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Resurrections & Judgments in Revelation Part 2a-1 - The 7 Churches - Ephesus




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Resurrection and Judgments in Revelation Pt 2a – The 7 Churches  © 2022 WF Cobb Truthbase.net  DailyTruthbase.blog

A. Revelation 2-3 Summary: I know your deeds/tribulation-slander/dwelling/love-faith-service; hypocrisy; kept word/name;

(+)you cannot tolerate evil men/teachers, resist satan's agents/attacks x2; hate deeds arising from false teaching/teachers; not deny;

(-) first love; too tolerant; too tolerant; sluggard-incomplete; lukewarm-no needs/deceived

APP: repent and do; faithful to death; hold fast; wake up-be worthy; hold fast; buy wisdom, see/perceive, submit/open

Overcomers: eat of the Tree of life; crown of life; not hurt by 2nd death; hidden manna/stone; rulership-morning star; no cross out name from Book of Life* but confess name before...; escape-pillar/priesthood; rulership with Christ.  Ears to hear (call to Discipleship)

B. The Holy Spirit controlled Church/Body over which Jesus is Head is one where He is worshiped in spirit and Truth.

1. It starts with HS conviction of sin and consequent seeking of solution.  Acts 2:36...know for sure that God has made Him both Lord and Christ--Jesus whom you crucified 37 pierced to the heart, said to Peter and the rest of apostles: Brethren, what shall we do?

38 Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ eis the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of HS

2. It Grows with Obedient Worship (=Response to Revelation Eph 4) 41 those who received his word were baptize; added 3k souls

3. Primacy of Truth: 42a They were Continually Devoting themselves to the Apostles' (HS sanctioned) Teaching (Biblical ldrshp)

Eph 2:19 God's household 20 being built aor pass; Jude 1:20 self pres on  foundation of the apostles and prophets 4:11 Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, 21 in Whom the whole building, being fitted together 4:16, is growing 4:15 into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in Whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God by the Spirit. 3:21 to Him be glory in the church  5:24 as the church is subject to Christ 25 Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, cleansing aor ptct her by the washing of water with the Word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless 1:4. 29 nourishes and cherishes, as Christ also does the church, 30 cz we are members of His Body.

4. 42b Fellowship (Eph 4-5), to the Breaking of bread  (see Passover and Lord's Supper Truthbase.net) and to Prayer (Eph 6 saints)

43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; 44  all those who had believed were together 45 sharing acc need.

46 Day by day continuing with one mind/accord/passion (1:14; 2:1; 4:24; 5:12; 15:25; Rm 15:6; 1Cor 1:10)  in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,

47 praising God and having favor with all the people. The Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Fellowship (in common) Eph 4:1 walk in a manner worthy of  calling 2 with all humility and meekness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of HS in the bond of peace. 4 There is one Body and one Spirit...were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father...7 But to each one of us grace was given...12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the Body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, 14 As a result, not tossed...by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him Who is the Head, even Christ, 16 from Whom the whole Body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, acc to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the Body for the building up of itself in love. 22 put off...lusts o f deceit, 23 renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 put on the new created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. 25 laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. overviewbible.com/one-another-infographic/

C. Rev 2:1 Jesus' Judgment of His Body  To the angel/messenger of the church in Ephesus write:

The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:

2 I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles and they are not, and you found them to be false; cf Jude series;  Acts 20:32 wolves within and without

and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake (loyalty), and have not grown weary.

But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.

(Eph 1:4 blameless in love; 15 love for all the saints; 3:17 rooted in love to grasp with saints the love of Christ in order to be filled so God is glorified in church -3:21); 4:2 forbearing one another in love (to keep unity of the Spirit); 15 speaking truth in love; 16 edify Body in love; 5:1 imitate God 2 walk in love, as Christ loved you; 25 love-sanctify; 28,33 love as self; 6:23 love w/faith; 24 love the Lord)

Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent. (40 yrs)  

Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans ('conquer/swallow laity' cf Balaam 2:14-15 ) which I also hate.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

To him who overcomes/victorious, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.