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And though we must show all meekness to all men, yet we must show just zeal against their sins. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. The sin Christ charged this church with, is, not the having left and forsaken the object of love, but having lost the fervent degree of it that at first appeared. Believers, take your wrestling life here, and expect and look for a quiet life hereafter; but not till then: the word of God never promises quietness and complete freedom from conflict here.8-11 Our Lord Jesus is the First, for by him were all things made; he was before all things, with God, and is God himself. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 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 be more than the first. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. They must repent: they must be grieved and ashamed for their sinful declining, and humbly confess it in the sight of God. Observe, the sureness of the reward; "I will give thee:" they shall have the reward from Christ's own hand. Fear none of these things; not only forbid slavish fear, but subdue it, furnishing the soul with strength and courage. 7 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. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. 3 of the churches receive a strong rebuke for the things they are doing wrong (mostly false teachings). 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. The new name is the name of adoption; when the Holy Spirit shows his own work in the believer's soul, this new name and its real import are understood by him.18-29 Even when the Lord knows the works of his people to be wrought in love, faith, zeal, and patience; yet if his eyes, which are as a flame of fire, observe them committing or allowing what is evil, he will rebuke, correct, or punish them. Revelation 2:9 Context. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. Encouragement is given to those who kept themselves pure and undefiled. Revelation 2:29 Context. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. (C)2 I know your deeds,(D)your hard work and your perseverance. 1:13 who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 # Ps. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And # John 6:6; 1 John 4:1 you have tested those # 2 Cor. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. Geneva Study Bible {6} And unto the angel of the church in {c} Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; (6) The second passage is to the pastors of the church of the Smyrnians. 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Get a Copy of This KJV Bible - https: ... 2:29 He that hath 2192 5723 an ear 3775, let him hear 191 5657 what 5101 the Spirit 4151 saith 3004 5719 unto the … 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. The second death is unspeakably worse than the first death, both in the agonies of it, and as it is eternal death: it is indeed awful to die, and to be always dying. He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. After every victory let us follow up our advantage against the enemy, that we may overcome and keep the works of Christ to the end.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. He was instructed to record Jesus' words, aimed at each of seven churches in Asia Minor, and to faithfully record them. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (18-29)1-7 These churches were in such different states as to purity of doctrine and the power of godliness, that the words of Christ to them will always suit the cases of other churches, and professors. The introduction is taken out of Re 1:17,18. “ Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. KJV W/ STRONGS BIBLE - REVELATION 2 PREVIOUS CHAPTER - NEXT CHAPTER - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. But it is not enough that we are diligent; there must be bearing patience, and there must be waiting patience. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 2 “To the angel[a]of the church in Ephesus(A)write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand(B)and walks among the seven golden lampstands. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. The implication from Revelation 2:2, 7 is that the works of which Christ is concerned are the works of overcoming—overcoming human nature or, as in I John 2:15-17, overcoming "the lust of the flesh, the lust of eyes, and the pride of life. It turns and cuts every way; but the believer need not fear this sword; yet this confidence cannot be supported without steady obedience. Yet this church connived at some wicked seducers. They must endeavour to recover their first zeal, tenderness, and seriousness, and must pray as earnestly, and watch as diligently, as when they first set out in the ways of God. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of … 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2 2 1 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; Revelation 2:2-5 King James Version (KJV). Many who are rich as to this world, are poor as to the next; and some who are poor outwardly, are inwardly rich; rich in faith, in good works, rich in privileges, rich in gifts, rich in hope. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 1:6 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. This is a figurative expression, taken from the account of the garden of Eden, denoting the pure, satisfactory, and eternal joys of heaven; and the looking forward to them in this world, by faith, communion with Christ, and the consolations of the Holy Spirit. Christ is displeased with his people, when he sees them grow remiss and cold toward him. What does Revelation chapter 2 mean? Christ knows and observes their state; though in heaven, yet he walks in the midst of his churches on earth, observing what is wrong in them, and what they want. As our Lord notices all the advantages and opportunities we have for duty in the places where we dwell, so he notices our temptations and discouragements from the same causes. As this First and Last, who was dead and is alive, is the believer's Brother and Friend, he must be rich in the deepest poverty, honourable amidst the lowest abasement, and happy under the heaviest tribulation, like the church of Smyrna. Also, how suitable it is; "a crown of life:" the life worn out in his service, or laid down in his cause, shall be rewarded with a much better life, which shall be eternal. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 2 “To the[a]angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says(A)He who holds the seven stars in His right hand,(B)who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:2 (C)“I know your works, your labor, your[b]patience, and that you cannot[c]bear those who are evil. Epistles to the churches in Asia, with warnings and encouragements, To the church at Ephesus; (1-7) at Smyrna; (8-11) at Pergamos; (12-17) and at Thyatira. 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 synagogue of Satan. They grew wiser and better. He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. It is dangerous to despise the mystery of God, and as dangerous to receive the mysteries of Satan. All Christians should earnestly desire that their last works may be their best works. Revelation 2:1: 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 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … Revelation 2:2. The doctrine of the Nicolaitans is also condemned in Revelation 2:15, and in that passage it is related to immorality and idolatry. 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; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Each church is given a unique description of Jesus, a command, and a promise. Christ commends their stedfastness, but reproves their sinful failures. Repentance is the duty of churches and bodies of men, as well as of particular persons; those who sin together, should repent together. Christ keeps an account of every hour's work his servants do for him, and their labour shall not be in vain in the Lord. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. What did Jesus say that the church of Ephesus lost? 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. Chapter 2. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars … 1 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 hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Revelation 2:4King James Version (KJV) 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. King James Version (KJV). Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. Where there is spiritual plenty, outward poverty may be well borne; and when God's people are made poor as to this life, for the sake of Christ and a good conscience, he makes all up to them in spiritual riches. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. This chapter covers the church in Ephesus, Smrna, Pergamum, and Thyatira. The Christian life is a warfare against sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh. Commentary on Revelation 2:8-11 (Read Revelation 2:8-11) Our Lord Jesus is the First, for by him were all things made; he was before all things, with God, and is God himself. The apostle John, having in the foregoing chapter written the things which he had seen, now proceeds to write the things that are, according to the command of God ch. Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. Sign up here! 7 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. The church of Ephesus is commended for diligence in duty. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. Christ arms against coming troubles. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and, Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 7 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. 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 2 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 hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 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