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Revelation Eyes Ointment
(Revelation 3.17-19)
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"You say, 'I am rich. I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness, and ointment to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent." (Revelation 3.17-19)✞

Shameful Nakedness

Eye"White clothes" were a symbol of an upright life but the city of Laodicea was noted for its violet and purple woolen cloth. It may have been well clothed but it was still spiritually naked. They were told to wear white clothes to cover their "shameful nakedness." It also had the "Ointment to put on your eyes, so you can see" or eye salve made from crushed Phrygian stone and this was the pride of Laodicea's Medical Center. Its precious "ointment" may have healed many eye problems, but Christ told them they really needed spiritual medicine from him in order to receive spiritual healing so they could see the truth and remove their spiritual blindness. Then, as if to explain why Jesus was chastising them he said, "Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent."

"Revelation Eyes Ointment"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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