And though we must show all meekness to all men, yet we must show just zeal against their sins. The influences and comforts of the Spirit of Christ, come down from heaven into the soul, for its support. 5 Remember 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. He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. 7 He 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. 14 But 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. Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. 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; I 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: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. What did Jesus say that the church of Ephesus lost? After every victory let us follow up our advantage against the enemy, that we may overcome and keep the works of Christ to the end.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Here is praise of the ministry and people of Thyatira, by One who knew the principles from which they acted. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Revelation 2:2. He 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. Revelation 2 (the 2nd Chapter in this Book in the Holy Bible King James Version) begins with the messages of to the seven churches.In these messages, the churches receive both praise and rebuke for their practices. Observe, the sureness of the reward; "I will give thee:" they shall have the reward from Christ's own hand. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 2 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; 2 I 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: Remember 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. What does Revelation chapter 2 mean? Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he … 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. KJV W/ STRONGS BIBLE - REVELATION 2 PREVIOUS CHAPTER - NEXT CHAPTER - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Encouraging mention is made of what was good among them. 23 And 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. Each church is given a unique description of Jesus, a command, and a promise. 20 Notwithstanding 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. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I 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. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. The second death is unspeakably worse than the first death, both in the agonies of it, and as it is eternal death: it is indeed awful to die, and to be always dying. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. "In addition, we must work to overcome the persecutions, deceits, and persuasions of Satan and the influences of the world. ‘These things says # Rev. In the first chapter of Revelation, John introduced his reason for writing: a direct command from Jesus Christ. 5 Remember 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. Revelation 2 King James Version << Revelation 1 | Revelation 2 | Revelation 3 >> The Message to Ephesus. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of … 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. They must repent: they must be grieved and ashamed for their sinful declining, and humbly confess it in the sight of God. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I 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. This summary of the book of Revelation provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Revelation. Revelation 2:2. Revelation 2:1: 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 Revelation 2:2-5 King James Version (KJV). 3 of the churches receive a strong rebuke for the things they are doing wrong (mostly false teachings). The introduction is taken out of Re 1:17,18. 28 And I will give him the morning star. This is hidden from the rest of the world. 2 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; 2 I 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: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. The Christian life is a warfare against sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (18-29)1-7 These churches were in such different states as to purity of doctrine and the power of godliness, that the words of Christ to them will always suit the cases of other churches, and professors. Let us beware of the depths of Satan, of which those who know the least are the most happy. "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His … 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars … Christ brings day with him into the soul, the light of grace and of glory, in the presence and enjoyment of him their Lord and Saviour. 24 But 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. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and, Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast. As this First and Last, who was dead and is alive, is the believer's Brother and Friend, he must be rich in the deepest poverty, honourable amidst the lowest abasement, and happy under the heaviest tribulation, like the church of Smyrna. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. Revelation 2:18-29 KJV And 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; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. If a man is kept from the second death and wrath to come, he may patiently endure whatever he meets with in this world.12-17 The word of God is a sword, able to slay both sin and sinners. Revelation 2:9 Context. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And 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. Repentance is the duty of churches and bodies of men, as well as of particular persons; those who sin together, should repent together. All Christians should earnestly desire that their last works may be their best works. 20 Notwithstanding 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. In a situation of trials, the church of Pergamos had not denied the faith, either by open apostacy, or by giving way so as to avoid the cross. 7 He 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. “ Notwithstanding 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. God is known by the judgments he executes; and by this upon seducers, he shows his certain knowledge of the hearts of men, of their principles, designs, frame, and temper. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. And 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. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. King James Version (KJV). Believers, take your wrestling life here, and expect and look for a quiet life hereafter; but not till then: the word of God never promises quietness and complete freedom from conflict here.8-11 Our Lord Jesus is the First, for by him were all things made; he was before all things, with God, and is God himself. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And 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. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 2 “To the[a]angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says(A)He who holds the seven stars in His right hand,(B)who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:2 (C)“I know your works, your labor, your[b]patience, and that you cannot[c]bear those who are evil. This chapter covers the church in Ephesus, Smrna, Pergamum, and Thyatira. 18 And 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; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 10 Fear 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. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Fear none of these things; not only forbid slavish fear, but subdue it, furnishing the soul with strength and courage. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 23 And 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. 11 He 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. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 14 But 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. Christ commends their stedfastness, but reproves their sinful failures. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. The sin Christ charged this church with, is, not the having left and forsaken the object of love, but having lost the fervent degree of it that at first appeared. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … Surely this mention in Scripture, of Christians forsaking their first love, reproves those who speak of it with carelessness, and thus try to excuse indifference and sloth in themselves and others; our Saviour considers this indifference as sinful. But it is not enough that we are diligent; there must be bearing patience, and there must be waiting patience. 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