Synopsis of the Seven Churches Essay

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Elisha School of Prophetic Ministry Instructor Apostle Glen Prince Synopsis of The Seven Churches Assignment Two Dawn Crockett Seven Churches Revelation 1:18-20 in verse 18 of this scripture three tenses of Christ’ existence are emphasized (1) His ever abiding life; (2) His death as God man; and (3) His resurrection to everlasting and authoritative life. He has authority over death and judgment, and therefore has the keys of hell [Hades] and death. Verse 19 is a key verse of the book. Revelation has three major sections (1) The things which thou hast seen-chapter 1, especially the vision of Christ. (2) The things which are –chapters 2 and 3, the conditions in the churches; and (3) The things that shall be hereafter –chapters 4-22, beginning with the judgments of the Tribulation period. Verse 20 “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. The candlesticks in the midst of which Christ stood in the vision are identified as the seven churches. The seven stars in his hand represent the angels’ guardian ministry toward one specific church, or the human leaders or pastors of these churches. Angel literally means messenger. Ephesus The church of Ephesus was a church that did many good works and seemed as if it was thriving on the outside. They were no longer motivated or fuel by the love of Christ they were just concerned with looking good. In revelation 2:4 Jesus states that nevertheless I have something against thee because, thou hast left thy first love. Jesus disciplines the people for having left their first love or their devotion to Christ. The church of Ephesus loved the Lord but they had lost their fervency and intensity they had for Jesus. Ephesus did many good things

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