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PostSubject: The seven churches in Revelation   Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:09 pm

Consolidating the good and the bad of all seven churches and the admonition by the Saviour as follows, to be a check list for His followers:

The good:
a. good deeds.
b. hard work.
c. perseverance.
d. do not tolerate wicked men.
e. test and expose false apostles.
f. hate the practices of Nicolaitans.
g. to suffer, to endure hardship and to be persecuted for His name and not grown weary.
h. remain true to His name.
i. do not renounce the faith in Him.
j. love.
k. faith.
l. service.
m. keep His word and not deny His name.
o. keep His commands to endure patiently.

The bad:
a. forsaken first love.
b. hold to the teaching of Balaam and are enticed to eat food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality.
c. hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
d. tolerate the teaching of Jezebel  which leads into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
e. have a reputation of being alive but are dead.
f. deeds not complete in the sight of God.
g. lukewarm deeds.
h. satisfied with acquired wealth.

a. to not to forsake love.
b. to overcome.
c. to not be afraid of sufferings.
d. to be faithful even to the point of death.
e. to repent of Jezebel’s ways.
f. to strengthen what remains and is about to die.
g. to obey what have been received and repent.
h. to hold on to what have been given.
i. to buy from Him gold refined in the fire.
j. to be earnest and repent.

Locations of the churches:
a. amid fake Jews who are synagogue of Satan.
b. where Satan has his throne.
c. where Satan lives.
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PostSubject: To try to understand the letter to the church in Ephesus by Paul's letter to the same   Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:52 pm

Good deeds and hard work: Paul taught - we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do cf Ephesians 2:10

Perseverance: Paul taught - praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints cf Ephesians 6:18 KJV

Cannot tolerate wicked men: something to do with Paul's teaching in Ephesians 6:10-17 in action?

What about forsaken first love? Love for God or love for fellow saints? I'd say the latter and something to do with what they were commended i.e. cannot tolerate wicked men. Likely to the point of cannot tolerate fellow saints weaknesses and shortcomings.
What we know is at the beginning they loved each other cf Ephesians 1:15
And Paul taught and more: Be completely humble and gentle: be patient, bearing with one another in love cf Ephesians 4:2....

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