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The number seven in this passage is used to signify that which is of God. The seven churches represent God's church, and the seven Spirits God's Spirit. There is in the book of Revelation the seven stars - the messenger of God, the seven candlesticks - the church of God...

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Asia,seven, stars, candlesticks, lamps, fire, seals, horns, eyes, angles, trumpets, plagues, vials, mountains, kings, heads, “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood..." (Revelation 1:4-5)

 

 

Revelation is a prophecy for the past, present, and future, and is written to be understood and relevant century after century, and culture after culture.  The number seven in this passage is used to signify that which is of God.  The seven churches represent God’s church and the seven Spirits God’s Spirit.  There is in the book of Revelation…

 

the seven stars - the messenger of God

the seven candlesticks - the church of God

the seven lamps of fire - the spirit of God

the seven seals - the lock of God

the seven horns - the power of God

the seven eyes – the presence of God

the seven angels - the messenger of God

the seven trumpets - the heralding of God

the seven thunders - the voice of God

the seven plagues - the tribulation of God

the seven golden vials - the wrath of God

the seven mountains – the kingdom without God

the seven kings – the ruler without God

and yes, even the seven heads and seven crowns of Satan - the adversary of God 

 

As we remember… “The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.” (Proverbs 16:4)

 

We can also note in Revelation 1:4-5 that grace and peace come from the eternal God, and from Jesus Christ who rose from the dead after three days. But if you are not one of his, you cannot have his favor or peace in this world, or in the world to come; and you cannot have your cancerous sins permanently healed by the application of the remedy, the blood of the Lamb.  You see, the blood of Christ is the supernatural cure for the natural sin you were born in, which separates you from the family of God. When you are washed in his blood, it spiritually cleanses you, eradicating your sin, and making you accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6)  In other words, after you take your medicine you are worthy to become God’s sons by adoption.  You too girls – sons of God!  (Now that’s what I call real women’s lib.)

 

How about you?  Have you been washed in the blood of the Lamb, the blood that cleanses from all sin?  If not, repent and be baptized for the remission of those sins in the name of Jesus Christ, which will purge your conscience from dead works, enabling you to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:14)  Sounds good to me.  Now is the time to be serving the Lord Jesus Christ rather than serving the devil, whose end is swiftly coming to a conclusion.

 

So, until we meet again, remember… God loves you.  Read your Bible.  And you might start by reading it seven times?

 

Maranatha


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen