Wake Up People!

So How Do We Wake People Up?

 

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I Wish I knew the answer to such an important and urgent question, but I must confess I don’t. That truly rests in the hands of God. God is still in control although it may seem like He is doing nothing, He is. In the case of conservatives who slumber, or perhaps, are simply cowering in a shadowy corner with millions of “evangelical” Christians who have a great time on social media complaining about the serious sins of the world, such as Homosexuals, Abortion, sexual misconduct of politicians, celebrities, TV and movie violence, fornication and who will fire a preacher for preaching against liberalism and socialism invading our nation and Church, for fear of losing the tax exempt for their congregation. I know what I am talking about, more than half of the big tithers would stop tithing if they could not claim it on their taxes, whatever happened to “give unto Caesar which is Caesars?”
Liberal Christianity has offered a safe place for the Christian congregation and many embraced liberal theology, and of course mega-churches started growing like weeds out of control. You because many preachers stopped preaching the Word of God and not addressing the issue of sin, some even went to preaching from the New Testament only, to avoid calling sin, S-I-N. Can you see why I have written several articles on the Seven Churches of Asia Minor (Rev. 1-3), along with some other Old Testament sermons especially dealing with sin and the Law, Law that Jesus told His Disciples that He had not come to abolish nor to change – not one tittle.
While Jesus came seeking the sinner, seeking with the grace of God and the gospel of repentance forgiveness of God, from all sin and unrighteousness. And like the Apostle Paul wrote, that without the Law we would have no sin, which is true, without the Law we would not know what sin is and what sin is not. But God gave the law that His people would be obedient to Him and to manage to live with each other and all of humanity.

The Ten Commandments were given so as the first four pertain to man’s relationship with God, the creator of all. The subsequent six pertain to man’s relationship to man, that we might live in peace with each other.
Because human nature is corrupt and sinful, we all have a nature filled with all sorts of desires or appetites for evil, and God has been the one who has attempted to offer a way from eternal damnation and the final estate of hell. I cannot preach enough on the love of God, and one of the reasons is how God loves us so much that He sacrificed His Son to fulfill the Law. But nearly half of “postmodern” Christianity, falling in after various interpretations of the Bible but not the versions which all say the same thing just in familiar English, personally it depends what my application is, with all versions, sin is still sin and in the United States, we once had moral values, integrity, and Christian freedom. Now we have chaos, hatred, all sorts of corruption and evil in our elected officials and in the leaders of liberal theological churches.

But Satan, yes Satan exists just as surely as hell. Satan, his devils, and demons cannot coexist with moral values, integrity, and people who are trying to live their Christian faith – all a constant threat to his work to claim souls and not all allow God to succeed reclaiming His creation to Himself. Satan has made great gains in the world and well should he have, after all, he is the prince of the air and controls the air and municipalities. It is Satan that walks to and fro upon the earth seeking those to devour and as Satan can make our lives miserable, he can only own those who follow him and those who reject God’s grace and reject the work of our Lord Jesus. Satan will never own the soul of a saved-born again Christian.

Now let’s get back to our beloved nation. Let me not be mistaken about the fact that the United States is and always has been a Christian nation, the one thing that our citizens need to understand really should reestablish, it has taken Satan over two centuries to convince, deceive, destroy the nation and the people in it. Speaking of Satan, I read an article I found in The Vigilant Citizen concerning the Satanic Temple, apparently, it is a well organized nontheistic religious and political activist group based in Salem Massachusetts and has chapters in 13+ states. Among putting a monument in the Rotunda of the Michigan State House, and Illinois on the Capital lawn, (all legal) and created an after-school program for children called “After School Satan.” It is up and running in cities across the U.S. including Atlanta, Los Angles, Salt Lake City, Pensacola, Washington D.C., Tucson, Springfield, Seattle, and Portland. I have not found the media outlets, but I will.

