Daily Archives May 5, 2012

How are seven churches in Revelation divided into two groups?

3/03

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will…” (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17)

“He who overcomes will… He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 2:26-29, 3:5-6, 12-13, 21-22)

Among all seven churches in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, every one of them has a promise from God in the end for those who have overcome.

However, these promises are patterned together differently among two groups of churches.

For churches of Ephesus, Smyrna and Pergamum, the pattern is this: the phrase “what the Spirit says to the churches” goes the first; the promises for those who have overcome are made the last.

For churches of Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea, however, the patten is completely reve...

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Final judgement mentioned both in Daniel and Revelation

2/27

“… and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.” (Daniel 12:1b-2)

This passage corresponds to the following passage in Revelation 20:

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds...

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