Published February 27, 2007
by Xulon Press .
Written in English
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In Revelation chapters , John is instructed to write seven letters to seven specific churches. Each letter is entrusted to the “angel” of the intended church. Some see these angels as indicating the senior pastor of each church. Each one of these seven times, it ends in the same way, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” [Revelation , 11, 17, 29; , 13, 22] Though the message is addressed to the angel—the messenger, God’s preacher, yet the message is for God’s people. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the. Question: "Are the ‘angels’ of the churches in Revelation 1–3 real angels, or are they human messengers?" Answer: In Revelation 1, John the apostle sees the glorified Christ in a vision. Jesus is standing among seven golden lampstands. In His hand, Jesus holds seven stars (Revelation . Hear what the Spirit Says to the 7 Churches! Jesus concludes all 7 Letters with with the words, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” Believers are to listen to what the Spirit says to ALL 7 Churches (es) PLURAL.
Perhaps you, like me, have wondered what Jesus meant when He spoke of “the angels of the seven churches.” Here’s where He spoke those words: The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the. The opening vision of Revelation provides the interpretive key for some of these stars. They are specifically identified as angels: "the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches" (Rev. , cf., , ). The identity of these "stars" as supernatural beings is confirmed by three other uses in Revelation. Revelation , “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” The next church era is Sardis, which is called the Dead Church, but first let’s see how the prophecies of the Little Book in Revelation 10 and the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 are directly related to the church eras of Thyatira and Sardis. The seven angels of the seven churches (Revelation ) received seven letters, figurative letters, and therefore it would seem that the seven angels are also figurative and may refer to the seven bishops who presided over the seven churches of Asia. Or the angels may be regarded as the personifications of the churches. E. J. Banks.
The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Revelation “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;.”. Revelation – “(1) When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (2) And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. (3) Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. Angels Hear What the Spirit Is Saying to the Seven Churches Revelation () by Gary T. Pierce Hear about sales, receive special offers & more. You can unsubscribe at any : In Revelation , John is told to write to the "angels" of seven churches in Asia Minor. This is the sort of detail that most of us, I imagine, do not give a lot of time to. There is much in Revelation that is difficult to understand, and worrying about the recipients of these letters seems the least of our problems. And in any case, if the text says they are angels, then they must be angels.