chapter 2


II CHURCHES AND SEALS

chapter 2

II CHURCHES AND SEALS

** Addressed to the Universal Church: The Church of each Age: The Open Door First Church Age, The Persecuted Church Second Church Age, The Tested Church Third Church Age, The Dark Ages Fourth Church Age, The Seeking-Persecuted Church Fifth Church Age, The Church of the Open Door Sixth Church Age, The Church of Great Wealth and Riches Seventh Church Age. Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Revelation 1.” “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition).”

http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=re&chapter=001. 1917 Edition.
See Scofield 1967 Edition, page 1352-1353. Note 4: for vs 1:20 (1917 note reads) ‘Most conclusively of all, these messages do present an exact foreview of the spiritual history of the church, and in this precise order’. Ephesus though a local church in the apostle’s day, is typical of the first century church as a whole. (The Open Door.) Smyrna, characterizes the church under persecution, e.g. from AD 100 – 316; Pergamum, “where Satan’s throne is,” (2:13; cp. 2-14-15, and notes), is suggestive of the church mixing with the world, e.g. in the Middle Ages; Thyatira reveals how evil progresses in the church and idolatry is practiced. Sardis is representative of the church as dead, yet still having a minority of godly men and women, as during the Reformation. Philadelphia shows revival and a state of spiritual advances; and Laodicea (3:14-19) is illustrative of the final state of apostacy which the visible church will experience.

Dr. Michael Heiser’s book, Angels, chapter 7, pg 147: “It is noteworthy that each of these instances contains the same statement that makes it clear that the intended audience of these calls for repentance is the church, not the angel through whom the message is mediated. Each passage ends with the statement, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Rev 2:7, 11, 17).”
“The text makes it clear that the risen Christ is speaking to the congregations, composed as they are of human believers. The angel is not the church; the angel is a communicative surrogate for the church. Consequently, the angel is not the target audience for the calls to repent. Moreover, there is no indication that the angel surrogates are fallen and estranged from God. Rather, in concert with the model of Michael, Israel’s patron angel, we have every reason to believe these angels are faithful members of the heavenly host.  ….”

4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QB3KsUp4U (No longer available. Try: https://ne-np.facebook.com/DRMSHPhD/videos/was-the-rock-actually-known-as-the-gates-of-hell-in-the-ancient-world/223087443158260/   Listening to this session video Dr. Heiser will explain what the ‘Gate to Hell’ is. We were never taught this in Sunday School.

Back to Revelation –

Chapter 2

Rev 2:1 “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:’ (“Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7;) (Rev 1:13; 2:1; 7:15; 21:3;) Exo 25:8; 29:46; Lev 26:12; Psa 68:16; Eze 43:9; 2 Cor 6:16; (See Rev 1:4,5)

7 stars (angels), 7 golden lampstands.

1st Church Age
The Open Door
Ephesus gives the general state at the date of the writing;

1st Seal
[Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.]

The 1967 Scofield Study Bible KJV with Word Changes;[pg 1357, note 4 -]The rider on the white horse is not Christ. Those who identify this rider with Him consider the passage a prophecy of conquest by the Gospel. But no crown was given to the Lord as the proclamation of the Gospel began, and the terrible world events which accompany the other three riders [vv. 3-8] do not imply an earlier conquest by Christ.) He walks in midst of the seven golden lampstands; (vs 1:20 explains the seven lampstands are the seven churches)

Exo 25:8; And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
Exo 29:46; And they shall know that I [am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I [am] the LORD their God.
Lev 26:12; And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
Psa 68:16; Why leap ye, ye high hills? [this is] the hill [which] God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell [in it] for ever. The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place]. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].
Eze 43:9; Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
2 Cor 6:16; And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.)  

Rev 2:2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;”

Your works,
Labor,
Patience,
You cannot bear those who are evil
You have tested them

1st Church Age (Rev 2:1)
The Open Door
Ephesus gives the general state at the date of the writing;
1st Seal
Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

Rev 2:3 “and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for my name’s sake and have not become weary.”

You have Persevered,
Have patience
Labored for my name’s sake
Have not become weary

1st Church Age (Rev 2:1)
The Open Door
Ephesus gives the general state at the date of the writing;
1st Seal
Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.]

