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The Seven Churches of Revelation!

When we understand this book we are set free from the Lordship clergy of this world.

Beware of Freedom Killers, who are trying to rule your salvation. They do twist the book of Revelation to make it say what they need to control others.

Why would men say and get others to think they are more than just a human who is forgiven?

It does cut the person off from God.

It is the devil’s work to take others from God this why we always see them putting on a dog and pony show.

They want money and you are the way to get it.

They want to take your understanding of Jesus, Throughout the book of Hebrews we see Jesus referred to as the “Great High Priest. ”

In fact, if you read through this New Testament text you will quickly see that presenting Jesus as our High Priest is the central theme of the entire letter. It is apparent that this is a very important title, and we know just from its repeated use that it must be relevant for the Christian life.

But if we are honest most of us do not know what a High Priest is, and if we don’t know what a High Priest is we cannot know what it means for Jesus to be a great one.

The move is on to take Jesus who is the only savior from you and replace Him with them.

What are we set free from?

Just take a look at Hebrews 4:14-5:10: as they have for sale, them as the savior, we see that Jesus is the only one and we have the choice to live as what He says we are, not what they seek to rule over us with. Saved people can see that the world’s humans will not receive sound Doctrines, and they will not let the Holy Ghost be the boss over humans working out their salvation here below

Remember these Angels were cast out of Heaven because of sin, and mankind has an advocate in Heaven for their sins--1 John 1:9

Beware of men who say they do not sin, beware of the clergy who say they are above sin, we see everyday men who are in the world's clergy doing sinful things. Saved people are not a God and they are for sure just humans.

Why did some of the angels fall? They were made and are not under mankind's orders.

The Bible tells us that Lucifer and many angels fell from heaven. Lucifer the leader of angels was created perfect (Ezekiel 28:14, 15). But he chose to rebel against God.

He aspired to be like God in position, power, and glory, but not in character. He desired for himself the homage of angels that was due to the Creator. Instead of seeking to make God supreme in the affections of the angels, he sought for himself first place in those affections.

The prophet Isaiah wrote about Lucifer, “For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Highest’” (Isaiah 14:13-14).

Then, Lucifer led a great host of angels to join him in the rebellion. “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought with his angels and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven” (Revelation 12:7, 8). A careful examination of the Scripture references to Michael points to the conclusion that he is none other than the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Daniel 10:13; Jude 9).

Lucifer was defeated and was cast out of heaven. And when he tempted humans and overcame them, he became the ruler of this world. “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! ” (Isaiah 14:12).

John, who wrote the words of Revelation, also wrote these words (1 John 2:1-2): “My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. ”

In this, He is telling us who are already saved from our sins of the past that we still have to repent up until we see death, Phi 2:12

Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Phil. 2:12 There is a good fear, and a bad in the human world. There is Grace as long as we are in this human body, we can repent.

This is telling us to repent even after we are saved from the sins of Adam in the fall and from what we have done in this world -Daily Repentance is a Requirement for the save people.

The Bible says that Jesus is an Advocate for those who’ve put their trust in Him: “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1). In other verses, Jesus calls the Holy Spirit our Advocate (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). When we will not keep His doctrines we sin, and sin is what God calls sin not what men make it into.

When we have violated God’s standards, and they are His creed of Doctrine we have rejected His right to rule our lives and continued to sin even after coming to a knowledge of the truth (Hebrews 10:26; Romans 1:21–23; 1 Timothy 2:4). The only just punishment for such wickedness is an eternity in hell (Revelation 14:10; 21:8; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

“Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). This verse (and others like it) tells us that although Christ’s work to secure the salvation of the elect was completed on the cross, as evidenced by His cry “It is finished! ” (John 19:30), His care for His redeemed children will never be finished.

Jesus did not go to heaven after His earthly ministry and “take a break” from His role as eternal Shepherd to His people. “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life” (Romans 5:10,

It is because God almighty, the infinite and sovereign Lord, is at work in us, that we should with fear and trembling work out what He is working in. Perfect love casts out the fear of the consciousness of sin because our sins have been forgiven and taken away. Still, fear of the Lord and fear of the consequences of sin are part of the new covenant promise God said He would put in our new hearts.

This verse can cause some to think they need to qualify for their salvation through works, through obedience to the law, or some type of clergy, but that is not what He is telling us.

Through the Doctrine is where God is watching to see if we fully qualify for His salvation in a completed state at the end of this human life. and we need to fear the possibility of punishment or even the loss of our salvation if we do not do things, He calls His Doctrine that is His creed, and do them right.

This would not place the burden of our salvation on our backs, but on our sins as people, He gives us all a choice Sin is and always has been a choice.

So this does not contradict the numerous verses that tell us salvation is by grace through faith and not of works so no man can boast – Eph 2:8-9. Because it is talking about us to repent and Him giving us that choice which is sometimes called Free will, Therefore, we know for certain it cannot be telling us we need to qualify for our salvation by works but by repentance.

God has already qualified us by the blood of Christ for the sins of the fall of mankind, and let anyone who John 3:16 be taken to Romans 10:9-13 and set aside, but He did not make that person a God who cannot sin.

In reviewing the New Testament, there are eight primary scriptures that the lordship clergy will use to keep as many as they can from returning to the Help of the Holy Ghost in this life.

may use to support the idea of Once Saved Always Saved and over 72 scriptures that support the idea that a Person Can Lose Their Salvation. God is not looking for an excuse to send a person to hell. He sent His Son to the cross to save, but if a sinner is cleansed by the blood of Christ and then returns to sinning with no desire to seek repentance, we must seek God’s Word to learn if that person’s unconfessed sins separated him from God’s salvation just as much as his original sins separated him from God?

Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. Col 1:12

The fear of God is His treasure, and if God treasures it, we are rich when we have it and poor when we lack it. This fear is a gift of God and is to be a delight. Jesus delighted in the fear of God, as Isaiah prophetically speaks of Him. The Spirit of wisdom and revelation is also the Spirit of the fear of the Lord. God has put His fear in our hearts for our good and for our children’s good, and to stop us from departing from Him. If our love for the Lord fails to produce obedience, then the fear of the Lord is a safety valve to keep us from committing sin.

As it grew, the early church continued in the fear of the Lord. Paul spoke of knowing the terror of the Lord, and with that in mind, he persuaded men. Peter tells us to pass our time here in fear. Jesus told us whom to fear: not man, but for Him.

“So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;” Philippians 2:12 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;” Ephesians 2:8 “You see that a person is justified by the works in them and by faith alone” James 2:24

The saved person can see the church clergy trying to boss the nations, and put the nations under their flavor of what God is, to them, Here in the United States we did have this in our last Presidents race, that type of religion is still trying to put this nation under them as the only way, freedom is to all of us in America Liberty and freedom to all, not just a Preacher.

From the Elder: Old Church of God of the New Covenant 1 Cor. 1:2- Gal. 1:13 and we are built upon Eph. 2:15-21-- we are all Christian and all New Covenant people who doe use the old and new Testaments is our walk with Jesus as the Christ and Savior, but we do not keep any old covenant ways of Moses, or the old Covenant that was the keeping of Feast days, Holydays, new moons, Sabbaths, Because we are that all New Covenant church people. Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13. We do not pay the clergy, we do not tithe.

Men are out for money, and you are the source of that money, so they will tell you anything to get it.

Like A Thief In The Night!

When you take out the duplications, this phrase appears 4 times in the New Testament. Let’s look at each one and see what it’s telling us.

Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety, ” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. (1 Thes. 5:1-4) 2 Peter 3:10)--(Rev. 3:3)--Mark 13:32.

When someone tells you they know the end is here, just tell them about Mark 13:32. - Matt. 24:36- And ask who are you? This person who says this is already telling you a lie.

Men seek to boss the salvation of any person who will let them rule their life, but under the all-new covenant, it is the Jesus of the scriptures that is savior, that paid the price for our salvation, and men have no power over the salvation He brings.

Men want money and power, and if you do not understand this last book of the Bible, men will have you as a foolish person, and be just puddle in their hands, because if you do not see Jesus as the Head of all salvation to the human race they can and will rule you. Fear of the end of time is what they use against you.

All Lordship clergy have the same things they use!

What is so sinful about the lordship clergy?

They replace Jesus with them as the way out. All of them will have the end just around the corner.

They seek to control the person in their walk with God in Christ.

They always have something for sale. That next book, that next place that if you don’t give money for them to go God’s work will fall apart. The TV show, that saves, that seed money that God has told them about.

They have schools or colleges to make the clergy they want, when He - God, says He will call all who Teach Him as the savior. Jer. 3:15-16- Rom. 10: 14-16

They always live large on the saved people’s money. Big jet planes, big homes, Tv. shoes where they are superstars, they seek to be larger than life.

They replace God as the Head.

They replace Jesus as the head of His church people.

They seek to boss or police the salvation that Heaven gives anyone who comes to the savior through John 3:16 as that way they will seek them out before they do John 3:16.

From the Elder: the Old Church of God of the New Covenant. As one can read in the scriptures 1 Cor. 1:2- Gal. 1:13- Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13- Eph. 2:15-21.

Men or the clergy cannot save anyone!

A human needs a savior, to be saved, and that savior is the Jesus of the Scriptures, that Christmas Jesus, that Sunday Jesus, that Easter Jesus, this Jesus who God calls the savior is that one of John 1:1-4- Gen. 1:1, this Jesus will ask all who come to Him to be this -in their walk with Him** Luke 6:46--Psalm 18:44- 1 Sam. 15:22- Acts 5:29- Deut. 5:29-Deut. 11:26-28- James 1:22.

This Jesus will seek this in all who come to Him under the all Christian all New Covenant - John 3:1-8-1 1 Peter 1:23- 2 Cor. 5:17- Psalm 22:30-31-John 1:12-13-1John 3:1-2, and let us never forget 1 John 5:4.

Mankind has already been redeemed from the fall of Adam and Eve, this Jesus who God calls the Savior has already done that. The Savior has already made us more than what we were and will make all who John 3:16 more than what they were, and if we do not let men get between us and Him all the days of our life we will be incomplete salvation when we leave this world.

We are to work out our salvation now in this human time Phi. 2:12.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the only scripturally recognized head of the Church: "(God) has put all things under His (Christ’s) feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the Church" (Ephesians 1:22). "(Christ) is the head of the body, the church" (Colossians 1:18).

Some will come to worship in a place where only Two or more are - Matthew 18:20 says it can be so.

Christian worship is not by schedule or outward forms, but is simply the overflow of the heart to God: "God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth" (John 4:24), "But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped Him" (Mark 5:6). Corporate worship is to be conducted "decently and in order" (1 Corinthians 14:40) as empowered by the Spirit: "We are the true circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:3). This can happen anywhere, a saved person who is already redeemed and has John 3;16, can worship anywhere, even at the lake, fishing on Sunday.

The concept of having an office in the church whose function is to dictate corporate worship denies the priesthood of believers and undermines the leading of the Holy Spirit. It requires the one appointed to be filled with Spirit praise at the appointed hour when in fact he may be empty. It reestablishes the Judaistic system whereby only select individuals can perform certain services. In effect, it puts the veil back up between the soul and God.

It is very simply put in the scriptures, the Lord Jesus was and is to be the head of every local church (Revelation 2). And, every local church was to be completely autonomous. There was to be a plurality of elders (1Timothy 5:17), recognized by each assembly, to lead and protect the flock. They were to lead the flock to food (Scriptures) and protect it against false doctrines and heresies. The Local church under the all Christian all New Covenant was to be free with the liberty to remove any clergy who would change the rules that God has for the clergy, such no clergy is to have more than one living mate.

