At the end of the last chapter, Revelation Chapter 1, we saw “seven stars” which are either seven angels or the seven fold manifestation of the Holy Spirit, or the pastors of the seven churches (angels being translated messenger)and “seven lampstands” which represent the seven Churches. In Chapter 2 of Revelation, Jesus relates to John the current condition of the first four of the seven Churches that we will study.
The Church in Smyrna Just four verses for this Church, but a lot to talk about! Smyrna is still a thriving city today, only the name has been changed to Izmir. It is in the country called Turkey. It is a busy seaport city and it’s principle product is myrrh. We will talk more about … Continue reading Chapter 2:8-11
The Church in Pergamum Pergamos is the northern most Church of the seven and is about 60 miles north of Smyrna. Pergamos was the home of the temple of several gods, including the temple of Zeus and the temple of Augustus Caesar. The altar to Zeus was 90 to 100 feet square at the base … Continue reading Chapter 2:12-17
The Church in Thyatira This Church will take somewhat to explain. Thyatira has some very complicated issues surrounding it. Revelation 2:18 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; … Continue reading Chapter 2:18-29