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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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Started Apr-30 by PAULFROMNYS; 279 views.
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Apr-30

  1:4   John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

   These "7 spirits" are a recurring theme in the Revelation.  I have come to see them as the agents of GODs work from birth to maturity in His own.  There is a spirit of dealing with a baby, a 5-10 year old, a 10 - 13 year old, etc.   I'm sure that is not the fullness of what is represented, but I believe it to be true understanding.

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Apr-30

   1:7    Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

  does this refer to the Jews in Israel when Jesus returns?  I think so.

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May-2

   2:6    But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.  to me the seed form of: Nicolaitanes, is men assuming a place of leadership over passive men.  It matures into a great divide between "clergy", and laity.   We are brothers in Christ, and the truth is: there is but one pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet, apostle, and we're all being fitted together in the measure we yield to Christ in whatever our calling is.  

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May-2

    

 2:7    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.  Notice the reward to overcoming in the first church is the reality of every born again believer.

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May-4

   2:15   So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

   I believe the 7 churches are the unfolding relationship with GOD from birth to completion.  Here you have what were deeds in the first church becoming doctrine in the 3rd.  I'm also looking at the escalating rewards to overcomers. 

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May-4

   2:17   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.   1  partake of the tree of life:   2   not touched by second death:   3   hidden manna and new name.

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From: PAULFROMNYS

May-4

   The 4th church((Thyatira)) reminds me of the realities in the dark ages when the Roman church had unprecedented power in the affairs of men.  Those overcoming in this bleak setting were rewarded with: 

   2:26-28    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. And I will give him the morning star.

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May-5

   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.

   Here the folly of the Roman church is becoming ever more evident to men.  The stage is being set for a foundational move by GOD.

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May-5

   3:5   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.

   Personal acknowledgment of a soul before GOD by His Son is AWESOME.

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From: PAULFROMNYS

May-7

    3:8    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.

 this is the golden age of the gospel. After the dust had settled from the reformation, John Wesley, and many others spread the true gospel over all the earth.

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