These elders were to preside over the church in terms of teaching and in prayer over the sick as Jamen 5:13- says, teaching, but not the boss over worship or in any other elevated manner. These men did not have to graduate from a seminary but were to be ordained by the church people they are just human but were to be called Jer. 3:15-16- Rom. 10:14-16, they are still human and should not be religious institutions, they didn’t have to wear special clothes and they were never to be recognized as intermediaries between God and man.

No new covenant clergy was to be a priest. Only a servant and without pay.

No new covenant clergy was to be paid and take up a tithe.

No new covenant clergy was not to have something to sell the saved people.

The new covenant clergy was to have only one living mate at a time.

They had absolutely no power to forgive sins. God is the one we have sinned against so He is the forgiver.

We now can have church anywhere Matthew 18:20 and Jesus will be there.

Prayer and worship were everyone’s responsibility and teaching was to be done by those men, who were gifted by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:11). The call as the scriptures say, Jer. 3:1-16- Romans 10:14-16. It was an honor to be recognized as an elder and these men were to lead by example, in humility: “…for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great. ” (Luke 9:48) all of the clergy was given rules from God as to what God would accept as His clergy, one of these was the one living mate so the church people would see God at work in that human.

There is no Biblical blueprint for a multi-divisional hierarchy of religious elite that was to rule over a vast network of local churches with each one reporting back to and funding headquarters. Despite the lack of any Scriptural mandate, the Lordship clergy Church adopted just such a vast system sometime in the 3rd or 4th centuries. To a lesser degree, the protestant churches followed suit soon after the Reformation.

The lordship clergy replaces Jesus and makes them the way out of this world.

Salvation is for sale with that type of thinking.

These churches were right there where John was on that Island that was offshore.

These churches have already been in this world, and are not some church of the end that was to come. Beware of this type of thinking about church.

The very things John was given in these letters to them of that day and time, was that any church people can sin, and if they do not repent He will cast them out, we can check to see if we have such sins in us today, by keeping the Doctrines. The Doctrines of God’s Creed are very real for the saved person.

The human thinking that they are going to heaven no matter what they do is a sin in itself, but we are to remember that we all are what God says we are, not what others may think we are.

God Has Doctrines and those Doctrines show us where we are in sin before Heaven.

Doctrines keep men from taking over what God has for the salvation of the human race.

Men do use this book, called Revelation, to make them the end-time church, as if one of these churches are them.

This end-time take over is a dangerous game because God has given us all the way and that is Jesus as the savior and not the clergy or men with what they think is good, or as to what is truth.

John is an old man in a Prison work camp! All because He preached Jesus.

The Book of Revelation was written in A. D. 96. The writer was the Apostle John. He was told to write the things which he "saw" and "heard. " The Book, therefore, is a divinely given book, and is the "Revelation of Jesus Christ" (Rev. 1:1) and not of John. It is the most important and valuable prophetic book in the Bible, for the New Covenant people. This book is to bring us all great understanding but for those who seek to deceive, it is their tool to rule others in fear.

All through the Old Testament, there are scattered references to things that are to come to pass in the "Last Days. " The Book of Revelation reveals the truth of what was to come and the truth of what had already happened, and what was there then as John was writing this book.

False teachers use anything that God has already done to make them the police or boss over any humans who will believe them, God has peace for anyone who will John 3:16 and let the Holy Ghost take them to Romans 10:9-13, but that person who is teaching the John 3:15-18 way has to be one of these who Preach Jesus as the savior Jer. 3:15-16 is what God says He will do under the All Christian all New Covenant along with this Romans 10:14-16 so one can know that it is Him as the savior, Him as the Lord, Him as the King, Him as the way, Him as the boss over the saved, Him Alive, Him as the only High Priest, Him as the Head of the church people.

Things Past.

The Things Which Thou Hast SEEN. "

The Vision of Christ in the midst of the "Lampstands. " Chapter one.

Things Present.

"The Things Which ARE. "

Obviously the Seven Churches. Chapters two and three. John was not far from 100 years old, at this time, and the only remaining Apostle, with no such thing as a new apostle to come as some call themselves.

John addresses the seven churches in Asia - an area in modern-day - Turkey. The Lord Jesus commands John to write a message to each of these churches.

The Temple and city of Jerusalem had been destroyed, and the Jews dispersed 26 years before, and John's attention was called to the condition of the "Seven" representative John addresses the seven churches in Asia - an area in modern Turkey. The Lord Jesus commands John to write a message to each of these churches. The churches of Asia. they all were there not far from where He was.

Things Future.

"The Things Which SHALL BE HEREAFTER. "

Beginning with the fourth chapter unto the end of the Book. Rev. 4:1.

It is worthy of note that the "Messages to the Seven Churches" are inserted between Two Visions, the "Vision of Christ" in the midst of the "Seven Lampstands" in chapter one, and the "Vision of the Four and Twenty Elders" round about the Throne, in chapter four.

There is no such thing in the bible as this Jesus or the Father telling anyone to start a Church college or school to make the clergy as God’s clergy. God already told us what He would do in the time of the All Christian all New Covenant time. Jer. 3:15-16- Romans 10:14-16- Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13- Eph 2:15-21.

There is no such thing in the bible where God or Jesus ever tells us to have Nunes or a priest on the earth. This Jesus who gave His life for the sins of the world that Christmas Gift is now that only High Priest for us all.

There is no such thing as the Bible ever telling us to pay the clergy tithes, under the new covenant. Under the Old Covenant, it was only food and was not money.

