that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and art dead.
3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God.
3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you will not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
3:4 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
3:5 He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
“I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God.
3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you will not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.”
i think this is probably where most of us are, we have a name, we live and are alive, but are not really watching what is really going on nor are most watching for the Lords return, so what little good that remains in us is week and we need to grow our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and develop a deeper walk in Him.
Jesus said “I have not found your works perfect before God”. That should strike you with fear, if we are not seen as perfect to God, it would seem to me that our faith in Jesus is lacking straight, or perhaps we have let the things of the world take the time for God.
Ether way we need to repent and turn to Christ, ask to be forgiven and spend time with Him in prayer, and reading His word, boosting our faith in Him and keeping Him commandments.
Sharing with others His love and teachings.
Time is short, it is running out, the Lord is returning soon, will you be found ready?
Will you be doing the will of your Father in heaven or the will you be so entangled in the world and its ways that you will be left behind when He returns for His bride?
If you really grasp the above statement of the Lord Jesus you will change your life.
To do that you need to repent and ask for His forgiveness, ask for help, if you have at some time along the way asked Jesus in to your heart turned your life over to Him then He has asked the Father to place in you the Holy Spirit, to be your teacher and helper, so repent and ask for help to grow your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ so that you my grow in Him and your works be found pleasing before the Lord God.
think about it, where is your heart?