I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8, KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. (Revelation 1:11, KJV) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter. (Revelation 1:17-19, KJV) Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter. (Revelation 1:19, KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. (Revelation 3:13,14, KJV)
In these verses of Revelation, Jesus is speaking to John the beloved, His closest disciple of His inner circle from His earthly ministry. This is a vision of Jesus telling him of things that are and are to come. John is in the spirit on the Lord’s Day in which is a time when Jesus comes back to the earth. Jesus is revealing to him actual events and symbolisms of things that will happen when He comes back to earth to rule, reign, and judge. The purpose of the vision was to warn the seven churches concerning forfeiting and forsaking the faith and love that is of God in Jesus Christ. All of the prophetic words that was spoken by Jesus in the vision of John is applicable to us as of today because we are under the same covenant and testament of God In Jesus Christ as the seven churches were in that time after Jesus was resurrected and was given all power both in heaven and in earth.
The last and seventh church that Jesus dealt with in John’s vision with these prophetic words was the Laodiceans. He told the church He rather for them to be either cold or hot, but they were lukewarm in the faith and love that God has ordained through His Son Jesus Christ. He would spew them out because they were not fully following in the faith and love of God through Jesus Christ in their walk, living, and worship. The only hope that a lukewarm church would have in order not to be casted out is to make up their mind to repent by their own will. Someone who knows God and have falling away by their own will negate themselves from His goodness because it would not lead to them to repentance as it should. Therefore, He speaks of spewing out because they would be good for nothing, but to be burned in everlasting death. Therefore, this is a warning for the Church today. Study, learn, take heed to what is said without adding or taking away from these words that Jesus have spoken prophetically in the book of Revelation concerning us in this dispensation of time.