“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;” (Revelations 2:8) Jesus starts each message to the different churches by emphasizing something about his own character that was already described in the first chapter of Revelations – that particularly applies … Read more Was Dead – But Behold, I Am Alive For Evermore!
“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.” (Revelations 2:9) Just like the Ephesus period of time (church age), the true worshipers were true laborers, but now they were especially … Read more A True Worshiper of Jesus is a Spiritual Jew
“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.” (Revelation 2:10) You cannot fear men and the sufferings they … Read more Be Faithful and True to Jesus – Even Unto Death
“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.” (Revelation 2:10) Notice that Jesus also tells them that they … Read more "And Ye Shall Have Tribulation Ten Days"
“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.” (Revelation 2:11) Again, can you hear what the Spirit of God is saying? As already stated in earlier posts, this exact same question is asked at the end of … Read more Will You Be Hurt By the Second Death?
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 The Smyrna Church Age – Revelation 2:8-11
“And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.” ~ Revelation 6:3 The second beast, or living creature of worship, had the face of a calf (see Revelation 4:7). The calf or ox was used as both a laborer under the burden of the yoke, and as … Read more Sacrificial Calf – Where is the Sound of Thunder?
(This article covers Revelation 11:1-6) “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.” ~ Revelation 11:1 This has a similar parallel in Ezekiel 40 through 43 where instruction is also given to … Read more God's Two Anointed Witnesses