Rev 2:4 “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”

You have left your first love

1st Church Age (Rev 2:1)
The Open Door
Ephesus gives the general state at the date of the writing;
1st Seal
Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.]

Rev 2:5 “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

Repent
“I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

1st Church Age (Rev 2:1)
The Open Door
Ephesus gives the general state at the date of the writing;
1st Seal
Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.]

Rev 2:6 “But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

The name “Nicolaitans,” according to early church fathers (Ignatius, Iranaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Hippolytus), refers to those who, while professing themselves to be Christians, lived licentiously. What in Ephesus was “deeds” (v. 6) became in Pergamum a “doctrine” (v. 15).

1st Church Age (Rev 2:1)
The Open Door
Ephesus gives the general state at the date of the writing;
1st Seal
Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.]

Rev 2:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. (Rev 2:7; 22:2,14,19;) Gen 2:9; 3:22,24;

Listen
Tree of Life

God begins and ends mankind’s story with the Tree of Life.  “In order to keep fallen man from eating of “the tree of life,” God drove him from Eden and placed a Cherubim at the gate to guard the way to the tree (Gen 2:9; 3:22-24).
“The tree of life: appears three times in Rev. 22 (vv. 2,14,19 [Gk.], where the new paradise is described. [See note 2, pg 1353 in 1967 Edition.])

Gen 2:9; And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
[Gen 3:22-24 NKJV] 22 Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” 23 therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Rev 2:8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:’ (Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13;) Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Col 1:14-18;

“The First and The Last,”
who was dead, came to life

2nd Church Age (Rev 2:8)

The Persecuted Church
Smyrna, the period of the great persecutions
2nd Seal
Rev 6:3 – the horse was red; and power was given to him that sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another;

Isa 41:4; Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.
Isa 44:6; Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no God.”
Isa 48:12; “Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.”
[Col 1:14-18 NKJV] 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Rev 2:9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”

You are rich

the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not
{In the year 2020, we see Jews in America who do not support Israel. Is this to whom this refers?}

2nd Church Age (Rev 2:8)

The Persecuted Church
Smyrna, the period of the great persecutions
2nd Seal
Rev 6:3 – the horse was red; and power was given to him that sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another;

Rev 2:10 “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Rev 2:10; 3:11; 6:2; 12:1; 14:14;) 1 Thess 2:19; 2 Tim 4:8; Jam 1:2; 1 Pet 5:4;

Crown of Life

2nd Church Age (Rev 2:8)
The Persecuted Church
Smyrna, the period of the great persecutions
2nd Seal
Rev 6:3 – the horse was red; and power was given to him that sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another;

1 Thess 2:19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
2 Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:
Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials
1 Pet 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Rev 2:11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” Rev 20:14-15;

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The second death –

Rev 20:14-15; 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Rev 2:12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:” (Rev 1:16: 2:12,16; 19:15;) *Isa 49:2; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12;

Sharp two-edged sword

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)
Pergamum, “where Satan’s throne is,”

the church mixing with the world, e.g. in the Middle Ages;
3rd Seal
Rev 6:5 – When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBz3KsUp4U – Supernatural Seminar | Dr. Michael Heiser // Session 4 ; go to 25:15 min to begin the discussion on the gate through 27:15 (approx) – (Mark 9:2-13; (Matt 17:1-8; Luke 9:28-36;))

*Isa 49:2; And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
Eph 6:17; And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Heb 4:12; For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.)  

Rev 2:13“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.”

You hold fast to my name, and did not deny My faith
(This Antipas is not identified anywhere)

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)
Pergamum, “where Satan’s throne is,”
the church mixing with the world, e.g. in the Middle Ages;
3rd Seal
Rev 6:5 – When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBz3KsUp4U – Supernatural Seminar | Dr. Michael Heiser // Session 4 ; go to 25:15 min to begin the discussion on the gate through 27:15 (approx) – (Mark 9:2-13; (Matt 17:1-8; Luke 9:28-36;))

Rev 2:14 “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.” 

you have the doctrine of Balaam

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)
Pergamum, “where Satan’s throne is,”
the church mixing with the world, e.g. in the Middle Ages;
3rd Seal
Rev 6:5 – When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBz3KsUp4U – Supernatural Seminar | Dr. Michael Heiser // Session 4 ; go to 25:15 min to begin the discussion on the gate through 27:15 (approx) – (Mark 9:2-13;)

[Mar 9:2-13 KJV] “2 And after six days Jesus taketh [with him] Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. 3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. 10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean. 11 And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come? 12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. 13 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.”

