The Letters To The Seven Churches
A Study Of Revelation 1:9 – 3:22
Compiled and Written by Sandy Simpson


Introduction: Revelation 1:9-20
Rev. 1:1 "... what will shortly take place ..." Rev. 1:11 "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
Rev. 1:19 "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. Isa 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. 1Jo 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1Jo 5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. Rev. 1:9  I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Rev. 1:10 On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, Rev. 1:11 which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea." Rev. 1:12-16 I turned round to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man", dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash round his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. Rev. 1:17a When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Rev. 1:17a-18 Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Rev. 1:19 "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. Rev. 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. Rev. 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, Rev. 2:4-5 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. Rom. 11:19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. Heb. 6:4-6 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
Mark 14:27 "You will all fall away," Jesus told them, "for it is written: "`I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. 2 Pet. 1:10 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,
1 Cor. 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! Rev. 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.
Rev. 3: 15-16 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Re 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death. 1Jo 5:4-5 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
  • This is the main key to understanding the seven letters!
  • There is an old song that goes “Faith is the victory that overcomes the world”. Faith is a part of the salvation process. We must believe. We cannot do what Jesus has done for us. Salvation is “by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.” The grace is from the through Jesus Christ alone. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sins. We must have faith and believe.  Faith is an act of the will.
  • God does not "gift" Christians their faith like He "gifted" them salvation through grace, nor does He force them to believe. Then what about the following verse?
  • Eph. 2:8-9   For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no-one can boast. Ro 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
  • We accept by faith the grace of Jesus Christ.  Works then are works of the spirit, not the sinful flesh.
  • We know that faith without works is dead.  But works can never replace grace. Works can never earn salvation. That is the point of the Eph. 2:8-9 verse, not pitting faith against works.  This is the only verse that those who claim that faith is a gift from God can really hang their hat on.  However, there are many verses that talk about grace being a gift.
  • Ro 5:15   But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
    Ro 5:17   For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
    Eph 3:7   I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power. Heb. 12:2   Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Heb. 12:2   Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (KJV)
    Heb 12:2   looking stedfastly on Jesus the leader and completer of faith: who, in view of the joy lying before him, endured the cross, having despised the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  (Darby)
    Heb 12:2   looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.  (NRSV)
    Heb 12:2   simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.  (WEY) Heb 10:38   But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."
    2Ti 2:18   who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. Jas 1:3   because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Mark 9:21-24   Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered. "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us." "`If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes." Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" Jude 1:20   But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
    2Pe 1:5   For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
    1Pe 5:9   Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
    Heb 11:6   And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
    Heb 4:14   Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Heb. 6:4-6   It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
    Lu 8:13   Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. Ac 16:31 They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."
    Ro 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
    EPHESUS

    Rev. 2:1 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands

    Rev. 2:2-3 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Gal. 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. James 2:26 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. Rom. 16:12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.
    1 Cor. 4:12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
    2 Cor. 6:5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
    1 Thes. 5:12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 1 Tim. 5:3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
    James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Ps. 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. Mal. 3:5 "So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud labourers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty. James 1:3-4 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 1 Tim. 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. Heb. 10:36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 2 Pet. 1:5-8 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Jn. 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 Pet. 2:1-2 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. Mt. 7:15  Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Titus 1:9-13 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain. Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith Is. 8:20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Rom. 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Eph. 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 2 Cor. 6:17 "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. 2 Thes. 3:6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
    2 Thes. 3:14-15 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed. Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. 2 Tim. 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Jn. 1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Jude 23 snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Isa 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Heb 12:3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 2 Tim. 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
    Gal. 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

    Rev. 2:4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.

    Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Jer 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters. Lu 10:27 He answered: "`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, `Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Rev. 2:5a Remember the height from which you have fallen! Eph 5:14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." Re 3:2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God.

    Rev. 2:5b Repent and do the things you did at first.

    Ac 26:20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds. Ac 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, Ps 147:6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. Ro 10:10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
    Jas 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. 1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
    2Ch 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

    Rev. 2:5c If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

    Mt 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

    Rev. 2:6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

    1Co 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Gal. 5:19-21 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. Eph 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Rev. 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
    SMYRNA

    Rev. 2:8 "To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.

