Concerning the seven stars shining in the daylight, in the clouds, which I
saw in my vision many years ago, I too thought of them representing the
seven churches. I did not think of this at the time of the vision, but later,
wondering why they were part of this vision, it occurred to me that they
were like the seven lampstands of the seven churches. At the time of the
vision, I had not gone as deeply into Bible study as I did later, so I was not
very aware of the seven churches of Revelation. But later, it occurred to me
that the stars represented the lampstands of the seven churches.
What impressed me about the stars at the time was that I saw them in the daytime.
Thus they were supernatural. It was a partly cloudy day, and they were not only
shining in the day but were visible in clouds.
Of course I also later thought that this apparition of Jesus in the clouds was like the
prediction that He would appear in the clouds when He came for His church.
It has always been something of a mystery to me, concerning these stars, but
It was obvious that He was standing in their midst, and if they mean the seven churches,
does that have a further meaning? I am not sure. It might seem to mean that He would
be present to some in every type of church, since the seven churches of Revelation
represent different types of churches, all of which have faith in Christ in some way.
Revelation does tell us that even though not everyone in every church will know Him,
still there will be at least some in every church who know Him.
I had attended several different types of churches, from Catholic to various Protestant and
Orthodox ones. I had found each one had its merits as well as its drawbacks. There were
sincere believers in every one, as well as perverters of doctrine and "Laodician" people.
The day I saw my vision I had just come to the conclusion that I must withdraw from the
Catholic church as it existed in my city, at least, for it was apostate at least in that diocese.
I had just returned from my last visit to that particular parish. While I had been in the church
building, I had experienced a distortion of time; I felt I was in the First Century, worshipping
with First Century Christians, even though I had to reject the authority of the leaders of that
diocese. This is the only time distortion I have experienced.