Revelation 2



Revelation 2
 
Revelation Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
 
John's going to show us the difference between the beliefs of majority denominations in Christianity.

John's going to show us seven majority comparisons of Christian denominations' beliefs.

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Seven Angels = Messages, Seven candlestick = the churches (Revelation 1:20)
 
Revelation 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
  • Who is holding the seven stars?
  • The Lord
  • Seven Angels are messages
  • Seven candlestick are the churches (Revelation 1:20)
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
  • Who is God talking about?
  • This is a church, or group of people, who know who the evil ones are.
  • They know the identity of the liars, the sons of Satan, the Kenites who have come from Cain all the way from the beginning.
  • God was not pleased with this church.
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
  • These people are obviously very strong
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
  • This could referring to many of the churches that know the national level of the things and what the beast system involves.
  • They have left Christ out of it, They try to fight the battle without Him.
  • This cannot be done with out God
  • Who is the first love?
  • It is Jesus Christ.
  • They must turn back to Christ as the King. They will reign with Him, IF first they return to the love of Jesus Christ
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
  • Candlestick = candle or light
  • He is saying that without repentance, He will cease sending the truth to people.
  • Whereby they will not know the ends, Or the things that are going to happen.
  • So that they will not know how to react, Or how to be a servant of His.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
  • History has no record of these written. They will appear in that day. All we know is that they are hateful to God.
  • He is talking to a group of people that do in fact know their own identity.
  • Deeds = Works
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that over cometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
  • What is the "tree of Life"?
  • It is Jesus Christ Himself
  • He is saying, those of you who have an ear to hear, will be able to partake directly of His Inheritance.
  • He is in the midst of the paradise of God
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
  • See how He bears down on the fact that He was dead and is alive
  • If you do not believe that Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected and raised from the dead by the Father, then you waste your time reading further.
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
  • Jew means to be a descendant of Judah (true Israel) and or merely a resident of Judea
  • The Kenites began to dwell at Jerusalem, which is in the land of Judea, this by no means made them a descendant of the tribe of Judah
  • Jeremiah 35:11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
  • The Kenites began to call themselves Jews in Jeremiah 35:11
  • The Kenites claim to be the chosen ones of God, but in fact are not, and are the synagogue of Satan.
  • Satan's own household, who refuse to accept Jesus Christ
  • Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
    8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
    9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
  • Knows their fruits, good and bad
  • The Nation Israel = The tribe of Judah does not claim to be of the 12 tribes of Israel
  • Don't be confuse who are the tribe of Judah, the Jews of Israel, they Love the Lord.
  • But the peoples that's "Against Christ" are synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews,
  • And are NOT but are the devil's children the Kenites.
  • If you are Against Christ, you are doing the works of the devil.
  • The Anti-Christ denies the existence of the true God.
  • John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
    43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
    44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
  • This refers to Mark 13 where those, who recognize the false Christ and his children, they will be delivered up because they stood against the false Christ.
  • For what purpose?
  • For a testimony for Christ
  • You will have 10 days of tribulation
  • Who is death?
  • Satan = Devil
  • Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
  • 1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  • God's Elect will be delivered up = 10 days tribulation = God will speak through you
  • Matthew 24 - Mark 13 The End Times
  • Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
    10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
    11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
  • Matthew 13 - The Tares
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that over cometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
  • What is this second death?
  • It is the result of that testing at the end of the millennium, as we see in Revelation 20:6
  • Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years
  • Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
  • Who's death?
  • 1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death
  • Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
  • 1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
    8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
  • This sword is His word, His truth, and we will carry this word forth.
  • Pergamos is a city in Mysia which was famous for the worship of Aesculapius, to whom the title of Soter (meaning savior) was given.
  • Soter's emblem was = the serpent
  • This is identified with Apollo in Acts 16:16 where the word is "divination".
  • Divination in Greek means "python" = serpent or destroyer, which was destroyed by Apollo.
  • We see then, that this is an evil place, where Satan exercises his power and authority.
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
  • The phrase, "where Satan's seat is" fixes the time of the revelation as future.
  • Satan's seat = Satan's throne is
  • Satan's seat will be geographically located in that place only at the end of the present age.
  • Antipas means anti-father; "anti" being against, and pas being father.
  • Pas has never been used to mean our Father, so we shall "pas" the false father
  • People believe Enoch will be the faithful Martyr teaching with the two witness against Satan 
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
  • What would this stumbling block do?
