Revelation of John 2

[This is] the mystery of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are [the] angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are [the] seven churches.

To the Church in Ephesus

To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These [are] the words of Him who holds the seven stars in His right hand [and] walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your labor, and [your] perseverance. [I know] that you cannot tolerate [those who are] evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles. Without growing weary, you have persevered and endured many things for the sake of My name. But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love. Therefore, keep in mind how far you have fallen. Repent and perform the deeds [you did] at first. But if you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. But you have this [to your credit] : You hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the [one who] is victorious, I will grant [the right] to eat from the tree of life in the Paradise of God.

To the Church in Smyrna

To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These [are] the words of the First and the Last, who died and returned to life. 10  I know your affliction and [your] poverty— though you are rich! And [I am aware of] the slander of those who falsely claim to be Jews, but [are in fact] a synagogue of Satan. 11  {Do} not fear what you are about to suffer. Look, the devil is about to throw [some] of you into prison to test you, and you will suffer tribulation [for] ten days. Be faithful [even] unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. 12  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The [one who] is victorious will not be harmed by the second death.

To the Church in Pergamum

13  To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These [are] the words of the [One who] holds the sharp, double-edged sword. 14  I know where you live, where the throne of Satan [sits] . Yet you have held fast to My name and have not denied [your] faith in Me, even in the day [when] My faithful witness Antipas was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 15  But I have a few things against you, because [some] of you hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block before the Israelites so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. 16  In the same way, [some of] you also hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 17  Therefore repent! Otherwise I will come to you shortly and wage war against them with the sword of My mouth. 18  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To [the one] who is victorious, I will give the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone inscribed [with] a new name, known only to the [one who] receives [it] .

To the Church in Thyatira

19  To [the] angel of the church in Thyatira write: These [are] the words of the Son of God, whose eyes [are] like a blazing fire and [whose] feet [are] like polished bronze. 20  I know your deeds— your love, [your] faith, [your] service, [your] perseverance— and your latter deeds [are] greater than [your] first. 21  But I have [this] against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads My servants to be sexually immoral and to eat food sacrificed to idols. 22  Even [though] I have given her time to repent of her immorality, she is unwilling. 23  Behold, I will cast her onto a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her [will suffer] great tribulation unless they repent of her deeds. 24  Then I will strike her children dead, and all the churches will know that I am the [One who] searches minds and hearts, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. 25  But I say to [the] rest of you in Thyatira, who {do} not hold to [her] teaching [and] {have} not learned the so-called deep things of Satan: I will place no further burden upon you. 26  Nevertheless, hold fast to what you have until I come. 27  And to the [one who] is victorious and continues {in} My work until [the] end, I will give authority over the nations. 28  He will rule them with an iron scepter [and] shatter [them] like pottery—
Psalm 2:9
just as I have received [authority] from My Father.
29  And I will give him the morning star.
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