A Word From
The Pastor: Dr. Timothy Nelson
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the churches; (Rev. 2:7)
Although these messages applied to the experiences of the
specific churches they were written to, they are also
prophetic of the experiences of the Church through the
centuries. Each of the letters also contains admonishments
appropriate to God's people in every age.
John is told, "Write the things which thou hast seen, and
the things which are, and the things which shall be
hereafter" (Revelation 1:19). This text reveals that
John had seen the events described in visions, "which
thou hast seen." It reveals that the visions had
application for his time, "the things which are." And
it reveals that the vision had application for the future,
"things which shall be hereafter." This principle is
applicable to the letters written to the seven churches. The
letters have a then-time and an end-time application.
Each of the seven churches were admonished to hear what the
Spirit says. The messages to these churches included
commendation, condemnation, counsel, and challenge.
May God help each of us to contemplate the seriousness of
the messages to the seven churches and heed the reprimands
and warnings that have been given to us in them, so that we
may be over comers and inherit the glorious rewards and
promises made to us by God the Father and Jesus Christ.
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