1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, Who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
The seven stars being symbolic of the angels of the seven churches, which are what the seven golden candlesticks are symbolic of as we saw in the last verse of Revelation chapter one.
The timeframe throughout Revelation chapters two and three is after Satan appears as the antichrist at the 6th seal, the 6th trumpet and the 6th vial and also after those of the church in Philadelphia get delivered up, with what the Holy Spirit will say through them at that time being what brings the church in Smyrna (the 144,000) as well as many out of most of the other churches out of the confusion (which is what ‘Babylon’ means) and back into the many-membered body of the TRUE Christ.
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for My name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Obviously (in verses 2 and 3) Christ is speaking to those of Ephesus who will have at that point repented because of what the Holy Spirit will say through those of the church in Philadelphia when they were delivered up to ‘Death’ (which is one of Satan’s names) and as you can see in verse 3, Christ is not holding the fact that they were deceived into worshipping Satan against them because it was done in ignorance.
Satan’s fallen angel locust army (in the consumer stage thereof) are ‘them which say they are apostles’ because they will no doubt claim to be the apostles returned with Christ (when they are really the fallen angels of Satan who is the antichrist) and some within the church of Ephesus will realize this upon being brought out of Satan’s deception by the words of the Spirit of truth.
4 Nevertheless (these next two verses will be directed at those who failed to repent at that time) I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
In other words, they left the TRUE Christ for the antichrist in the Great Apostasy.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, (which means unexpectedly) and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Meaning if they fail to repent before the seventh angel sounds, they will not be able to take part in ‘the first resurrection’ at the beginning of the thousand year long ‘great tribulation’ which is also called the day of the Lord.
6 But this thou hast, (speaking again to those in Ephesus who will have already repented) that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
This word Nicolaitanes comes from the word ‘Nikolaos’ which (as you can see in the Greek dictionary of the Strong’s Concordance) comes from ‘nikos’ which means victory and ‘laos’ which means people and it will be at 666 that Satan’s fallen angel locust army (in the consumer stage thereof) will have their short-lived victory over the people because their deeds will include convincing people to worship Satan when he appears in Jerusalem as the false christ.
Satan and his fallen angels get cast to earth at the woe of the 5th trumpet which is when the four stages of the locust army will begin: first the gnawer stage, then the swarmer stage, followed by the devourer stage and then at 666 (after the ‘deadly wound’ to the one world political system that we will read of in Revelation 13) the consumer stage will begin, which is when most Christians will be killed spiritually by the deception that Satan is Jesus returned when Satan’s image (along with the images of his fallen angels) will begin to be transmitted throughout the globe on the televisions, smartphones and computer screens.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
This word translated as overcometh is ‘nikao’ in the Greek meaning to ‘get the victory’ which in this means to ‘get the victory’ over Satan through Christ Jesus whereby they can be grafted back into God’s family tree and able to take part in ‘the first resurrection’ at the seventh trumpet, meaning they will go into the eternity (which is the third world age) after the thousand years are finished.
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the First and the Last, Which was dead, and is alive;
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)
Again, the church in Smyrna are the 144,000 that we will read of beginning in Revelation chapter seven who had the seed of the seal of God planted in their foreheads during the grace period of the 5th trumpet.
The seed of the seal of God will come to fruition when the Holy Spirit speaks through those of the church in Philadelphia who are of the 7,000 Zadok.
and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Meaning the Kenites, who are the stones worn smooth that come from the false rock who is the false christ: ‘that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan’ who is called also the king of Tyrus (which means ‘rock’) in Ezekiel 28.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
In other words, some of the 144,000 will get delivered up also which is what the ‘twelve’ written of in Acts chapter nineteen were a type of: ‘twelve’ because (as we will see in the seventh chapter of this book of Revelation) the 144,000 are made up of ‘twelve thousand’ out of each of the twelve tribes.
As we will see in the first verse of Revelation twelve, all of God’s children were evidently separated into twelve groups in the first world age, which means the 144,000 could even be chosen according to what ‘tribe’ they belonged to before the first world age was destroyed.
Being given a crown of life means taking part in ‘the first resurrection’ at the seventh trumpet when the TRUE Rock returns as King of kings and Lord of lords.
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh (which is ‘nakeo’ in the Greek) shall not be hurt of the second death.
And the 144,000 as well as whosoever will repent will become part of the millennial priesthood along with the 7,000 Zadok when the TRUE Christ returns.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is:
So obviously Satan has already appeared in Jerusalem as the false christ according to the timeframe of these seven letters to the seven churches in the second and third chapters of this book of Revelation.
and thou holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith,
This is directed at those who will have repented because of what the Holy Spirit will say through those of the church in Philadelphia.