My problem with this is: How the officials let the Satanic Temple do legally what they will not allow Christians to do? As a matter of fact, they (officials) have banned crosses, Christian decorations, cross memorials in cemeteries – anything, anything at all that symbolizes Christian-Judeo religion, even had some private business’ remove them usually through some sort of lawsuit from an individual activist group who target Christian businesses. Satan has a big political foothold on our nation. Mainstream Media, Social Media platforms, and the political bias Judicial System.
Now, biblical Christianity has been under attack for decades, it is known as modernity or Modernism. Started early on during the late 19th and early century. It is a philosophical movement along with the cultural trend. Trends rising from wide-scale and far-reaching transformation in Western society. Industrialization grew cities into mega cities where they developed their own culture, their own free thinking and it spread with the help of our education system with the gentle propaganda, (At first), within the school administrators, Teacher’s Unions, and liberal state legislators.

We are experiencing a full-blown liberal public-school system, (In most part), and the loss of a generation. Under the façade of liberalism, we now have a liberal-socialism sweeping the nation and continuing to divide and remove our constitutional rights and freedoms. Brainwash the majority of two generations and socialism has an open door. No moral values, integrity, and Christianity (biblical Christianity), will be of no measurable consequence, except for Christians. And until Jesus Comes, we will probably be holding worship services in caves, but we will persevere in the might of the Lord Jesus.

Comcast Xfinity 200 plus channel and costs nearly as much a month with only one Christian channel, local affiliates of the MSM perhaps six or seven tolerable broadcasts and some oldies, the rest are ad channels milking the uninformed with junk. However, there is no option other than Dish which is nearly the same. Liberalism control what we are able to watch and that at the best subliminal propaganda (like global warming/climate change on “The Weather Channel” just to mention one so you can understand how socialist subliminal propaganda messaging works, all the way across our media networks starting from program writers and how they manipulate dialogue in script to set management to advertising, the media networks are the controlling source for our information, with the exception of our public school system. And that is for the next blog, as President Trump put out his EO for Freedom of Speech on campuses of our great colleges and institutions of higher propaganda. Now infested with liberal-socialist professors and administrators.
Back to the question at hand, “How do we wake people up?” and as I said, it will take God. And those he called to be His children. Are you up to the challenge? It is my studied opinion, that every conservative patriot and citizen who cares about our nation, Christian or non-Christian, Atheist, Jew, brown, red, yellow, black and white including anyone legally here trying to become a citizen of the USA, you are all called to help. Help wake up those who slumber, those who are afraid and huddle in a shadowy corner in fear of liberal-socialist ridicule and the bullying press. Time to at least wake the slumbering and afraid to stand and boldly proclaim Jesus, our Christian nation and our Christian principals, and if it offends the corrupt and evil, so-be-it let them pack up and find a more suitable country.

You are also called as a citizen to stand against what the Democrats and establishment corrupt snakes in Congress keep trying to do, you are called to do your own research and determine to go to the poll and vote liberal, progressive, socialist globalist out of office! From dog catcher to Senator … they have no power over you except that which you yield up – so instead of telling the conservatives in Congress to grow a spine, you might grow one and go about waking people up and making sure they know what is going on. Most of those slumbering and cowering in the shadows know what is happening but have not had the encouragement to wake up.

Courage and commitment is what God needs of our citizens and his church to encourage and support people to expose the vile politicians and vote them out of office before they destroy the Constitution and the Christian church. Empower the people to stop and overcome the vile septic state we are finding we are slopping around in.

God bless you.
R.S. Helms

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I seldom use a blog post to clarify or justify my theological standing which guides my research and studies. So, we will cut the chase and simply say this my stand is on Systematic Theology, and the inspiration, inerrancy, infallibility and authority of Scripture, (The Word of God – The Bible). The corner stone of Systematic Theology is the Word of God the building stones are writings, sermons, and other sources of credited information concerning the systematic doctrines of the Bible. I am also a pretribulation and believe that the Rapture will take place at the end of the church age and prior to the Tribulation – a point of disagreement between various individual theologies.

I have no problem with people disagreeing with my theology and simply agree to disagree with their views or their theologies as long as their theologies include the biblical means of Salvation by Grace through faith in Jesus. Grace alone not of works lest any should boast. The Bible being the Word of God, without error or fallibility. In other words, free grace in the redemption of mankind through that small measure of faith that all mankind has to first believe in our Lord and Savior, His teachings, commands, and sayings.

Then I believe they are born again believers or rather Christian and part of the body of Christ or the church universal. We are truly redeemed, justified by the blood of the lamb.
Our differences in theology and personal theologies that are not critical to our salvation and true Christianity.