There is no such thing as God or Jesus ever telling us that we were under a Pope under a Headquarters, or an End-time ministry, that the Jesus who is the Savior God sent to all Humankind, at the or near the end, all of humankind was already redeemed when Jesus came, He is the only savior Luke 2:1-22- and has opened us all to what He calls the Who so -ever of John 3:16. Anyone who makes that choice to have what God calls the savior is saved John 3:15-18

As Rev. chapter four is a vision of the "Glorified Church" with the Lord, after it has been caught out (1 Thess. 4:13-17), the Rapture- then the Second Division of the Book- and this is Him alive and Him the Head and His church in the people with anyone who can have church anywhere with no such thing as a Headquarters on earth and with no such thing as having church just with some clergy who is the boss over our salvation Matthew is very clear in what Jesus says Matt. 18:20, is the saved people believing every line and every word as the truth.

"The Things Which Are to Come, " just as Eph. 2:15-21 says we are now without any Apostles and saved by faith with Jesus as the Head, Him alive, and the Boss over our salvation Him as the only way. The clergy would only preach Him to Jesus in that way.

The choice is always the same Heaven or Hell! That is us having free will, in a free choice.

Revelation has answers, for what was, before, and what was then, when it was given, and what was to come.

It is true that a saved person does believe every line and every word of the scriptures.

This book tells us that He John is talking about the things before, and the things that are, and the things to come.

Things that were, such as the Temple, were already destroyed back in 70 AD when Jesus shows John this.

Jesus was born through a Jew, and the Jews are the people of God and in His favor, even if they did not receive Jesus as the savior.

There is and always only one way to salvation under the all Christian all New Covenant under this Jesus of the Scriptures.

The Seven Churches of Revelation were in sin, and this Jesus who is the head of the church, and alive, is telling the last Apostle what they can do to receive salvation when their human life is over, that is this, is how one can work out our salvation here below.

(1) EXHORTATION TO WORK OUT THEIR SALVATION through the inworking of God, and so to be lights in the world, and the glory of the Apostle, even in the hour of martyrdom (Philippians 2:12-18).

(2) PAUL'S INTENTION TO SEND TIMOTHY AND HOPE TO COME HIMSELF SHORTLY ( Philippians 2:19-24 ).

The Humans who are saved from the past sins and who Jesus has redeemed from the sins of Adam and Eve, are still humans in the flesh and can still sin, and must repent here as humans, at death, one can’t repent anymore.
Their sin was this!

Today any church could be like any of the seven churches but we are not those churches.

Anyone can go see where those churches were.

(1) Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7) – the church that had forsaken its first love (2:4).

(2) Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11) – the church that would suffer persecution (2:10).

(3) Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17) – the church that needed to repent (2:16).

(4) Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29) – the church that had a false prophetess (2:20).

(5) Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) – the church that had fallen asleep (3:2).

(6) Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13) – the church that had endured patiently (3:10).

(7) Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) – the church with the lukewarm faith (3:16).

1. THRONE VISION - (Rev 4. /Ezek 1). Was to come.

2. THE BOOK (Rev 5/Ezek 2-3) was already in play.

3. THE PLAGUES (Rev 6:1-8/Ezek 5). Would come.

4. Slain Beneath the Altar (Rev. 6:9-11/Ezek. 6) was to come and had already happened to many.

5. WRATH OF GOD (Rev 6:12-17/Ezek 7). Would come but He sent all of mankind away out and it is a choice, given to us all and He has already redeemed us from the sins of Adam and Eve. we all have this Gift He sent Luke 2:1-22 is that Christmas Gift that Loves gift, we can read of in John 3:15-18

6. SEAL ON SAINTS' FOREHEADS (Rev 7/Ezek 9) because to be His is to live as He says. That is Every line and Every word are for us all and to each one of us without the clergy as Boss or police over the salvation God gave this world.

7. COALS FROM ALTAR (Rev. 8/Ezek 10).

8. NO MORE DELAY (Rev. 10:1-7/Ezek 12). God will call the end He never gave men the choice to bring the end to this world.

9. EATING THE BOOK (Rev 10:8-11/Ezek. 2)

11. MEASURING THE TEMPLE (Rev. 11:1-2/Ezek. 40-43)

11. JERUSALEM AND SODOM (Rev. 11:8/Ezek 16)

12. CUP OF WRATH (Rev. 14/Ezek. 23).

13. VINE OF THE LAND (Rev. 14:18-20/Ezek 15)

14. GREAT HARLOT (Rev 17-18/Ezek. 16, 23).

15. LAMENT OVER THE CITY (Rev. 18/Ezek 27)

16. SCAVENGER'S FEAST (Rev. 19/Ezek 39)

17. FIRST RESURRECTION (Rev 20:4-6/Ezek 37).

18 BATTLE WITH GOG AND MAGOG (Rev. 20:7-9/Ezek 38-39)

19. NEW JERUSALEM (Rev 21/Ezek 40-48)

20. RIVER OF LIFE (Rev 22/Ezek 47)

The things that are, and will be are, Churches that can sin, and were in sin, and could be cast out from God because of sin just as the church people can sin today, there is no such thing as once saved always saved and can’t have sin in us., or the human in the flesh who can’t sin. And that sin will take you from God and He will cast that sinner out for it.

Beware of humans who we are preaching that they do not sin and are some type of God once they cried before a church congregation and save that the salvation of forgiveness of the past lets them do as they please now in the human’s life. We are all told to work out our salvation here below

The very truth is and we should never forget what God will do, and Has done.

Lucifer’s Pride Led God to Cast Him Out of Heaven. As a creation of God, we know that Lucifer was created good ( Genesis 1:31; Ezekiel 28:13 ). In fact, Scripture asserts that Lucifer started a rebellion against God, and God says He will not let such things return to Heaven, so where will you go if you do not repent just as Jesus is calling for those here in the book of Revelation to do.

