About the Author

David Bast
David Bast

Dave Bast retired as the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope in January 2017, after 23 years with the ministry. Prior to his ministry and work at Words of Hope, Dave served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several devotional books. A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, he has also studied at both the Fuller and Calvin seminaries. Dave and his wife, Betty Jo, have four children and four grandchildren. Dave enjoys reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly follows the Detroit Tigers.

Devotionals
Rev. David Bast

Laodicea: Knocking at the Door

Read: Revelation 3:14-20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. (v. 20) If you remember any of the seven churches, you probably remember the one Jesus threatened to spit out

Devotionals
Rev. David Bast

Pillars of the Church

Read: Revelation 3:12-13 I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. (v. 12) The phrase “pillars of the church” calls up faces and voices out of my

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Rev. David Bast

Philadelphia: Church of the Open Door

Read: Revelation 3:7-11 Behold, I have set before you an open door. (v. 8) Of all the churches, this one seems to have been the Lord’s favorite. It’s the only church

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Rev. David Bast

Dressed in White

Read: Revelation 3:5-7; 7:9-17 The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments. (3:5) Revelation 7 describes the church in two different but equally dramatic ways. First is

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Rev. David Bast

Sardis: Wake Up!

Read: Revelation 3:1-4; Luke 13:1-5 . . . but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Luke 13:5) I was driving along and noticed a billboard that had been

Devotionals
Rev. David Bast

The Seven Spirits

Read: Revelation 3:1; 4:1-11 The words of him who has the seven spirits of God. (3:1) In the book of Revelation, seven is the number of fullness or completeness. When