Revelations, A Study. section 2.Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
Revelations, A Study. section 2. Here in Section 2. Chapters, 1:16 thru 3:22. we will look at sevens of Revelations. Lets take notice of Jesus giveing a discription of Himself in each letter. Rev. 1:19, Is a comandment of Jesus to John to write things hereafter. Rev 1:20 The mystery of seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are angels [Ministers] of seven churches: and seven candlesticks which thou sawest are seven churches. The angels of seven churches, are literal, Ministers, or Pastors. These angels are literial, Dan 10:13 But prince of kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with kings of Persia. Dan 10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, prince of Grecia shall come. ”Michael is Angel of Israel.” Starting in Rev 2:1 we will take a look at Seven Churches. Remember that Revelations is both, physical and Spiritual. Here are Physical Churches. Definition of “UNTO”, [Middle English : un-, up to; see until + to, to; see to.Unto /Un´to/, conj. Until; till. [Obs.] ] Notice that word unto, is mentioned in each letter to Seven Churches. These letters were written to Angel [Minister] of each church. Why? Because Pastor or Ministers of Churches have much to answer for and His direction must come from Spirit. [James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive greater condemnation.] [Mar 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but Holy Ghost.] "He that hath an ear, let him hear what Spirit saith unto churches” The Spirit of God is one speaking to each Church and not Angel. What is an Angel? 1. A MINISTER OR PASTOR OF A CHURCH, AS IN THE SEVEN ASIATIC CHURCHES. [ARCHAIC] 2. MESSENGER, A MESSENGER OF GOD. 3. A SPIRITUAL, CELESTIAL BEING, SUPERIOR TO MAN IN POWER AND INTELLIGENCE. IN THE SCRIPTURES THE ANGELS APPEAR AS GOD'S MESSENGERS. 4. Warier. 5.ATTENDANT 1.Ephesus. The city were worshippers of false god Diana, full of congeriours, witchcraft, Idolitors, ect. Now each church we see in these letters have some positive atributes ,we will concintrate on bad. Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat, [To some extent or degree] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. The Church was not true to teachings of Christ. “and will remove thy candlestick [ Minister] out of his place, except thou repent. " “out of his place” The Angel of Ephesus. When you remove minister out of church you loose Spiritual Guidance. 2.Smyrna. Smyrna ( The City) became a center for cult of emperor worship. Only two churches, Smyrna and Philadelphia were true to Christ. Great persecution befell Church and its angel was burned alive. Rev 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are synagogue of Satan. “the synagogue of Satan” This is what Christ called Jews at this time. The Jews broke their own laws at murder of Angel of Smyrna.The Church still exists. 3.Pergamos. Antipas was murdered by AEsculapiu worshipers. “Satans seet”, The idol AEsculapius. Balaam - lord of people; foreigner or glutton, son of Beor.(Num. 31:8; comp. 16)(Deut. 23:4)(Num. 23:7).Nicolaitans, Professing Christians who, introduce a false freedom, licentiousness. They embrased Idol worship. 4.Thyatira. Jezebel, Daughter of Ethbaal, Preistest, 2Ki 9:7 And thou shalt smite house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge blood of my servants prophets, and blood of all servants of LORD, at hand of Jezebel. 2Ki 9:22 ...the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many? “Bright and Morning Star”,
Revelations a Study. Section 1. Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
Revelations a Study. Section 1. Lets look at sections before we get into great detail. Section 1 includes, Chapter 1:1 thru 1:18. These verses deal with Author of Revelations Jesus The Christ. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for time is at hand. As we are imformed in this verse, reading and hearing Book of Revelations is blessed, Key word we must look at is “KEEP.”[To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one's power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain.] Revelations has yet to be fulfilled as many would like for world to believe. Here we see Jesus comanding us to Posses and retain words of this book. Revelations was not written just for a few and neither were Letters to seven Churches of Asia. Seven in scripture signifies a perfice number. The seven Spirits, Here are different intrepretations; Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of Lord shall rest upon Him, Spirit of wisdom and understanding, Spirit of counsel and might, Spirit of knowledge and of fear of Lord. A.1. The Spirit of Lord 2. The Spirit of Wisdom. 3. The Spirit of Understanding. 4. The Spirit of Counsel. 5. The Spirit of Might. 6. The Spirit of Knowledge. 7. The Spirit of Fear of Lord. B.1. Spirit of Truth. John 15:26 2.Spirit of Power 2 Tim 1:7. 3. Spirit of Love. 2 Tim 1:7. 4. Spirit of Self-Discipline. 2 Tim 1:7. 5. Spirit of Wisdom. Deu 34:9. 6. Spirit of Judgment.Isa.4:4 7. Spirit of Life. Rev 11:11. Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in midst of throne and of four beasts, and in midst of elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are seven Spirits of God sent forth into all earth. This next set is one I most addhere to. C. 1.Wisdon, 2.Knowledge, 3.Understanding, 4.Love, 5.Faith, 6.Hope & 7. Charity.