17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
Of the Churches of Asia, Laodicea stands alone. She is absolutely unique. She bears no suffering or persecution. There is no hunger or tribulation. Yet she is the most disgusting Church of the Ages. It is the ONLY Church of the ages to which the Lord has absolutely NOTHING good to say. What a repulsive thought! She is the product of her mother Babylon, who proudly stands among the nations and declares “I am a queen and have need of nothing” [Rev.18]. She boasts her wealth as a sign of God’s approval. She stoops to giving her miserly contributions to her sibling Churches in poor nations and slaps herself on the back for her bland effort. While her brothers and sisters dig for roots to eat in equatorial Africa, she entertains her lofty attendees. She is GRAND indeed. She is the expression of Babylon the Great—-the Mother of Harlots. She is the Church of America.
Yet, in God’s eyes, she is the poorest of all. She is destitute in values. She is corrupted by her own wealth and beauty. Her days are spent looking in the mirror and seeing only her own loveliness. She is institutionally incestuous. She is narcissistic, blind and deaf. Her dainty odors veil the rotting of her flesh. At the same time, she is INSANE. Her doctrines are corrupted with deceit. Her master is that same Crowning Cherub who served as Heaven’s Minister of Music. Only the strong medication of DESTRUCTION and POVERTY can return her to a right mind”. Danny McDowell [copywrite]