7 Churches of Revelation Summary – Hearing What the Spirit Says to the Churches

 7 Churches of Revelation Summary!
 Hear what the Spirit Says to the 7 Churches! 


Jesus concludes all 7 Letters with with the words,
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches"
Believers are to listen to what the Spirit says to ALL 7 Churches (es) PLURAL.


This Page Contains:
1) 7 Churches of Revelation Summary of Jesus' Words!
2) "He who has an ear, let him hear" Interpreted by the Parable of the Sower!

 



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Part 1

 7 Churches of Revelation Summary of Jesus' Words:


1) EPHESUS


POSITIVE
Rev 2:2-3, Works, toil, patient endurance, cannot bear with those who are evil, tested false apostles, enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary.
Rev 2:6, Hate works of Niclaitians
NEGATIVE - Reproof & Discipline (Rev 3:19)
Rev 2:4-5 Abandoned the love you had at first, Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first.
CONSEQUENCES for NON REPENTANCE = Rev 2:5, remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

REWARD =  Rev 2:7, To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

Rev 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


2) SMYRNA


POSITIVE
Rev 2:9, Tribulation & Poverty yet Rich, Slander of fake Jews who are Synagogue of Satan
Rev 2:10, Do not Fear what you are about to suffer, Testing & Prison
Be faithful till death!
NEGATIVE - Reproof & Discipline (Rev 3:19) = None!
CONSEQUENCES for NON REPENTANCE = None!

REWARD =  Rev 2:11, The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.

Rev 2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


3) Pergamum


POSITIVE
Rev 2:13, Dwell where Satan's throne is, Hold fast My Name, Not deny faith even in days of Antipas who was killed.
NEGATIVE - Reproof & Discipline (Rev 3:19)
Rev 2:14, Teaching of Balaam, eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality. Rev 2:15, Some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
CONSEQUENCES for NON REPENTANCE = Rev 2: 16 Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.

REWARD =  Rev 2:17, To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.

Rev 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


4) Thyatira


POSITIVE
Rev 2:19 Works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.
Rev 2:24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden. 25 Only hold fast what you have until I come.
NEGATIVE - Reproof & Discipline (Rev 3:19)
Rev 2:20 Tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
CONSEQUENCES for NON REPENTANCE = Rev 2:22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, 23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

REWARD =  Rev 2:26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, 27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star.

Rev 2:29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


5) Sardis


POSITIVE
Rev 3:4 Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
NEGATIVE - Reproof & Discipline (Rev 3:19)
Rev 3:1-3, “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent.
CONSEQUENCES for NON REPENTANCE = Rev 3:3, If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

REWARD =  Rev 3:5 The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

Rev 3:6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


6) Philadelphia


POSITIVE
Rev 3:8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
NEGATIVE - Reproof & Discipline (Rev 3:19) = None!
CONSEQUENCES for NON REPENTANCE = None!

REWARD =  Rev 3:12 The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

Rev 3:13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


7) Laodicia


POSITIVE= NOTHING positive! Wow!
NEGATIVE - Reproof & Discipline (Rev 3:19)
Rev 3:15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.
CONSEQUENCES for NON REPENTANCE = Rev 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

REWARD =  Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Rev 3:22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.



Part 2


Interpretation by Parable of the Sower
"He who has an Ear, Let him Hear!"


Summary: According to the Parable of the Sower, this Phrase,"He who has an Ear, Let him Hear," is equated with SEEING, HEARING, REMEMBERING, PERCEIVING & UNDERSTANDING God's Words.
According to Jesus, True Hearing, Seeing, Perceiving & Understanding is "Small" (Matt 13:31-32) "Secret" (Matt 13:11) & "Hidden" ( Matt 13:33-35, 44).

➥ Parable of the Sower Jesus uses word "hear" 12 times! Matt 13:9, 13-23, 43. Consider Matt 13:3-23 for context.
First occurrence at Matthew 13:9 after Jesus lists 4 scenarios :
1) Birds devoured seeds along PATH,
2) Seeds along ROCKY GROUND were scorched by sun and withered away, 3) THORNS choked seeds among them,
4) GOOD SOIL PRODUCES 100, 60 & 30.
Matthew 13:9-17, 35 Purpose of Parables is for Jesus to impart the "hidden" "secrets of the kingdom" to those He considers worthy verses those who remain blind and deaf worshiping God in vanity & name only.
Not Hearing, Not Seeing, Not Understanding, Not Perceiving -  Matt 13:14-15, 19, 22,
Jesus is quoting from Isaiah 6:8-11. As for the future fulfillment compare Isaiah 6:11 with the 7th Vial of Wrath at Revelation 16:17, 19.
Fruitful Hearing Matt 13:23
BlESSINGS & HEALINGfor Hearing, Seeing, Perceiving & Understanding "secrets of the Kingdom" Matt 13:16-17, 11, 15.
Jesus lists what PREVENTS see from falling on Good Soil and Producing:
1) PATH = Devil snatches away - Matt 13:19
2) ROCKY GROUND = Tribulation & Persecution on account of Word & immediately falls away, Matt 13:20-21
3) THORN = cares of the world & deceitfulness of riches choke the word, Matt 13:22
In contrast, Jesus equates GOOD SOIL & Hearing & Understanding with PRODUCING FRUIT - 100, 60 & 30, Matt 13:23.
According to Jesus, True Hearing, Seeing, Perceiving & Understanding is "Small" (Matt 13:31-32) "Secret" (Matt 13:11) & "Hidden" ( Matt 13:33-35, 44).
Jesus Privately explains the Parable of the Sower to his disciples at Matthew 13:-36-43


➥ Mark 8:17-18, 21, REMEMBERING, Hard Hearts, Perceiving & Understanding Mark 8:13-21
➥ Jesus concludes all His Parables at Luke 14 with the saying, Luke 14:35
Parable - Luke 14:7-11,  Honored Position at Wedding Feast.
Parable - Luke 14:12-14, Invite the poor, crippled, lame & blind for repayment at the Resurrection of the Just.
Parable - Luke 14:15-24, Excuses for not attending banquet.
Luke 14: 26-27, 33, Requirements for being a disciple: Hate all family & own life, bear his own cross & renounce all that he has.
Parable - Luke 14:28-30, Counting the cost of building a tower.
Parable - Luke 14:31-32, Counting cost for battle


➥ Matt 11:15, John the Baptist is Elijah, Matt 11:10-15,
Acts 7:51 - Uncircumcised in hearts, ears & resist holy spirit.
also - Acts 28:27, Rom 11:8

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