The 7 Churches of Revelation: Philadelphia

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, andContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Philadelphia”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: My Sardis Experience

Since I write some hard things, I cannot do so without also considering myself and putting that out there. How have I been as Sardis? According to my understanding of the Church of Sardis, we are dealing with misconceptions and negligence of the Holy Spirit, which leads to a church that claims to be aliveContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: My Sardis Experience”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was Fooled by Thyatira Too

As much as I reject the things we see in Thyatira, I also sympathize. I especially sympathize with the ignorant who are lured into the ways of Thyatira, because that is what I was. I was ignorant of the scriptures and of what the Christian life was really about. I think I spent most ofContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: I Was Fooled by Thyatira Too”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Thyatira

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; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to beContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Thyatira”

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”

This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him.

Jesus said that false prophets would rise, and all the more once His Day approaches. He was right. There are many who want to be prophets, but instead of waiting on the Lord, they force the issue. Let me give you some clues about the false prophets today. First off, they like to use theContinue reading “This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him.”

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”

My Use of “Man” Statements Do Not Indicate a Critical Stance Against the “Patriarchy.”

Do any of you wonder why I use the term “man” or “men” when speaking of corruption within the church and its leadership? Do you suppose that I am among those who want to overthrow the “patriarchy?” I don’t know much about these arguments. I’m not even sure what the “patriarchy” is, but I haveContinue reading “My Use of “Man” Statements Do Not Indicate a Critical Stance Against the “Patriarchy.””