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The Mysteries of the Seven Churches, Stars, and Golden Candlesticks

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 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 9 
The Mysteries of the Seven Churches, Stars, and Golden Candlesticks
 
    Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. The mystery of the seven starts which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lamp stands (candlesticks, KJV). The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lamp stands which you saw are the seven churches. Revelation 1: 19, 20 N.K.J.V.
 
By nature, whether in the prelapsarian (see Eve’s curiosity for the forbidden mysterious tree and its fruit) but definitely much more in the postlapsarian nature, human beings are magnetized and even mesmerized by things and occurrences that appear strange and sound mystical. “It’s magic,” as they say. As kids we loved to be regaled with fairy tales and spooky stories whether folklore, embellished local yarns or imported ones like Cinderella, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, etc. We never seemed to outgrow it, sad to say. Technology advances has rendered old spiritualistic ideas and mediums even more hypnotically alluring, as in a fatal attraction, because they are ridiculously lucrative as well.  

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The Seven Churches and Seven Stars of Revelation

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 8

The Seven Churches and Seven Stars of Revelation

Lord God Creator and the Lord’s Day.– It was on “the Lord’s day” (Rev. 1:10)—each seventh-day of the week, starting from His completed six literal days of creation, that the Creator rested, blessed, and sanctified the first seventh day of that first week and made the day for man, created the day before, christening the seventh day, and that day alone, with a proper name, the Sabbath day,” as thememorial day of the literal 6-day creation week (Exo. 20: 8-12).  Thus, from the very beginning, following the rule-of-first-mention, none need to be confused or misled as to what “the Lord’s day” refers to. Read more

The Seven Churches: Church’s Seven Periods from Pentecost to the Remainder of Time

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 7

The Seven Churches:

Church’s Seven Periods from Pentecost to the Remainder of Time

In keeping with the rules of prophetic interpretation we have been considering in these series, particularly in studying Daniel and the Revelation, God chose seven of the many churches in Asia during the first century of the Christian era to represent the seven distinct periods of the church. Not to understand this is to fail to appreciate God’s omniscience, love, and control over the church which He endearingly calls “the apple of His eye.” Read more

The Divine Method of Prophetic Revelation

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 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 6

‘The Divine Method of Prophetic Revelation’

 

This is an unabashed personal appeal urging the reader to review—and if you haven’t already done so—to read/study Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith. I am currently reviewing it again with my KJV Bible and the references from the inspired pen.

Many students of Biblical prophecy, Daniel and Revelation In particular, have concluded that it is one, if not the definitive book on the two interconnected major prophetic books of the Bible.  The Bible scholar, prolific writer and editor, Uriah Smith, lived and wrote this book over a century ago and his understanding and interpretations have stood the test of time. As introduction to reviewing the seven churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven last plagues, and other vital sevens in the Revelation, we first quote his words appearing as the title head of this column, pp. 339-344: Read more

The Necessity of Studying Context and Association

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 5

The Necessity of Studying Context and Association

      Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom will He make to understand the message? Those just weaned from the milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little. Isaiah 28: 9, 10, 13, N.K.J.V.

 

Samuel Johnson said:  “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” – Bosswell’s Life of Johnson.

Like most aged 67 and over—take it or leave it—we’re already descending the twilight side of the hill we were ascending its sunny side….like only yesterday.

Everyday our youthful energy has been dissipating—normal to mortals. But one thing I am grateful to God for is the desire to understand the present, testing truths of the Bible for these last days remains undiminished, particularly the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, testing them with the rules principle given above by the gospel prophet, and sharing them with as many who are interested.    Read more

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