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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Judgement to the disobedient 7 churches



It seems to me that the seven heads of the beast represent the 7 churches which haven’t overcome their obstacles, those who didn’t have ears to hear.

Look at all the descriptions and consequences upon the warnings of Jesus Christ against the seven churches. When he returns he will rebuke the churches that disobeyed him, who didn’t overcome their struggles. But there are some from every church who do overcome.

Here's what I've found so far Revelation 1-3 compared to 4-22:

Comparing the Seven Churches of Asia Minor
 to the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ
Revelation 1 - Listen

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John: 

2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 

3 Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand. 

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; 

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, 

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 

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. 

9 I John, who also am 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. 

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

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. 

12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 

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. 

14 His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire; 

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

16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength. 

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: 

18 I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 

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

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.

Revelation 2 - Listen

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 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

4 Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, [even] where Satan's seat [is]: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas [was] my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it].

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass;

19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last [to be] more than the first.

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

25 But that which ye have [already] hold fast till I come.

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning star.

29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Revelation 3 - Listen

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Revelation 19 - Listen

1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

2 For true and righteous [are] his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.





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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

5th Church Sardis

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

Studies have been made that the seven churches of Asia Minor have proven to represent seven church ages or periods. It doesn’t mean that the other categories don’t exist, but the church that is dominant is represented. For example the first century had mostly churches which had a remarkable love towards God, like the church in Ephesus, as described in Acts 19. But that doesn’t mean there were no churches who have suffered persecution or have been indifferent. But rather the mentality and character of the church of Ephesus has been dominant in the first century and the first church age.

5th Church Sardis

Sardis reflects the Reformation period, and perhaps preceding that as well with the War of the Roses (I may be wrong but the reason I threw that in is because the 5 pedaled rose was used as the two different emblems of the kings who fought each other. And that emblem is also used as a symbol of the Rosicrucian Order and the Lutheran Church, each symbol being designed differently representing the kings and organizations).


The 5th Church Sardis (Church 51)
Revelation 3 - Listen

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.







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6th Church Philadelphia

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

Studies have been made that the seven churches of Asia Minor have proven to represent seven church ages or periods. It doesn’t mean that the other categories don’t exist, but the church that is dominant is represented. For example the first century had mostly churches which had a remarkable love towards God, like the church in Ephesus, as described in Acts 19. But that doesn’t mean there were no churches who have suffered persecution or have been indifferent. But rather the mentality and character of the church of Ephesus has been dominant in the first century and the first church age.

6th Church Philadelphia

The 6th church resembles the 6th Book Joshua who made an alliance with the Gibeonites, who were not Jews but they came before him on their knees in Joshua 9. Notice that there are 2 churches where the Synagogue of Satan (synagogue means assembly in Greek) was mentioned. In Smyrna the 2nd church, under persecution by them, and Philadelphia where the Synagogue of Satan is in submission to the missionary Church.

The 2nd church Smyrna relates to the 2nd Book Exodus where the Pharaohs persecuted the Israelites until the Israelites crossed the Red Sea.

And the 6th Church Philadelphia relates to the 6th Book Joshua, where in chapter 9 the Gibeonites lied to them to have come from a distant land. They made the Israelites swear that they wouldn't harm them. And the Israelites, not seeking God's will swore in God's name. But they regretted later, and they had to protect them from the surrounding nations.

The 6th Church period must be around the time of the expedition and colonization including the time when the Americans declared themselves independent. Philadelphia, the city where the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence was named after the city in Asia Minor where the church in Revelation 3 existed.


The 6th Church Philadelphia (Church 61)
Revelation 3 - Listen

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.







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7th Church Laodicea

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

Studies have been made that the seven churches of Asia Minor have proven to represent seven church ages or periods. It doesn’t mean that the other categories don’t exist, but the church that is dominant is represented. For example the first century had mostly churches which had a remarkable love towards God, like the church in Ephesus, as described in Acts 19. But that doesn’t mean there were no churches who have suffered persecution or have been indifferent. But rather the mentality and character of the church of Ephesus has been dominant in the first century and the first church age.


