Correspondence: Laodicea; Zech. 13:6; Peace; Christendom; Grace; Heb. 12:24

Zechariah 13:6  •  3 min. read  •  grade level: 7
Question: Is all the professing church Laodicea now?
Answer: No. Revelation 2:25, 2825But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. (Revelation 2:25)
28And I will give him the morning star. (Revelation 2:28)
shows a remnant in Thyatira who are waiting for the coming of the Lord. He has not come yet.
Revelation 3:1111Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. (Revelation 3:11) shows a remnant looking for the coming of the Lord, keeping His word, and not denying His name. Overcomers are there also.
The truth that “there is one body and one Spirit even as ye are called in one hope of your calling,” continues till the Lord comes. Our responsibility and privilege is to walk worthy of that vocation with all lowliness and meekness, and the Lord’s care of the church, and provision for its needs, will not cease till the perfect man is reached (Eph. 4:4-164There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:4‑16)).
Question: How can I find peace?
Answer: What you need is a hearty acceptance of a full Christ, and a thorough surrender of yourself to Him. This we believe to be the true secret of solid peace and joyful liberty—Christ for the heart and the heart for Christ. May all perplexed inquirers know this!
Question: What is Christendom? Does the Bible say anything about it?
Answer: The word is unknown in Scripture. It is the “domain” or country of those who are “christened,” or who in any way outwardly profess the name of Christ. It is the corruption of Christianity, and is compared in 2 Timothy 2 to a great house in which, however, true vessels of mercy are found to God’s glory. The word opposed to it is “Heathendom.” Judgment being always in proportion to light received, it follows that this will be the scene of the heaviest of God’s coming judgments (2 Thess. Chapters 1, 2).
Answer: When God’s grace is spoken of as meeting our need, it is called riches; when it is spoken of as satisfying His own heart and eternal counsels, it is called glory.
Answer: A covenant is a principle of relationship with God on the earth; conditions established by God, under which man is to live with Him. The word may, perhaps, be used figuratively or by accommodation. It is applied to details of the relationship of God with Israel: but strictly speaking, there are but two covenants, the old and the new. The old was established at Sinai. The new covenant is made also with the two houses of Israel. The gospel is not a covenant, but the revelation of the salvation of God. It proclaims the great salvation. We enjoy indeed all the essential privileges of the new covenant, its foundation being of God; but we do so in spirit, not according to the letter. (We share its blessings on the ground of the shed blood of Christ). The new covenant will be established formally with Israel in the Millennium.