Text: REVELATION 2:1-29
Revelation 2:1 "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write: These things said He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:
2 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you cannot bear those who are evil, and you have tested them who say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars;
3 And you have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored and have not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love.
5 Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of its place, unless you repent.
6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
8 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things said the First and the Last, who was dead, and is alive:
9 I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich), and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life.
11 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; He that overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.
12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write: These things said He which has the sharp sword with two edges:
13 I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is; and you hold fast My name, and have not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.
14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.
15 So you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which I hate.
16 Repent; or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no man knows except him that receives it.
18 "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, These things said the Son of God, who has His eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass:
19 I know your works, and love, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last are more than the first.
20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she did not repent.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to every one of you according to your works.
24 But to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they call them, I will put on you no other burden.
25 But that which you have already, hold fast till I come.
26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.
27 And He shall rule them with a rod of iron; like the vessels of a potter they shall be broken to pieces, even as I received of My Father;
28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches."
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