    Rev. 2:9a I know your afflictions and your poverty--yet you are rich! 2Co 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
    Jas 2:5 Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 2Co 6:10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

    Rev. 2:9b I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

    Ro 2:29 No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God. Ro 3:30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. Tit 1:10-11 For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teaching that for the sake of dishonest gain. Eph. 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no-one can boast.
    Ro 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. Rev. 2:10a Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Mt. 6: 31-34 So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
    Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Luke 21:12-19 But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. This will result in your being witnesses to them. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. By standing firm you will gain life. Rev. 2:10b Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. Jude 3-4 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. 1Jo 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

    Rev. 2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.


    PERGAMUM

    Rev. 2:12 To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.

    Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Re 19:15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron sceptre." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
    Re 19:21 The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

    Rev. 2:13a I know where you live--where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name.

    Col 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    Heb 13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that confess his name.

    Rev. 2:13b You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city--where Satan lives.

    1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
    Heb 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
    Jude 1:3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. Mt 10:33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. Re 17:6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
    Re 18:24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth."


    Rev. 2:14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality.

    Jude 1:11 Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam's error; they have been destroyed in Korah's rebellion. 1Sa 15:22 But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 1Co 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,
    1Co 14:40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
    Col 2:5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
    Jas 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 1Co 12:13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
    2Co 1:22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
    Eph 1:13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
    Ac 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 2Pe 2:18 For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
    2Co 11:3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

    Rev. 2:15 Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

    1Co 14:15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
    Mt 22:37 Jesus replied: "`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
    Joh 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

    Rev. 2:16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

    Ac 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
    2Ch 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Rev. 2:17a He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. John 6:48-50 I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.

    Rev. 2:17b I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.

    Ro 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    THYATIRA

    Rev. 2:18 To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

    Rev. 2:19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Mt. 22:37-39 Jesus replied: "`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.'
    1Co 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Phil. 2:1-2 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Luke 6:27-28 "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who ill-treat you.
    Mt. 5:44-48 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Jude 21 Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
    Titus 1:10-14   For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach--and that for the sake of dishonest gain. Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.
    1Jo 5:16   If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that. Mr 9:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." Phil. 2:5-10 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, Lu 22:42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." Mt. 6:9 "This, then, is how you should pray: "`Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 1Pe 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
    2Pe 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever! Amen.
    Eph 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
    Eph 4:13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fulness of Christ. Col 2:19 He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. Joh 15:8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples John 15:2-6 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. Jas 2:18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

    Rev. 2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.

    1Jo 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Mt 7:15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Ro 16:17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. Eph. 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 2 John 1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 2 Cor. 6:17 "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you." Isa. 44:25 (God) foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners, who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense,
    Jer 23:32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams," declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least," declares the LORD.
    Jer 27:15 `I have not sent them,' declares the LORD. `They are prophesying lies in my name. Therefore, I will banish you and you will perish, both you and the prophets who prophesy to you.'"

    Rev. 2:21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.

    Rev. 2:22-23a So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Ga 5:4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. Heb 6:4-6 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. 2Pe 3:17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. Rev. 2:23b Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. Heb 10:31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 1Sa 16:7b The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." Rev. 2:24 Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan's so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you): 2 Tim 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (KJV)
    Joh 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 1Co 4:6 Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another. Ps 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Rev. 2:25 Only hold on to what you have until I come. Joh 8:31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
    1Co 15:2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
    1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
    Heb 3:6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.
    Heb 3:14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
    Heb 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
    Heb 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
    1Th 5:21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.

    Rev. 2:26 To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations--

    Joh 6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me
    Joh 14:31 but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
    Joh 5:19 Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
    Phil 2:6-8 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross! Eph 6:6 Obey them not only to win their favour when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
    Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
    Heb 10:36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
    1Jo 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives for ever. Rev. 2: 27 `He will rule them with an iron sceptre; he will dash them to pieces like pottery'-- just as I have received authority from my Father. Rev. 2:28-29 I will also give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Re 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." 2Pe 1:19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.


    SARDIS

    Rev. 3:1a "To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.