One of the three Archangels of God whose wings cover the throne of God in Heaven. The Archangel Lucifer was beautiful, wise, and perfect until he sinned. (Ezekiel 28:14-15)

l. Commencement of life. Gen. 1 Consummation of heaven and earth. Rev. 21:1

2. Entrance of sin into the world. Gen. 3:1-19 End of sin. Rev. 21:27; 22:3

3. Dawn of Satan. Gen. 3:1-7 Doom of Satan. Rev. 20:10

4. Tree of life relinquished. Gen. 2:9, 3:24 Tree of life restored. Rev. 22:2

5. Death enters. Gen. 2:17-5:5 Death exits. Rev. 21:4

6. Sorrow begins. Gen. 3:16 Sorrow banished forever. Rev. 21:4

The things that will come. **** The End when God calls for it. references to the rapture in Revelation include Rev 3:10-11; 4:1-2; 4:4 and 5:9-10; 6:2; 7:9-17; 11:3-12; 11:15-19; 12:5; 14:14-16; and 20:4

Rev 21:21--I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

The seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation were actual physical churches in the names of the locations John gives, so the letters that John writes to these churches were actually delivered to these cities,

So these letters have nothing whatsoever to do with seven different church ages or the time we live in today as the New Covenant people who have no such thing as an Apostle. We are built upon that foundation Eph. 2:15-22, but not have a modern-day end-time Apostle, as men say. Or (as some doctors of the so-called truth believe), but rather real churches that existed at the time John wrote to them.

The Seven Churches of Revelation is Not, A End-Time event that has yet to happen, WHY was John told to write this letter (book of Revelation) TO those churches that existed 2000 years ago? These 7 Churches represented literal congregations or Christian communities in these areas, not buildings, but then did have church buildings to have churches in. or meeting halls as some call them.

God and Jesus with the Holy Ghost were letting them know that They understood their challenges and influences and was encouraging them to REPENT of misdeeds and to hold fast to God’s way of life in order to receive future rewards of life with them forever, that is the choice to them was as it is to us Heaven or Hell

Men use the seven churches to prove that their way is the only way, that is it is the key to having a lordship clergy, that is boss of the police over human salvation.

This is what the false teachers have misunderstood and misapplied in the messages to the seven churches in claiming that THEIR organization or group of people represents the TOTALITY of a particular church era, that is they have the only truth for this world, in such as Philadelphia (the faithful church will be what they always claim ), and that OTHER believers represent another era or are false, such as Laodicea (the lukewarm church). Jesus warns all believers that we are to take the log out of our own eye before we can even begin to point to the speck in our brother’s eye. And that He will call all people back to Him before the end Rev. 18:1-4 His people in any church that Has Jesus as their way under the Cross, Jesus is savior not men.

Today one can go see where they were because in modern-day Turkey is where they are at, and where they were in the days that John sent them the letters.

The Seven Churches of Revelation, also known as the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse and the Seven Churches of Asia, are seven major churches of Early Christianity, as mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation. All of them are located in Asia Minor, present-day Turkey.

If you go there you will only see rocks where those churches were.

Don’t get me wrong. They are very beautiful rocks. But they were rocks, ruins of ancient cities once teeming with people long gone. Over 19hundred years ago.

In the apostle John’s vision of Revelation, Jesus spoke to the Christians in these cities, commending some but warning most. In reading Jesus’ words to the seven churches and learning about each location.

False teachers are always out to trick those who are under them, but the Bible does teach us the thing we are in need of.

What did Paul say in the book of Colossians?

The apostle Paul instructed that his letter to the Colossians be read also in Laodicea (Colossians 4:16) and he was encouraged by their strong faith in Christ (Colossians 2:5). Something seems to have changed, however, in the 30 years after Paul’s letter when John penned the book of Revelation. Paul was dead at this time.

Wealth and independence had weakened their commitment to Christ.

In Revelation 3, Jesus used language and imagery familiar to them: riches, eye medicine, white clothing, and tepid water. He said, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 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” (Revelation 3:15–17).

Most citizens of Laodicea resettled into the city of Denizli after a devastating earthquake in 600 AD. It seems the ancient city of Laodicea fully died out after the Turks came through in the 11th century. Today Denizli is a bustling city of over a half-million people. Out of that number, three or four former Muslims have stepped out to profess faith in Christ.

The Island of Patmos, And what John is telling us!

John was banished to the Island of Patmos by Emperor Domitian in AD95.

Revelation 1:10-11: on a Sunday this happens the Lord’s day was when He Jesus came out of the tomb, the first day of the week.

. Revelation 1 introduced John’s vision of the risen Christ speaking to him from the spiritual realm. Jesus is described with imagery drawn from the Old Testament, particularly messianic prophecies as well as depictions of God himself, and he stands among seven lampstands that represent local church communities on the mainland of Asia Minor. Jesus is spiritually present among his churches, and as we turn to chapters 2-3, we will see that he is going to begin evaluating how these churches were doing in their Walk under the All Christian all New Covenant.

We see that each church is under Jesus as the Head and that there is not one church headquarters for man, and that each church is a local church.

Here in Revelation, we get to listen in as Jesus gives seven different churches a performance review. And one of the reasons why God had John write this down and preserve it for all future churches is so that we can all learn what criteria Jesus is holding us accountable to.

We do have clergy today who are only out to sell that next book of theirs, that next jetplane to buy.

We need to remember this > The Bible has the answers, not men or false teachers.

Revelation is the only book in the Bible that promises a special blessing to the reader. 1 (Many passages tell us to read the Bible in general terms. Only one book has the audacity to say, in effect, Read me; I'm special. )

So what does history tell us about the cities where the seven churches were?

We are not in the dark as to where John is talking about, in today’s world anyone can find out about anything from our past, and see the lying clergy who seek to deceive. Foolish users can be proved wrong. Just go online and read this.

The Understanding that anyone can have in this modern world, about the seven churches, is this.

The City of Ephesus

Ephesus ranked fourth among the most powerful cities in the Roman Empire. (The others were Rome, Alexandria, and Syrian Antioch. )

Along with Smyrna and Pergamum, it was one of the three great cities in Asia.

Scholars estimate that more than 225, 000 people lived there. This is based on records referring to 40, 000 male citizens, although some scholars think the number was misread. It really should read 1, 040 male citizens, which would calculate into a population of 6-7, 000 people – male citizens, women, slaves, children.

Ephesus was a harbor town and the center of three separate trade routes.

Because of its location, it was thriving economically and culturally.

It was also home to the temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. (The temple of Artemis was built in 550 BCE, measuring over 100, 000 square feet. It was the largest building in the ancient world -- 4 times the size of the Parthenon in Athens, and composed entirely out of marble – 425 feet long, 220 feet wide, with 127 pillars that were 60 feet tall. It had been destroyed and rebuilt several times, but was completely destroyed in 400 CE. )

It supposedly contained a statue of the goddess Artemis, which fell to earth as a meteorite.

Since lots of people came to worship there (and donate money), Ephesus was also a major financial center.

Ephesus also had several other temples built in honor of various emperors.

Scholars believe there was a large Jewish presence in the city, but no synagogues have been excavated as of yet.

It is believed that Paul wrote 1 Corinthians from Ephesus, where he claims to have fought with beasts.

Paul’s first visit to the city was quite brief, but the second time he remained there between 18-22 months (teaching in a hall after being thrown out of the synagogue).

According to Acts 19, he was responsible for a great riot, when the Ephesians chanted, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians. ”

Paul met with the Ephesian elders on his way to Jerusalem and gave them his famous farewell address (Acts 20:29-30).

Most scholars do not think that Paul wrote the Letter to the Ephesians.

It is believed that the Apostle John spent his final years in Ephesus.

Apparently, there is a basilica there commemorating the site of Mary’s grave. Remember this Jesus said to John this is now Your mother as it is My mother.

Timothy was called the “ Preacher of Ephesus. ”

Some scholars liken Ephesus to the “mother church” of the region, another indication of its importance.

The City of Smyrna

Smyrna was another harbor city, located 35-40 miles north of Ephesus.

It survives to this day as the modern city of Izmir.

It called itself the “first of Asia. ”

Scholars estimate its population to have been around 100, 000.

It was the birthplace of several famous people, including Homer (though some dispute this claim).

Like Ephesus, it was also destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries.

It was the first city to build a temple to the goddess Roma.

The people of Smyrna had a good relationship with Rome; hence, this site was chosen as a temple to the emperor Augustus.

The city was renowned for its beauty, pleasing architecture, and fine wine.

Smyrna also maintained a center for science and medicine.

There was a large Jewish population in this city, according to several inscriptions found there.

One inscription gives gratitude to “former Jews” for 100, 000 drachmae that were designated for a building project (123-24 CE).

It was also an important Christian center.

It is believed that the Jews were quite hostile to area Christians and took advantage of Roman discontent to denounce any connections with them.

Non-canonical writings of Paul and the apostle John speak of visits to this city.

Ignatius (second century CE) stopped there on his way to martyrdom in Rome and wrote several letters from there.

The City of Pergamum

This city was 70 miles north of Smyrna and 15 miles inland.

It was a very important city until 85 BCE when it was on the wrong side of a war against the Romans. Ultimately, they were defeated and the city lay in disrepair for almost 100 years. It was during this time that Ephesus gained in importance.

Pergamum was known as an intellectual center; scholars think it was comparable to Athens and Alexandria.

They had a library that held over 200, 000 items.

Scholars used to think that parchment writing was invented there.

They also had temples to Athena and Asclepius (known as the god of healing. )

After building a forty-foot high altar to Zeus in 230 BCE, priests practiced human sacrifice 24/7 for weeks.

This city was one of the leading religious centers of Asia.

Pergamum also had a renowned medical center and was the “Lourdes” of its day.

Augustus chose the city of Pergamum to be the site of a temple in honor of himself in 29 CE. This is what put Pergamum on the map.

It was also the site of the Roman proconsul.

Needless to say, Emperor worship/loyalty was big in this town.

When Christians refused to participate, it was seen as subversive and resulted in persecutions. They were known as atheists for not worshiping the Roman gods and haters of humanity for not worshiping the Emperor.

Jews got by with this behavior because they had a 2000-year-old history; Christianity was brand new and fraught with superstitions.

The City of Thyatira

This was possibly the least important city among the ones mentioned. Little archeological work has been done because the modern city, Akhisar, is built on this site.

It was located 40 miles SouthEast of Pergamum and was a commercial town on the Lycus River.

It was militarily strategic in that it was founded as a “buffer town” by Seleucus I in 300 BCE. Since wars were fought there, it was typically unsettled and politically unstable.

With the arrival of the Romans, peace was more common.

The city was located on a major trade route; they had many guilds.

The guilds included shoemakers, dyers of cloth, and bronze smiths. (Lydia was from Thyatira – she was a dealer of purple goods. )

These guilds were social as well as commercial centers.

Each guild had its own area. Since towns were laid out in squares, it basically meant that each guild had its own square.

Each guild would also have its own god or goddess as a patron. This put Christians in a very difficult situation. There was a lot of pressure for them to participate in idol worship. Refusing meant losing one’s place in the guild.

The main god in this city was Apollo; he was a sun god and the son of Zeus.

The city also had a temple to Artemis.

It probably was not that involved in Emperor Worship.

The City of Sardis

Sardis was located 40 miles SouthEast of Thyatira.

Historically, it was a very glorious city.

It was founded in 1200 BCE, atop a 1500 foot precipice.

Needless to say, the citizens believed themselves impregnable and grew through commerce and trade.

In 546 BCE, the city was conquered through a fluke. The enemy, literally, climbed up unseen and opened the city gates.

Thereafter, “conquering Sardis” became a catchphrase for doing what was thought to be impossible.

Not learning from their history, the citizens were again conquered in 214 BCE and Sardis never regained its stature after that. They lived in the shadow of Pergamum.