7th Church Laodicea

There's a lot in common with the 7th Epistle Colossians, plus the fact that Laodicea is mentioned in Paul's Epistle to the Colossians with the command to exchange each other's Epistles (an Epistle to the Laodiceans was probably lost in time) and read. I will post the Epistle to the Colossians at a later time.

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Laodicea:

G2994 - Laodikeus:
Λαοδικεύςa Laodicean, an inhabitant of Laodicea

From Λαοδίκεια (G2993)

G2993 - Laodikeia:
  1. Laodicea = "justice of the people"
    1. a city of Phrygia, situated on the river Lycus not far from Colosse. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 66 A.D. and rebuilt by Marcus Aurelius. It was the seat of the Christian church.
From a compound of λαός (G2992) and δίκη (G1349)

G2992 - laos:
  1. a people, people group, tribe, nation, all those who are of the same stock and language
  2. of a great part of the population gathered together anywhere
Apparently a primary word

G1349 - dikē:
  1. custom, usage
  2. right, just
  3. a suit at law
  4. a judicial hearing, judicial decision, esp. sentence of condemnation
  5. execution of a sentence, punishment
    1. to suffer punishment
  6. the goddess Justice, avenging justice
Probably from δεικνύω (G1166)

G1166 - deiknyō:
  1. to show, expose to the eyes
  2. metaph.
    1. to give evidence or proof of a thing
    2. to show by words or teach
A prolonged form of an obsolete primary of the same meaning


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It is a time when the people want more power in their hands. But the result of the revolutions not only against monarchs but are even against each other’s ideologies.

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Giuseppe Mazzini

Mazzini also rejected the classical liberal principles of the Enlightenment based on the doctrine of individualism, which he criticized as "presupposing either metaphysical materialism or political atheism."[19]

Influenced by his Jansenist upbringing, Mazzini's thought is characterized by a strong religious fervor and deep sense of spirituality. Mazzini described himself as a Christian and emphasized the necessity of faith and a relationship with God, while vehemently denouncing rationalism and atheism. His motto was Dio e Popolo ("God and People"). He regarded patriotism as a duty, and love for the Fatherland as a divine mission, saying that the Fatherland was "the home wherein God has placed us, among brothers and sisters linked to us by the family ties of a common religion, history, and language."[20]

In his 1835 publication Fede e avvenire ("Faith and the Future"), he wrote: "We must rise again as a religious party. The religious element is universal and immortal ... The initiators of a new world, we are bound to lay the foundations of a moral unity, a Humanitarian Catholicism."[21] However, Mazzini's relationship with the Catholic Church and the Papacy was not always a kind one. While he initially supported Pope Pius IX upon his election, writing an open letter to him in 1847, he later published a scathing attack against the pope in his Sull'Enciclica di Papa Pio IX ("On the Encyclical of Pope Pius IX") in 1849.

Although some of his religious views were at odds with the Catholic Church and the Papacy, and his writings often were tinged with anti-clericalism, at the same time Mazzini criticized Protestantism, stating that it is "divided and subdivided into a thousand sects, all founded on the rights of individual conscience, all eager to make war on one another, and perpetuating that anarchy of beliefs which is the sole true cause of the social and political disturbances that torment the peoples of Europe."[22]

Mazzini formulated a concept known as thought and action, in which thought and action must be joined together, and every thought must be followed by action, therefore rejecting intellectualism and the notion of divorcing theory from practice.[23] He likewise rejected the concept of the "rights of man" which had developed during the Age of Enlightenment, arguing instead that individual rights were a duty to be won through hard work, sacrifice and virtue, rather than "rights" which were intrinsically owed to man. He outlined his thought in his Doveri dell'uomo ("Duties of Man"), published in 1860.

