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1 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias

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3 Thyatira  The least notable city of all seven, historians record little of it in the 200 years before AD 96.  Was fortified by the Greeks as a military fortress because it stood in the Lycus Valley which ran north and south joining the Hermus and Caicas valleys.  Losing its military significance during Roman times it became a large and prosperous commercial centre.

4 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Thyatira

5 .. Remnants of ancient Thyatira

6 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias “Son of God”

7 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Thyatira Even when the faithful know and do many right things, an ecclesia can be endangered by false teachers. We must steadfastly hold fast to the faith once delivered to the saints.

8 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Thyatira – The compromising Ecclesia  Commended by Christ for:  works, love and service;  faith and endurance;  more works ( focus on doing not doctrine ).  But criticised for:  toleration of a seducing Jezebel class.

9 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Why judgement pending? - Apostasy

10 The Apocalypse in the times of Ahab and Jezebel Babylonian apostasies in the Kings Babylonian apostasy in Judah in Judah Babylonian apostasy in Israel

11 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias The Omri and Ahab era OmriAhab & JezebelAthaliah

12 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias The Omri and Ahab era Jezebel – Mother of Harlots and teacher of Baal worship (Spiritual adultery) OmriAhab & Jezebel Athaliah – Harlot daughter and seducer of the ecclesia – Counsellor to Jehoram and Ahaziah Athaliah

13 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias God’s witnesses in the Ahab era Elijah messenger of the Covenant & religious witness against apostate church OmriAhab & Jezebel Obadiah – political witness working against apostate system to save Yahweh’s prophets

14 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Ahab Ahaziah Jehoram Jehu Rome 30 years Beast and False Prophet House of Ahab annihilated Baal worshippers annihilated Jezebel killed Armageddon

15 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Three parts of the Great City

16 HarvestVintagePapacy

17 Wind Earthquake Fire Hazael Jehu Elisha Some in Israel ready to listen “passed by” “the voice of a gentle whisper” “passed by” “the voice of a gentle whisper”

18 19 And I saw the beast, and, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And was taken, and with him that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

19 Wind - Hazael Earthquake - Jehu Fire - Elisha Dragon judged Beast judged False Prophet judged “Prophet like unto Moses” – God’s voice in the earth Everyone that is left of all the nations “passed by” “the voice of a gentle whisper” “passed by” Gog

20 40 years Events of the Jubilee Period Yahweh Sabaoth manifested in power for 40 years but the glory concealed Return of Christ - Resurrection Christ’s universal rule over all nations 50 years Marriage of Lamb Mid-heaven Proclamation 10 years ARMAGEDDON 10 years Judgement Seat Elijah’s mission to scattered Jewry THE SECOND EXODUS OF ISRAEL Arabs subdued The smiting and healing of Egypt Gog buried – Land cleansed & divided Rome destroyed Britain submits Temple built Marriage Supper

21 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star.

22 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Thyatira today

23 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias Peter Turkson

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26 Nimrod – 13 th generation from Adam – first god- king – founder of the kingdom of men. The possibility of a black pope The rationale

27 “Nimrod ben Cush” – Has a numerical value of 666 Ben B = 2 N = 50 Nimrod N = 50 M = 40 R = 200 D = = 666 The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias

28 Cush – Father of Nimrod The Letters to the Seven Ecclesias

29 Pontiff – Where from?

30 Janus - Roman version of Nimrod

31 The Vatican faces due east! The Key of Janus

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

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