Rev 2:15“Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.”

you have the doctrine of the Nicolaitans

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)
Pergamum, “where Satan’s throne is,”
the church mixing with the world, e.g. in the Middle Ages;
3rd Seal
Rev 6:5 – When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBz3KsUp4U – Supernatural Seminar | Dr. Michael Heiser // Session 4 ; go to 25:15 min to begin the discussion on the gate through 27:15 (approx) – (Mark 9:2-13;)

Rev 2:16“Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” (Rev 1:16: 2:12, 16; 19:15, 21;) Isa 49:2; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12;

Repent
sword of my mouth

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)
Pergamum, “where Satan’s throne is,”
the church mixing with the world, e.g. in the Middle Ages;
3rd Seal
Rev 6:5 – When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.

4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBz3KsUp4U – Supernatural Seminar | Dr. Michael Heiser // Session 4 ; go to 25:15 min to begin the discussion on the gate through 27:15 (approx) – (Mark 9:2-13;)

[Isa 49:2 NKJV] 2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, And made Me a polished shaft; In His quiver He has hidden Me.”
[Eph 6:17 NKJV] 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
[Heb 4:12 NKJV] 12 For the word of God [is] living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Rev 2:17“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”  (Rev 3:12;) Deut 8:3; Isa 62:2; Zech 3:9; Luke 4:4;

Listen
Hidden Manna White stone – New Name  

with a new name written on the stone
which no one knows except him who receives it 

Deut 8:3 “So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every [word] that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.
Isa 62:2; And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Zech 3:9; “For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes, I will engrave its inscription, declares the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day.”
Luke 4:4 But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'”  

Rev 2:18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:’ ”( Rev 1:14,15; 2:18; 19:12;) Gen 49:12; Dan 7:9; 10:6;

eyes like flame of fire,
feet like fine brass,

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Gen 49:12; His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.
Dan 10:6His body [was] like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire, his arms and feet like burnished bronze in color, and the sound of his words like the voice of a multitude.  

Rev 2:19“I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.”  

You works
Your love
Service, faith, patience,
Your works
The last are more than the first

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Rev 2:20 “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.” 1 Kings 18:4; 19:2;

Jezebel

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

1 Kings 18:4; For it was [so], when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
1 Kings 19:2; Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do [to me], and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.  

Rev 2:21 “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.”

Repent

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Rev 2:22 “Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”

Repent!

4th Church Age
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.
4th Seal
[Rev 6:7-8 NKJV] 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Rev 2:23 “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.” (Rev 2:23; 20:12,13;) John 6:28,29,40; Eph 1:9-13; 2:5; Heb 10:35,36; 13:15-16; 1 John 3:23-24;

He who searches the minds and hearts
will give to each one according to your works

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

[Jhn 6:28-29, 40 NKJV] 28 Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” … 40 “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
[Eph 1:9-13 NKJV] 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth–in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him you also [trusted], after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
[Eph 2:5 NKJV] 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
[Heb 10:35-36 NKJV] 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
[Heb 13:15-16 NKJV] 15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of [our] lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
[1 Jo 3:23-24 NKJV] 23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. 24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

Rev 2:24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.”

As many as do not have this doctrine
I will put on you no other burden

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Rev 2:25 “But hold fast what you have till I come.”

“hold fast what you have till I come”

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Rev 2:26 “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations,”  

He who overcomes, keeps my works until the end
To him I will give power over the nations

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Rev 2:27 “and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father” (Rev 2:27; 12:5; 19:15;) Psalms 2:9;

Rule with a rod of iron

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Psalms 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.  

Rev 2:28 “and I will give him the morning star.” 

Give him the morning star

4th Church Age (Rev 2:18)
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

4th Seal
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Rev 2:29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  Zech 4:6;

Listen

Zech 4:6; Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, ‘This [is] the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.’  

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To be Continued, with chapter 3

BABYLON  (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.)  The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically. (1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24Revelation 16:14Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.” (2) In Revelation 14:8-1116:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon; Revelation 16:1419:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast ; Daniel 7:8Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,”; John 7:7Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13.″)
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