    Rev. 3:1b I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Eph. 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -- not by works, so that no-one can boast. Ac 8:21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Ac 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
    Mr 1:15   "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" Pr 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.
    Heb 10:22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
    Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Rev. 3:2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God Ro 13:11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
    1Th 5:6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.
    Mt 24:44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
    Re 16:15 "Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed." Mt. 25:10-13 "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. "Later the others also came. `Sir! Sir!' they said. `Open the door for us!' "But he replied, `I tell you the truth, I don't know you.' "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. Lu. 18:8b However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" 2 Pet. 1:5-8 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Ti 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

    Rev. 3:3a Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent

    Jude 1:3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. Heb 10:26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 1Jo 2:24 See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. Ro 1:5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.
    1Jo 5:3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
    1Jo 3:24 Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
    1Jo 2:3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.
    Rom 6: 12-15 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Heb. 3:7-11 So, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did. That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, `Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.' So I declared on oath in my anger, `They shall never enter my rest.'" Ps. 95:10b "They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways."
    Mt 25:12 "But he replied, `I tell you the truth, I don't know you.' Rev. 3:3b But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. Eph 1:13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, Mt. 13:12-13 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

    Rev. 3:4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.

    Lu 12:32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
    Ro 11:5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
    Mt 7:14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. 2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! Isa 1:18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
    Re 7:14 I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Re 3:4a   Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes.
    Jude 21-23 Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
    Isa 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. James 1:13-16 When tempted, no-one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. Rev. 3:5-6 He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 1Pe 3:15a   But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. Mr 8:38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."


    PHILADELPHIA

    Rev. 3:7 "To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no-one can shut, and what he shuts no-one can open.

    Rev. 3:8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no-one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Lu 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

    Rev. 3:9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.

    Joh 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.

    Rev. 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

    2 Cor. 6:4-10 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonour, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. Col 3:12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    2Ti 3:10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
    Heb 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. Jn. 17:15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. (NIV)
    Jn. 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. (AV) Rev. 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no-one will take your crown. Phil. 1:4-6 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 1Pe 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
    1Co 9:25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last for ever.
    2Ti 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
    Jas 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. Rev. 3:12a Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it Rev. 3:12b-13 I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Re 19:12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no-one knows but he himself.
    LAODICEA

    Rev. 3:14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.

    Rev. 3:15-16 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Rev. 3:17 You say, `I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. Rev. 3:18a I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so that you can become rich; Mal 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,
    Pr 17:3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
    Pr 8:10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
    Isa 48:10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
    Da 12:10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.

    Rev. 3:18b and white clothes to wear, so that you can cover your shameful nakedness;

    Col 3:12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Rev. 3:18c and salve to put on your eyes, so that you can see.

    2 Pet. 1:5-11 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is short-sighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

    Rev. 3:19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

    Heb. 12:5-8 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Ro 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Rev. 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. Joh 16:8 When he comes, he (the Holy Spirit) will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: Ro 7:18   I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
    Ga 5:17   For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
    2Pe 1:4   Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
    Eph. 4:22-24   You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
     Col. 3:9-10   Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
    Ga 6:8   The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Rev. 3: 21-22 To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
    REVIEW OF PRECEPTS

    Precept 1: Deeds Prove Our Faith.
    Precept 2: Work Hard.
    Precept 3: Persevere.
    Precept 4: Discern.
    Precept 5: Don’t Grow Weary.
    Precept 6: Don’t Forsake Your First Love.
    Precept 7: Be Objective - See Yourself From God‘s Perspective.
    Precept 8: Repent!
    Precept 9: Don’t Compromise With The World, The Flesh, and the Devil.
    Precept 10: Though Poor And Afflicted For Jesus, Realize You Are Rich
    Precept 11: Salvation Is Not By Works.
    Precept 12: Do Not Be Afraid, God Will Take Care Of You.
    Precept 13: Be Faithful To The Point Of Death
    Precept 14: Remain True To The Name Of Jesus.
    Precept 15: Don’t Renounce The Faith.
    Precept 16: Don‘t Have Fellowship With Or Follow False Teachers.
    Precept 17: Practice Charity.
    Precept 18: Be A Servant.
    Precept 19: Do More Than You Did At First.
    Precept 20: Test The Spirits.
    Precept 21: Hold On Till He Comes.
    Precept 22: Do God’s Will To The End.
    Precept 23: Get Your Heart Right With God.
    Precept 24: Wake Up!
    Precept 25: Remember What You Have Received And Heard.
    Precept 26: Obey.
    Precept 27: Don’t Get Your Clothes Dirty.
    Precept 28: Endure Patiently
    Precept 29: Fight, Finish, Keep The Faith, Go For The Crown.
    Precept 30: Allow God’s Refinement When Testing Comes.
    Precept 31: Clothe Yourself With The Fruit Of The Spirit.
    Precept 32: Add To Your Faith.
    Precept 33: Accept Rebuke And Discipline From God.
    Precept 34: Be Zealous For The Lord.



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