The church at Philadelphia was a most beloved church of the Lord. It name means brother love and the church loved the brethren and loved the Lord. It had a little strength and remained true to the faith not denying the Lord. This church received commendation from the Lord and was encouraged in the gospel ministry through it would face trials and opposition. Yet as part of the beloved church it would be spared the time of great trial that should come upon the whole world. We should all seek to model this church as we approach the endtime.