Mazzini was also an early advocate of a "United States of Europe" about a century before the European Union began to take shape. For him, European unification was a logical continuation of Italian unification.

Women's rights
Edit

In Doveri dell'uomo ("Duties of Man", 1860) Mazzini called for recognition of women's rights. After his many encounters with political philosophers in England, France and across Europe, he had decided that the principle of equality between men and women was fundamental to building a truly democratic Italian nation. He called for the end of women's social and judicial subordination to men. His vigorous position heightened attention to gender among European thinkers who were already considering democracy and nationalism. Mazzini helped intellectuals see women's rights not merely a peripheral topic but as a fundamental goal necessary for the regeneration of old nations and the rebirth of new ones.[24]

Mazzini and Marx

Karl Marx, in an interview by R. Landor from 1871, said that Mazzini's ideas represented "nothing better than the old idea of a middle-class republic." Marx believed, especially after the Revolutions of 1848, that Mazzini's point of view had become reactionary, and the proletariat had nothing to do with it.[16] In another interview, Marx described Mazzini as "that everlasting old ass".[17]

Mazzini, in turn, described Marx as "a destructive spirit whose heart was filled with hatred rather than love of mankind" and declared that "Despite the communist egalitarianism which [Marx] preaches he is the absolute ruler of his party, admittedly he does everything himself but he is also the only one to give orders and he tolerates no opposition."[25]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Mazzini

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Published on Jan 27, 2016

The ideologies of liberalism, nationalism, and conservatism came into conflict in Europe in 1830 and 1848. Across the continent, revolutions broke out. Most of them failed. Here's a brief overview of some of those revolutions.

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The people’s voice:



Shane Fairbanks



Published on Feb 15, 2016


Western Civilization/AP European History lecture on the ideologies of the 19th century, and revolutions they inspired. Music Credits: Ludwig Van Beethoven's 5th Symphony in C Minor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOk8T...

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Published on Feb 14, 2015
http://www.tomrichey.net This this a review of the 19th century "Isms" (conservatism, classical liberalism, romanticism, nationalism, socialism, and feminism) intended for AP European History and Western Civilization students studying the various philosophies that emerged in 19th century Europe. The graphic organizer that I use in this video is available on my website: http://www.tomrichey.net/uploads/3/2/... TIME STAMPS: Conservatism - (1:45) Classical Liberalism - (3:30) Conservatism vs. Classical Liberalism - (6:11) Romanticism - (8:02) Nationalism - (10:32) Socialism - (14:20) Conservatism, Liberalism, and Socialism - (17:47) Feminism - (21:13)


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The 7th Church Laodicea (Church 71)
Revelation 3 - Listen

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.









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1st Church Ephesus

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

Studies have been made that the seven churches of Asia Minor have proven to represent seven church ages or periods. It doesn’t mean that the other categories don’t exist, but the church that is dominant is represented. For example the first century had mostly churches which had a remarkable love towards God, like the church in Ephesus, as described in Acts 19. But that doesn’t mean there were no churches who have suffered persecution or have been indifferent. But rather the mentality and character of the church of Ephesus has been dominant in the first century and the first church age.


The church of Ephesus


The 1st Church Ephesus (Church 11) With
The 1st Book Genesis (Bible 11)
Revelation 2 - Listen

1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

4 Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 
Genesis 2 - Listen

9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


Comment on the church of Ephesus

It is my guess that the age of the church of Ephesus is from 33 AD - 100 AD, more precisely whenever the early persecutions increased. And that took place when the Caesars began to declare themselves as gods.








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2nd Church Smyrna

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

Studies have been made that the seven churches of Asia Minor have proven to represent seven church ages or periods. It doesn’t mean that the other categories don’t exist, but the church that is dominant is represented. For example the first century had mostly churches which had a remarkable love towards God, like the church in Ephesus, as described in Acts 19. But that doesn’t mean there were no churches who have suffered persecution or have been indifferent. But rather the mentality and character of the church of Ephesus has been dominant in the first century and the first church age.


