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Revelation 2 - AMP

2 I know your industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot tolerate wicked and have tested and critically appraised those who call apostles (special messengers of Christ) and yet are not, and have found them to be impostors and liars. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name's sake, and you have not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary. 4 But I have this against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first . 5 Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent (change the inner man to meet God's will) and do the works you did previously , or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent. 6 Yet you have this : you hate the works of the Nicolaitans , which I Myself also detest. 7 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. 8 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, Who died and came to life again: 9 I know your affliction and distress and pressing trouble and your poverty--but you are rich! and how you are abused and reviled and slandered by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear nothing that you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is indeed about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested and proved and critically appraised, and for ten days you will have affliction. Be loyally faithful unto death , and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). He who overcomes (is victorious) shall in no way be injured by the second death. 12 Then to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Pergamum write: These are the words of Him Who has and wields the sharp two-edged sword: 13 I know where you live--a place where Satan sits enthroned. you are clinging to and holding fast My name, and you did not deny My faith, even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed (martyred) in your midst--where Satan dwells. 14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap and a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness . 15 You also have some who in a similar way are clinging to the teaching of the Nicolaitans which thing I hate. 16 Repent ! Or else I will come to you quickly and fight against them with the sword of My mouth. 17 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him who overcomes (conquers), I will give to eat of the manna that is hidden, and I will give him a white stone with a new name engraved on the stone, which no one knows or understands except he who receives it. 18 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, Who has eyes that flash like a flame of fire, and Whose feet glow like bright and burnished and white-hot bronze: 19 I know your record and what you are doing, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your recent works are more numerous and greater than your first ones. 20 But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess , and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she has no desire to repent of her immorality and refuses to do so. 22 Take note: I will throw her on a bed , and those who commit adultery with her I will bring down to Literal translation.pressing distress and severe affliction, unless they turn away their minds from conduct hers and repent of Many ancient manuscripts so read.their doings. 23 And I will strike her children (her proper followers) dead . And all the assemblies (churches) shall recognize and understand that I am He Who searches minds (the thoughts, feelings, and purposes) and the hearts, and I will give to each of you as your work deserves. 24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not explored and known the depths of Satan, as they say--I tell you that I do not lay upon you any other burden: 25 Only hold fast to what you have until I come. 26 And he who overcomes (is victorious) and who obeys My commands to the end , I will give him authority and power over the nations; 27 And he shall rule them with a sceptre (rod) of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, and like that which I Myself have received from My Father; 28 And I will give him the Morning Star. 29 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).



