The Smyrna Church Age – Revelation 2:8-11

Constanine over Council of Nicaea

As already noted in earlier posts, the message to each of the seven churches also represents a spiritual message to everyone in every age of time. But there is also a definite relationship of each message that highly correlates to a particular “age” in history, identifying the prevailing spiritual condition that existed among those claiming … Read more

Don’t Dare Modify the Word of God – the Sharp Two-edged Sword!

Sharp two-edged Sword

“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;” (Revelation 2:12) As already stated in the post regarding Revelation 1:16, the sharp two-edged sword represents the Word of God that proceeds from Jesus’ mouth: “For the word of God is quick, and … Read more

I Know Where You Are "Even Where Satan’s Seat Is"

Satan

“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.” (Revelation 2:13) Here we see some of the results of the previous … Read more

Jesus Knows Where Satan’s Seat Is – Do You?

Jesus before Pilat

“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.” (Revelation 2:13) The word “seat” used here in the original means (from … Read more

Doctrine of Balaam – Placing Stumbling Blocks in the Way

Pope Selling Sinful Indulgences

“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.” (Revelation 2:14) In spite of those who like faithful Antipas “holdest fast my name, … Read more

Following Balaam Is a Very Bitter Way to Live

water fountain

“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.” (Revelation 2:14) Both Peter and Jude in their epistles warned of people, spiritually like … Read more

Are You Committing Spiritual Fornication?

Silhouette of an Ungodly Woman

“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.” (Revelation 2:14) The condition is described here in Revelation 2:14 as a spiritual condition … Read more

Jesus Hates the "Free-Love" of False Doctrines

Pope as a skeleton person

So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. (Revelation 2:15) Remember what the Nicolaitanes are like from the previous post on Revelation 2:6 titled: “Only True Love Will Keep You Away From Free-Love“? Bible historians described the Nicolaitanes as a short lived sect in the early days … Read more

Repent, Or Jesus Will Come Against You With the Word of God!

Bible open

Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. (Revelation 2:16) He told them there were some things they needed to repent of! That means they needed to acknowledge the wrong they had allowed, ask for forgiveness of it, and turn away from it … Read more

Have You Received a White Stone With a New Name Written?

White Stone at Graveyard

“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.” (Revelation 2:17) Notice … Read more

The Pergamos Church Age – Revelation 2:12-17

Stained glass church picture

The messages to the seven churches are spiritual messages to everyone of every age of time. But additionally, there also exists in them a message that highly correlates to a particular “age” in history because of the prevailing spiritual condition that existed among those claiming to be the church during that age of time. Each … Read more

Jesus Has Eyes and Feet Like Fire!

eyes looking at you

“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;” ~ Revelation 2:18 This is emphasizing a particular characteristic of Jesus mentioned back in Rev 1:14-15. (See the previous post “Nothing … Read more

Can Jesus Approve Your Works?

Sailing Ship Over Calm Waters

“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.” (Revelation 2:19) As stated in my previous post “Jesus has Eyes and Feet Like Fire” the Thyatira church Age approximates the time of 1530 to 1730 (although the spiritual condition … Read more

Should Jezebel Be Honored as a Queen and Prophetess?

queen being honored

“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.” (Revelation 2:20) Jezebel – who was she? She was the wicked Old Testament wife of King Ahab, the King … Read more

Jezebel Kills True Prophets and Then Sets Up a False Communion

The Last Supper

“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.” (Revelation 2:20) Notice from the previous post “Should Jezebel Be Honored as a Queen and Prophetess?” it is the … Read more

Jezebel Has Daughters, and They Also Claim to Be Married to Christ

woman Silhouette

“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.” (Revelation 2:20) The spirit of Jezebel (the false bride of Christ, the false queen, see post: “Should Jezebel Be … Read more

Jezebel’s Space of Time to Repent of Fornication is Over!

mystery Babylon and the beast

“And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.” (Revelation 2:21) The “her” that Jesus gave “space to repent of fornication” was that false Christian spiritual condition (Jezebel). This Jezebel spirit claims to be married to Jesus (claims to be his church) but yet flirts and fornicates with evil and … Read more

Are You Fellowshiping a Spiritual Harlot?

A bed

“Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” (Revelation 2:22) Jesus casts the false church organization “into a bed” of spiritual harlotry. How? By a true preacher exposing her (the false fellowship) to be what she is: a selfish, … Read more

Jesus Searches the Heart and Reveals the Death of Sin

Searching what is really in the heart?

“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.” (Revelation 2:23) As shown in the scriptures quoted in the earlier post “Are You Fellowshiping a Spiritual Harlot?” … Read more

Have You Known the Depths of Satan, As They Speak?

deep pit

“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.” (Revelation 2:24) This final statement is addressed to a specific audience – those who have stood true … Read more

As You Speak – What Comes Up From the Depths?

Mine Shaft a Deep Dark Pit Cave

“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.” (Revelation 2:24) The doctrine is what is taught from the depths of the heart. What is taught … Read more

Are You Holding Fast to the Word of God?

Holding the Bible

“But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.” (Revelation 2:25) Jesus is going to come eventually and execute judgment on this world’s spiritual condition. To you in spiritual Thyatira, don’t eat those false testimonies that are sacrificed to the selfishness of idolatry, and don’t commit spiritual fornication. And don’t allow that false … Read more

Do You Have Power Over the Religions of the Nations?

