Revelation Chapter 2 Discussion


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  • Evelyn
    Does the Holy Spirit on earth during the tribulation period or does He also depart during the rapture?
  • Evelyn martinez
    are those who are left behind have the opportunity to get saved during the tribulation?
  • Stanjett
    Yes, up until the last moment.
  • What does It mean by, and repent, and do the first works?
  • Mishael To Mark for verse 5
    Mark: it means return to your first love when you First met Jesus. The scripture is in Revelation.

    Just compare your life today to those first days when you asked Jesus to come in your heart. You read your Bible. You asked the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you have read. He's your Teacher, and the Spirit of Jesus; your Comforter; your Convictor when you make mistakes, your Helper. He's here for you.

    Just pray this prayer to return to your first Love:

    Lord, after what I've read today, I don't want to allow any spirit of compromise in my life! I now understand that the doctrine of the Nicolaitans is compromise with the world. Lord, I don't want to live with one foot in the church and another foot in the world. I want to break free completely from the world and its influence so I can give myself completely to Your cause! I want to be holy, to live in a way that pleases You, and to experience Your power in my life. Today I am renewing my commitment to You all over again! I turn from the world, and I am running to You!

    I pray this in Jesus' name!

    Lord, after what I've read today, I don't want to allow any spirit of compromise in my life! I now understand that the doctrine of the Nicolaitans is compromise with the world. Lord, I don't want to live with one foot in the church and another foot in the world. I want to break free completely from the world and its influence so I can give myself completely to Your cause! I want to be holy, to live in a way that pleases You, and to experience Your power in my life. Today I am renewing my commitment to You all over again! I turn from the world, and I am running to You!

    I pray this in Jesus' name!
  • Subash Varghese
    Word looks like it is given to me. Amen
  • Stanjett
    It is. Aimed right at you. Catch it. Grab it. Hold it.
  • Maryann for verse 10
    I have a question in these end time's how are we to fight back is it only spiritually or physically .. when martial law comes to take us out our homes are we to fight back ? And are we to forgive them as they hurt us like Jesus did on the cross? things are happening so fast and i feel it's to late for me to learn ? how are we to handle or except it when your being taking away for them to kill God's children? certain things i'm not understanding can be frustrating .. are we to forgive those that are hurting us or wanting to kill us ..
  • Chris for verse 10
    Maryann, the Scripture you quote has to do with the Revelation given to John for the Church in Smyrna. Even though Smyrna was a real Church, the messages to all the seven Churches are for us today. Church at Ephesus left their first love; etc, etc.(Revelation 2 & 3). I'm unsure of the time of their suffering, but through the ages, believers have suffered for their faith at the hands of wicked men. There is a time coming called the Great Tribulation, wherein the Anti-Christ will reign in Jerusalem as God, & all manner of evil will come from him & to those opposing him. From Scripture, we believe that Christians will be removed from the Earth before that time (the Rapture) & will not go through the Tribulation (which is a time of God's Wrath), yet this event doesn't preclude anti-Christian sentiment & actions by the world now. How should we behave? Just as Christ did: show love & forgiveness to all, not retaliate, pray for them & for each other; bear our cross gladly as He bore it for us.
  • Joshua for verse 10
    Amen brother, well said! I believe it's the same as it always has been for believers/saints - Jesus gives us the ability to suffer for his name. We cannot do it without his strength and grace. But with Christ we can do and endure all the things that were impossible for us before. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." - Philippians 4:12
  • Maryann for verse 10
    Thank You so much ... God Bless You!
  • Curtis for verse 10
    I believe the way that we behave depends on whether or not we are of this world.
  • Fred scanlan
    Lucifer ,the angel of light. He makes himself an angel of light. Remembering what the word says about forsaking the assembling of one another. This he is depending on ,not allowing the spirit to have free course . The war is that God is judging the the world and the prince who is in it. Satan will do everything he can to deceive even the elect of God. Your faith will determine his outcome! His time here on earth is numbered, He has no power than what is given from above. Anytime you have opportunity, speak the name of Jesus through your breathing mask! Satan does not know the heart of a believer! We are saints in a very big war! We are members of his army and have all we need in Christ. The angel who is dressed in white shall not prevail. We are all the same in Christ , Jews and gentiles. Overcome evil with good.
  • Wolfen244
    All 4 of these letters to each of the 4 angels of the 4 churches that are used as symbols have both faults and virtues. In Ephesus as an example the virtue is "patience" while the fault is "left thy first love". The virtues give hope that each of us can reach higher still while the faults mean we still have a ways to go but we must do our best. To discover what our "first love" truly is you need merely decipher the next verse as it contains the conjunction "therefore". Go to the web and google search "first love" and you will obtain 2.5M hits all different without a distinction - you don't love God or Jesus or The Holy Ghost or Salvation or an assurance of heaven, blah, blah, blah. None of those articles uses logic, rhetoric or evidence. All ministers, priests, pastors, clergymen all say the same things using hillbilly logic.

