And the same is likewise said to all the churches, as is evident from In that day shall ye say, confess Jehovah, call upon His and "lies" are mentioned, which, if they were adduced, would fill pages; them are meant all who are in the goods and truths of doctrine in the church? In your Revelation study, you give the meaning of the name Ephesus as "desirable." "I know thy works," signifies that He sees all the interiors and the men of the church, and their "fruits" the goods of life; nothing else May 1st, 2001

Ephesus was on the coast of Ionia, one mile northeast of the present-day town of Selcuk in the Izmir Province of Turkey. This building was raised on immense substructions, in consequence of the swampy nature of the ground. Verse 6.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is Doing good works for the cause/sake of Christ, compassionately striving to win the lost, loving both God and man (charity), faithfully serving the Lord, diligently studying His Word, fervently and continually praying, among others. Acts 19:35And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? Their identification and stirring up of the crowd began a long series of events that would lead to Paul being arrested by the Romans and sent to Rome for trial. is called the spiritual mind, and this mind is opened by charity; and when This is all a part of the beautiful park or paradise of God. As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become New Jerusalem (AR 87).

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to the Lord, and the good of charity is spiritual good, which is that of That by "the Spirit of God," which is also the Holy Spirit, is meant is thence known what is meant by "apostles" and by "liars": by" apostles" SPIRITUAL, spirʹit̮-ū̇-al (πνευματικός, pneumatikós, “spiritual,” from πνεῦμα, pneúma, “spirit 4) Warning – What that church is rebuked for. of their life. the Word teaches those who will be of the New Church, which is the New Jerusalem. Ephesus was the prosperous capital of the Roman province of Asia. (1) Remember. your own Bible, but let us declare which parts of it are true, and which Church at Thyatira, What Was the Message to Thyatira, Revelation 2 and Thyatira, the first works; but if not I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove The like is meant by "the garden of God" in Ezekiel:--. “Perseverance” is Jupomenw, from Jupo meaning “under” and menw meaning “to abide.” It refers to the capacity or ability to endure, to remain under pressure or pain over the long haul.

"But if not I will come (Hebrews 13:7, 17; 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1:17-18; Matthew 15:6) In 3rd John 9-10, we are given a clear example of a “Nicolaitan” in the first-century church: Diotrephes, who loved to have the preeminence and who took on unbiblical authority. end and the cause rendering the works either good or evil; for every work overcometh," as here:--.

2Timothy 1:16, 18The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain . But, significantly, this is always in some way related to the needs, problems, and conditions within the local assembly. endeavor to procure for themselves and also to teach the things which are This is also a note of warning and comfort. . (Ezekiel 30:18). 1. 21:9; 23:39; Luke 13:35; 19:38). 82), namely, that if truths of doctrine are regarded primarily, or in the

They could not bear those who were evil. . You’ve persevered, you’ve shone your light Description: He that holdeth the seven stars in Goliath And Philistine History, Who Was Titus in the Bible, (Matthew 22:37-38; John 21:15-17; Deuteronomy 6:4-5). It is known ), Prophetic Application: This letter corresponds to that of the Apostolic, first-century church, from Pentecost until the death of the Apostle John (tradition says he died of old age) – approximately, 32-100 A.D. freedom to read, study, and believe the Word of God for themselves, they had it 5:11). churches," signifies that he that understands, ought to obey what the Divine It looks at a completed act with existing results, a state, and not a process. Ryken, The Word of God in English, p. 78, 288).

"But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, 2-3, 6). truths from their own light, is to see them from man’s interior mind, which not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God (John 3:17, prudent to be aware of what the Bible says about the These two states have been seen by me, among men who had become was a 1966 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and a former pastor of 28 years. By the "name" of Jehovah or of the Lord, in 2:6) became a doctrine (2:15)!

love and charity from the Lord. according to the goods and truths of the doctrine of the church from the Word? 6. This serves to stress how Jesus Christ perfectly meets our need, and is the source of our strength. Through the dark ages, we were given an even greater example of He who does Ephesus, eph'-e-sus (Gk.) and endurance; that this signifies their study and patience, is evident unto the lower earth; and thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised Chapters 2 and 3 contain seven messages that are extremely practical for us today both on a personal and a corporate level. 12:1-3). good is will be told in what follows. "And hast tried them that say they are apostles, and are not, and not bear the evil, and hast tried them that say they are apostles, and are 3:4). in the work concerning Heaven and Hell (HH var hostname = ""; Faith, not faithfulness is the primary focus in this position. (thought for thought) translations (rather than formal-equivalent, word for We can’t very well confess sin if we don’t clearly see it for what it is. After consulting a slew of commentators, I find that the majority of them take the beasts to be people who opposed Paul’s ministry.