Jesus Saves

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:” (Revelation 2:26) As quoted above from an earlier post referring to Rev 17:1-5, spiritual Babylon has power over the nations to deceive them and make them drunk on what “they speak.” But if you be … Read more

Are You Ruling With a "Rod of Iron" or Are You Broken By It

A Broken Vase

“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.” (Revelation 2:27) Jesus is quoting the scripture in Psalms 2:9 and is promising those that are true that they will rule, even in the same manner … Read more

Has Jesus Given You the Authority of the Morning Star?

sunrays of a sunrise

“And I will give him the morning star.” (Revelation 2:28) As interpreted by Jesus in Revelation 1:20 a star represents an angel (a messenger.) What he is saying to the true ministry that will preach the truth is that he will give them the same ministerial boldness and authority as he himself brought in to … Read more

Have the Name of Jesus But Yet Dead in Your Soul?

coffin with bones

“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.” (Revelation 3:1) Here he emphasis that he has the: “seven Spirits of God” and the … Read more

Can Your Works Be Found Perfect Before God?

Red Heart

“Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.” (Revelation 3:2) What “works” is he exactly talking about that are not “perfect”? In Revelation 2:5 Jesus spoke of those at Ephesus as needing to “repent, and do the first works” and … Read more

Are You Watching for the Marriage Feast?

Virgins with Lamps at the Wedding Feast

“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.” (Revelation 3:3) Remember back in Thyatira Jesus told them in Revelation 2:26 that “he that overcometh, … Read more

Do You Have a GOOD Name?

A Good Tree Brings Forth Good Fruit

“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.” (Revelation 3:4) “A few names even in Sardis” the comment is made as if this fact is quite incredible. Although a “Sardis spiritual condition” could happen anytime and still … Read more

Your Name – Is It Clothed in White?

A white House

“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.” (Revelation 3:5) Jesus said while still on earth: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will … Read more

Only King Jesus Has the Key to Open or Shut the Door

a key

“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;” (Revelation 3:7) Jesus opens the letter to Philadelphia emphasizing again certain characteristics of his … Read more

Can God Open the Doors of Heaven For You?

The Heavens Opened

“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.” (Revelation 3:8) For the sixth (and second to last time) he states the fact: I know exactly where you … Read more

Are You a False Jew That Falls Down in Worship?

“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.” (Revelation 3:9) Remember where the “synagogue of Satan” was first established by those who … Read more

Patience to Keep the Word Against the Temptation of Hypocrisy

Holding the Bible

“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.” ~ Revelation 3:10 In Luke 21:19 Jesus stated “In your patience possess ye your souls.” It takes patience to continue to … Read more

Let No Man Steal Your Crown of Truth and Righteousness!

crown and cross

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:11) Because of the “hour of temptation” Jesus gives the warning: “hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Man has not finished his selfish dirty work of robbery: “The thief cometh not, but … Read more

Are You Part of the Temple of God?

church house of worship

“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 … Read more

Are You a Pillar in the Temple of God, the Church?

walking amongst pillars

Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus states: “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out.” Collectively, the true people of God are the church. Those who prove themselves true to Jesus will be a solid standing “pillar” supporting the true worship of God: … Read more

Has Jesus Written God’s Name in Your Forehead?

God's name in the forhead

Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus said “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.” What Jesus is saying is that he … Read more

The "City of My God" the New Jerusalem

Heavenly City the Bride of Christ

Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus said he would not only give them the family name of “God” but he would also give them “the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God…” He is speaking of the church as the spiritual Jerusalem. Spiritual Jerusalem … Read more

Is the Name "Jesus King and Lord" Written in Your Heart?

heart that belongs to Jesus

Finally in Revelation 3:12 Jesus promises that “I will write upon him my new name.” Where does Jesus write this “new name”? He writes it in the heart of those who are faithful and true, and that love and adore him. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat … Read more

Are You Spiritual Enough to Have an Ear to Hear?

man plugging his ears

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:13) Did you hear what Jesus said to the Philadelphia church? Do you have an ear to hear it? It takes a spiritual ear to hear, and being spiritual does not just mean that you have a religious, so … Read more

Laodicea, I Know Exactly Where You Are!

laodicea on the map

“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;” (Revelation 3:14) To the final Church age, Jesus emphasizes his complete true and faithful character. The statement of him being the “Amen” is fixing strong assertiveness to … Read more

Lukewarm: I Would Thou Were Cold or Hot

water fountain

“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.” (Revelation 3:15) Again, for the seventh time he states: I know exactly where you are spiritually “I know thy works.” Unlike the previous church ages where there were serious needs, the need here is stated very differently, … Read more

I Will Spue Thee Out of My Mouth

Cain and Abel offer sacrifice

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” God does not accept half-hearted worship and service – only our very best. This was true in the beginning of time when God would only accept Abel’s sacrifice of his best, and rejected Cain’s sacrifice because … Read more

How Are Your Spiritual Riches?

Searching what is really in the heart?

“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:” (Revelation 3:17) Now being “Rich and increased with goods” can be a physical thing that could have an impact on your spiritual life – and … Read more

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