For nearly two thousand years, the Holy Spirit has preserved the last paragraph of Revelation 3, as a "Survivor's Manuel" for the church of the Last Days. Although Christianity, American-style, appears to have it all together, you are about to discover Jesus has a different opinion. He is about to strip the church's religious masquerade and reveal her true character with a chilling five-fold condemnation: "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." His code word for her spiritual condition is "Laodicea." As you progress through these short and easy to read chapters, you will discover God's healing balm for the church of the twenty-first century. It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will rest upon you and that the wonderful counsel of Jesus Christ will revive His Spirit within. Welcome to the cure for what ails "The Yawning Church of the Twenty-first Century. Dr. Rick Metrick is the senior pastor of Jones Memorial Baptist Church and the director of Total Life Counseling, Inc.; both located in Beckley, West Virginia. He and his wife, Karen, are the proud parents of five adult daughters. Rick has pastored local congregations for three decades. He has also been in private practice as a licensed professional counselor for nearly twenty years. His writings reflect a refreshing blend of biblical knowledge with the understanding of a therapist. Visit his web sites for more information: TLCWV.com and JMBCWV.com.