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1 Where are we going… where have we been?

2 Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 - “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 - “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

3  God has a plan and so does the devil.  The God of the Bible is the God of History.  The devil does not want you to identify him in history.  History repeats itself.  Don’t remove the ancient landmark.

4 Application : Historical Devotional (Inspirational) Doctrinal (Prophetical) Where are we going… where have we been?

5 -“Growing Out and Growing Up” - “Bearing and Baring” - “Right Rave and Left Love” - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story” - “Acts and Actions” - “Revealed and Revealing” - “Fully Purposed and Fully Positioned” - “Exposed and Exposure”  Ephesu s

6 W here are we going … where have we been? - “Blessings and Cursings” - “Blind and Seeing” - “Nothing and Everything” - “Seed and Situation” - “Cost and Cause” - “Information and Informed”  Smyrna

7 W here are we going … where have we been? - “Eclipsed and Entangled” - “Christianized and Paganized” - “Sword Smitten and Against All” - “Devil and Doctrine”  Pergam os

8 Commiss ion  Ephesus-“Fully Purposed” “Appellation”

9 Commissio n  Smyr na- “Myr r h” (Bitterness/Death) The name “Smyrna”The name “Smyrna”

10 Commission  Pergamos- “Much Marriage” (Polygamy/Bigomy) The name “Pergamos”The name “Pergamos”

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12 Pagan Rome

13  Ephes us 90-200 A.D.  Smyrn a 200- 325 A.D.  Pergam os 325-500 A.D.  Thyatira 500- 1000 A.D.

14 Psalms 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

15 Psalms 119:130 – “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

16 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction Call Challenge  Thyatira

17 “Odor and Order” Where are we going… where have we been?  Thyatira

18 Commission  Thyatira- “Odor of Affliction” The name “Thyatira”The name “Thyatira” (Continual/Sacrifice )

19 Commissio n Character  Thyatira “Eyes as flames of Fire”“Eyes as flames of Fire” “Feet like Fine Brass”“Feet like Fine Brass” “The Son of God”“The Son of God”

20 MadonnaThis “holy mother” is prayed to as the “queen of heaven”, the “Mediatrix”, the “mother of God”, the “Madonna ”.

21  His Person “ The Son of God ”

22  His Feet “like unto fine brass” Brass = JudgmentBrass = Judgment

23  His Feet “like unto fine brass” “as if they burned in a furnace”

24 Revelation 19:15 “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”  Judgment and Destruction

25  His Eyes

26 Revelation 19:11-12 …and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.”  Judgment and Destruction

27 Revelation 19:11-12 “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,…  Judgment

28 Jude 1:14-15 – “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”Jude 1:14-15 – “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

29 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 – “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ : Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 – “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ : Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”

30 JESUS !JESUS gets what He deserves! SATAN gets what he deserves!SATAN gets what he deserves! THE LOST get what they deserve!THE LOST get what they deserve!

31 Revelation 19:16 – “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

32 Commission  Thyatira- “Odor of Affliction” The name “Thyatira”The name “Thyatira” (Continual/Sacrifice )

33 “Odor and Order” Where are we going… where have we been?  Thyatira

34 “Last and First” Where are we going… where have we been?  Thyatira

35 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatira

36 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a) The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1)The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1) The 1 st Missionaries were sent out from the church at Antioch.(Acts13:2,3)The 1 st Missionaries were sent out from the church at Antioch.(Acts13:2,3) Antioch of Syria

37 PlacesPlaces Alexandria Egypt There is a famous school in Alexandria. The headmaster is Philo. (20 B.C.- 42 A.D.) Philo was influenced by the Greek Philosophers (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle) He began to blend the teachings of their writings and the writings of the O.T.

38 PlacesPlacesRome Tried to kill Jesus at His birth (Matthew 2:13) Killed John the Baptist. (Matthew 14:1-12) Had Christ beaten. (Matthew 27:24) Had the thorns placed on Jesus’ head. (Matthew 27:29) Had the nails put in His hands and feet. (Luke 24:39)

39 PlacesPlacesRome Had Jesus crucified. (Matthew 27:35) Their soldiers cast lots for His garments. (John 19:23-24) Put the spear in His side. (John 19:34) Sealed His tomb. (Matthew 27:62-66) Had the head of James cut off. (Acts 12:1,2) Had Paul arrested and killed. (Acts 21:33)

40 PlacesPlaces Alexandria Egypt Alexandrians were a part of a group that disputed with Stephen. (Acts 6:9-13) Alexandria is connected with bad Bible teaching. (18:24-26; 19-1-5) It is a ship from Alexandria that takes Paul to Rome and his ultimate death. (27:6; 28:11)

41 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)  God is taking His hand off of Jerusalem and putting it on Antioch. (11:27-30) Antioch of Syria

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43 PlacesPlacesEgypt “Downward”:“Downward”: Genesis 37:25; 42:2,3; 43:15; 45:9,13; 46:3,4Genesis 37:25; 42:2,3; 43:15; 45:9,13; 46:3,4 Numbers 20:15Numbers 20:15 Deuteronomy 10:22; 26:5Deuteronomy 10:22; 26:5 Joshua 24:4Joshua 24:4 Isaiah 30:2; 31:1; 52:4Isaiah 30:2; 31:1; 52:4 Acts 7:15, 34Acts 7:15, 34

44 PlacesPlacesEgypt Deuteronomy 17:16 - “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”Deuteronomy 17:16 - “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.” Isaiah 31:1 – “ Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help ; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”Isaiah 31:1 – “ Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help ; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”

45  His Eyes

46 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatira

47  The Doctrine of Balaam Eating things sacrificed unto idols. Eating things sacrificed unto idols. Committing fornication. Committing fornication.

48 Nicolaitanes (to conquer the laity- “the common man” )

49 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatira “Thy Works”“Thy Works” “I know”…

50 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatira “Thy Charity”“Thy Charity” “I know”…

51 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatira “Thy Service”“Thy Service” “I know”…

52 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatira “Thy Faith”“Thy Faith” “I know”…

53 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatira “Thy Patience”“Thy Patience” “I know”…

54 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Thyatir a “Thy Charity”“Thy Charity” “Thy Service”“Thy Service” “Thy Works”“Thy Works” “Thy Patience”“Thy Patience” “I know”…

55 Proverbs 29:25 – “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”Proverbs 29:25 – “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”

56 “Last and First” Where are we going… where have we been?  Thyatira

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58  The God of the Bible is the God of History.

59 “Last and First” Where are we going… where have we been?  Thyatira


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