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First Church, Ephesus; The Tree of Life

First Church Ephesus - The Tree of Life

To the overcomers the right to eat from the Tree of Life.

The tree of life reminds us about the Garden of Eden.

The first tree of life was found in the Garden of Eden. See Genesis 2:9, Genesis 3:22-24, or see Revelation 22:2, Proverbs 3:18, 11:30 or Ezekiel 47:7-12.

All 7 churches have this common statement He who has ears to hear let them hear.

The word Ephesus means - darling.

The Nicolaitans, a follower of Nicolas, taught different doctrines to what Jesus and Bible teaches.

Background Reading:

First Church Ephesus and the Tree of Life

To the Church in Ephesus 2 "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: 2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

    4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. 5 Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. 6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices 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 the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Revelation 2:1–7

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