Behold,I will make them of the Synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I loved thee. Revelation 3:9
This promise of Jesus to the church of Philadelphia is so amazing, so controversial, I am sure it will never be a sermon topic. Can't we all get along?
It shocks the church into silence. Sounds like a sure way to lose your 501(C)(3) tax deferment. Let's avoid it. Never mention it, as we do many words of Jesus.
Who can understand such a radical idea as anyone worshipping the church? Not as God, but in fealty, in times to come when the tables are turned. Better yet like Jesus and the money changers, the tables will be overturned. It can't be of this time.
Presently the Satanic Synagogue rules, and only a colossal battle of divine intervention will reverse things. The church declines as both Paul and Peter wrote that she would in their last epistles. There are so many reasons for Christians to want to ignore these words of Jesus. Yet they remain, and they shall remain, though the heavens and the earth pass away.