Message to Philadelphia
It may seem like an impossible endeavor to see ourselves as possessing little strength, to see ourselves as impotent and weak in our modern age when the gospel message has been perverted into a message of self esteem, self worth, and self image, but only when we see ourselves as weak do we seek out the One who is strong. Only when our impotence is made known to us, do we cry out for the strength of Christ to envelop us and indwell in us.
It is by acknowledging our weakness and His strength, by surrendering our self and our ego that He sets before us an open door that no one can shut, a door that leads to the fullness of blessing, the fullness of peace, the fullness of joy, and the fullness of grace. In the progression that is our Christian faith and walk, all that God has to offer is before us. His blessing is before us, His grace is before us, his peace is before us, His protection is before us, His strength is before us, and nothing that God has for His children is behind us. We have moved on from darkness to light, from death to life, we have pressed on, moved ahead, and in our constant progress we discover the fullness of all that God has for us.