Stand By The King

Stand by the King Part 1
A Study on Revelation 1-7

Revelation 2-3 describes 7 Churches below is the breakdown of each:
1.      
A  Loyal Church 2:3-5
2.      A Suffering Church 2:9-10
3.      A Compromising Church 2:13-16
4.      An Overly Tolerant Church 2:19-26
5.      A Dead Church 3:2-5
6.      A Weak but Obedient Church 3:8-10
7.      A Lukewarm and uncommitted Church 3:15-16

These represent not only the 7 Churches in the writer’s time but also 7 States of Christians. We can all identify with at least one of these representing us as a Christian. The two things that Jesus said repeatedly in these passages is this, “I know all the things you do…” “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” He pointed out each of the churches good qualities along with any bad qualities that the churches needed to take care of. As referred to in Rev. 3:19; also see (Prov. 3:12, 1 Cor. 11:32; Heb. 12:6).  

Out of these 7 the one that stood out to me was the 6th as a great role model for each of us to be like. That was the only one with no bad qualities! The worst state to be in is like #5. To all the churches he says: repent, turn back to me quickly, and hold on to your faith.

Chapter 4: Worship in Heaven
You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased
.” Rev. 4:11
Chapter 5: The Lamb Opens the Scroll
And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
    to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength
    and honor and glory and blessing.” And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power
    belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever
.” Rev. 5:12-13

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