KML (30 March 2011)
"REV 1-3 " THE LETTERS TO THE CHURCHES ""

 
AN OUTLINE AND OVERVIEW


 EPHASIS :
 Apostolic Church
 Strict on doctrine but forgot
 their First Love.

SMYRNA
Persicuted Church
Suffering death
willing;  being burned alive for the sake of the gospel

PERGAMUS
when the Church marries the world
We are called to be separated from the world;
not to be joined with it

THYATIRA
Medevil Church
A State Church that has temporal power.

SARDUS
denominational Church
Reformation

PHILLIDELPHIA
Missionary Church

LAODESIA
Apostate Church
Has forgoten what the gospel of Christ is all about.

THE FIRST 3 ARE A GROUP
[ The promise to the overcomer are post scripted and sugested that they have
an historical termination]

THE LAST 4
[ The promises are in the body of the letter which causes me to believe
that they endure to the end]
ANOTHER THING THE LAST 4 HAVE THAT THE FIRST 3 DON'T
[is that these last 4 letters have an explesit reference to the Second Coming of Christ as eluded to in the letter]
IT IS CONSPICUS BY OMITTION IN THE FIRST 3

THYATIRA is explesitly promised to go into tribulation
PHILLIDELPHIA is explesit that it would Not. It will be delivered from the time of trial. That it is Raptured Out.
LAODECIA is problematic. It obviously depends on individual issues,
As they all do actually.

THE SEVEN KINGDOM PARABLES
 Map against the letters
Rev 2,3                           Matt 13

* EPHESUS                  * the- sower& 4 soils
* SMYRNA                  * the tares & the wheat
*PERGAMUS              * the mustard seed
*THYATIRA                * the woman & the leaven
* SARDUS                   * the treasure in the field
*PHILADELPHIA         * the pearl of great price
*LAODESIA                 * the dragnet

SEVEN CHURCHES

JESUS                            PAUL

* EPHESUS                        * EPHESUS
*SMYRNA                         * PHILLIPPIANS
* PERGAMUS                    * CORINTHIANS
*THYATIRA                      * GALATIANS
*SARDIS                            * ROMANS
*PHILADELPHIA               * THESSALONIANS
*LAODECIA                       * COLOSSIANS

Blessings

KML