Our differences have led to deeper studies and understanding of the end product of our so great a faith. I am, what has been the focus of political and liberal church persecution and separation, Evangelical, conservative Southern Baptist Convention and the latter because of their mission statement (Baptist Faith and Message), their stand on the Bible, and autonomy of the local church and their mission’s involvement worldwide and nationally, (commitment to the Great Commission).

Granted, there is concerns which I have over some of the ideologies and politics of some of the Convention Leadership. But as Southern Baptist we enjoy a disagreement or, so it may seem. Maybe that is where I learned to agree to disagree, while disagreeing vehemently about the things that matter to the reconciliation souls to God through Jesus.

Liberalism in Christianity and our politics is, in my studied opinion, evil and is the primary tool which is used by Satan against the true Christian Church, it replaced Atheism, and progressivism, (modernity), I cannot agree what so ever with their politics or theologies. It takes a marriage of Christianity and politics to renew our values and the integrity of our nation which have been given to the global socialist ideologies of the United Nations, global aspirations that cannot come about as long as there is free independent, sovereign nations and NT Christianity.

At this point in time only God can do anything about what unity of the Christian church can be brought on by believers, however I do believe it is the responsibility of ever minister who has been called to the ministry to do what they promised God when they accepted their call. In part, to be a faithful steward of His word, and to fight evil in all of its forms.

It is not by accident that I write about the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, as I have in the past. With each series I pray that the series will become more refined and more understood by the Christian reader. I do realize that those whose ideologies have mingled with their theology and will offer their rejections mostly the Futurist have their view of the Book of Revelation not mentioning the Christian church being in the entire message. They vew the Seven Churches of Revelation are Jewish communities, which is not supported in scripture.

What can be supported is that there are three divisions and several subdivisions in the Book of Revelation. The Church is Christian and represents the church universal and its condition at any given time during the church age.

Where most pretribulation theologians agree that the Rapture will take place between the last verse of chapters one, and chapter four thereby creating the first division and the seven years of tribulation. John was not the one giving the Revelation, it was Jesus and Jesus chose John to be the scribe to rite it down what was, is and is going to be.

Revelation is to reveal or to unveil what was – things that are – and what things are to come unveiling Jesus’ second coming and the establishment of His government for a thousand years. From verse four, through 22:7 is the revelation proper. Seven years of God’s final dealing with Israel.

Nonetheless, it is as I always say – “Do your own research”. The thing that people don’t understand is that the Christian must “Study to show thyself approved” … Not everyone will believe exactly like I believe, and it is not my calling to make everyone accept everything I believe. I used to tell my congregation “just don’t accept everything I say simply because I said it, but test what I say by scripture.
If your preacher is not preaching Scripture under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, then he/she is preaching self and self alone without the leadership of the Holy Spirit. and during sermons I would find myself “chasing rabbits.” Chasing rabbits generally are attempts to better apply the message when little funny illustrations fail to work. When the truth presented seriously needs to be applied to the hearts of those who hear, it is the Holy Spirit who will give them an understanding not the preacher. The Holy Spirit will apply the Word to your heart, but the word preached must be the truth of Scripture.
That is why, I can tolerate the various theologies that lead to Biblical salvation for those who sincerely seek the salvation wrought by Jesus. Jesus who unveiled the end and start. Of course, only God is privy to the time, but we will know when it happens. But, believe me, it will happen. Meanwhile, this old preacher will continue to do what God wants me to do, continue to preach, (mostly writing now).
Now that is said and done, and I will now proceed with this series of the seven churches and my fight against liberalism/Socialism in the church and in politics.
Thanks for reading … and celebrate Christmas, first by not getting too involved with the petty bickering and political correctness that generally takes the joy off the celebration, It really don’t make a difference that Jesus was not born on December 25th, and why the early church at Rome chose to celebrate

Merry Christmas …

The Message of 7 Churches

 