The church in Smyrna

The 6th church resembles the 6th Book Joshua who made an alliance with the Gibeonites, who were not Jews but they came before him on their knees in Joshua 9. Notice that there are 2 churches where the Synagogue of Satan (synagogue means assembly in Greek) was mentioned. In Smyrna the 2nd church, under persecution by them, and Philadelphia where the Synagogue of Satan is in submission to the missionary Church.

The 2nd church Smyrna relates to the 2nd Book Exodus where the Pharaohs persecuted the Israelites until the Israelites crossed the Red Sea.

And the 6th Church Philadelphia relates to the 6th Book Joshua, where in chapter 9 the Gibeonites lied to them to have come from a distant land. They made the Israelites swear that they wouldn't harm them. And the Israelites, not seeking God's will swore in God's name. But they regretted later, and they had to protect them from the surrounding nations.

The 6th Church period must be around the time of the expedition and colonization including the time when the Americans declared themselves independent. Philadelphia, the city where the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence was named after the city in Asia Minor where the church in Revelation 3 existed.

The second Church Age was when the Caesars began to declare themselves as gods. Though Nero died in 65 AD (having blamed Christians for the burning of Rome) the persecutions took momentum after Emperor Domitian until Constantine in 325 AD.

The 2nd Church Smyrna (Church 21) With
The 2nd Book Exodus (Bible 21)
Revelation 2 - Listen
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. 
Persecution of the Israelites in Egypt

Exodus 1
 - Listen

22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.








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3rd Church Pergamos

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor

Studies have been made that the seven churches of Asia Minor have proven to represent seven church ages or periods. It doesn’t mean that the other categories don’t exist, but the church that is dominant is represented. For example the first century had mostly churches which had a remarkable love towards God, like the church in Ephesus, as described in Acts 19. But that doesn’t mean there were no churches who have suffered persecution or have been indifferent. But rather the mentality and character of the church of Ephesus has been dominant in the first century and the first church age.


The Church in Pergamos





The 3rd Church Pergamos (Church 31)
Revelation 2 - Listen

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, [even] where Satan's seat [is]: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas [was] my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it]. 




Comment on the church in Pergamos

The third Church Age is the church who compromises.

The end of this church or population, as a judgment, faced the sword of the LORD. God used Islam to avenge their compromise. Islam however calls it as the sword of Allah and of Mohammed.

Notice that Jesus says that he will fight against “them”, referring to the “them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans”. There is no introduction as to who are the Nicolaitans. But the name is a compound word where Niko means “to conquer” and Laitans is referring to the “laity” the laymen. Therefore this is referring to the structure of this church, which is a compromised system against whom when Islam swept the Middle East and then North Africa and up to the battle of Tours near France was God’s judgment. And over the years Spain recovered it’s land in Middle Ages.

Charles Martel the Frank confronted the Muslims from the land of Spain who were called the Moors.

And looking into the meaning of France:

Political meaning
Edit

In a first meaning, "France" means the whole French Republic. In that case, "French" refers to the nationality, as it is written on the French ID card: "Nationalité : française".

The etymology and meaning of the word "France" and "French" have had strong bearings in the abolition of slavery and serfdom in France.

Indeed, in 1315, king Louis X issued an edict abolishing slavery and proclaiming that "France signifies freedom", that any slave setting foot on (metropolitan) French ground should be freed.[2]

This decree served as the basis for a group of crusading lawyers at the parlement of Paris, many of whom were members of the Society of the Friends of the Blacks, winning unprecedented emancipation rights in a series of cases before the French revolution, which (temporarily) led to the complete abolition of slavery on French territories and colonies in 1794 [3] until Napoleon, propped up by the plantation lobbies, re-introduced slavery in sugarcane-growing colonies.[4]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_France

But this Church age spanned from Constantine’s edict in 325AD to the beginning of the Middle Ages.



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