    However in verse 5 you have the answer as all of Revelation is written in symbols or figurative speech. Nothing is literal. Nothing.
  • Wolfen244
    therefore - conjunction with verse 4 so this is the answer

    Remember...fallen - figurative so not Garden of Eden. This First Love hasn't been done for millennia.

    repent - not of sins - START doing this First Love by teaching yourself...

    first works - chapters 1-11 of Rev. have the instructions to begin doing first works.

    remove candlestick - at the gym you exercise voluntary muscles. John is asking you Christians to exercise the seven spiritual centers in the temple of God - see Revelation 11:1. Once you get good at being "in the spirit" as John was it will be your First Love. The one thing Jesus could not do without as He proved on the cross was not being in communication with the Father. It was His First Love!!

    Everyone, good luck.
  • Lesley
    In Revelation 2 26-28 is this a particular person who will be given power to rule with an iron fist is a saved person, who will he be ruling saved or unsaved and is this during the tribulation.
  • Wolfen244
    Lesley, EVERYTHING in the first 11 chapters is addressed to you on an individual level in the present tense or present perfect tense. In this case Revelation 2:26-28 John the Revelator is talking to YOU Lesley and your own personal "one like unto the Son of Man" who when you overcome will rule your temple - the nations or your body - so that like the yogis had perfect control over their bodies. That is the promise. Sadly since it takes a lot of effort hardly any modern westerner will take the time. This is not for everyone. It is only for a select few who will make the effort.

    Good luck Lesley.
  • Rachael
  • Mickey
    Betty. Jesus is the Tree Of Life.
  • Betty Henson
    Does this tree represent a physical tree that we will eat from? So will there be real trees in heaven?

    He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
  • Kenny
    Betty - Yes the tree is a real physical tree that will exist in heaven. Remember this was the of life that existed in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3:22-24 When Adam and Eve sinned, God had to ensure they did not eat of the tree in their sinful state, otherwise sin would have existed forever, so he drove Adam and Eve out of the garden and sent a Cherubim with a flaming sword to guard it. It now resides in heaven, so whoever makes it to heaven will live forever, and have a right to the tree of life. Revelation 22:14.
  • Stanley Aspey
    Did the bible predict the global pandemic of corona virus,and if it does which book of the bible is it from
  • Job
    There is a virus here in REV. that talks about 1/3 of the people on earth dying. Is this the coronavirus? I don't know but there will be one near the end.
  • Mickey
    Corona virus could be a pestilence because it has world wide coverage. You can do a word search on the word 'pestilence' in this app. Then you can read every scripture about it. then pray. Sit quietly and wait for the answers.
  • Mickey
    Corona virus qualifies as a Pestilence because it is WORLDWIDE. Matthew 24 verse 7. We are living in the last days.
    Maybe reach out to others who don't know these things.
  • Ephrem Firew Asrat
    Get ready! And read these words (Hosea 6:1-2, Matthew 24 Full Chapter, Daniel 9 Full Chapter).
  • Mickey
    I read the passages you sent to me regarding my comment on Matthew 24:7 about corona virus qualifying as a pestilence. I didn't say God sent a pestilence on us.
    News this morning intimated that China did this on purpose to the US to destabilize our economy. We'll see how the President responds to this allegation.
    Bless you for your interest.
  • Ephrem
    This seems politics. So wether China did it or not, we are living in the end times.
  • Keith -In reply to Viola
    Ask God with a heart felt desire to help you understand what you read. Read it slowly and think about what you read and he will give you understanding.
  • Viola rountree-arps
    I have little education. Is there some book for a lay person. In simple words.


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