Why is god going to give us a white stone with a new name revelation 2. Then seven blows of trumpets start two series of terrible plagues and judgments. Easyenglish is a system of simple english designed by wycliffe associates uk. What does it mean to have left your first love revelation 2. The importance of the little book will be seen shortly. Revelation 2020 verse by verse ministry international. Naturally, only after reading the entire book would the final chapter make any sense.
The assemblies of asia revelation chapter 2 commentary. It was johns headquarters before his exile, and he returned there after his. In the following paragraph chapters 6 to 11 the seven seals of the book are opened by the lamb. Acts of the apostles verse by verse ministry international.
Revelation 14 and i looked, and, lo, a lamb stood on the mount sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his fathers name written in their foreheads. In our previous studies we have seen that revelation chapter 2. To the church in ephesus to the angel of the church in ephesus write. Revelation, chapter 2, verse 3 perseus digital library. People we are promised persecution and trouble in this world. This section explores chapters, covering the interaction of the first two primary characters of the book, the introduction of the first prophetic symbols, and the locations and characteristics of the seven churches. And i saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 2 acts the beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church table of contents scripture passage page 1. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 10. This first appearance was before the throne of god when a mighty angel asked who is worthy to open the seals and open the scroll, revelation 5. Three times peter refused to eat the unclean animals shown to him within the great sheet, and god did not rebuke him. What is the hidden manna mentioned in revelation 2. To eat of the tree of life the first thing promised in these letters is the last and highest in the accomplishment, revelation 22. In the same way that we must read a novel cover to cover before understanding it properly, so must bible students have an understanding of the bibles first 65.
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. However acts chapter 27 is not the end but the beginning of the church, in fact acts is still going on, for we are now the church acting, we are now the bringers of the gospel, instrument of righteousness to be used by god for his glory. A book, as such, thus borne in the hand of an angel coming down to the world, would be an indication that something of importance was to be communicated to people, or that something was to be accomplished by the agency era book. The saints being now congregated in a general assembly on mount sion, and the lord jesus christ with them, as hebrews 12. Commentary for revelation 2 epistles to the churches in asia, with warnings and encouragements, to the church at ephesus. He distinctly saw an angel of god, who came to him and said, cornelius. The meaning of the vision is clearly defined in verse 28. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. In chapter five, the book is in gods hand and it is sealed. Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer.
Genesis exodus leviticus numbers deuteronomy joshua. Revelation 2, new king james version nkjv the bible app. There two references to mount zion, one which is jerusalem, 2samuel 5. The city of ephesus was an important commercial and religious center in johns time. We must bring out the difference between to be about to. That may often be the case, but it was not the case with paul on the. A bible study in easyenglish 2800 word vocabulary on the book of revelation. The events recorded in revelation 10 occur on earth rather than heaven, and. Some have suggested the book should be called the acts of the spirit, and truly every book of scripture could bear that title. There was a previous occasion when a mighty angel was made known to john.
We have already looked at trumpets 16 in revelation 8. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer gods people undergo sufferings of various sorts, as the christians of those times did, scourgings, imprisonment, confiscation of goods, and death itself in various shapes. To start with we see god as creator and ruler, the lord jesus as the slain lamb and the believers gathered round the throne in heaven chapter 4 and 5. Likewise, we could see revelation as the final chapter in gods 66chapter novel called the bible. Give me john is placed here in the position of expressing his desire for the book. The acts of the apostles is the only narrative found in the new testament apart from the gospels, and it tells the compelling story of how the lord grew and guided the early church.
Revelation with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. In the paradise of my god the word paradise means a garden of pleasure. What are the seven candlesticks lampstands of revelation. Because john was invited to take the little book, some take this to say that god never forces his revelation on anyone, and we always must be willing to take what he has offered. These seven church ages make up what is called the kingdom of heaven matt. The latter is what will descend on earth after the great white throne judgment and remain on earth for eternity.
In chapter 10, an angel has the book and it is opened. The message to the church at ephesus verse 1 1 to the angel of the church of ephesus write. The tree of life and the water of life go together, revelation 22. The devil, who inspires the synagogue of satan, is to be allowed to afflict them, as he afflicted job. Acts 10, new international version niv the bible app. At the end of the first chapter of revelation, we are introduced to the seven church ages as represented by the seven lampstands. And i saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.1576 1555 1391 789 1380 1354 227 1158 144 865 798 166 1463 1128 648 566 924 146 1038 109 775 389 865 685 465 460 936 28 456 382 244 244 776 998 1400 1326 508 135 597 951 1073 692 812 395