Correct. Keep up the good work!
to the seven
churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and
peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to
come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His
throne; and from Jesus Christ... Revelation 1:4-5a
In Revelation 1:4-5, John tells who this is from:
- From Him who is and who was and who is to
- From the
seven Spirits who are before His throne, and
- From Jesus Christ.
The apostle John wrote to the seven churches that are in Asia.
These seven churches (or congregations of people)
are in the following cities:
- Philadelphia, and
The Number 7:
As we get further into the Revelation, you will
see that ideas or concepts are presented by the use
of images or numbers. Today, numbers are used
not only for mathematical purposes, but also to
convey thoughts or concepts. For example, in
some countries the number "13" might mean "unlucky."
The number "911" may represent an emergency (e.g., a
911 phone call) or the World Trade Center disaster
that occurred on September 11, 2001 (9/11/01).
The number "1" to many might mean "unity."
When the Revelation was written in the first
century A.D., the number "7" represented to many a
concept of total perfection. For examples,
Even though the Revelation is addressed to the 7
churches that belong to Christ, the use of the
number 7 may also imply that the Revelation is
addressed to the totality or perfect total of
churches or congregations of the Lord's church.
In any event, the Book of Revelation has been passed
down from congregation to congregation since it was
written down by John...and has always been widely
believed to be of great value to all Christians (as
the entire Bible is)...and not having sole value to
these seven congregations in Asia Minor.
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