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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 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

God’s Expanded Number 7 Plan- No. 2

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 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 4   

God’s Expanded Number 7 Plan- No. 2

     The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth,purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever. Psalms 12, 6, 7, K.J.V.

 

One of Almighty God’s first spoken and written  warnings to fallen mankind, particularly addressed to those set apart and tasked with the grave responsibility of safeguarding the purity of God’s word that has been “purified seven times,” acting as Holy-Spirit-guided expositors of Christ’s everlasting gospel, magnifying His law as the transcript and standard of His merciful and just character,  and teaching the only plan of salvation devised by the Godhead as detailed in the sanctuary message—the spiritual guardians of the people—is also the same last warning to be recorded after earth’s final merciful warnings given in the three and fourth angels’ messages of Revelation 14 and 18, respectively. Read more

God’s Expanded Number 7 Plan

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 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 3

God’s Expanded Number 7 Plan

 

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”-

Jesus Christ to His disciples, Matthew 24: 6, 7, N.K.J.V.

Americans celebrated, many in the same modern hedonistic spirit of other holiday celebrations and festivities, “eating, drinking, and surfeiting” as the antediluvians did just before the Flood but with special emphasis on gorging on unhealthy (non-vegetarian) hot dogs and gleefully watching their hard-earned dollars literally go up in flames they themselves lit in—fireworks—while this, according to the Hunger Project, is  the stomach-churning reality taking place in the midst of the food glut in America, the world’s largest Christian nation: Read more

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