Laodecia was a city known for its banking and trading. So wealthy it was that when a major earthquake struck it down before 70 A.D. Laodicea rebuilt itself without requesting aid from the Emperor.
The Church of Laodicea receives the worst rebuke: it is neither hot nor cold. Generally, readers of Scripture understand these two words hot and cold as referring to the internal disposition of the faithful: "hot" means alive with faith, and "cold" means turning away from God and being upset with Him, or something equivalent. Lukewarm is interpreted to mean indifferent. This is a typical case of injecting into the Scripture a meaning that is simply not there. The meaning of these words is entirely different.
We complete our study of the letter to Philadelphia and then cover Laodicea.
God wants us to do something for His glory. Always.
Are we blind to our sins?
Can we understand God's love outside the covenant?
Can we enter Heaven without being constantly watchful? If so how can we be constantly watchful without our guardian angel?