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7 Churches of Revelation

Smyrna Ephesus Thyatira Pergamon
Leodicea Sardis Philadelphia  

The Seven Churches of Revelation

 

The Seven Churches mentioned in the Bible's Revelation part are locations in Anatolia. St. Paul has send seven letters to the people and angels of these seven churches. The purpose of the letters was to grant hope and assurance to the people who were about to encounter persecutions and asperity. The portions of the Bible states : 

 

"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that lived, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches." Rev 1:10-20

 

The Church of Ephesus  

Revelation 2: 1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things  said he that hold the seven stars in his right hand, who walked in the  midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labor,  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  labored, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee,  because thou hast left thy first love. 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.  6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I  also hate. 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. More...

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Church in Smyrna 

Revelation 2: 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. 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. 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. More...

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Church in Pergamon 

Revelation 2: 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. 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. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the  Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee  quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17 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 hidden manna, and will give him a white  stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he  that receiveth it. More...

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Church in Thyatira 

Revelation 2: 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. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented  not. 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. 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. 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. 25 But that which  ye have already hold fast till I come. 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. 28 And I will give him the  morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto  the churches. More...

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Church in Sardis 

Revelation 3: 1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things  saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy  works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be watchful,  and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not  found thy works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast  received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not  watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I  will come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not  defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are  worthy. 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and  I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his  name before my Father, and before his angels. 6 He that hath an ear, let him  hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. More...

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Church in Philadelphia 

Revelation 3: 7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These  things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David,  he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I  know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can  shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not  denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which  say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come  and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because  thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of  temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon  the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no  man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple  of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of  my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which  cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.  13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. More...

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Church of the Laodiceans 

Revelation 3: 14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;  These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of  the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:  I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and  neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou  sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and  knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and  naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest  be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of  thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou  mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore,  and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my  voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he  with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne,  even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He  that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. More...

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