John Bradshaw - Are You Listening?
Jesus led us to each of the seven churches end with a very important phrase. Revelation 3:22, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches".
Although the letters to the churches were to actual congregations in literal locations, there are also messages to all people of all time. God speaks to you when he speaks to Smyrna, or Pergamos, or Philadelphia, and it's clear he wants you to get that message, and internalize it. That's true of the message of the entire Bible - it is for all people, and for all time.
We are to hear what Jesus says and act upon it, so that the Word of God can truly impact your life. The Bible isn't just good wisdom, when you read it listen for the voice of God speaking to your heart. God is speaking: the question is: are you listening? I'm John Bradshaw, for It Is Written.