These Things Saith He – Scripture for Smyrna

“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” As the world is overrun byContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scripture for Smyrna”

These Things Saith He – Becoming Smyrna

“Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” This is the promise given to the church of Smyrna. Words of comfort are also provided. Jesus knows. He sees. He instructs this church not to fear suffering, but to expect it, knowing that the end for those who do notContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Becoming Smyrna”

These Things Saith He – Smyrna Overview

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 “These Things Saith He – Smyrna Overview”

“These Things Saith He” 10/24/21 Update

This is just a quick note letting anyone who is interested know that the necessary updates to “These Things Saith He” are completed. Here are links to the revised articles for your convenience. Lord willing, I plan to get back to regular posting. These Things Saith He — Introduction These Things Saith He — MethodContinue reading ““These Things Saith He” 10/24/21 Update”

These Things Saith He – Scriptures for Ephesus

“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” All things should be done out of love towards Jesus and our fellow man. It does not matter how right we are factually; if our heart or spirit is not right, then the good that we might do is corrupted andContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Scriptures for Ephesus”

Reward Her Even as She Rewarded You

I mentioned recently that I am taking some time away to sort out a problem I ran into when working on “These Things Saith He.” I am working on it, though, the demands of this life are weighing me down to a despairing degree. I am taking some steps to help carry it all better,Continue reading “Reward Her Even as She Rewarded You”

Something Isn’t Right, But Some Things Are

Have you ever been in the middle of a project and ran head-first into a brick wall? That’s kind of what just happened to me. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Though, walking into walls literally isn’t uncommon for me. As is my nature it seems, literally and metaphorically or spiritually, sometimes I get so focused onContinue reading “Something Isn’t Right, But Some Things Are”

These Things Saith He – Overcoming Ephesus

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 tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God (Revelation 2:7). What is it that Ephesus must overcome if they are to avoid having theirContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Overcoming Ephesus”

These Things Saith He – Ephesus Overview

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 “These Things Saith He – Ephesus Overview”

These Things Saith He – Symbolism and Phrases Used in the Letters to the 7 Churches

Prophetic symbols and phrases convey ideas and meaning that goes beyond natural understanding. Some of these are explained explicitly while others are not, leaving room for interpretation based on what is revealed in scripture and by the Spirit of God. This chapter considers the interpretation of symbols and phrases seen throughout the letters to theContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Symbolism and Phrases Used in the Letters to the 7 Churches”