Revelation (03): Revelation 1:10-2 (Women's Study)

Date: 3/1/2008
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Saturday, March 1, 2008
Observations about Revelation as a Whole
Jesus Description - vv. 14-16
And His head and His hair were like white wool, like snow;
And His eyes were like a flame of fire;
And His feet like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in a furnace;
And His voice like the sound of many waters;
And in His right hand He held seven stars;
And out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword;
And His face was like the sun shines in its strength.

Chiastic structure of each letter:
1. To the angel write….
2. Christ the measure (alpha).
3. What Christ has seen (past).
4. What they must do (now).
5. What Christ will do (future, soon).
6. Rewards to those who measure up to Christ (bride: omega) .
7. Listen to what has been written.
Ephesus: unified but compromised church.
1. To the angel write….
2. Seven stars and seven lampstands.
3. I know good deed: Intolerance of evil.
3 ½. I have this against you: Left first love.
4. Repent: Do first deeds.
5 ½. I will come and remove lampstand.
5. You have this: Hate evil.
6. Listen to what has been written.
7. Eat of Tree of Life.
Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more