don’t live in name only
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead
Revelation 3:1

Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Saturday 12th June 2021

esus said concerning the church in Sardis, “…
thou hast a name that thou livest, and art
dead.” The church lived in name only, but was dead.
It’s like living in history. The death mentioned here isn’t
total death. It’s a state where, even though there’re
still works and activities, there’s so much apathy and
Being alive in name only isn’t a good thing. Some
nations and churches are like that. They have a name
of a living church, or are recognised in the comity of
nations, but they’re dead. This can also happen to an
individual, because churches and nations are made
up of individuals.
A worship leader, for instance, could sing and
people would think he’s alive, but he knows that he
struggles to pray, doesn’t fast, and no longer reads the
Bible. God wants everyone in this position to repent.
The Master’s instruction to such folks is to be watchful and
strengthen the things that are ready to die. That’s
quite interesting.
For that worship leader, it may be the singing that’s
ready to die and he or she doesn’t know it. So, fan
the embers of your desire for the Lord and the things
of the Spirit. Be aglow and afire for Him always. Pray
often. Win souls. Study and meditate on the Word.
Be watchful and strengthen these things. Be fervent
in spirit, serving the Lord in truth.


Dear Father, I serve you in truth, according to your Word. I remain focused, to excel in your service. My passion for your work and the things of the Spirit are fuelled continually by the Holy Spirit. I’m fervent in spirit, serving you with joy and bringing glory to your precious Name. Thank you for making me eternally triumphant, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Studies

Colossians 3 23-24
23 - And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men;
24 - knowing that from the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. For you serve the Lord Christ.
Romans 12 11-12
11 - As to diligence, not slothful, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
12 - rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction, steadfastly continuing in prayer,

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

Acts 3 1-26,2 Chronicles 13 1,2 Chronicles 15 1

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Luke 1 11-25,Deuteronomy 10 1


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