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Directions what to write to the angels or bishops of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus and Thyatira. (Read Revelation 2:18-29) Even when the Lord knows the works of his people to be wrought in love, faith, zeal, and patience; yet if his eyes, which are as a flame of fire, observe them committing or allowing what is evil, he will rebuke, correct, or punish them. 10You should fear nothing amid those things which you will suffer. 19“I know your works, your love, faith, service, and endurance, and that your last works are greater than the first. * Revelation 2. Otherwise, they too shall die (Rev 2:23). They who refrain from Nicolaitane indulgences ( Revelation 2:6) and idol-meats ( Revelation 2:14 Revelation 2:15), shall eat of meat infinitely superior, namely, the fruit of the tree of life, and the hidden manna ( Revelation 2:17). Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. Re Apocalypse) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. * [2:18] Thyatira: modern Akhisar, ca. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. For you permit the woman Jezabel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants, to commit fornication and to eat the food of idolatry. forty-five miles northeast of Smyrna, a center for various kinds of pagan worship. So, angel could also mean this in unknown 2:8, 12, 18 and in unknown 3:1, 7, 14. Rev 3:4–5. Ignatius Catholic Study Bible The Letters of St. John, and Revelation Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch . What does Revelation chapter 2 mean? To the victor* I will give the right to eat from the tree of life that is in the garden of God.”’a. They are warned against Satanic power or knowledge (Rev 2:24–25). 21And I gave her a time, so that she might do penance, but she is not willing to repent from her fornication. ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Walks in the midst of the seven gold lampstands, The tree of life that is in the garden of God, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. Likewise the Catechism says, “[Private revelations] do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. 1“And to the Angel of the Church of Ephesus write: Thus says the One who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2I know your works, and your hardship and patient endurance, and that you cannot stand those who are evil. The other six churches were located in the same province, situated roughly in a circle; they were selected for geographical reasons rather than for the size of their Christian communities. Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, are the deuterocanonical books of the Bible. "Peter Williamson has written a balanced, clear, informative, and insightful commentary on Revelation that is both Catholic and catholic. Nm 25:1–3; 31:16; 2 Pt 2:15; Jude 11), the Nicolaitans in Pergamum and Ephesus (Rev 2:6) accommodated their Christian faith to paganism. 11Whoever has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches. “‘The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks in the midst of the seven gold lampstands says this: 2 “I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate the wicked; you have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and discovered that they are impostors. If you do less, I will come to you quickly and I will fight against these ones with the sword of my mouth. How to Baptize and the Steps to Convert - 10.2. To him who prevails, I will give the hidden manna. a. 3Moreover, you have endurance and have suffered for my name, and you have not grown weary. 15And you also have those who hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. In the first chapter of Revelation, John introduced his reason for writing: a direct command from Jesus Christ. Attentive to the first-century context, the history of interpretation, and Christian liturgy and life, it offers us--like Revelation itself--guidance for the spiritual struggle between the first and second comings of the Lord." I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. And so, you have tested those who declare themselves to be Apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars. 9“I know your tribulation and poverty, but you are rich. * [2:1] Ephesus: this great ancient city had a population of ca. 2:1 Many people think that the angel here means a human messenger that God has sent. Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). * [2:14–15] Like Balaam, the biblical prototype of the religious compromiser (cf. * Secret meaning: literally, “mystery.” Angels: … For more information on the study Bible, or to * [2:7] 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 13:9; Mt 11:15. d. [2:14] Nm 22–24; 25:1–3; 31:16; 2 Pt 2:15; Jude 11. For this reason the Church held it necessary to issue special decrees on the subject in the Vatican Council. ‘These things says # Is. 3And you have patient endurance for the sake of my name, and you have not fallen away. Everywhere else in Revelation, ‘ angel ’ … (Acts 19:8–12; Ephesians 1:1–2) 1 “And to the Angel of the Church of Ephesus write: Thus says the One who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 I know your works, and your hardship and patient endurance, and that you cannot stand those who are evil. 24and to the others who are at Thyatira: Whoever does not hold to this doctrine, and who has not ‘known the depths of Satan,’ as they say, I will not set any other weight upon you. 7“‘“Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. For you have, in that place, those who hold to the doctrine of Balaam, who instructed Balak to cast a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat and to commit fornication. 4Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. 28just as I received authority from my Father. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. 5And so, call to mind the place from which you have fallen, and do penance, and do the first works. Acts 14:2, 19; 17:5, 13. Rev 20:6, 14–15; 21:8. REV 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. * I know the slander of those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan.b in the midst of the paradise--The oldest manuscripts omit "the midst of." And I will give to him a white emblem, and on the emblem, a new name has been written, which no one knows, except the one who receives it. 10Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. 2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. Catholic Booklets 9. The doctrine of the Nicolaitans is also condemned in Revelation 2:15, and in that passage it is related to immorality and idolatry. 1 Kgs 19:1–2; 21:1–14; 2 Kgs 9:22, 30–34) introduced pagan customs into the religion of Israel; this new Jezebel was doing the same to Christianity. 1 A revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him so that he could tell his servants what is now to take place very soon; he sent his angel to make it known to his servant John, 2 and John has borne witness to the Word of God and to the witness of Jesus Christ, everything that he saw. * [2:12] Pergamum: modern Bergama, ca. Its antagonists may be divided into two classes according to the different standpoints from which they direct their attack, viz: (1) Rationalists (under this class we include both Deist and Agnostic writers). There is no admonition; rather, the Christians are told that they will suffer much, even death, but the time of tribulation will be short compared to their eternal reward (Rev 2:10), and they will thus escape final damnation (Rev 2:11). 16Therefore, repent. It also had an outstanding library (the word parchment is derived from its name). REV 2:23 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. To the victor I shall give some of the hidden manna;* I shall also give a white amulet upon which is inscribed a new name, which no one knows except the one who receives it.”’e. 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