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Title: The Seven Churches of Revelation pt. one Revelation 2:1-5

Ephesus Desirable31 AD-100 AD
  • Rev21 To the angel of the church of Ephesus
    write These things said he that holds the seven
    stars in his right hand, who walks in the middle
    of the seven golden candlesticks

"I, John.... was in the isle that is called
Patmos, for the word of God and the testimony of
Who Receives the Blessings of the Book?
  • 3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear
    the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
    which are written therein for the time is at

 7 Behold, he comes with clouds and every eye
shall see him, and they also which pierced him
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because
of him. Even so, Amen.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day
Jesus is the Door
IAM Lord of the Sabbath
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  • The capital of Ionia, a celebrated city of Asia
    Minor. Conspicuous at the head of the harbor of
    Ephesus was the great temple of Diana or Artemis.
    It was chiefly celebrated for the worship and
    temple of Diana, which last was, accounted one of
    the seven wonders of the world.

"I am the Mother without spouse, the Original
Mother all are my children,
"Mother of All"
Diana, Artemis, Isis and Inanna - Queen of
heaven, Magna Mater, the Great Goddess
  • Christs Mother, The Black Madonna is
    worshiped throughout Europe of all places
  • The most sacred icons of the Catholic Church are
    the Black Madonna and Christ child, which are
    found in Europes most venerated shrines and
    cathedrals. Each year, hundreds of thousands of
    European pilgrims ritually humble themselves
    before the image of Black Mary and her child
    Jesus at Black Madonna sites throughout France,
    Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and
    other Catholic countries. Many Black Madonna
    statues have the black paint literally kissed off
    of their hands and feet.

Black Madonna
  • Historians recognize that the statue of the
    Egyptian Goddess Isis with her child Horus in her
    arms was the first Madonna and Child. They were
    renamed Mary and Jesus when Europe was forcibly
    Christianized. The worship of Isis and Horus was
    especially popular in ancient Rome.

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  • Eph.28 For by grace are you saved through faith
    and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God
  • Eph.411 And he gave some, apostles and some,
    prophets and some, evangelists and some,
    pastors and teachers12 For the perfecting of the
    saints, for the work of the ministry, for the
    edifying of the body of Christ

  • Eph.53 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or
    covetousness, let it not be once named among you,
    as becomes saints 4 Neither filthiness, nor
    foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not
    convenient but rather giving of thanks.
  • 5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor
    unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an
    idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of
    Christ and of God.

  • Eph.610 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the
    Lord, and in the power of his might.
  • 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be
    able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
  •  12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
    but against principalities, against powers,
    against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
    against spiritual wickedness in high places.

  •  Not only did the temple bring vast numbers of
    pilgrims to the city, but it employed hosts of
    people apart from the priests and priestesses
    among them were the large number of artisans who
    manufactured images of the goddess Diana, or
    shrines to sell to the visiting strangers.

  •  Paul on his 2nd missionary journey in Acts
    (1819-21) first visited the city, and when, on
    his 3rd journey (198-10 2031), he remained
    there for two years preaching in the synagogue
    (198, 10), in the school of Tyrannus (199) and
    in private houses (2020). Though Paul was
    probably not the first to bring Christianity to
    Ephesus, for Jews had long lived there (29
    69), he was the first to make progress against
    the worship of Diana. 

Characteristic of the Apostolic Church
  • Acts 431-35
  • Acts 176
  • Acts 184

  • Rev22 I know your works, and your labor, and
    your patience, and how you can not bear them
    which are evil and you have tried them which say
    they are apostles, and are not, and have found
    them liars
  •  3 And 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 his place, except you
    repent. 6 But this you have, that you hate the
    deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also
    hate. 7 He that has an ear, let him hear what the
    Spirit said to the churches 

  • The doctrine of the Nicolaitans of the 2d cent.
    seem to have continued and extended the views of
    the 1st-cent. adherents, holding to the freedom
    of the flesh, and teaching that the deeds of the
    flesh had no effect upon the health of the soul
    and consequently no relation to salvation. One is
    free from the Law through grace.
  • Once saved always saved.
  • Eternal security

  • Rev.27 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 tree of life,
    which is in the middle of the paradise of God.

7 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 tree of life,
which is in the middle of the paradise of God.
Accept the Blood
If you love Me keep My commandments