A Table Narrative of the Seven Churches of Revelation : End Time Church Typology
"The Seven Churches of Revelation" is a tabular study of the characteristics of the seven regional churches in Asia Minor in the Apostle John's day. In these "table narratives," we isolate the characteristics of the letters the Lord told John to write and what they mean for us today. Each letter contained the name of the "Church," any "Credits" in their conduct, any "Charges" against them, the "Remedies" to the charges, the "Risks" for disobedience, and the "Rewards" for obedience and perseverance to the end. Those in rebellion against God were being shown mercy, while those who were being faithful were encouraged to persevere to the end. But lest we see this as just a great story, these same traits represent seven types of believers, then and now. However, in this apocalyptic book about the end of the Church age, there is special relevance for those who make up the end-time Church. Jesus expects us to heed His warnings to the five disobedient churches of Ephesus, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, and Laodicea; and His encouragement to the two faithful churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia. Similar to the minority of churches faithful to God in John's day, we find not much has changed. In addition, relatively few people live lives submitted to God and His agenda - most in the Church go their own way away from God furthering their own agendas. Yet, in His mercy, Jesus reveals the keys to regaining our right standing with Him. To Him, repentance and submission are the keys to reestablishing righteousness and walking in His authority. Revelation is considered the most mysterious book in the Bible, and in many ways it is. But but you do not have to know the Greek and everything in it to draw out the lessons that Jesus is teaching us today. The main lessons are how to remain overcomers in these perilous times. The most important key is to remain faithful and true to Him, and all will be well. So while most people, even non-believers, view the end with fear and trepidation, those who are in Christ, need not fear but be encouraged that every promise that He has made in His word will be fulfilled.
- Paperback | 94 pages
- 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
- 20 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
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About Auriol Sonia Morris
A. Sonia Morris, M.A., J.D., is a servant of the true and living God. Ms. Morris teaches, preaches, and shares the Gospel wherever her travels take her. Educated in law and public policy, and experienced in IT and Finance, Morris discovered her love for sharing knowledge while teaching business in China. Her love for teaching continues to impact her life in her zeal to equip the Body of Christ to complete the Great Commission, and prepare the way for the Lord's return.