These people in Pergamos did deny His faith (when they worshipped Satan instead of Christ) but it was done in ignorance whereby upon repentance it was erased and they are now able to take part in ‘the first resurrection’ at the seventh trumpet.
even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Not slain literally, but rather delivered up to ‘Death’ (which is one of Satan’s names) at which time the Holy Spirit will speak through them in a language understood by whoever hears it.
Antipas can either mean ‘for all’ or ‘against all’ and (in my opinion) it means both.
The church in Philadelphia are initially the only ones not deceived at 666 (aside from the two witnesses who are most likely Moses and Elijah) so then they will be ‘against all’ at that time, but they will also be ‘for all’ because ‘this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come’ as Christ says in the 14th verse of the twenty-fourth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew.
14 But (and now this is directed at those in Pergamos who will fail to repent because of what the Holy Spirit will say through those of the church in Philadelphia) I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.
Again, the Nicolaitanes is a name for the fallen angel locust army in the consumer stage, led by Apollyon (in the Greek tongue) which is another one of Satan’s names as we will see in the 11th verse of Revelation chapter nine, where we will also find out that his name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon.
Here (in Revelation 2:14) we see ‘Balaam’ which is Hebrew also followed by the Nicolaitanes (which, again, is Greek) so then Abaddon and Balaam could even be in reference to the first half of ‘the hour of temptation’ when the first three stages of the locust army transpire and then at 666, Apollyon and the Nicolaitanes are in reference to the second half when the consumer stage begins and Satan appears as the antichrist.
Both Abaddon and Apollyon mean ‘the destroyer’ (the king over the locust army) and ‘to eat food sacrificed to idols’ means to believe Satan’s deception with the ‘fornication’ meaning to worship Satan instead of Christ because of the deception.
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, (which means unexpectedly) and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
This word translated as new means eternal and to overcome Satan’s deception you have to know and understand that the TRUE Rock is Christ Jesus, who does not return until the 7th trumpet, which does not sound until two and a half months after the false rock appears in Jerusalem at the 6th trumpet.
This word translated as name is #3686 in the Greek dictionary of the Strong’s Concordance and is from a presumed derivative of the base of number 1097 which is ‘ginosko’ which means to know (absolutely) and only those who know and understand Who the TRUE Christ is by the time He returns at the 7th trumpet will be able to take part in ‘the first resurrection’ at that time.
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, Who hath His eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass;
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
This 19th verse is obviously directed to those in Thyatira who will have repented because of what the Holy Spirit will say through those of Philadelphia.
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou (meaning those who will have failed to repent so far) sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Again, to commit fornication means to worship Satan when he appears as the false christ and to eat things sacrificed unto idols means to believe his deception.
Jezebel here is symbolic of the stones worn smooth that come from the false rock who say they are of Judah but do lie and are the ‘nakar’ in the Hebrew you can read of in on page 871 of the Companion Bible.
A ‘nakar’ is a foreigner, as in those foreign to Christianity and it is Satan’s deception through the Kenites and their four hidden dynasties that will cause most Christians to become the ‘zur’ which means an apostate as you can also see on page 871 of the Companion Bible.
In other words the seed of the mark of the beast will come to fruition at 666 ‘in their forehead’ when the virgin bride of Christ will (for the most part) become the whore of Babylon in the Great Apostasy.
21 And I gave her (Jezebel) space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Again, the thousand year long ‘great tribulation’ does not begin until the seventh angel sounds and the TRUE Christ returns.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
As Christ says in the 17th verse of Mark chapter 13, ‘woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days’ meaning woe to them impregnated with Satan’s deception ‘in their forehead’ spreading it one to another.
When Christ says here in this 23rd verse that He will kill the children of Jezebel with death He means the deception ‘in their forehead’ will cease to exist upon His return because that is when all will be changed into spiritual bodies which is when they will realize they were worshipping Satan instead of Christ, which is what ‘antichrist’ means.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, (meaning those who will have already repented because of what the Holy Spirit will say through those of Philadelphia) and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 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.
Those who overcome will be made part of the millennial priesthood who Christ will utilize to distribute His teachings of discipline to those who will fail to take part in ‘the first resurrection’ when the seventh angel sounds.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
Christ Jesus being the TRUE morning star as we will see in the 16th verse of the twenty-second chapter of this book of Revelation.
In order to overcome and take part in ‘the first resurrection’ they will have to realize the difference between the Lord Jesus Christ Who does not return until 777, which means the 7th trumpet, the 7th vial and immediately after the ‘silence in heaven about the space of half an hour’ written of in the 7th seal and Satan who appears as the false christ at 666, which means the 6th seal, the 6th trumpet and the 6th vial.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.