v14 ‘Write this to the *angel of the *church at Laodicea:
This is the message from the one whose name is Amen. That name means: ‘God’s promises and purposes will happen because of him’. He always obeys God. He says and shows only true things. Everything that God has made comes from him.
v15 I, Jesus, know everything that you do. I know that you are neither cold nor hot. It would be better if you were either cold or hot. v16 But you are only warm. You are neither cold nor hot. So I am ready to throw you away completely.
v17 “I am rich”, you say. “I have done well and I do not need anything.” But you do not know how very poor you are really! You are like people who cannot see. You are like people who are without clothes. So that really, other people should feel very sorry for you. v18 I tell you that you should buy gold from me. With my gold, you would be really rich. I have made my gold the very best, because it has been through fire. You should also buy white clothes from me to dress yourselves. Then you will not be ashamed because you have no clothes. You should also buy medicine from me to put on your eyes. Then you will see.
v19 I explain things to everyone that I love. When they have done wrong things, I *punish them. So choose only to obey me. Be sorry for what you have done. v20 Look! I am standing at the door of your house. I am knocking on your door. You can hear what I say. So, if you open the door, I will come in. Then we will eat a meal together.
v21 I beat my enemies. Then I sat down with my Father on his *throne. I will let everyone who wins against my enemies sit with me. They will sit on my *throne with me. v22 God’s Spirit is speaking to you in the *churches. You should recognise that the Spirit is speaking. Everybody who recognises that should listen. They should listen to what he says.’