DECEMBER 21, 2021: SHALOM!!!
2:1: The Letters to the Seven Churches: (1) John is commanded to write to the angel of the Church...(2) A nice descriptive title for Christ follows...(3) The church is summarized as Yeshua (Jesus) saying "I know", followed by praise or rebuke... (4) Exhortations are given, and than the message ends with 'he who has ears to hear, let him hear," and a special promise to him who overcomes." Ephesus, was a Roman Capitals for Asia Minor, and was extremely popular for imported trades see Acts 19...That Church had been founded by the Apostle Paul in AD53-56...according to tradition, both John the Apostle and the Virgin Mary lived in Ephesus...
2:2-5: The Ephesian Church had been preserved in the Orthodox Faith plus it's moral uprightness: according to Scripture they lost their first love, not just for the Lord but for each other!!! Paul warned this Church see (Acts 20:29)...The Lampstand is an honor for the Ephesian Church for being the Church of Asia!!!
2:6: Most Scholars believe the Nicolaitans to be early gnostic sect that tolerated idolatry!!! read Acts 6:5: turn to page 1781 in my Bible read definition of Gnosticism!!!
2:7: The Message of the Spirit of all the Churches and true believers is to overcome and He who overcomes and endures to the end!!! John was saying for us all to do this until Yeshua returned for His Bride!!!We are to endure to the end whether it be at the true end or at the end of our earthly lives!!! Tree of Life: (Genesis 2:9) to eat is to receive eternal life!!! (vv. 11, 17, 26: 3:5, 12, 21, 21:7, John 16:33, 2 Co 4:7-18)...Praise the Lord in heaven!!!
2:8: this is now part of modern day Turkey!!!
2:9: The Smyrnan church was poor not than likely due to persecution, but were spiritually rich which is the opposite of Laodicea!!! The Jews of the Synagogue of Satan might be referring to Jews in the name only (Romans 2:28, 29) they compromised their beliefs!!! see (John 8:31-47) or it could be the Jews who rejected and refused to embrace the Messiah and His Divine Church!!! see (Romans 2:28; Galatians 6:15): In Barnabas: I read "In Six thousand years all prophecies will be fulfilled!!! The Epistle of Barnabas 15:1-9: Even Sir Isaac Newton said the Bible sees 6000 years and Christ will Return, why did add this in it's why we are reading Enoch!!!
2:10-11: This persecution will be completed in ten days!!! That's take a look is this to be taken literally or not or it goes both ways of course like i said always study Scripture!!! Some will go through martyrdom!!! Christ our God encourages faithfulness to the end regardless of at the end of the age itself or the end of your earthly life!!! Faithfulness to the end and the crown of life, awarded to the victor a wreath (Philippians 3:14; 2 Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 5:4) the reward is eternal life granted to those who conquer in Christ!!! The Second death indicates eternal damnation or the like of fire!!! or the Bottomless Pit!!! Sinners will be completely cut of from the Lord and His divine kingdom for eternity!!! See Revelation 20:6, 14, 15; 21:8
2:12: Pergamos (Modern day Bergama), northeast of Smyrna!!!
2:13: Satan's throne: is referring to the city as a seat for idol worship: Pergamos was the first city in Asia to build a temple dedicated to the worshipping of a living emperor!!! Satan's throne where he holds court can also indicate the altar where Cesar worshipped as lord/ and where the Roman Governor dished at capital punishment at the manner of the sword!!! An early martyr named Antipas was a bishop of Pergamos was martyred there in AD 92 burned to death in a heated bronze bull!!! His crime was witnessing that Yeshua (Jesus) was the true Lord!!!
2:14: The Doctrine of Balaam: Balaam is a biblical example of all evil that against the Lord our God!!! It's an example of all corrupt and false teachings with religious compromisers!!! reference (Numbers 22-24; 25:1-3; 31:16; 2 Peter 2:15; Jude 11)...
2:16: The sword of my mouth that is the word of God, the Alpha and the Omega The Beginning and the End!!!
2:17: Hidden manna: is referring to the bread of heaven (or the bread of angels!!!), the bread of the Almighty The One!!! (Exodus 16:4; Psalm 77:24, 25; John 6:31-35, 48-51): To eat and partake of the Messianic banquet in the Kingdom (Luke 22:28-30) The Marriage Supper of the Lamb!!! White Stone: on which a new name inscribed indicates what a new identity in Christ our God!!! We become reborn to new life and become enlighten in the ways of Yeshua!!! We remain faithful and endure to the end!!!
2:18: Thyatira lay southeast of Pergamos was also a commercial city known for trades!!! See Acts 16:14): Guild meetings included cultic meals in their patronal temples!!! Christ's eyes and feet allude to the vision of the Son of Man in Daniel 10!!!
2:20: The False prophetess is called Jezebel see (3 Kings 18; 4 Kings 9) she led many of the faithful astray!!!
2:22-23 Those who commit adultery!!! are the ones who accepted the teachings of the false prophetess!!! her children were her followers!!!
2:24: The Depths of Satan: The real Infidels claimed to know deep spiritual things but Christ says and labels their claims satanic delusion!!!
2:28: The morning star: is Christ (22:16) He is the Daylight from the high (Luke 1:78; see 2 Peter 1:19), the true light which enlightens all who come into the world (John 1:9)...The phrase may also refer to eternal life and share in the reign of Christ our God!!!
Read Enoch Chapter 2!!!
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