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The Loveless Church

We come to the First Church in the list of Seven, (Rev. 2:1 – 7), However, if you recall some of the introduction in chapter one, it is the Lord Jesus’ revelation to His servant John and in verse three, “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.”
So, what does “is near” mean? Well God knew just how long it would take Christianity to run its faithful and committed course and He didn’t make me or anyone privy to how long it would actually be until the end of its age and sufferings, of its persecution. We do know that Jesus will come in the clouds and those who sleep in the Lord will rise first, then those of us who are still struggling along, will meet them in the air, in a twinkling of an eye. That will be the close of the church age, when Christ collects His church.
Chapter two verse l: — 7: “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, these things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven lampstands: — 2) ‘I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;’ – 3)’and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.’ – 4) ‘Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.’ – 5) ‘Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – un-less you repent.’ 6) ‘But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.’ 7) ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.’”
First, we are to understand that Jesus commends the church on the good that they have done and are currently doing. yet, with verse four God has a ‘Nevertheless’ as He strikes with the sword against their condition, they have left their first love. And the sword condemns this condition of falling from their first love, that love we have when we first surrender to Jesus as Lord of our lives, and the commitment we surrendered our soul to the kingship of our Lord Jesus.
We love Jesus because He loved us first, and for the born-again Christian, at the very moment of our rebirth, at the time of adoption and the death of the old nature, being justified in our new life, inside we fall in love with our Savior. Now, although that is correct and sounds wonderful, I do believe Jesus was referring to the First Commandment as Christians see it. “I am the Lord thy God – Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” One of the costs of the free gift of our salvation.
Jesus is God the Son – the incarnate God, Jesus who walked among His people, His creation. By grace through faith in Jesus we are redeemed to God and justified. God simply wants to be first in our lives and we are beside ourselves that God would want to be first in my life, He wants us, His church, to love him because He loves us, loves us enough to die for us of course, we love Him more than life; it is understandable that the church has become almost deniably obsessed in protecting our salvation as solely a free gift of God’s grace. Of which it is but it does cost us our lives as we knew them. I am proud that I chose the offer of grace and in return my surrender, my total surrender to His finite love.
Nonetheless, we all get caught up in the world in work, sleep time, church and that is where most of the problems lay, we spend – say, 40 hours a week working (providing we can get by on a 40-hour week. Then we spend around 56 hours sleeping, and we give God around 5 hours a week if we are not on staff, or say a Sunday school teacher, choir member, maybe a Deacon as well.
That should put a top member of the congregation with 10 – 14 hours for God plus prayer time, and the rest of 168-hour week for or in the world the world, and it begins to reflect in our lives and the rightful position of God in our lives, our minds have a lot more input of the world than of God. When we consider our condition or the condition of our church, we may want to get brutally honest with our self, because only you and God know the truth.
Before we first loved God, we are the center of our lives, after we are born again, we start our journey and work hard at putting the old man away, and we work even harder of putting God in the center of our lives, putting Jesus center and on his throne of our lives, our existence. We work hard, very hard as we start our Christian walk, our love for the Savior soars like the eagle then levels off somewhat as we float on the winds of God’s grace.
Then one day we look around and find we have been losing altitude unaware, we find our peace not so peaceful, we find that there have been unnoticed changes, Jesus is not found on the throne in life’s center and we are not on the submissive side as we were, but closer to the throne, now occupied by other worldly things like money, work, leisure enticements. We find anxiety and guilt for not paying attention to the things of God, and trouble in our lives is becoming serious.
We have not crashed our spiritual love in Jesus, and it is here that we can avert the nose dive of recession through cultural allurements and the wisdom of the world. Not keeping a real handle on the old nature, which although is claimed dead, when we are born again, all things made new, and for a while they are, they are until the demonic strength of the human nature’s appetites slowly erode our passion for the Lord, and unless we catch the slipping away, we will be overcome by the things of the world.
When we confess and repent and really experience the work of Christ, the work of Christ on the cross, the Death, Burial and resurrection, the motive for His horrific sacrifice, we find our rescue there at the cross. One Christian Counseling course explains this as identifying with the cross. I call it more of having God opening our eyes and ears, which He can do rather boldly, and the longer we ignore God’s little prodding’s the more intrusive and fouler they may become.
