The Message to Smyrna, Part 9

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 9
TESTING IS COMING
Commitment in Trial
"Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison . . . " What a candid word! How it reminds me of Christ's word to Peter. "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 8

Posted Mar 27th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 8
DO NOT FEAR!
The Righteous in Persecution
"Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer." Here is another paradox: the righteous are persecuted! For some, this is too difficult to comprehend. They imagine that because Christ...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 7

Posted Mar 25th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 7
I KNOW THE BLASPHEMY
Savages in Religion
" . . . and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan." Now Jesus identifies some of the oppressors of His...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 6

Posted Mar 24th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 6
I KNOW YOUR POVERTY
Wealth in Poverty
"I know your . . . poverty (but you are rich) . . . " Ah, here is another exposure of the absurdity of the world's religion. It has become fashionable in some circles...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 5

Posted Mar 23rd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 5
An Important Spiritual Principle
An important spiritual principle can be seen here. It is possible for a church or individual to be in such circumstances that productive activity is out of the question. This is of no consequence to the...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 4

Posted Mar 22nd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 4
I KNOW YOUR WORKS
"I know your works . . . " This is the same word addressed to the church in Ephesus, who had "left" her "first love" (Rev 2:4). For Ephesus, this was a convicting word. For Smyrna,...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 3

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 3
WHO IS SPEAKING
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life." Remember, the Lord reveals Himself to each church in a manner appropriate...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 2

Posted Mar 20th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 2
THE CHURCH IN SMYRNA
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write . . . " This is the only reference to Smyrna in the Bible (Rev 1:11; 2:8)! It was a seaport city, located approximately 35 miles...

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The Message to Smyrna, Part 1

Posted Mar 18th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Lesson Number 4
THE MESSAGE TO SMYRNA
By Given O. Blakely
Part 1
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: 'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy...

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The Message to Ephesus, Part 11

Posted Mar 17th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF CHRIST
Lesson Number 3
By Given O. Blakely
THE MESSAGE TO EPHESUS
Part 11
 
A Precious Promise
"To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God." Here is the greatest of all incentives--the "exceeding great and precious promises" of...

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The Message to Ephesus, Part 10

Posted Mar 16th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF CHRIST
Lesson Number 3
By Given O. Blakely
THE MESSAGE TO EPHESUS
Part 10
SOMETHING IN YOUR FAVOR
"But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate." It is as though the Savior seeks for a reason to speak well of the church. He has told them...

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The Message to Ephesus, Part 9

Posted Mar 15th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF CHRIST
Lesson Number 3
By Given O. Blakely
THE MESSAGE TO EPHESUS
Part 9
Do the First Works!
" . . . and do the first works . . . " It is not enough to renounce flawed manners. Ephesus must again "do the first works"--the works which were done out of a fervent...

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The Message to Ephesus, Part 8

Posted Mar 14th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF CHRIST
Lesson Number 3
By Given O. Blakely
THE MESSAGE TO EPHESUS
Part 8
Recovery Commenced
"Remember therefore from where you have fallen . . . " These are startling words, awakening the slumbering spirit of those who have "left" their "first love." The Ephesian church was in a "FALLEN" state! Say what you...

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The Message to Ephesus, Part 7

Posted Mar 13th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF CHRIST
Lesson Number 3
By Given O. Blakely
THE MESSAGE TO EPHESUS
Part 7
What Caused the Departure?
How is it that they "left," or abandoned, their "first love?" Alas, this is not an easy question to answer, for the heart is complicated. With some, the failure to put away some lingering lust, a...

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The Message to Ephesus, Part 6

Posted Mar 11th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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THE REVELATION OF CHRIST
Lesson Number 3
By Given O. Blakely
THE MESSAGE TO EPHESUS
Part 6
The Intolerable Condition
And what is it that Jesus has against the Ephesian church? What has neutralized His view of them, provoking Him to issue this solemn warning? They have been hard workers, faithful testers, and consistent in their labors....

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