Thus the church listened to him, not the Bible. This is described by the four churches in Revelation Chapter 2. This section of Revelation frequently ignored despite a serious warning that Christ Himself sometimes … Revelation 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the … You cannot find one name for three People. To see the “voice” here means to see the “person” who spake. This candlestick represents the first church age of the New Testament. Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, must agree. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. Thus shepherds could not be in the fields at night as winter is far too cold outside. somewhat . Jesus had warned, “Take heed that no man deceive you” in Matthew 24:4, but people preferred human wisdom instead of Scripture. :28   He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. Nimrod was killed and his wife Semiramis, claiming to be Ishtar the queen of heaven, took part in the mid April spring festival orgy so that her son Tammuz was born in mid December. Hmm? There was no “Balaam” nor “Jezebel” in these early churches. JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: Today the seed, which is the Word of God, has to ripen in the revealed truth of Scripture. Show me by the Bible what's greater, in the Bible, than a local elder to a local church? Except for Venus the evening and morning star, Saturn was the next brightest star to be worshiped. Chapter 1: A Letter From the LORD of the Candlesticks "1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:" The Greek word apokalupsis is translated as "revelation" or disclosure of the truth of things previously unknown. Candlestick charts display the high, low, open, and closing prices of a security for a specific period. MATTHEW 12: 40  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Thus they were reflecting events that will occur in the New Testament when the seven church ages unfold over 2000 years. We are supposed to become just like the early apostolic church of the New Testament. The Saviour says, "Ye are the light of the world." The Church is called a candlestick, in allusion to the candlestick in the ancient sanctuary-in allusion also to the exposition of the symbol given by the prophet (Zechariah 4:2-6); and on account of her own celestial light — she receives, resembles, embodies, and dispenses the light, glory, and gladness of heaven (Isaiah 60:1). That represents a wide spectrum of different beliefs. The Lord uses seven golden candlesticks to represent these churches. The above verse is introduces us to a symbol the Lord used in a vision given to the aged apostle John. The church age of Sardis, the escaped ones. (Yahusha) Candlestick – A symbol of a church, which should be a light in the world. They talk about the name of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost but cannot tell you what that name is. The church of Thyatira did not form in the days of the apostles but formed soon after. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks - These were the “first” things that met his eye. But no, the bishops did not stick to the epistles of Paul, but rather they went to Paul's account of the time he called the elders from Ephesus to Miletus in Acts 20. Approximately 3 million Christians were killed by the Roman empire from the persecution of Nero starting in AD 64 and ending in AD 312 with the persecution started by emperor Diocletian. They claimed the wise men went to the stable which was another denial of Scripture. Because the bishop of Rome was backed by the Roman emperor Constantine, this bishop ambitiously then wanted influence and control over other cities. Rome changed the calendar by which we measure time. The pagans worshiped a star god. REVELATION 1:19   Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; John would tell us some things about the first church age that he lived in. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to. Why did he dress the women in bunny outfits? Richard T. Ritenbaugh The All-Important Introduction to Revelation "Good Friday" is a Roman Catholic invention, not found in Scripture. Little unscriptural errors began to creep in. Picking the date 25 December according to the new Roman calendar, which had been changed in 45 BC by the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, gave this Roman calendar authority over other nations. The tabernacle was a tent without windows, and thus artificial light was needed. If the 7th age produces a different seed to the first age, then the 7th age church is a man-made modified hybrid. The Reformation made a new start from the other side of the candlestick. He somehow will combine both Heaven and earth for the welfare and benefit of all those who became born again of both Spirit and Truth. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and, But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how, I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain, For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and. Now the truth of the matter is the word 'elder' signifies who the person is, while the word 'bishop' signifies the office of the same man. The word “pastor” is only mentioned once in the New Testament but condemned prophetically six times in the Book of Jeremiah. The New Testament is the light of the world, represented by the 7-branched candlestick. Nero would die, so Paul ignored him, but Jesus would remain so Paul uplifted Him. In Revelation 1, John is “in the Spirit” and hears “a loud voice like a trumpet” behind him (verse 10). When the church from 7 ages is resurrected and leaves this world as they are caught up to meet the Lord in the air, then the Gospel will go to the Jews, the 12 tribes of Israel, during the Tribulation. :30   Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Jesus