To Seven Churches, From the Seven Spirits

seven candles burning

“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;” (Revelation 1:4) At the beginning of the book it is addressed in a specific manner to seven congregations … Read more

Jesus Christ – the "First Begotten" of All Things

early sunrise

“… and the first begotten of the dead…” (Revelation 1:5) Jesus Christ is the “first begotten” in all things good and of importance to almighty God, and ultimately to us. Jesus is first and above all – he is preeminent meaning “Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.” The heavenly Father has determined that … Read more

Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords!

Jesus King of kings

“…and the prince of the kings of the earth…” (Revelation 1:5)   Jesus not only defeated sin and death, but he is the “prince” over all rulers and powers on earth. (see I Corinthians 15:20-26 and Colossians 1:13-19) There is nothing and no one that should not be bowing before him and submitting completely to … Read more

Jesus Loved Us, and Washed Us in His Own Blood!

Jesus died on the cross for us

“…Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Revelations 1:5) Can you even begin to comprehend the great mystery that this scripture is showing us? Jesus deserves nothing less than all our devoted love and service because he paid the ultimate price for us and “loved us, and … Read more

In Jesus’ Kingdom We Can Reign as Kings Over Sin!

A King’s Castle

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelations 1:6) As already stated earlier, Jesus is the “King of kings and Lord of lords.” In fact, Jesus is not only King, but also the only High Priest accepted by God … Read more

God Has Always Come to Us "in the Clouds"

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“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) Clouds” are used throughout the Old and New Testament as a matter of evidence witnessing to the fearful and awesome presence of the all powerful “Almighty God”. In the Old Testament they were physically visible clouds, full of power (lightning and earth shaking thunder) and fearful authority. When … Read more

Jesus Has Already Come Many Times "in the Clouds"

Sun Shining Through Dark Clouds

“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) Jesus will return again “in the clouds” on the final day, but Jesus has also already come “in the clouds” spiritually a number of times… and he will continue to come that way as long as there is a “cloud of witnesses” for him to come in. (Note: … Read more

Jesus Will Come Again "In the Clouds"

lightning

“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) In James 4:14 it states: “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” A single vapor is insignificant and hardly noticed. But when many warm, moist vapors gather together and there is a stark contrast between … Read more

Jesus the Beginning and the End of All Things: Including Us!

Jesus Christ With Crown of Thorns

“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.” ~ Revelation 1:8 Perhaps you have heard the expression “spill the beans” meaning: give us the essence or “bottom line” of the story at the beginning so we don’t have … Read more

Warned By the Great Gospel Trumpet that is Behind Us

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“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,” (Revelations 1:10) “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day…” John was in the Spirit of worship in spite of being persecuted, because he felt privileged to suffer persecution for the Savior whom he … Read more

Turn to See the Light of the Seven Golden Candlesticks

Candlestick of Old Testament Tabernacle

“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;” (Revelations 1:12) As stated in an earlier post about Revelations 1:10 where John “heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet” we understand that what is behind us is in the past, and the … Read more

Jesus is the Light of the Seven Candlesticks and Our High Priest

High Priest of the Old Testament

“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.” (Revelations 1:13) Jesus often described himself as “the Son of man” because he was born of a woman and was subject to the … Read more

Nothing is Hid From the Eyes as a "Flame of Fire"

Jesus is the Lamb of God

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” (Revelations 1:14) “The hoary (white or gray) head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.” (Proverbs 16:31) The white hair of Jesus here reflects the great … Read more

Jesus’ "Voice as the Sound of Many Waters"

Jesus on his throne

“And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.” (Revelations 1:15) Nobody tells Jesus where he can or can’t go. He has victory over all things. His feet step where ever he wants. It is best to submit to him now … Read more

Jesus the Bright and Shining Light, the Sun of Righteousness

Jesus' transfiguration

“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.” (Revelations 1:16) The seven stars represent the ministry responsible for delivering Christ’s revelation message to the seven churches; as plainly stated by Christ himself a … Read more

Jesus Has the Keys of Hell and Death

fire

“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.” ( Revelations 1:18 ) Jesus overcame all sin and death by his resurrection: “behold, I am alive for evermore.” Consequently he has complete and full authority over hell: who will … Read more

The Seven Stars in the Right Hand of Jesus

“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.” (Revelations 1:20) The ministry in the right hand of control of Jesus are an anointed ministry … Read more

Seven Churches – Seven Days of the Gospel Day

Seven churches of Asia

The seven churches of Asia mentioned in Revelations 1- 3 (like the Epistles to the various churches located in: Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, etc.) were actual congregations of the church of God at that time. But, like the Epistles, the message to the seven Churches was also intended for many others to hear, understand, and … Read more

Seven Churches – the "Vengeance" of God Sevenfold

number 7 in gold

It is spiritual light and true worship that exposes and destroys spiritual darkness and the deception of false worship. And true spiritual light and true worship is what Jesus’ Revelation message is all about! The Revelation message also is the “vengeance” or “revenge” of God against those (professing Christianity or otherwise) who have persecuted and … Read more

Without Love – Our Labor is Vain!

plowing

“And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.” (Revelations 2:3) Twice he emphasizes their labour and patience: here and in the prior verse. The church in the beginning was a hard laboring people who also had the ability to endure patiently the hardships and persecutions. “For … Read more

Have You Left Your First Love?

heart that loves God

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” (Revelations 2:4) To sum up the problem: they were doing all the right things, but no longer for the right reason. Their first love, the motivating force behind doing the right things, had changed. It had shifted to something, or someone else. … Read more

The Reward of the Righteous Told in Revelation

There is a complete thread through Revelation telling us the gospel day story, including the reward of the righteous. This complete story exposes the false accuser and their false accusations. In Revelation, the true righteous people of God are honored as Jesus Christ is honored. And our ultimate reward is to eternally be with the … Read more

Do You Eat of the Tree of Life in Paradise?

Adam and Eve in paradise

“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.” (Revelations 2:7) The “paradise of God” mentioned in verse 7 is the heavenly condition where God … Read more

Was Dead – But Behold, I Am Alive For Evermore!

resurrection from the tomb

“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

Will You Be Hurt By the Second Death?

Adam and Eve Driven out

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Spiritual Riches – Do They Include Love?

a poor homeless man with his dog

“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) Do you know the love that produces true devoted love and divine unity among God’s people. It is not accomplished by human religious … Read more

Be Zealous and Repent!

man and woman thinking throughfully

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” (Revelation 3:19) “Be zealous!” the definition of zealous: “Warmly engaged or ardent in the pursuit of an object.” But what he wants the church to be zealous about is repenting under the strong rebuke, because he is correcting them in love. … Read more

To Overcome You Must Fight!

soldiers in array

“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.” ~Revelation 3:21 Again, as with all the other church ages, we have also been tasked with a responsibility to overcome the spirit of our age. This … Read more

Will You Sit With Jesus in His Throne?

Jesus with his children

“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.” (Revelation 3:21) Jesus said that those that “overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame…” This lets us … Read more

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