Sermons on Revelation 2 More sermons: Revelation 2

John Lowe avatar
(7) The Church at Pergamos
Shared by: John Lowe on Dec, 2016
Summary: Worldliness has swept into the church. There are some who still hold to the truth of separation, but the majority are content, like Lot to seek the best of both this world and the one to come.
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 19
John Lowe avatar
The Church at Ephesus
Shared by: John Lowe on Dec, 2016
Summary: His basic problem with the church in Ephesus is that even though church members had stood fast against evil and false teaching, they had left their “first love”—their basic love for Christ and for one another.
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9
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HIDDEN MANNA
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2016
Summary: Your secret chat with God nothing, nothing can be told to the world.
Scripture: Revelation 2:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 47
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Get excited? I am but a pencil!
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2016
Summary: Have we walked away from our first love? Absalom knew how to get Joab's attention: SET A FIRE!
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
The City of Pergamum
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Nov, 2016
Summary: Pergamum was a center of religion. There were many temples to many false Gods, and out of this God chose to establish a true church. However, Satan had ideas of his own. Perhaps he could destroy the church from within.
Series: Revelation
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
The Church at Thyatira
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Nov, 2016
Summary: The church at Thyatira had two characteristics: One was like Lydia, a woman who was a servant of Christ, ministering to the saints; the other was like Jezebel, a woman who supported the priest of Baal and hated God's servant.
Series: Revelation
Dean Rhine avatar
“Losing Your First Love: The Church at Ephesus”
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: A look at the church at Ephesus
Series: 7 Churches
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
Views: 179
Dean Rhine avatar
The Church at Smyrna: A Crushed Church
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: A look at the Church of Smyrna
Series: 7 Churches
Scripture: Revelation 2:8-15
Views: 74
Dean Rhine avatar
The Church at Pergamum: A Compromising Church
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: The church at Pergamum
Series: 7 Churches
Dean Rhine avatar
The Church at Thyatira: A Corrupt Church
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: The church at Thyatira
Series: 7 Churches
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The Church at Sardis: A Crippled Church
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: The church at Sardis
Series: 7 Churches
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29
Views: 56
Philip Harrelson avatar
Ephesus--The Church of a Lost Love
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Ephesus was a good church but it had lost its first love.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 173
Philip Harrelson avatar
Smyrna--The Church Under Pressure
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Smyrna was a church under the great pressure of persecution.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 91
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Pergamos--The Worldly, Corrupted Church
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Pergamos left the church door open to the world.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 130
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Thyatira--The Church of Toleration and Compromise
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Thyatira was religiously correct and it led to their downfall.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 142
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
The Message to the Church at Ephesus
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct, 2016
Summary: To the church at Ephesus, you have lost your first love.
Series: Revelation
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 85
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
The Church at Smyrna
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct, 2016
Summary: The message to the church at Smyrna. This church had a constant threat of death, but they remained faithful.
Series: Revelation
Freddy Fritz avatar
Christ's Message to Thyatira
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2016
Summary: The analysis of Christ's message to Thyatira as set forth in Revelation 2:18-29 teaches us that a church may be working but corrupt.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 210
John Doe avatar
God did NOT call YOU to be SUPERMAN
Shared by: John Doe on Oct, 2016
Summary: God does not call us to Superhuman status. Rather, he calls us to Overcome. (three-point outline with optional intro.)
Freddy Fritz avatar
Christ's Message to Pergamum
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2016
Summary: The analysis of Christ's message to Pergamum as set forth in Revelation 2:12-17 teaches us that a church may be orthodox but tolerant.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 390
Freddy Fritz avatar
Christ's Message to Smyrna
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2016
Summary: The analysis of Christ's message to Smyrna as set forth in Revelation 2:8-11 teaches us that suffering is a characteristic of a true church of Jesus Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 636
Freddy Fritz avatar
Christ's Message to Ephesus
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2016
Summary: Christ's message to Ephesus as set forth in Revelation 2:1-7 teaches us that a church may be sound but loveless.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 713
Gordon Curley avatar
When Suffering Strikes
Shared by: Gordon Curley on May, 2016
Summary: Churches Then & Now: Smyrna – When Suffering Strikes – Revelation chapter 2 verses 8-11 – sermon by Gordon Curley. PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 197
Mike Dankson avatar
Dear Church, p. 2
Shared by: Mike Dankson on May, 2016
Summary: This sermon encourages Christians who are suffering to endure.
Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11
Denomination: *other
Views: 132
Mike Dankson avatar
Dear Church... p. 1
Shared by: Mike Dankson on May, 2016
Summary: This sermon addresses the spiritual malaise that often chokes the life out of a church.
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
Denomination: *other
Views: 271
Kelly Durant avatar
A Lost Love: Ephesus and The Church Today
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Apr, 2016
Summary: Not having love is a terrible sin! The people of the churches today have lost their original passion for Jesus and we suffer having to deal with them. This is a warning that churches with no love will fail.
Tom Shepard avatar
The Revelation Of Jesus Christ – Chapter 2
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at Revelation chapter 2.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-29
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 544
Tom Shepard avatar
The Revelation Of Jesus Christ – Chapter 2 and 3 Introduction
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2016
Summary: This is an introduction to Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-3:22
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 583
David Rigg avatar
There Are Consequences To Sin
Shared by: David Rigg on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with sexual immorality and failure by church leaders to deal with it.
Series: Revelation
Steve Wilson avatar
The Nevertheless of His Knowing
Shared by: Steve Wilson on Mar, 2016
Summary: This is the sixth sermon in a series about Jesus being The Great Nevertheless. He keeps wonderfully surprising us. Using the Lord’s "nevertheless" statement in the KJV we get a delightful glimpse of our awesome Savior.
Scripture: Revelation 2:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 180