First, let me affirm my belief on something that has been denied and fervently rebuked by liberal political activists who along with other liberal organizations have come against fundamental Christianity, overtly since the 60s, but for some time in order to justify lifestyles that are less than simply sinful but vile evil sins, the whole thing of abortion dividing women, Christian women, Homosexuality dividing Christian churches and denominations. These divisions come with the bullying and intimidation of the media, the Hollywood elites, the UN and even the from President Obama. This in turn caused many Christians to seek a comfortable church, where they would not be under fire and persecution from the liberals. They found it in liberal theology.
We see a liberal church filled with people in a comfort zone, a comfortable church which had once done a lot of good works for Jesus, it involved most of them, but today, we have the comfortable. With 20 percent of the body doing 80 percent of the Lord’s work. At first, we probably had most of the people doing great work for Jesus’s name sake. While Pastoring, I become acquainted with a problem for Pastors as they were trying to figure out how to enlist volunteers for the various committees and duties of the church. That “rule of thumb” problem is simple and works its problematic nightmare nearly everywhere (except in liberalism), and that is 20% of the members do 80% of the work, and giving as well, it may not be the same ones … giving and working, because it seems we have the workers and the givers, most of the 20% are both, the smaller the church the greater the number of those who are committed.
Those who are genuinely committed to our Lord, don’t seek a comfortable church where they can be ministered to feel good in the community, and not be under the liberal attack and persecution. I use the present tense, because it is continuing on and probably will go on for years. One of the problems of the church falling from where it once was, is that the normal battle between Bible-believing Protestant churches and denominations, which in most part was the application of the various doctrinal and theological positions, most of which Bible believing Christians could agree to disagree on. Point is that most in-fighting was inconsequential to salvation.
Somewhere in or around the turn of the nineteenth century liberal theology was born in order to protect Christianity from the philosophers. But, he erroneously lumped Bible authority into his thought of the church learning to experience the total dependency on God and have nothing to do with any outside authority including the authority or the inerrancy and infallibility of the Word of God. Over the next dozen or so liberal theologians it simply went from bad to worse.
Original sin, then sin, the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, Salvation by Grace through Faith alone, it is now God Consciousness and works or everyone will eventually all will be saved. Sorry folks but that is where liberal theology has taken the church. A brief study of liberal theology can show how it evolved over the years to now it is morphing into socialist theology along the lines of Karl Marx … perhaps, they may think that it will help later when most of the world will be ruled by a global socialist union.
Not the one-world government with the Anti-Christ, but the UN’s Global Socialist Union. The way things are going socially and with the American culture, now so lawless, no moral values, integrity gone, and a war against the church from outside and from inside. The lure of the world and its evil lawlessness has truly taken a hard-deep bite from the church and there is truly those who are born again believers who have left the biblical theology as they slipped from their intimate love relationship with Jesus and have sought the tolerance of liberal theology churches. knowing that liberal’s subculture will leave them alone and not mock their belief. They join the ranks that the liberals call tolerant. Tolerant of most things evil, as long as the elites call them okay. They have joined the ranks of those that have changed their view of the Bible being the inspired word of God, inerrant and infallible. Those who deny the virgin birth, the resurrection and being born anew by grace through the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross. These are the ones slipping away from their first love in Christ Jesus.
There was once a great Evangelist Dr. A.T. Pierson, and when he was asked: “Don’t you think the world is getting converted already?” his reply, “Well, I admit that the world has become a little churchy, but the church has become immensely worldly.”
The church at Ephesus was slipping away from Jesus, our first love, and the church has continued to slip, under the rise of and re-establishment of liberal theology, liberation theology. It has been allowed by God, I guess to keep us on our toes; only one problem of keeping us on our toes is that we have to have the ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. We are being destroyed from within and it seems like no one really cares. In general, there are only few preachers who preach the Bible against the wiles of liberalism in its various forms.
Conservative biblical churches are being torn apart by liberalism, post modernism … and the liberal global or one world government’s push through liberalism/socialism. Liberal theology and political liberalism mold well into socialism, and when the church begins to fall away from Jesus and the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God, they believe the lies of the false prophets, teachers and politicians of the world.
He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the Christian church. He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the Christian.

