Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Letter to the Church at Sardis: A Description of Christ

"And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; . . ." (Revelation 3:1a - King James Version)

Jesus begins this letter by presenting Himself as the One with the seven spirits and seven stars. The seven spirits represent the Holy Spirit Who empowers the seven churches. Each church has its own source of power.

Jesus mentions this because this church was not using the power available to it. It needed reviving. It needed to wake up. It needed new life.

The seven stars represent the pastors of the seven churches. Jesus is the One who controls His ministers. He places, guides and removes people from leadership. He is the One in control. It seems that this may have been a warning to the pastor of this church. If he did not act to lead this church into revival, Jesus could remove him from the scene and place someone else there.


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