Looking at the origins of the word Laodicea, we find that it that it means “people rule.” Digging into history, we learn that the city of Laodicea was named after the great grandmother of Antiochus IV (Epiphanes). What do these facts tell us about the present Laodicean church? In addition, the church of Laodicea thinks it is wealthy, and it is by the world standards, but why does Jesus say it is wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked?
You may find Dr. Bramson’s book, Revelation Decoded: The Easiest Book in the Bible, to be a valuable tool as you listen to the Revelation series. Revelation Decoded is available here.