Have you ever wondered what God meant? What does He see that His people cannot see in this ERA of God’s Church?
What can’t we see and why can’t we see it? Why do we need eye salve? What kind of eye salve do we need anyway?
All good questions and the answers can be very important to our spiritual and even to our physical well being. Notice what He says;
(Rev 3:16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
(Rev 3:17) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
(Rev 3:18) I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
(Rev 3:19) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
So as regards to being blind we see God saying that they cannot see and that the remedy for that is to anoint their eyes with eye-salve so that they may see.
I find it interesting to note that the Greek word for eye-salve is related accordiing to one of the commentaries to an eye salve actually made in Laodicea called agorasai, name for a famous Phrygian powder for the eyes made in Laodicea.
Consider this passage;
Mat 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
If you are too close to the world and the things of the world certainly it will affect your ability to see clearly the spiritual truths that are needed.
But also we need to see that here is a church that is accused of being lukewarm and asleep at the wheel so to speak. All the evidence around us points to a very short time before the Great Tribulation comes on the scene. Yet many are unaware. Why? Could it be that we are not aware of where we actually are in the prophetic timeline?
I talk to people who do not seem to realize that and ERA is a Time phase of the church. And that we are actually in the LAST ERA of God’s Church. If you think you are still in Philadelphia then the end is not yet come. If you think that you are still doing the witness work that Mr. Armstrong said was done, then the end can not yet come.
This is some of the eye-salve that Laodicea needs in order to Wake up and begin the seriously change their lives.
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
People turn this around backwards. They think that because the end has not come that the witness work must still be going on. Is that true?
Notice Thayer’s Definition of the Greek word translated end:
1a) termination, the limit at which a thing ceases to be (always of the end of some act or state, but not of the end of a period of time)
Notice this is talking about the end of an act or state of being not the end of a period of time. What this is really saying is that the Philadelphia ERA ended when the Witness work was completed by the man to whom it was given to do. The End of the age of Man’s rule and the end of the age of the church was here. We are now in that end time ERA of God’s church and we are also in the last generation of man before man’s rule of the earth is going to end.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
We are living in the final time phase or ERA of God’s church when all these things can and will happen during the generation that began when Mr. Armstrong died.
So time is shorter than many think and we should be urgently getting ready before the Great Tribulation strikes and we have to go through it.
Here is eye-salve that we all desperately need to hear.