Seeing the Church Through His Eyes

In today’s article, I’m thinking of the church as those who gather in a local place of assembly (both saved and unsaved). The church began in an assembly on the Day of Pentecost. It’s been around now for about 2,000 years and will come to an end at the Rapture. What does Jesus see when He looks at the picture as a whole? He doesn’t leave us guessing. In Revelation, chapters two and three, John shares with us letters that Jesus addressed to seven different local churches. These churches actually existed. However, each one of them highlights a particular period of the Church’s history. We see through the Savior’s eyes the good and bad things of each of those ancient churches. Interestingly, the situation in each church (in the order in which He addressed them) characterizes a period of church history in that same order. Studying the seven churches gives us an overall understanding of the whole church age. It furnishes us with a grasp of what is worthy of commendation and alerts us to what we need to deal with to enjoy His approval. It also gives us insight into the present age of the church and it gives some insights into world conditions today. It is my hope, God willing, to deal with each period and relate it to the church that our Lord addressed. We’ll try to do one each day over the next week. Selah!I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.” These letters have been passed along for us to read and understand.       Ron

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