The Book of Revelation 3:18

Gold Tried in the Fire

“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich;” (Rev 3:18a KJV)

To buy from God means to seek God for something. God wants us to seek Him for the precious things of Him, not the things of the world. Gold tried in the fire is not monetary wealth so that we can be rich in man’s eyes. It is the precious purity of a holy life. We can’t live a holy life of our own righteousness but we can seek for God do give us strength through His Spirit and anointing that we can live holy, separated unto Him. This is true riches.

White Raiment

“and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear;” (Rev 3:18b KJV)

Being clothed or being naked is metaphoric of their spiritual condition. We see in verse 17 that Jesus considers them naked because they do not keep God in their hearts. They are sinful, without God. Metaphorically they are naked. God wants to clothe them with His holiness. He wants to give them a new spiritual condition. He wants them to be clothed in purity and be a spiritual people, that they do not fall into sin and live shamefully.


“and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Rev 3:18c KJV)

Eyesalve is reference to their spiritual blindness (also verse 17). Eyesalve has a healing property. Jesus wants to heal their spiritual blindness so they can see the difference from right and wrong and know they need God.

Eyesalve – 2854 κολλούριον kollourion {kol-loo’-ree-on}

Meaning:  1) a preparation composed of various materials and used as a remedy for tender eyelids

Origin:  from a presumed derivative of kollura (a cake – prob akin to the base of 2853);; n n

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