With the first apearing of Jesus to John on Patmos and His introduction behind us… Let’s jump into the 7 Churches and what Jesus wants us to know. As we left off last week closing Revelation chapter 1, John closes with verses 19-20 in chapter 1, “Write down the things thou hast seen (the vision Christ just showed him), and things that which are, and the things which shall be hereafter”. These are the “Things that are”! Jesus now paints a picture of Church History using the local 7 Churches which are in John’s time. What John doesn’t know is Jesus is also prophecing of the complete history of the Church right up to our day.
Today we covered chapter 2 verses 1-11, the churches at Ephesus and Smyrna with a brief intro to Pergamos. This also covers church history from 33AD to 312AD, as next week we should get through Pergamos and Thyatira.