Pamphlet 1837 Rev. kc 6-1
Learn the simplicity of the use of symbology.
Just as a reminder, and for those who have recently joined our study, we saw a Picture in chapter 1 of Revelation, where Jesus Christ, in His glorified body, was standing in the midst of seven candlesticks (churches), with seven stars (representing angels) in His right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword (the Word of God) proceeded out of His mouth.
Christ then turned to each church and began addressing them, noting their doctrines and giving to them His instructions. He uses His servant John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, who He took to the day of the Lord, i.e. the first day of the Millennium, to record His words to the churches which are present AT HIS RETURN, even now, not in 96 A.D.
Let's review where we are in Revelation, this Book of the Uncovering.
So far we've learned that the "Revelation" is from Jesus Christ and is written to His servants.
He has transported John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, in the spirit to the day of the Lord, which is the Millennium, to record for those servants the things which must "shortly come to pass", at that time, not 96 A.D.
We then learned the simplicity of the use of symbology, which allows us to see in Picture Format that which Christ would have us know.
However, it only makes sense if we allow the Bible to do the explaining and not "mystify" what is being revealed with our own runaway imaginations.
Jesus Christ then began to address the seven churches
and "reveal" their doctrines.
(Remember these seven churches represent the religious situation as is exists today in the early 2000's, just before the day of the Lord.
Also take note, only two of the seven churches does Christ find no fault with.
Pay particular attention to the one thing those two churches have in common!)
This is a very serious matter, for if one finds himself to be a part of any church other than Smyrna or Philadelphia, he or she has big problems.
They don't align with His Word!
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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