referred to these two numbers from two of His greatest miracles. The church was married to paganism, worldliness, wealth, and politics. So John’s letters were not just describing events in these local churches. Evening Star: Similar to the doji version, except the middle candle has a short body. If we reverse the direction, and move towards the first church age, then when EVIL is reversed it becomes LIVE. Ambitious leaders, ruthless to seize power and money, would dominate the church in later days. Four is the middle of seven. Bride – The spouse of Christ, the Church, the New Jerusalem. The previous verse had mentioned seven congregations located in Asia Minor. In the end the plant will produce seed which is identical to the seed that was first planted. Rome made the laws of Christmas. Thus the restoration of Spirit and Truth, back to the example of the New Testament church, since the Reformation that started in 1520 looks like this: Thus looking at the full candlestick, in terms of the light of the Bible truth, reveals two trends. The second church age would see much persecution of the Christians. The early church never had a bishop of a city. :10   Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. The final unsustainable fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Our best example of a Christian church. The wise men actually went to a house and saw a young Child, not a baby. Here two witnesses prophesy 1,260 days. 12 and 7 thus reveal a deeper meaning, a definite pattern in God's plan. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. A discussion of the candlesticks of the book of Revelation. This mixture of good and bad makes the church lukewarm. The Jews would reject Messiah and the doctrines that He preached as unwanted scraps. The central lampstand was the first church age. And these bishops, (no doubt political minded and anxious for power) insisted that Paul had given the meaning that 'overseers' were more than the local elder with official capacity only in his own church. And the two candlesticks - Burning and shining lights. The word Yule in the Chaldean (or Babylonian) language means child. The murderous Nero was emperor in Paul’s day. Spreading this unscriptural Christmas as a major church doctrine and festival around the world helped to establish the authority of Rome over other churches. Copyright 2011-2020 Got Questions Ministries - All Rights Reserved. Eventually Christians who disagreed with the Roman Catholic church were also persecuted. The pagan Roman Caesar and the Roman Pope Gregory 13 combined to produce the best calendar. He had stopped persecuting the Christians in AD 312 and the grateful Christians now accepted this murderous semi-pagan politician as the head of the church. Hugh Hefner corrupted millions of Americans with his Playboy magazine and bunny girls. Annual church festivals are to be avoided. When the Reformation started, Luther stood out like a solitary light in the darkness. This extended the authority of the Pope over church festivals. Paul complained of their bondage to days (25th) months (December) times (Christmas time) years (every year). Significantly, they are also the names of the two witnesses who will return to Israel in the Tribulation (Revelation Chapter 11) to turn the 144000 to Messiah. From them we got Yuletide. Soon he was joined by other reformers. A bad mistake. By believing in a seven year Tribulation the churches mess up the Book of Revelation. This was the husk that protects the seed. ACTS 20:17   And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. Therefore this candlestick, or rather spiritual mind, is spiritually perfect. They got richer and more materialistic instead of more Biblical. REVELATION 13:2   ... and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Rev 1:20 The Book of Revelation is a base seven book. Smyrna means bitterness and death. The Rhine and Rhone rivers are shown on the next map. The church slowly struggled to get back closer to the original New Testament beliefs of the apostles. The truth of Scripture was getting stronger so the sixth church age looked like the above candlestick. What must we understand about the rejected scraps that were collected? In verse 17 the record states, "elders" were called and then in verse 28 they are called overseers (bishops). Therefore the church light was and is a mixture of truth and error. Reformers were trying to move the church back closer to the Bible beliefs of the first church age of the apostles. Eternity must be built on a much better foundation, which is Jesus Christ. There were two vines in the church. But sadly by 1917 Pentecost was denominating into factions just like the other churches had done. Everybody obeys Rome without even thinking. DANIEL 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: Eventually Pope Gregory 13 would finalize the changes to the calendar. What does this tell us about the source of Easter bunnies? Jesus is the Head of the church and saved people form His spiritual Body. ACTS 20:28   Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. :27   So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? . Rome had been the capital of the empire so the bishop of Rome felt that he was more important than the bishops of other cities. He wanted to restore the apostolic doctrine of salvation in Christ alone. There was still much ignorance in the church but a new desire had been awakened to start getting back to the doctrine of the apostles in the New Testament. With the backing of the emperor, the Roman bishop would soon claim power over the other churches. Though Scripture shows that there are several elders in each church, some began (Ignatius [from Antioch] among them) to teach that the idea of a bishop was one of preeminence or authority and control over the elders. The Candlestick was entirely made of pure gold. The church was brightly illuminated with cunning human doctrines and philosophies and money-making projects. He is more seasoned, trained, not a novice, reliable because of experience and long standing proof of his Christian experience. The Waldenses started in the city of Lyons but had to hide from the murderous Catholic armies in the mountains of the Alps that formed a protective wilderness for them. Paul did not put a pastor in charge of the church at Ephesus. Trinity was the first time that they made an unscriptural word an official doctrine. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. The church of Christ is the candlestick to hold up the light in the midst of moral darkness. There are no special days for annual festivals. That's right, yes, sir, the sovereignty of the local church, each church in itself. Each person only believes what his or her church preaches. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and. But in terms of Bible truth, this is how the fourth church age looked: Chapter 2 of the Book of Revelation lists four churches. According to Rome it must be a big festival on a pagan day in midwinter. The Passover lamb was publically chosen on the 10th day and taken to the person's house and killed on the 14th day. Then he became Pope when he accepted the title of Pontifex Maximus (Pontif) as High Priest of the Babylonian mysteries which gave him great authority over the pagan tribes that invaded and destroyed the Roman empire. The vessels in the tabernacle formed a cross. The church shone brightly with human opinions like the Trinity, that they argued about for centuries until they convinced almost everybody. So in the last church age of Laodicea (people’s rights) the church has lost direction. reveal a deeper meaning, a definite pattern in God's plan. (The source of Mary worship). Most scholars agree that the seven candlesticks carry a meaning beyond those seven Asiatic churches in John’s day, representing in some way the entire church of Jesus Christ. Only the apostolic doctrines of the New Testament are valid as doctrine to feed the souls of future Christians. It was together with the table of shewbread that held 12 loaves. She claimed that this child was the resurrection of her dead husband Nimrod. Jesus can help everybody through their particular fiery furnace if they are not prepared to bow down to what is false and unscriptural, despite severe and intense pressure to do so. The many symbols in the Book of Revelation cover the history of the church plus the events leading up to the Coming of the Lord and then the great Tribulation that sets in as the Gospel returns to the Jews. The shewbread had to stay in the Holy Place. The seven lamps are the seven spirits of God in HIS sevenfold capacity (Revelation 4:5) The Holy Place (the sanctuary) would be shrouded in darkness without the light of the Candlestick. A cut-down and decorated tree and a star on the top of it were standard pagan mid-winter symbols. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? A real spiritual swamp). But this move was always opposed by other spirits in the church that focused on human leadership, unscriptural doctrines, political involvement, big-money, and pagan influences. A group of elders ruled each local church. The Revelation Chapter 3 deals with the restoration of the truth from the Dark Ages. MATTHEW 13:24   Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: :25   But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. We have seen the Jews returning to Israel for the last century or so. Church ages 5 to 7 reveal a movement back to Scripture, on the left, that will only end when the last church is just like the first church. Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Then the Jews rejected Him. Now this doctrine actually started as a deed in the first age. True believers had to flee to wilderness areas. In part, John writes, "Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest" (Revelation 1:12–13). The shewbread lasted 7 days, before 12 new shewbread loaves were baked to replace the old loaves on the next Sabbath. Then comes the titanic battle of Armageddon and the 1000 years of peace before the new Heaven and the new earth set in. The  12 tribes of Israel are represented by the 12 loaves of shewbread. PHILIPPIANS 1:1   Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: There were many bishops in the city of Philippi. But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. But also referring to future events. The final seed that a plant produces is identical to the original seed that was planted. The Jews will finally receive, from their two prophets, the scraps of New Testament doctrine that their ancestors rejected 2000 years ago. The removing of the candlestick is not the deposition of the bishop, but the dethroning of the Church, cancelling its claim to the kingdom, severing its union with Christ. The New Testament, which is based on the Old Testament, would be the light to guide the church through the totally different conditions of the seven church ages. Thus Jesus stands outside the door of the church. By means of these clever and popular festivals, that were based on paganism, believers got taken away from the Bible to follow the laws of the Roman Catholic church. 57-0908  HEBREWS  CHAPTER  FIVE  AND  SIX.1. The concept of the “Candle Stick being Removed” comes from the letters to the seven churches in Revelations. I CHRONICLES 9:32   And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath. Today there are 45000 different kinds of denominational and non-denominational churches. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

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