In 17 CE, the city was destroyed by a huge earthquake. Rome assisted in its rebuilding.

In gratitude, the citizens offered to build a temple to Caesar (but it was awarded to Smyrna instead).

Sardis did, however, have a temple to Artemis.

The citizen’s special interest was in death and immortality (possibly a by-product of their warring history).

Their religion was based on nature worship and cycles of fertility.

They had a sacred spring in town – thought to be the “god of the underworld. ”

One of the biggest synagogues was excavated in Sardis, leading scholars to think there was a huge Jewish population there.

The City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia was 30 miles SouthEast of Sardis and along the main trade route.

It was known as the “gateway to the east. ”

It was the most recent of all the cities, having been founded in 189 BCE.

Legend has it that it was founded by the king of Pergamum, who called it Philadelphus in honor of his love for his elderly brother.

Hence, it is also known as the city of “brotherly love. ”

The city was plagued by earthquakes but had great volcanic soil and a thriving agricultural market (notable for its grape industry).

Along with Laodicea, Philadelphia was destroyed by the earthquake in 17 CE.

Because of so many earthquakes, the city was unsafe. The city walls were constantly cracking, and many people slept outside the city where it was thought to be safer.

After the big earthquake, Rome exempted Philadelphia from paying any taxes for five years.

The city had a good and close relationship with Rome.

This changed somewhat during the time of Domitian, who needed more grain for his army and ordered the city to cut its grapevines (which take many years to regrow and mature). This decimated the grape crop and led to serious divisions with the Emperor.

The patron of the city was Dionysus, the god of wine.

There is no evidence of any Jewish population (to date).

There is no record of when a Christian church was founded other than the book of Revelation.

The City of Laodicea

This city was 45 miles SouthEast of Philadelphia and 100 miles east of Ephesus along a main Roman route.

Its location made it critical for trade and communications.

It was founded in 253 BCE by Antiochus II and for 150 years grew in importance.

Basically, there were three sister cities: Laodicea, Hierapolis, and Colosse. By 188 BCE, Laodicea was under Roman rule, and Laodicea remained loyal when other cities joined together in a rebellion against Rome.

When those other cities were destroyed, Laodicea thrived.

It had a flourishing wool market (black wool), which led to great prosperity.

It also had a large school of medicine and a temple to the god of healing.

Like Philadelphia, Laodicea was earthquake-prone.

The city was virtually destroyed in 60 CE, but it was so prosperous that it was able to rebuild without Rome’s assistance.

The main problem, however, was that it had no water supply.

Any water had to come through an aqueduct 6 miles long.

That left the citizens very vulnerable to weather and enemies, who would simply cut off their water supply.

Religiously speaking, the citizens had both local and Roman gods.

They worshiped Zeus and Apollo, also Men Karou (another god of healing)

Judaism was quite prominent.

The church, like the city, had grown complacent and fat.

It had a lot of money but lacked any spiritual depth.

John’s letter has nothing good to say about Laodicea – it is even worse than Sardis.

Only seven churches are named, yet there were more than seven in Asia by the end of the first century A. D., for example, in the cities of Colossae, Troas, and Miletus (2 Corinthians 2:12, 2 Timothy 4:13-20)

What is the savior, that Christmas Jesus, the Sunday Easter Jesus saying for John to tell them?

On the Lord's Day, I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea" (Revelation 1:10-11).

According to Revelation 1:9, John wrote the book of Revelation while he was on Patmos, a small island in the Aegean Sea, approximately forty miles southwest of Ephesus. Patmos is a rocky and barren place, virtually devoid of trees. Its unpleasantness made it a good location to punish popular people who were perceived as threats to the civil order of the Roman Empire. And Revelation 1:9 strongly implies that John had been exiled to Patmos.

The place is still there, so men in our day and time have no way of changing the books teaching into them as what is said here.

While John was enduring these harsh conditions, he received several visions from Christ. And the book of Revelation is John's record of and commentary on these visions.

Revelation 1:9-11. John was a prisoner on Patmos because he was preaching about Jesus and that He, Jesus, had been raised from the dead. John had the visions described in Revelation about AD95.

The Island of Patmos is a volcanic, treeless, rocky island about 9km by 50km or 6 by 30 miles. It is about 30km or 20 miles off the western coast of modern Turkey.

From here John writes to the seven churches. It was where the Romans put the criminals they did not want to escape. It was a lonely, isolated place. However, far from dying (as probably expected) of loneliness, John had the company of millions of angels and other beings!

John was one of the few apostles who died a natural death at a great age and that was about AD98.

The apostle John penned the Revelation at the age of 92 while exiled as a prisoner of Rome on the remote Isle of Patmos. John was to write in a book the visions that he SAW during his exile and send it to the 7 Churches who were operating in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). At the time of the writing of Revelation, John was the last of the Apostles of the Lamb still alive and perhaps the last living apostle who had SEEN the Lord. He was therefore the best, and perhaps only, man available to complete the New Testament canon.

History and the Scriptures say this!

The Apostle John is the author of the Book of Revelation. He wrote it when he was about 92 years old, while a prisoner of Rome on the remote desert penal colony of Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea.

Patmos was a quarry mine for the Roman Empire and was home to many political and religious prisoners or slaves. John, the beloved apostle of Jesus, was being held as a prisoner of Rome on this island for his incessant preaching about Jesus. Rome believed that by banishing the old man John to the remote and forsaken island of Patmos, that his voice would be quieted. John was aged in years, and close to the end of his life, probably sent to Patmos in the year 95 by the Roman emperor Domitian, who was reportedly angry at the fact that John was not killed when he was dipped in boiling oil. Since John was a contemporary of Jesus, John would have been by that time, well over 90 years old - making him very likely the only apostle to survive to such an old age. The rest of Jesus’s apostles and disciples were martyred decades earlier. It was as if God supernaturally preserved John to bear the record of The Revelation!

