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1 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias

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3 “…he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars.” Sardis – The dead ecclesia

4 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Sardis today .. Once the magnificent capital of Croesus king of Lydia – richest man in the world!

5 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Sardis – “Escaping ones”

6 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Sardis – A reputation!

7 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Unfounded confidence “…thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”

8 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Sardis – The dead ecclesia  Commended by Christ for:  a few worthy members who had not defiled their (Christ) garments.  But criticised for:  having a reputation of vitality, but being spiritually dead;  unfulfilled works before God.

9 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Sardis – The dead ecclesia

10 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Sardis – The dead ecclesia

11 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Sardis It is possible for an ecclesia to be large in number and of good repute but to be dead due to a lack of spiritual dedication. In an age of permissive tolerance this is a real danger.

12 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias .. Ruins of the Royal Archives “I will not blot out his name out of the book of life”

13 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias “thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead”

14 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias “…These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David…” Philadelphia – The beloved ecclesia This letter begins and ends with reference to Christ being made consubstantial with Deity; i.e. Yahweh manifested immortally.

15 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias

16 Philadelphia – “Brotherly love”  Derived its name from Attalus 11 (BC ) whose love and loyalty for his brother Eumenes gained him the epithet Philadelphus.  Situated in the valley of the Cogamis, a tributary of the Hermus River, it became tied to Pergamos in BC 189.  A centre of Graeco-Asiatic civilisation, it served as a focal point for education in Greek language and manners.

17 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Philadelphia  Destroyed by an earthquake in AD 17, it was rebuilt with the aid of the Emperor Tiberius and for a time assumed a new name “Neokaisareia” (the new Caesar), and thereafter lived in fear of earth tremors.  About 43 kms (26 mls) S.E. of Sardis.  Today known as Alashehir – the city of God.

18 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Philadelphia – The beloved ecclesia

19 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Philadelphia

20 The trials to come

21 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Philadelphia This beloved ecclesia is worthy of praise for its faithful, vigorous preaching even in the face of persecution. The Lord promised to bless their efforts but there would be no relief from persecution. They were faithful even under severe trial from outside the ecclesia

22 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Crown

23 A pillar in the temple

24 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Philadelphia Kings Priests

25 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias .. A pillar in the temple of my God

26 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias “My new name” Breadth Length depth Height

27 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Next study… God willing

28 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias /// ..


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