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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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