THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION – A REPORT CARD ON THE CHURCH
“HE WHO HAS AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAYS TO THE CHURCHES” – Wake Up!!! Listen to what the Spirit of God has to say to us…

 

THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF REVELATION – A REPORT CARD ON THE CHURCH

 

EPHESUS

SMYRNA

PERGAMUM

THYATIRA

SARDIS

PHILADELPHIA

LAODECIA

SCRIPTURE

Rev 2:1-7

Rev 2:8-11

Rev 2:12-17

Rev 2:18-29

Rev 3:1-6

Rev 3:7-13

Rev 3:14-22

PREDOMINANT CHARACTERISTIC

THE LOVELESS CHURCH

THE PERSECUTED  CHURCH

THE COMPROMISING CHURCH

THE PROSTITUTING CHURCH

THE  DEAD CHURCH

THE LOVING CHURCH

THE MATERIALISTIC CHURCH

SPIRITUAL CONDITION

GOOD & BAD

GOOD

GOOD & BAD

GOOD & BAD

BAD

GOOD

BAD (THE WORST)

DESCRIPTION OF CHRIST AND HIS SOVEREIGN KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHURCHES

HE HOLDS THE 7 STARS & WALKS AMONG THE 7 LAMPSTANDS

THE FIRST AND THE LAST, THE ONE WHO WAS DEAD AND IS NOW ALIVE

SHARP SWORD (THE WORD OF GOD) PROCEEDS FROM HIS MOUTH

EYES BURNING LIKE FLAME, FEET SHINING LIKE BRASS

HE HOLDS THE 7 SPIRITS AND THE 7 STARS

HOLY AND TRUE

 

HOLDS THE KEY OF DAVID

THE AMEN

 

THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL WITNESS

STRENGTHS

ACTIVE

GOOD WORKS

SOUND DOCTRINE

 

DO NOT ENDURE EVIL MEN AND FALSE TEACHERS

 

HATE BAD DOCTRINES - NICOLAITANS

ENDURE TRIBULATION & POVERTY – A RICH CHURCH

 

MATERIALLY POOR, SPIRITUALLY RICH

 

FACE SLANDER

FROM THE JEWS

DO NOT DENY THE FAITH IN FACE OF MARTYRDOM

 

REMAINED TRUE DESPITE RISKING THEIR LIFE

LOTS OF GOOD WORKS, GROWTH, SERVICE, LOVE AND FAITH

NONE

 

 

 

(A FEW COMMENDED FOR THEIR PURITY)

CHURCH OF OPEN DOORS

 

BIG POTENTIAL

 

BIBLICAL FIDELITY

 

GOOD REPUTATION

NONE

WEAKNESSES

LEFT THEIR FIRST LOVE OF JESUS

 

HAD SUBSTITUTED WORKS FOR A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

NONE

FALSE TEACHING

 

TOLERATE BALAAM HERESY (IDOLATRY) AND THE NICOLAITAN HERESY (SPIRITUAL  SUPERIORITY)

 

HERESY LEADS TO SEXUAL SINS

FALSE TEACHING

TOLERATED A JEZEBEL, NO DISCIPLINE OF ITS MEMBERS

 

SPIRITUAL ADULTERY & IDOLATRY

 

SEXUAL IMMORALITY

CHRISTIANS IN NAME ONLY

 

FOCUSED ON THE PAST, LOVE OF TRADITION & FORMALISM

 

INFLEXIBLE, INSENSITIVE,

INACTIVE

NONE

LUKEWARM

 

SELF-SATISFIED

 

MATERIALISTIC

 

SPIRITUALLY UNFAITHFUL & UNRELIABLE

 

ARROGANT

 

REBUKES, EXHORTATIONS, WARNINGS, ENCOURAGEMENTS

REPENT,

 

OR THE CHURCH WILL BE REMOVED

 

JESUS WILL NOT STAY IN A LOVELESS CHURCH

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DEVIL TO CAST SOME IN PRISON

 

TO BE TESTED AND TO HAVE TRIBULATION 10 DAYS

 

BE FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH

REPENT

 

OR FACE JUDGMENT FROM GOD  (ENTER INTO THE DAY OF THE LORD)

REPENT

 

OR TO BE CAST INTO THE GREAT TRIBULATION

 

OR GOD WILL STRIKE THEIR CHILDREN DEAD

 

 

REPENT

 

OR HE WILL COME LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT (AS THEY GO THROUGH THE DAY OF THE LORD)

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THE LORD WILL HUMILIATE THEIR ENEMIES

 

PROTECTED BY GOD IN THE MIDST OF GREAT TRIBULATION

Rev 3:10 I will protect you from danger in the midst of suffering.

REPENT

 

OR GOD WILL SPIT THEM OUT

 

THE CHURCH HAS PUT CHRIST OUTSIDE AND HE STANDS AT THE DOOR AND KNOCKS

PROMISE TO THOSE WHO OVERCOME

EAT FROM THE TREE OF LIFE WHICH IS IN PARADISE

THE CROWN OF LIFE

 

NOT TO BE HURT BY THE SECOND DEATH

HIDDEN MANNA

 

A WHITE STONE WITH A SECRET NAME

REIGN WITH CHRIST OVER THE NATIONS

 

THE MORNING STAR

WHITE GARMENTS

 

EVERLASTING CITIZENSHIP & AFFIRMATION

A PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD

 

A NEW IDENTITY

REIGN WITH CHRIST