Seven Churches, Revelation 1:9-11 and 1:4


Background Reading:

John’s Vision of the Messiah

1:9 I am John, your brother and partner in the oppression, kingdom, and patience that comes because of Jesus. I was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus. 10 I came to be in the Spirit on the Day of the Lord, when I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet, 11 saying, “Write on a scroll what you see, and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”
Revelation 1:9–11

Greetings and Doxology
4 From John

The Revelation of Jesus the Messiah to the Seven Churches in the province of Asia:

May grace and peace be yours from the one who is, who was, and who is coming, from the seven spirits who are in front of his throne.
Revelation 1:4

More Information:

The Meaning of the cities Names:

Ephesus: The Desired One

Smyrna: Myrrh; Death

Pergamos: Mixed Marriage

Thyatira: Semiramis

Sardis: Remnant

Philadelphia: Brotherly Love

Laodicea: People Rule

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