Revelation 2:1 ķUnto 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;
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.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
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.
8 ķAnd unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
My highlghted verse:Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan
But they are featured in the heavenly version.
And one thing is for sure.
Though they may have tribulation and even poverty (as
the rich would define it),
they wouldn't trade their pearl for all the money in the world.
They know what they've got!
Now notice what identifies the church of Smyrna.
They know who the blasphemers
are that say they are of Judah,
who run around claiming to be God's chosen people,
while all along they are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan.
Let's read it again just as Christ said it: Rev. 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Whew, that's pretty powerful stuff!
Jesus Christ identified these same impostors who lay claim to God's inheritance in John chapter 8.
The scribes and the Pharisees were trying to "sell" their lies, deception, to Jesus Christ Himself (talk about bold).
John 8:39-44 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
How about you?
 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
The religious leaders of the church,
the "Oh So Holy Men of God, in their fancy robes",
are PLOTTING MURDER and yet claim to be children of God. Ye, hypocrites!
 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Their rock is not our Rock(Deut. 32).
And even when they are exposed as frauds, they continue to lie.
 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Their father is the devil, who sired their father the first murderer.
Like father like son, "Liar, Liar, pants on fire".
Time for another pop quiz.
Who was the first murderer in the Bible?A) Cain
C) or Cain
They were Kenites, the sons of Cain.
It was the kenites who killed Christ, not Jews descendant of our brother Judah.
Take the time to look up the word "Jews" in Strong's concordance.
You will find it is the Greek word
which means either a person of Judah's descendants
or a person who resides in the land of Judea. People are often identified by the land in which they live.
If you live in Texas you could
be called a Texan.
If you live in Judea you could be called a Jew.
Note: We will be addressing the subject of the Kenites throughout the Book of Revelation, so just be patient if this is new to you.
However, if anyone would like to be brought up to "modern
times" concerning Rev. 2:9 and 3:9
then do some research on the subject of Khazars.
Here's a quote from one paragraph in the Encyclopedia Britannica:
"Khazar civilization shows a fairly complex texture and their religious life raises more than one problem... About 740 the Khazar ruler - and probably the greater part of the ruling classes - were converted to Judaism. The circumstances of the conversion remain obscure, the depth of the Jewish layer difficult to assess; the fact itself is, however, undisputed and unparalleled in the history of Eurasia. ... The story of this conversion of the Khazars had a considerable and lasting impact on the western world."
Editors Note: log unto Google and do a search on the word Khazar. The Thirteenth Tribe
Revelation 3:1 ķAnd unto the angel of the church in Sardis
write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the
seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest,
and art dead.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
7 ķAnd to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
My highlghted verse:Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
14 ķAnd unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
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