WHAT TIME IT IS

REVELATION 2

 

The seven churches

Ephesus

 

The greeting and description of Jesus

 

Rev. 2:1 Unto the angel [messenger or pastor] of the church of Ephesus write;

[1] These things saith he

[a.] that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand,

[b.] who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

The commendation

 

2:2 I know

[1] thy works, and

[2] thy labour, and

[3] thy patience, and

[4] how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and

[5] thou hast tried them which say they are apostles,

[a.] and are not,

[b.] and hast found them liars:

2:3 And

[6] hast borne, and

[7] hast patience, and

[8] for my name's sake hast laboured, and

[9] hast not fainted.

The admonition

 

2:4 Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because

[1] thou hast left thy first love.

The remedy and consequences for ignoring

 

2:5 [1] Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and

[2] repent, and

[3] do the first works; or else

[a.] I will come unto thee quickly, and

[b.] [I]will remove thy candlestick out of his place [your light will no longer shine unto the world],

[11.] except thou repent.

A further commendation

 

2:6 But this thou hast,

[1] that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes,

[a.] which I also hate.

The reward for obedience

 

2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear

[1] what the Spirit saith unto the churches;

[a.] To him that overcometh

[11.] will I give to eat of the tree of life,

[aa.] which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

 

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