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REVELATION 2 Pg 2

Smyrna

 

The greeting and description of Jesus

 

2:8 And unto the angel [messenger or pastor] of the church in Smyrna write;

[1] These things saith

[a.] the first and

[b.] the last, which

[11.] was dead, and

[12.] is alive;

The commendation

 

2:9 I know

[1] thy works, and

[2] [thy] tribulation, and

[3] [thy] poverty, (but thou art rich) and

[I know]

[4] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not,

[a.] but [are] the synagogue of Satan.

No admonition

 

2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold,

[1] the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison,

[a.] that ye may be tried; and

[2] ye shall have tribulation ten days:

[3] be thou faithful unto death [these will die for their faith], and

[4] I will give thee a crown of life.

 

[Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation [temptations, trials and testings]: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him (Jas. 1:12).]

The reward for obedience

 

2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear

[1] what the Spirit saith unto the churches;

[a.] He that overcometh shall

[11.] not be hurt of the second death (Rev 20:14).

Pergamos

The greeting and description of Jesus

 

2:12 And to the angel [messenger or pastor] of the church in Pergamos write;

[1] These things saith he

[a.] which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

The commendation

 

2:13 I know

[1] thy works and

[2] where thou dwellest, [even]

[a.] where Satan's seat [throne] [is]: and

[3] thou holdest fast my name, and

[4] [thou] hast not denied my faith,

[a.] even in those days wherein Antipas [was]

[11.] my faithful martyr,

[12.] who was slain among you,

[b.] where Satan dwelleth.

The admonition

 

2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because

[1] thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam,

[a.] who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel,

[11.] to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and

[12.] to commit fornication.

2:15 [2] So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes,

[a.] which thing I hate.

The remedy and consequences for ignoring

 

2:16 Repent; or else

[1] I will come unto thee quickly, and

[2] [I] will fight against them

[a.] with the sword of my mouth.

The reward for obedience

 

2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear

[1] what the Spirit saith unto the churches;

[a.] To him that overcometh will I

[11.] give to eat of the hidden manna, and will

[12.] give him a white stone, and

[aa.] in the stone a new name written [the name of God (Rev. 3:12)], which

[bb.] no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it] [God will call Himself by as a special name that is personal to each of us].

 

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