  • It could confuse to the extent that a person or people would not be able to differentiate between the Kenites of the world and the true chosen elect.
  • Balaam was only interested in Money
  • Joshua13:22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
  • Soothsayer = It's someone that say = you don't need to study God's word = everyone needs to be happy, eat drink and be happy = they are evil people
  • Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
  • They teach Satan's worship
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
  • Sword of my mouth = The word of God
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
  • 1 Peter 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
    5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
  • This is the ''white stone'' which is the hidden manna, or hidden truth that only the elect can learn.
  • Another name for Satan is Tyrus, which means rock or stone, and is the Hebrew word #6865. (Ezekiel 28)
  • Both stone and count comes from the primary word #5584, which means "to verify by contact" or "to search for".
  • Satan's children, the Kenites, are the stones and pebbles symbolically speaking.
  • The Song of Moses tell us God is our Rock.
  • Satan is called Tyrus in Ezekiel 28:2, Tyrus in Hebrew means ''rock''.
  • Deuteronomy 32:31 states, ''For their rock is not our Rock''
  • Deuteronomy 34:4 ''God is our Rock''
  • It leaves no doubt that the Kenites rocks is Satan.
  • Satan is their rock, and his children are the stones or pebbles.
  • We see now why the word count with pebbles is used.
  • For where the children ''pebbles'' are, their father shall appear.
  • Revelation 13:18 What is his number that you are to count?
  • You are told that it is the number ''666''.
  • But this is only part of his number.
  • His full number is the Greek word # 5516, (Chi Xi Stigma).
  • The twenty second, fourteenth and an ''obsolete'' letter #4742 (as a cross) of the Greek alphabet, used as numbers, denote respectively 600, 60, and 6, or 666 as a numeral.
  • There it is, yet you are not told about the so called obsolete letter # 4742, stigma, which means a ''mark incised for recognition of ownership, a scar of service''.
  • Why is this information with held from you?
  • The reason is that it would identify the mark of Cain and his children (Kenites) which was placed there by God in Genesis 4:15.
  • Without this knowledge you would not be aware of the message contained in Revelation 2:9 which says, "them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan''. They claim to be God's chosen people and that their ''messiah rock'' will soon return. If you believe them, you will worship the false Christ.
  • Remember, the stones were worn smooth from counting a long period of time, from Genesis to Revelation.
  • Whose number is ''666' stigma'',?
  • What happens at the 6th seal, 6th trumpet and 6th vial?
  • The seal of God in your forehead, to know God's plan.
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;
  • Here is this purity and out standing countenance coming from the face
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
  • This is not the Jezebel of the old Testament, but the Jezebel of the New Testament,
  • Ezekiel 13:16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.
    17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
    18 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
    19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
    20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
    21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
    22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
  • Revelation 17:4-5 the harlot, who rides upon the back of Babylon, or confusion.
  • We are dealing with a people who know the truth as to whom the Kenites are.
  • Those people today, who do not know there will be a personal individual false christ in the last days, will be mislead.
  • What does it mean "to seduce My servants and commit fornication"?
  • Seduce - 4106:  go astray, deceive, err, holy seduce, wander, be out of the way
  • Even if they know who the false children are, if you believe not that the false christ shall come in person, then when he comes in all his splendor (which is part of what Satan's name means) to deceive the world.
  • Then he will deceive them also, and he will cause them to pay homage to him, and possibly believe upon him.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
  • Jezebel with the people today who are willfully ignorant as to the Bible's warning concerning our current condition.
  • These people are being given time to know the truth and repent of their sins; yet, they do not study to show themselves approved just as she did not repent.
  • The Bible shows us they will not repent
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
  • He is going to cast her into the bed of deception.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
    11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
    12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
  • This is not actual death. Since the adults allow themselves to be deceived by her, Their children will die a spiritual death.
  • Because they did not read God's Word
  • Notice, it says according to your works
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
  • Or, those who reject the doctrine of Jezebel, He will set you free
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
  • There is great strength in this verse
  • The Greek word translated ''nation''
  • Is ''ethnos'', which means race.
  • So it appears that we are not talking about 13 tribes - nations, But rather the races of the world.
  • The over comers will reign over them, not of a sense of power.
  • But love and compassion
  • Those, that have the ears to hear, Will have the opportunity to teach with Christ through the millennium.
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning star.
  • The ''morning star'' = Christ.
  • ''Morning star'' also translates to mean ''early light''.
  • The word ''morning" is the Greek word # 3720 meaning ''early''
  • The word ''star'' is the Greek word # 796 meaning ''light''
  • The message of Jesus Christ and full knowledge does give the elect early knowledge or light.
  • Thus, they are prepared for the last days. Whereas others will have it come upon them unawares.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
  • So far, the people of the churches we have covered know the truth
  • Yet, He is still somewhat against many of them.
  • The church at Smyrna was the only one He seemed to have nothing against.
 
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