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Book of Revelation
The Revelation Given by Jesus
Written by John the beloved Servant
synopsis of the Book
This Revelation given in the knowledge of God On the Isles of Patmos it was given to John that he should write it in a book to shed light on the things that must later come . This revelation was given by the Lord Jesus who has the key of heaven, and have chose John is beloved disciple to hear to see and be a witness for Jesus as He speak to him from Heaven in a vision.
John was told to write in a book , that which he saw in this vision and John had no doubt in his mind that this was God showing him some things that was to come , and will come. a light and instruction for the ,the church. God have given us a glance into the future.
The seven churches described in Revelation 2-3 are seven literal churches at the time that John the apostle was writing Revelation. Though they were literal churches in that time, there is also spiritual significance for churches and believers today. The first purpose of the letters was to communicate with the literal churches and meet their needs at that time. The second purpose is to reveal seven different types of individuals/churches throughout history and instruct them in God's truth.
1 This revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place was now given to the servant John. The Lord have made it known to mankind by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
Greetings and Doxology
To the seven churches in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and have made us to be Kingdom and priest to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
John’s Vision of Christ
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a trumpet, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches:
To 1 Ephesus --2 Smyrna,--3 Pergamum,
4 Thyatira--,5 Sardis--,6 Philadelphia-- and--7 Laodicea.”- Potmus
I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lamp stands, and among the lamp-stands was someone like a son of man, and dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.
His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars,
and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
(1) Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7] - the church that had forsaken its first love (2:4).
(2 Smyna (Revelation 2:8-11) - the church that would suffer persecution (2:10).
(3) Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17) - the church that needed to repent (2:16).
(4) Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29) - the church that had a false prophetess (2:20).
(5) Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) - the church that had fallen
(6) Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13) - the church that had endured patiently (3:10).
(7) Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) - the church with the lukewarm faith (3:16).
To the church at Ephesus 
Ephesus, he speaks of seven stars and seven lamp stands. The seven lamp stands are the seven churches showing that the church is expected to be a bright and shining lights The seven stars may refer to either the guardian angels of the churches or the leaders of the churches. Jesus emphasizes that he holds these stars in his right hand and they are secure in Him as well as dependent on Him. I know your deeds...Yet I hold this against you: you have forsaken your first love. In this case, refers to the excitement of loving and knowing and following Jesus has drifted away over time. Then the case of duty and obligation overrides the love of Jesus to do things.
To the church in Smyrna,
Jesus is the first and the last, the one who died and came to life again. He is the alpha and omega and everything in between. Jesus lives in the power of endless life.
I know your afflictions and poverty, and yet you are rich. I know the challenging circumstances under which you live, and are destitute in material things, but are strong in faith and rich in spirit. Be encouraged.
For the church at Pergamum
Pergamum, Jesus has the sharp, double-edged sword. He is in the position of authority and power and when he wields authority, it’s a blessing for those who follow and a condemnation for those who do not.
Pergamum: I know where you live, where Satan has his throne, and you remain true to My Name. (Since Pergamum was a governmental city, it is where emperor-worship started. It was a challenge to not worship Caesar, and Jesus encourages them, in spite of their suffering, to remaining true to him.
To the church at Thyatira
Thyatira,: Jesus is one whose eyes are like blazing fire and his feet are like burnished bronze. He has penetrating insight and wisdom in all things. He is also swift to move and in action, and will perform quickly to do what needs to be done.
To the church of Sardis
Jesus holds the seven spirits of God, the seven stars, and the seven-fold spirit of God. He holds those in leadership in his hands, and also provides the seven-fold graces of the spirit.
To the church at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Jesus is the one who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens, no one can shut; what he shuts, no one can open.
To the church at Laodicea,
Jesus is the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Jesus is the exclamation of what God is saying. He is faithful to all God is, totally true, and is the ruler of all God’s creation. He has glorious authority.
Laodicea: Yet I hold this against you: you have such an exaggerated opinion of your importance and effectiveness, that it has become misleading. You are not even close to being the church that you think you are.
John on the
island of patmos where the book of revelation was written , as the Lord spoke unto him , revealing things about the return of the Lord and things that must happen.
Island of Patmos