If there are similarities between the churches in the last 2, 000 years, then it may be a message to them, but these tendencies still exist today in the churches around the world. That doesn’t mean they are all lost, but that each church has its own struggles, but this we do know; the churches John writes to have very specific strengths and weaknesses, and these strengths and weaknesses exist in churches today.

Can you see the similarities in the churches of today? Don’t miss the fact that each church and church age has had its struggles that are unique to them, just as it is with individual Christians.

Rewards of Seven Churches in Revelation will be that today.

1) Ephesus- “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life which is in the paradise of God. ”(2:7)

2) Smyrna- “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. ” (2:10) “He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. ” (2:11, as in “the fiery lake of burning sulfur” from 21:8)

3) Pergamum- “To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it. ” (2:17)

4) Thyatira- “To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—’He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery. ’ just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give him the morning star. ” (2:26-28)

5) Sardis- “He who overcomes will like them to be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. ” (3:5)

6) Philadelphia- “Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God, and I will also write on him My new name. ” (3:12)

7) Laodicea- “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. ” (3:21)

Rome and the surrounding territories became increasingly hostile to Jesus’ followers after His death. According to tradition, every disciple, except one, was martyred for his faith, and that disciple’s fate wasn’t much better—John was exiled to a rocky, inhospitable island called Patmos. During this exile, Jesus Christ spoke to John in a vision. He revealed far-off future events, and He gave John messages for each of the seven churches in Asia Minor. Dotted with words of encouragement and correction, the Lord’s letters offer a promise “to him who overcomes. ” Even today, they identify the kinds of struggles Christians face, and they teach us how to overcome trials.

The Seven Churches of Revelation are …

(1) Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7) – the church that had forsaken its first love (2:4).

(2) Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11) – the church that would suffer persecution (2:10).

(3) Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17) – the church that needed to repent (2:16).

(4) Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29) – the church that had a false prophetess (2:20).

(5) Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) – the church that had fallen asleep (3:2).

(6) Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13) – the church that had endured patiently (3:10).

(7) Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) – the church with the lukewarm faith (3:16).

Our Teaching:: as the Old Church of God of the New Covenant is this in the Holy Ghost to you so you can understand the Book of Revelation. This church one can read of in the scriptures- 1 Cor. 1:2- Gal. 1:13- Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13- Eph. 2:15-22 has always said why do men make the things of God into what they want, instead of what God says to this world.

We are a non-denominational all Christian all New Covenant people that hold the following and do teach that anyone can understand what God is telling us in this Book.

One must understand that Jesus was literally conceived and born of a virgin named Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-33). That Love did come for all mankind, John 3;16 is a pure truth.

Understand that Jesus lived a sinless life (1 Pet. 2:22; 1 Jn. 3:5). And He did come in the flesh, He is the person that God calls our savior and He is John 1:1-4- and has paid for us so God now says we all are to come to Him through John 3:16

A study of the seven letters to the Churches in Asia (Rev 2-3) complements the study of other great Scripture (Mat 13). Within the framework of these collections is a wide range of truth concerning God’s plans for His earthly people, Israel, and the Gentiles, and also for His people with a heavenly destiny, the Church.

We will be richer for seeking to grasp the essential lessons from these areas of Scripture. Our present-day study should not be confined to the first three chapters of the book of the Revelation in which seven local churches were addressed. But there are many answers to what God has for His people in this last book of the Bible.

The instruction we derive from these seven letters is acutely relevant to Christian testimony today, but first, we will need to set the scene and consider the background of the letters.

that salvation is in none other than through the name, person, work, and grace of Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:6; Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:8).

that all 66 books of the Bible are the “only” inspired word of God to the world. (2 Tim. 3:16).

That we must rightly divide the old covenant ways from what God has sent to us as the New Covenant, but use the old testament and the new in our walk of life as humans.

that God is the creator of all things, is all-powerful, all-knowing, and in control to do as He wills (14:15; Jer. 32:17; Eph. 3:20; Psa. 139:1-4; 1 Sam. 2:6-9; Psalm. 24:1).

that all of humanity had fallen short of God’s glory and is in need of salvation; hence the reason Jesus came to the earth (Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 5:8; Jn. 14:6).

that God is one but reveals Himself through the persons of the Trinity as The Father, The Son as Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. Furthermore, each Person of this Trinity is God (1 Cor. 8:6 6:44; Rom. 1:7; Isa. 9:6; Jn. 1:1 Acts 5:3; Heb 9:14; Jn. 4:24).

that those who die without salvation go to a literal place called Hell (Psa. 9:17; Psa. 73:12-19; Luke 16:23. 26; Jn. 12:48). that those who belong to Christ will inherit eternal life in the literal Kingdom of Heaven (Isaiah 65; Zech. 14).

That the days of salvation are now, where we are just humankind.

that Jesus will return to gather His people, as well as the resurrection of the dead in Christ at His return (1 Cor. 15:21-23).

in the water baptism of believers in Christ (Acts 2:38-41; Acts 22:16).

that Christ is the Head of the church, which should be governed by Him, and that ministers are simply under-shepherds (Eph. 1:22-23).

That no human is to police the salvation God offers to mankind.

Anyone can read this and understand this Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him, that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kinds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Rev 1:9 I John, who also is your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

Rev 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Rev 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

Rev 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

Rev 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Rev 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and is dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Rev 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

Rev 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Until Next Time: The Elder; do not let someone take what God has told us and make money on it.

An Offering at church is a good thing but slick the Pastor should go get a job just like others do.

All saved people should remember that God says for His people to do this first with their money 1 Timothy 5:5-8 and after that, we should always look to see if we can give to others. God wants us all to remember that we too will get old and have needs, so we must take care of that first as well. You should buy a boat and go to the lake before you add on to the church, or place money into the clergy's hands, and if the Preacher goes to the banks of this world for money let Them pay it off, let God rule the Church Clergy.

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