The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Could be More Like Smyrna Too

“Take up your cross and follow me” is a lofty command, and not one I am quick to keep as I should. I look at this in a few ways, and I think the Church of Smyrna is a good example of what this means. We can take up our cross as we take aContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Could be More Like Smyrna Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Smyrna

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; 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 synagogueContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Smyrna”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too

In my previous article I discussed my interpretation of the church of Ephesus in Revelation 2. If you have not read it, I recommend that you do so that you might understand better what I write now, which are ways in which I have also been as Ephesus. The point of this article series isContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Have Been as Ephesus Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Ephesus

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; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hastContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Ephesus”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Important Point on the Best Perspective of Interpretation

Before I get into the scriptures concerning the 7 churches of Revelation, I want to clarify something about the proper perspective when considering these churches. I will later amend the introduction article so that it includes this point. Some say that the churches represent a progression of the apostacy. I do not see it thatContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Important Point on the Best Perspective of Interpretation”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Introduction

There are differing approaches when dealing with prophetic scriptures. Some say these things were fulfilled already. Some say these things will be fulfilled in the future. My take on prophecy is a “was and is and is to come” mindset. Meaning, there are past fulfillments, present fulfillments, and future fulfillments. In the final days, thereContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Introduction”

Considering Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight. What is a false balance, and why is this an abomination to the Lord? Let’s say someone is selling a product by pound. You buy a pound at the agreed upon price, but unbeknownst to you, the seller gave you slightlyContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 11:1”

Considering Proverbs 10:31-32

31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. Froward is a strange, archaic word. I’ve looked this word up using online Strong’s concordances and through Google searches. Sometimes that’s helpfulContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:31-32”

Considering Proverbs 10:30

30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. When reading passages about “the righteous” and “the wicked,” it makes me thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus and the work He does in us. We are all “the wicked.” That’s why we need Him. Without Him, there is nothing butContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:30”

Considering Proverbs 10:29

29 The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. I don’t know if I’m reading this correctly, but this seems to say that the way of the Lord brings strength to the upright and destruction to the wicked. This is true, whether I am misreading the proverbContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:29”