The Seven churches in Asia

Once I received the inspiration, or perhaps it was a revelation, that the Seven Seals of the lamb had already been opened and that the second coming of The Christ had already dawned; like a thief in the night.

I have already written down and explained what this revelation meant and shown how the seven seals represent seven breathtaking events flowing into our history and transforming our global mindset.

There are many religious sects and Church fathers who have deciphered these seals differently but almost all of them have an agenda which I do not share.

I am not a part of any religious establishment and represent no worldly interests. I represent only what I believe in; which is the One Creator of our Universe. I am not a leader of any sect nor would I accept that kind of a leadership. I am a simple human being who leads his life according to his values and tries to learn and grow therein.

Therefore I have no vested interests in deciphering the Book of Revelations which sometimes is named the Book of the Apocalypse. Actually I find it a very uninteresting read.

The only reason I have read it is because I studied the Bible intensely for a few years, almost thirty years ago, when I was a zealous religionist.

Therefore people who are already familiar with the book, and other deciphers, might find my editing inappropriate, particularly since it is forbidden by the end of the book to take anything out or to add. Also because I do not profess to decipher any of it really, except for the insights I’ve been given since God inspired me to record the Audio book “God’s Will”.

Though I must admit that since that door opened in my life – or in my Soul – I find reading older spiritual material, the Bible, the Quran, or any other material, more open to interpretation than it did before, but I have no real interest in divulging on it any further than absolutely necessary.

Therefore let us keep in mind that neither do I wish to take out or to add but to emphasize certain points. That being said; let us look briefly for a moment at a few highlighted words from the first chapter of Revelations.

  • {1:1} The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass …
  • {1:3} Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
  • {1:4} John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
  • {1:5} And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, … and washed us from our sins in his own blood, …
  • {1:8} I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
  • {1:9} I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, … , was in the isle that is called Patmos, … .
  • {1:10} I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, {1:11} Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
  • {1:12} … And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; {1:13} And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment …
  • {1:16} And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shined in his strength.
  • {1:18} I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
  • … {1:20} The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven churches.

First we see that God – Creator of the Universe – sends a message to a prophet. Though John might not have perceived himself as such, he is nevertheless for he receives divine inspiration and is directed to write it down.

He proceeds to write it and put it forth and he makes witness to who he is and the place of living at the time. Future reference showed him to have been in old age, perhaps older than seventy, and a prisoner of conscience by the Roman regime.

We see that the Christian faith – which at that time was not a religion – expected that something would happen in the future. Most people expected Jesus from Nazareth himself to come back in person in some way and proceed to take over a certain kingship over humanity.

This I believe to be a shallow misinterpretation.

Indeed Jesus many times reflected on his second coming and it would be easy to interpret this way and quite naturally. We as human beings are used to being ruled by Top Down mindset where there is one leader or ruler, ruling from the top down, and the masses following.

I find it clear, the more I delve into these matters that Jesus meant in essence the meaning of Being Anointed. Every human being who has the courage to push aside explanations and doctrine devised by other people will find that he – or she – has the ability and inclination to learn about or to interpret God’s messages and divinations on a personal level.

When this takes place the person is moved towards delving deeper into knowledge, sometimes even unrelated or far fetched, and come up with conclusions and insight unseen before (at least to the person involved). When this happens the person begins to see behind a veil and often begins to seek a second or third level of seeing behind a veil.

This often drives the persons towards a personal search for meaning or for a clearer insight and even a relationship to God. This kind of a path requires often courage and usually a leap of faith or a test of faith. When a person perseveres in this kind of inner journey the result is usually a deeper – or more finely tuned – insight, realization or – awareness than before.

When the person takes that awareness a step further and establishes not only a relationship with The Divine Infinite a transformation takes place. I’m particularly in favour of the term Illumination of Soul as opposite to Enlightenment of Ego.

Let us not forget what the term Jesus Christ means. The word Christ is the Greek translation of the word Messiah from Hebrew.

Both words mean “the anointed of God to be a king”. Christian religions believe the prophet Jesus to be the anointed of God to become a king of Israel and those who put their hopes of salvation unto him expected precisely that; a future king of christians.

We see how the revelation starts by referring to God the Creator giving insight to Jesus his servant.

Jesus was always clear about this in his mission that he was a man only. It was much later when the Emperor Constantine fused the Christian faith into a cocktail of Appolonian and Mithraic idolatry that Jesus was deified in such a way as no early Christian would have recognized and no true Monotheist ever would.

As seen here the revelation reminds the faithful Christian to keep awake and alert. To study what he can in order to learn and grow and to be open to Grace. We also see a reminder that we are Monotheists; The One Faith, believing in one supreme creator and all other persons or spirits in submission to his authority, divinity and power.

This means that The Christ is the believer himself. The time was believed to arrive, when the sacred anointment would be given to each faithful slave of the Creator. The concept slave being anyone who just as Jesus from Nazareth was willing to place his own free will and spiritual individualism away for the greater good of God’s Will and purpose.

In essence we see here a hint, deep down, that this revelation is pointing to a mindset of people who stand united before their makers with open heart and mind. A population which is aware that their sin cannot be redeemed by them putting to death a man who is sinless and then sacrificing their souls for their egotistical dreams and desires; hence washed in blood.

Therefore the revelation is given to people who are personally anointed to enter the grace of the divine on a personal level and that fulfilment of the prophecy will take place when the population grows sevenfold.

We see Seven seals, seven churches, seven candlesticks, seven spirits in front of God’s throne. Seven might have a special significance and many believe so, for example there are now seven thousand million people in the world?

Or is it possible that seven is placed here in the sacred meaning of the number? In hebrew mythology the number seven represents heavenly completion or holy. This is why Jesus adviced to forgive your enemy seven times seventyseven; an almost infinite heavenly holiness.

As opposed to six, human imperfection which when threefold represents the threefold human imperfection or the beast.

Almost everyone believes that the seven churches are physical entities. We are often so quick to read.. But the prophecy has nothing to do with a church or its Greek meaning; a congregation. All seven messages are to seven angels. Eternal spirit creatures entrusted to take care of a certain mindset and see to that it prospers in harmony with God’s will or purpose.

We will see that the spirit of the anointed one finds faults with all these sacred angels, rebukes them and reminds them to turn from  their faulty ways. Will they heed the warning? Will people realize that we’re dealing with mindsets, and if so; which are they?

I intend to show you soon how the insight I received sheds some light on those angels. Until then check out where the churches were.

 

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About Guy Ellis

Alchemist and a prophet of God, with passion for training dogs. Like a perfect poetry; Doesn't get any better than that.

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