Yahvh give His Son Yahshua a Revelation to shew His servants things that would come to past. He was given this Revelation to shew the beginning and the end of the church's. Yahshua told John to write this things he was show, that was happing then and the things which would take place after this all the way to our time. For this great mystery of the seven stars John saw in Yahshua right hand was the angels of the seven church, and the seven golden candlesticks are the seven church's.
John was told to wrote this Revelation of Yahshua to encourage the Church's to resist the cult of the holy emperor worship and stand firm during persecution. But in time we can see what He was taking about when this Church's come under the holy Roman emperor one church order under Constantine giving up the commandment of Yahvh for man made commitment's. Changing the commitment's like Sabbath to Sunday, Easter instated of Passover as an example.
The spirit of this early Church's are still living to day. The Church's of Asia Minor may no longer be fiscally standing, but we can see the spirit of Ephesus, Smyna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis Philadelpha, and Laodiceans are still a live and will in our Church's of today in the form they became not how they began.
Yahshua is also tilling us that Yahvh does not tolerate a mediocre spiritual life. He wants all of His Church to be involved in His love and do His serves. Yahshua want us to know that Yahvh will not lose track of His faithful people before and during the judgment of the world. He is going to rescue them that are faithful to Him.
Sin will come subtly into our lives, and before we know it, it will take control and alienate us from Yahvh. We must repent and turn to Yahvh in faith.
Now let us hear what Yahshua said to this seven angel's that was covering the seven church's. What He said to then is still ecowing to the same spirit's of the church's today.
Yahshua is the Son of Yahvh, the one who holds the seven stars (the seven angel's to the church's) in His right hand, and walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks (the seven church's). He is the first and the last, which was dead, and now is alive.The one who holds the sharp sword with two edges. The only begotten Son of Yahvh, who has eyes like a flames of fire, and His feet are like fin brass. He is the One who has the Seven Spirits of Yahvh, who is Holy, True and also has the key of David. He is the one that opens, and no man shuts, and shuts that no man can open. Yahshua is the amen, faithful true witness. He is the beginning of the creation of Yahvh.
Yahshua is speaking to the seven angel's of the seven church's.
"I know your works, labor, patience, and how you can't bear those who are evil and have tried those who say they are apostles, and are not, and you have found them to be liars. You have born, and patience; for my name sake , you have labored and not fainted. I have know your tribulations and your poverty. I know the blasphemy of them that say they are Jews, but are not, but are the synagogues of Satan. I know your charity, service, faith patience, and your works; and the lost to be more than the first. I have set a open door before you that no man can shut for those of you who have kept my word and did not denied my name,
Nevertheless I have somewhat against you,
for one you have lift your first love for the riches of this world. You need to remember where you have fallen, and repent, doing the first works over.
Two some of you have turn to the doctrine of Balaam, and teach as Balac casting stumbling-blocks before the children of Israel, casing them to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication.
Three some also hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans which Yahvh hates.
Four some also have the spirit of Jezebel the prophetess teaching my servants to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols. I know your works you have a name so you are alive, but yet you are dead. I am tilling you to be watchful and strengthen the thing that remain, and be ready to die; for your works are not perfect before Yahvh. Remember how you have received and heard, and I am tilling you to hold fast to what you have received and heard, and repent. If you do not watch and repent I Yahshua will come as a thief and you will not know what hour I will come. I also know many of your works, that thou are not cold nor hot: Yahvh wants your works to be cold or hot, but because your lukewarm, neither cold or hot Yahvh will vomit you out of His mouth. For you say I am rich, and an increased in goods, and have need of nothing, but you don't realize you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. You will have to buy of Me Yahshua gold tried in fire so you can be rich, and wear white raiments so you may be clothed covering your shame of nakedness. Your eyes also need to be anointed with eyesalve so you can see who I Yahshua truly is. I stand at the door and knock if any one hears my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and I will sup with him, and he with me."
But to those who overcome and keep My works to the end:
1: I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of paradise that belongs to My Father Yahvh.
2: I will give you the crown of life, and You will not be hurt by the second death. For death will not have power over you, but you will be priests of Yahvh and Me Yahshua, and you will reign with Me a thousand years.
3: I will give to you to eat of hidden manna, and I will give you a white stone, and a new name written which no man knows save you that is give it.
4: I will give power over the nations; and you will rule them with a rod of iron, as vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers; as even I received of my Father. I will give you the morning star.
5: You will be clothed in white raiment and I will, not blot out you name of the book of life, but I will confess you name before My Father, and before His Angels
6: I will make you a pillar in the temple of Yahvh and you will go no more out: and I will write upon you the name of My Father Yahvh, and the name of the city of My Father, which comes down out of heaven from My Father, and I will write upon you My new name. I will make the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews and are not, but lie, I Yahshua will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
7: I will grant to you to sit with Me on My throne, even as I also overcome and am setting down with My Father on His throne.
But to those who do not over come and keep Yahshuas words to the end: this thing will happen:
1: Yahshua will come to you quickly and remove your candlestick's from its place.
2: To those who hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing Yahvh and Yahshua hates. If you do not repent, Yahshua will come to you quickly and fight against you with the sword of His Mouth.
3: To those who have the spirit of Jezebel Yahshua will cast then into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her will go into the great tribulation with her, unless they repent of their deeds. Yahvh will kill your children with death, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. He will give to each one of you according to your works.
4: For if you do not watch, and repent Yahshua will come upon you as a thief in the night, and you will be lift behind to go throw the great tribulation.
5: Behold, Yahshua is coming quickly! Hold fast to what you have, that no one can take your crown.
6: So then to those who do not repent, because you have become lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, I Yahshua will vomit you out of My mouth as Yahvh will do the same.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
We can see the spirit of the lovelessness (Ephesus), compromise (Pergamos), corruption (Thyatira), and lukewarm (Laodiceans) coming into the dead (Sardis) church's of this age as they persecuting (Smyna) and the faithful (Philadelphia) church's.
Only two church's Smyna and Philadelphia hold fast to Yahvh command to persevered and patience, and have labored for Yahshua name's sake and have not become weary. Smyna has see much tribulation, and poverty. Many throw out the age has been throw into prison, and even put to death. They are crying how long, how long will it be until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? Philadelphia is the faithful church thou she may be week has a open door before her. This two groups will be the only ones who will go with Yahshua when He comes as a thief in the night to take His bride. This two will be the only one's who will not have to go throw the hour of testing when it comes up on this earth. But the rest will have to walk throw the fire, and still there will be those who will take the make of the beast, and die and go to the depth of the pit (hell) in the end with him the beast.
But those of the other church,s who will wake up as they walk throw the fire and pay the price as Smyna did holding fast to the name of Yahshua will join Him as He comes back with His bride to rule and rain over this earth a thousand years.
It is sad to say but only about 20% out of the Church's will be taken when Yahshua comes affter the Bride. The rest will have to go throw the great tribulation.