|Posted by lora Guthrie on May 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM|
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
After countless hours studying the 3 Main harvest of Israel, (Barley the Wheat and the Grapes) as well as the Prophecy in the Songs study, I am overwhelmed with those who have been left behind. The 7 Letters to the 7 Churches is perhaps is the most monumental piece of scriptural evidence that not all in the church will escape these things that will try all men upon the Earth. Revelations chapters 2 and 3 is plain and clear, it is black and white, easy to understand, so ALL should be without and excuse!
In this quick little study I simplified the 7 letters by making two categories one is those who will escape these things, which will be the Bride of Christ, and the other are those who have been WARNED, and they will not escape these things. I also included the scripture passages in Revelations 2 and 3. I hope this list is helpful. -Lora
7 Letter to the 7 Churches
How do you know if you are a Bride?
The choice is up to you.
SOME IN THE CHURCH WILL BE THROWN INTO THE TRIBULATION
Based on the Seven letters to the Seven Churches, only the Church of Philadelphia has the Guarantee, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Make sure in these last days that you do everything you can to make sure you do not miss out on the opportunity of being the bride!
QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK YOURSELF TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE THE BRIDEBased on Rev 2 & 3 These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;Rev.
YOU ARE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST IF YOU DO THE FOLLOWING: You test false prophets; endure persecution; reject Nicolaitan practices you are spiritually rich; you endure persecution; remain faithful to your first love the Lord, have faith in HIM, do service, have endurance; doing more now than before. A few people have stayed clean." You kept My Word, and did not deny My Name.
YOU ARE THE BRIDE IF YOU ARE AN OVERCOME. "To him who overcomes..." Will get the following rewards: will give the right to eat from the Tree of Life in Paradise, You will not be hurt by the second Death, I will give hidden manna & a white stone with new name, I will give authority over the nations & the morning star. I will give white clothes; your name will be in the Book of Life; report to the Father & angels. Become pillar in heavenly temple; I will give you 3 new names...and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, and will sit with me on My throne and rule and reign with me. I make your enemies bow down to you and worship at your feet. I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
WARNING: You WILL MISS OUT ON BEING A Firstfruit Bride IF YOU DO NOT OVERCOME "I will soon come and I will..."remove your lamp-stand, more persecution, I will fight against you with the sword of my mouth. You will have physical suffering; You will be repaid according to your deeds, I will come upon you like a thief and you won't know when. I will spit you out of my mouth.
WARNING: You WILL MISS OUT ON BEING THE Bride of Christ IF HE HAS THE FOLLOWING THINGS AGAINST YOU: "This I have against you..."You have lost your first love. You listen and or do the teaching of Balaam (idolatry, immorality) & the teachings of the Nicolaitans, and the of Jezebel which is idolatry & Immorality. You are dead, Your deeds are not complete, lukewarm, proud, ignorant, blind.
To be a Firstfruit Bride Repent & do the things you first did, repent, repent Wake Up! Strengthen. Remember, to repent. Get from Jesus: true riches & true holiness
You can become the Bride of Christ, Go back through this list and pray and ask God to show you what things you may or may not be. Make a note of the things that you are convicted of and then repent and ask God to help make you the bride of Christ, Get in the word, let the word of God and the Holy Ghost transform you through HIS WORD, His Spirit. Let God be God in you!
7 LETTERS TO THE 7 CHURCHES REVELATIONS CHAPTER 2 &3
The 7 letters to the 7 Churches is not just a type of Church but also a type of Christian, each Christian will be one of these Churches, and many may have a mix from a variety of these Church's. What one must do is as ask God to direct them to any changes he or she must make in ones life to become the overcomer, victorious, sound doctrine and passionate about the love of their Lord.
On a personal note, in regards to false doctrines taught in various churches, I come from various denominational backgrounds, some of the denominations would fall into of the doctrines that HE WARNS us about. One must ask themselves, is MY denomination or church doctrinally sound? Has that denomination added to the word of God, or taken away from the word of God? If one chooses to stay with the traditions of a Church even if it is not doctrinally sound, then that person better be prepared for for what the Word of God is saying in these following passages. The risk is VERY HIGH! IF one holds " their church" higher then the word of God, then that church has become a type of Idolatry in that persons life. They have placed their church in higher regard over the scriptures, HIS WORD! He warns against this! One should ALWAYS be prepared to leave, walk out of, RUN out of ANY church that teaches something contrary to the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD!.... okay, I have said my peace.-Lora
THE SEVEN LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES- REV. 2-3
THOSE WHO HAVE A WARNING, THOSE WHO DO NOT
WARNING: SARDIS- REVELATIONS 3:1-6 THE "DEAD" CHURCH THAT FELL ASLEEP 1And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
WARNING: Church of Thytatria, The church that followed a false doctrine, and unless they repent they will be thrown into tribulation, and will kill her children with death.
18And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star. 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
The Church of Smyrna- The persecuted church that suffered martydom- Revelations 2:8-11
8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
WARNING:THE CHURCH OF LAODICEA (I BELIEVE THIS IS MOST OF THE CHURCH TODAY) The Church of Laodicean, thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches
WARNING: CHURCH OF PERGAMOS FALSE, FALSE DOCTRINE 12And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 16Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
WARNING: The Chruch of Ephesus- the church that left it's first love. Rev. 2:1-7
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
THE ONLY CHURCH (PEOPLE) WHOHAVE NO WARNING: The Church of Philadelphia- The bride that is an overcomer, victorious in Christ Jesus-Rev 3:7-13
7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.