Write on a scroll what you see & send it to the seven churches
Blessed is he who reads & those who hear the words of this prophecy,
& keep those things which are written in it.
(Revelation 1:3 & Revelation 22:7)
He who has an ear, let him hear
(Revelation 2:7, 2:11, 2:17, 2:29, 3:6, 3:13, 3:22)
Yet I hold this against you:
You have forsaken your first love.
Remember the height
from which you have fallen!
Repent & do the things you did at first.
If you do not repent, I will come to you
& remove your lampstand from its place.
(Revelation 2: 4&5)
WHAT CHARACTERIZES "FIRST LOVE"?
(click verses below)
John 14:15 John 14:21, Romans 5:5 John 14:23, 1 Corinthians 16:22
I have a few things against you:
You have people there
who hold to the teaching of Balaam,
who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols & by committing sexual immorality.
Likewise you also have those
who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Repent therefore! Otherwise,
I will soon come to you & will fight
against them with the sword of my mouth.
(Revelation 2: 14-16)
***Balaam (click here)
***Nicolaitans were apostates who posed as apostles & used the aura of legitimacy to lead the church astray & mislead Christians into immorality & wickedness
HOW ARE WE TO TEST THOSE
CLAIMING TO SPEAK FOR GOD?
(click verses below)
1 Thessalonians 5: 20-22, Acts 17:11, Galatians 1: 7-8, 1 John 4:1
2 Timothy 3: 16 & 17 Hebrews 4:12 Psalm 12:6
Nevertheless, I have this against you:
You tolerate that woman Jezebel,
who calls herself a prophetess.
By her teaching she misleads
my servants into sexual immorality
1 Kings 18:4 2 Kings 9:22
Revelation 17 1 Kings 16: 31-33 1 Kings 21: 25-26
2 Kings 9:7 2 Kings 9: 30 -37
I know your deeds;
you have a reputation of being alive,
but you are dead
people who claim to be of CHRIST but are unrepentant,
& who continue to live a slave to the world while cliaming CHRIST,
as was told in the Wedding Feast parable by JESUS,
this is the man noted in verses: 11 -14 (click here)
Proverbs 1: 24 -32
I know your deeds,
that you are neither cold nor hot.
I wish you were either one or the other!
So, because you are lukewarm--
neither hot nor cold
I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
(Revelation 3: 15 & 16)
Matthew 7:21 Matthew 25: 12-13
what you have received & heard;
obey it, & repent.
But if you do not wake up,
I will come like a thief,
& you will not know
at what time I will come to you.
Deuteronomy 6: 5-7 Joshua 1:8
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer.
I tell you, the devil will
put some of you in prison to test you,
and you will suffer persecution for ten days.
Be faithful, even to the point of death,
and I will give you the crown of life.
(click here) for more on the Crown of Life & the rewards for overcomers
To him who overcomes,
I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of GOD.
Overcomer: 1 John 5:4
Tree of Life:
Genesis 2:9 Genesis 3:22 Ezekiel 47:12 Revelation 22:2
He who overcomes
will not be hurt at all by the second death.
Revelation 20: 11-14