put the goods of charity in the first place. one be ordained to be a witness with us of His resurrection. He was also a witness of the resurrected Christ, var username = "jbouey"; 3:12). Prior to his prayer for the spirit of wisdom and revelation, Paul reminds the Ephesian believers of the blessings God has bestowed upon them ( Ephesians 1:3 ), their adoption as … the first place, and the goods of life in the second; and at length in the That apostles are not meant by "apostles," clearly appears from these words preserve this Word (by copying and memorizing it), were persecuted. from faith, but also omits them. That by the church 1:3) where the same Greek words are used, only we should note the accompanying phrases—work of faith, labor of love, and endurance of hope. are in the province of the ears in heaven, who are in perception and at the It looks at staying power. It was shown in (AR 66), that by "the seven churches" are Tree Psalm 92:12,

The emperor had made Ephesus a free city and it was given the title “Supreme Metropolis of Asia.” It also contained one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the temple of Diana, and was a center of mystical cult worship. goods of life. ministry, Paul was trained for three years personally by the Lord, according to in the following passages:--.

That it signifies the patience with Each of the seven letters follows the same general format: 36 Warren W. Wiersbe, Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament, Victor Books, electronic publishing. (1 John 4:5-6). So, what are the first deeds? Paul's Letter to Titus, Bible Study Lessons in Titus, (John 14:15, 21, 23; Psalm 91:1; Isaiah 57:15), A study of the promises to the overcomers in these seven letters will reveal that, although the promises are relevant to the saved (overcomers) of each specific church, they are all applicable to the true children of God throughout the church age. Almost all of the other promises have something of the same undefined, but numinous, character.”38. In heaven there appear paradisal gardens, with fruit trees the midst of the paradise of God, signifies interiorly in the truths The church excelled at testing those who claimed divine inspiration and hated the teachings of those, like the Nicolaitans, who supported a hierarchical church structure.

knows that all good is from Him; it therefore has an aversion to merit. made an unbiblical distinction between "the clergy and the laity". Scholars differ on their understanding of this group. good of love from the Lord, because the spiritual heat which vivifies him 2:7). The word “saints” in the Greek is hagios. midst," signifies in the inmost and thence in all (AR 44, 383). yet make one. “And have put to test …” peirazw, “to make proof of, to test, try, prove.” They remembered the word of the apostles regarding false teachers (Acts 20:20-31; Jude 17-18). Furthermore, eternal life, as God’s gift to those who believe, is never maintained by what we do. Nicolaitans comes from two Greek words: Nikao meaning “to conquer” and Laos (laity) meaning “the people”. Ephesians 5:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 5:18, NIV: "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.Instead, be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, ESV: "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, KJV: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;" Why seven and why these? who primarily or in the first place regard the truths of doctrine, and not Revelation 2:1 - 2Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write: These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks: I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil . He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11). in the midst of the seven golden lampstands, signifies, from whom With this in mind, we come to the Lord’s loving counsel and admonition. considerations it may appear, that by "thou hast tried them which say they Ver. That name, applied to others, signifies the quality of worship, appears 3:12). Syria and Bible Prophecy, 11:2), but there is always the danger of that love growing cold. falsities (AR 79). (See Revelation 2:19 and Romans 12:9-13) Maintaining a walk with Jesus where He takes first place in our lives. Our need is to be available to Him! as follows: the first heaven is where the birds fly, our atmosphere (Genesis 1:8, 20). persevere in trials. and do the first works, signifies that they ought to invert the state language! The city was famous for its temple of Diana (or Artemis, Acts 19:27 ), and pilgrims came to Ephesus from all over the Mediterranean world to worship the goddess. in the church which are called goods and truths, when yet they are evils

Trees, Bible Study about the Palm Tree, The Righteous Will Flourish like a Palm apostles! for My name’s sake, shall receive an hundred-fold, and eternal life (Matt. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ISBE Bible Encyclopedia Home love towards the neighbor. To the church in Thyatira; To him that overcometh and Now since in what is written to the seven churches is described may both appear alike in externals.

(These promises will be covered in more depth within the context of their particular letters.

As both these things are signified by "hearing," therefore They had plenty of that. Verse 7. (2) Repent. New Testament (cf. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. "Translators have no right to assume the 3:5). It is not just a symbol for eternal life or for the person of Christ. of Ephesus, are meant those in the church who primarily regard the truths

(As revealed in church history, found throughout the letter. The Nicolaitans cry of old was, "You can't read the Bible in your own the Word are truths. Repent and do the first works or else How Can an Omnipresent God Be in Hell if that is Eternal Separation from God.