Beloved in the Lord,
for the next two weeks we are going to cover, Christs’ Message To The Seven Churches, in Asia Minor, which is modern day Turkey. We will find these letters in Revelation 2 &3.
May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Introduction to letters.
SCRIPTURE:“Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are seven churches.” (Rev.1:19-20 NIV)
The letters to the seven churches reveal that many of the congregations throughout Asia had seriously strayed from the original New Testament standard of truth, faith and practice as taught by Jesus as well as those He personally authorized to establish His church and put His Word in writing. It is likely that some in the churches were giving in to outside influences and were encouraging a policy of compromise with those who were pressuring and persecuting Christians. This attitude had to be corrected before it undermined and weakened the determination of Christians to stand strong for the truth in difficult times. John writes as directed by Christ to rebuke and correct the compromise and sin within the churches and to call them to repent – to turn from their own selfish and God-defying ways – and return to their first love: Jesus.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” – Hebrews 4 : 12 (NLT)