The Revelation Churches
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and
heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near." (Revelation 1:3)
Revelation 2: 1-7

Ephesus,  the  early Gentile church and
church of today that  loves what God loves
and hates what God hates, yet has left its first
love  by straying away from its original
posture of holiness.   
Message: Repent or lose your place in
God's heart.
Revelation 2: 8-11

Smyrna, the early Jewish Christians, a
church that has suffered poverty, tribulation,
and persecution at the hands of those "who
say they are Jews, but are not."  
Message: Be faithful until death and you will
have eternal life.
Revelation 2: 12-17

Pergamum, the early Catholic Church, a
province of Rome, a church that did not deny
Christ or the faith, but began to follow false
doctrines that stumbled other Christians
causing them to eat sacrifices to idols and
commit acts of immorality.  
Message: Repent  or I, Christ, will make war
with you.  Overcome and you will receive a
white stone (purity) (unlike a multi-colored
rosary).
Revelation 2: 18-29

Thyatira, a church of the Reformation, of
Calvin and Martin Luther, the protestant
church that loves God and is faithful in
service and perseverance, yet a church that
tolerates immorality including adultery , a
church that  tolerates those who practice
doctrines of demons.  
Message: Hold fast to My Word and keep
My deeds, overcome these things until the
end and you will rule with Me.
Revelation 3: 1-6

Sardis, the Evangelical and Pentecostal
church, a church whose worship services
are marked with extreme emotion,
expressed through raised hands, dancing,
exuberant singing, and speaking in
tongues.  The truth is, outwardly you may
appear to be a lively church, but inwardly
you are spiritually dead.
Message: Wake up to the truth and repent
before it's too late.  Revive the spirit
within you.  If you overcome, your name
will not be erased from the book of life
and I will confess your name before the
Father.
Revelation 3: 7-13

Philadelphia,  a church of today that has kept
My word, a church that  would rather die first
before you deny My name,  a church of the  
end-times that will be few in number with
little power, yet you continue to stand up
for
Message: One day the "so-called Jews"
will bow at your feet.  Because of your
perseverance, you will be kept from the
great tribulation that will come upon the
earth.  Hold on and you will be called by My
name and will be with Me in the New
Jerusalem.
Revelation 3: 14-22

Laodicea, a church of today  who is neither
hot or cold.  One day you are on the side of
Christ, the next day you are not.  One minute
you are doing righteous acts, the next minute
your acts are of the devil.  Because you are
living comfortably with your nice clothes, big
car, big house and money,  you don't take
church or serving God seriously.  You think
you are well off, but the truth is, you are
spiritually poor.  
Message:  Repent and buy the things of God
and not of man.  Open your eyes.  
Overcome and you will sit down  and reign
with Me and My Father .