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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:20
1:20 Write first the mystery - The mysterious meaning of the seven stars - St. John knew better than we do, in how many respects these stars were a proper emblem of those angels: how nearly they resembled each other, and how far they differed in magnitude, brightness, aa& other circumstances. The seven stars are angels of the seven churches - Mentioned in the eleventh verse. #Rev 1:11 In each church there was one pastor or ruling| minister, to whom all the rest were subordinate. This pastor, bishop, or overseer, had the peculiar care over that flock: on him the prosperity of that congregation in a great measure depended, and he was to answer for all those souls at the judgment seat of Christ. And the seven candlesticks are seven churches - How significant an emblem is this! For a candlestick, though of gold, has no light of itself; neither has any church, or child of man. But they receive from Christ the light of truth, holiness, comfort, that it may shine to all around them. As soon as this was spoken St. John wrote it down, even all that is contained in this first chapter. Afterwards what was contained in the second and third chapters was dictated to him in like manner.
View People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:20
Re 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars. The Lord himself at once explains what the seven stars and seven candlesticks symbolize. The seven candlesticks represent the churches, or organizations appointed to "let their light shine" (Mt 5:16) and become "the light of the world" (Re 5:14). And the seven stars are the angels of the churches. These were, I think, the evangelists of the churches.
Ostyno's comment on 2013-01-18 13:15:50:
I Love you lord.
jessie williams's comment on 2012-11-08 10:48:19:
God is great and great to pray for all he has done in saving my own life.
mel's comment on 2012-03-23 12:24:19:
Please try to get through all of this thank you How can you get it so wrong, it not right till you see everything God wanted you to see, This part as been better than any, I can't begin to tell how satisfying to see the result of the mystery of the seven stars and the seven golden lamp stands that are the seven churches. Why are those names repeated, how do they get to be in the order they are in, how can it be possible that revelations tells of exactly this. who as what doctrin who hates, who as little patients, who's first love and let battle comence. that they will be removed to become a church that will do the work, seven stars seven battles that will tell of what you see now.and that each will be repaced by it's successer and for the reason stated in revelation Order in Rev is 1 EPH, 2 SMY, 3 PER, 4 THY, 5 SAR, 6 PHI, 7 LAO, 1 moves 3, 4 moves 3, 2 moves 7, 5 moves 1, 2 moves 5, 6 moves 2, 1 moves 4, however there is a snag concerning one point and I'm not so sure what is happening, though it is still correct please drop me a line to explain
margaret's comment on 2010-06-01 00:16:51:
WOW, i understood this but i wanted to see how Wesley would expalin it... how his words just flowed is pretty awesome; take how he explained the candlesticks that had no light of itself, like all without Christ would have no light, but with Christ, we shine and grow.... pretty neat Thanks
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