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”

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 – 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”

These Things Saith He – Method of Interpretation

There are several ideas about how prophecy should be interpreted and this is a subject that one can research on their own. The perspective taken within the contents of “These Things Saith He” is based on this idea: God does not look at things from the same perspective as man does. Man looks at theContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Method of Interpretation”

These Things Saith He – Introduction

We have had many superstars and champions of the Christian faith. It isn’t hard to name a few influential figures. We have looked to the great reformation leaders of old who founded the mainline Christian denominations we have today. We have looked to radio evangelists, televangelists, and in the modern era, all manner of onlineContinue reading “These Things Saith He – Introduction”

The 7 Churches of Revelation: Reflect, Discuss, and Expect a Revival

There is a wealth of understanding for us in the letters of Jesus to the 7 churches of Revelation and in the Book of Revelation in totality–a book that reveals Jesus, the nature of the true church, the nature of the unfaithful church, and the results both can expect. As it pertains to the lettersContinue reading “The 7 Churches of Revelation: Reflect, Discuss, and Expect a Revival”