R.S. Helms

New Priorities

 

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Revelation … discourse Introduction

The book of Revelation, the Revelation of Jesus Christ as given to the Apostle John on the island of Patmos. It is this first three chapters of Revelation that the true Christian needs to be very aware, very aware indeed.
The preface to his book on lectures on the Book of Revelation published in 1920 and again in 1988, H.A. Ironside one of the greatest theologians, and Bible scholars and teachers of prophecy to ever grace the halls of evangelical seminaries. had this to say in 1919: “It must be very gratifying to sober students of prophecy to find that their position is only strengthened by recent happenings, and their previous conclusions confirmed. On the other hand, the self-styled optimistic school, who has ever closed their eyes to the solemn facts of prophecy, might well be humiliated to find their vain-glorious prognostications proven so utterly false, and their confidence in human brotherhood, as a preventive of war and cruelty, shown to be a foolish hallucination, which ignored the word of God and the corruption of the human heart.”
As we explore the causes of the present-day broken church, that is the Bible-believing protestant church, where major denominations are either split because of, “political correctness” or blatant politics, but regardless of how they dress it up, it is liberalism and what liberalism has become. So, first, we will explore the Seven Churches to show what Jesus sees in the church, His church.
As Jesus divides the revelation (chapter. 2:19 Rev.) Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter. The things which thou hast seen are the things of chapter one, the first division of the Book of Revelation. The things which are, are the things of the present dispensation or the church age. Is it possible, that God is telling the broken church He is starting to end the church age? Yes, that is why the instruction to record the things which are now, and chapter 2&3 Jesus gives the warning to the churches.
While you read the account of the Seven Churches, you may consider that Jesus does both commend and condemn the actions or condition of the churches. Five churches had condemnation and two had nothing but the commendation of the Lord. Now, consider, Jesus is the head of the church, the church is the bride of Christ, the church is the born-again believers, the seven churches are representative of the church condition through time. The church is the individual local churches that make up the universal church, and the individual local church is the people, therefore the warnings go all the way to the individual Christian’s condition.
I do know that my studied opinion will lead to some friends un-friending me, and being blocked on some sites, however, it is my objective to get to the bottom of the evil of liberalism, liberalism in politics and in the church. However, one centers on ideology and the other Theology, underneath they are both destructive and evil. In our free Republic, they walk hand in hand and one cannot achieve its sinister goal without the other.
The church today has been bridled just as the Protestant churches in England. Restricted from preaching the Bible and limited in their practices after King Henry viii when he instituted the Church of England as the official church, replacing the Church of Rome (Roman Catholic), it is the Episcopal of today. Believe it or not, the founding fathers didn’t want the Episcopal nor the Roman Catholics to be in the United States, but to be fair they just said that the Government could not create a state church nor obstruct the exercise of any church.
So, for some ungodly reason, the enemy, the real enemy, has set his battle against the Christian church. Of course, we know all about the war against God’s people, and through the ages, there have been many battles, many battles indeed. However, according to God, the end of that Holy War, has already been determined; we know the ending. We know there are reasons that we are on our journey of life so divinely placed on this old spinning terrestrial sod.
It was God’s people, then Jesus changed that whole thing to God’s Children through adoption. Didn’t negate God’s People, who are still under the law. They just have not accepted Jesus the son of a carpenter as the Messiah, the Lamb of Sacrifice to fulfill the law of God. So those who do believe in the work of Jesus, are adopted into the Holy family of God.
We were first called Christians at Antioch, but the church was founded by Jesus and on Jesus the Petra (mantle stone), He would build the church, the Christian church. For those of us who are Pre-Trib, (the church being raptured at the start of the Great Tribulation), but mind you claiming to be a Christian does not make you one. Sort of like, standing in the garage doesn’t make you a Cadillac.
My point is, some will be left behind, left behind because they may think they are a Cadillac. It is my intent to go through these Seven Churches and point to the corruption in the church; bringing attention to the other gods that affect our lives and the church Jesus so dearly loves. He loves us enough to tell us ahead of time, to get our relationship with Jesus in proper order. When we get back on track, the church will, of course, be back on track.
It is my studied opinion, that the first church, the church at Ephesus, has the same condemnations as many of us have. We have lost our first love, our first excitement, and commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. 2:1—7. And that is where I will pick up with commentary on the condition of the Seven Churches and where we may or may not fit into the warnings.
Please read Revelation 1:1 – 3:22. Then consider each one.