The Time is At Hand - Revelations of Revelation 7 - The Seven Angels

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Seven Angels of Seven Churches Named

The Time is At Hand is mentioned twice in Revelation.
The Right Hand is mentioned seven times in Revelation.


Christ: is the end of the law sitteth on the right hand
of God in heaven: higher than the heavens
= harmless


The Seven Angels of Seven Churches
are listed in Acts of the Apostles 20:4

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Revelation Sevens  Revelations About Revelation   Revelation

Revelations of Revelation 7: Page 7 of Revelations about Revelation: contains #21 | #22 | #23
Revelation About Revelation #21: The Time is at hand is mentioned twice; right hand seven times.
Revelation About Revelation #22: The Seven Angels of Seven Churches are named in Acts 20:4
Revelation About Revelation #23: What the Spirit saith unto the churches x7 is "unto the churches"
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from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Revelation About Revelation # 21

The Time is At Hand to

PLEASE BE "SEATED"
Where
God hath SET "You" of Ye/You
AMONG US: "HIGHER THAN THE  HEAVENS"
is holy, undefiled, HARMLESS, separate from sinners;
which is neither of left/right heavens, but above sides wars

"the time is at hand": is mentioned twice in Revelation
the "right hand": is mentioned seven times in Revelation

But the important thing, about right hand, is perhaps whether "standing" or "seated".
Standing allegorically denotes unrest: division. Seated allegorically denotes rest: peace.
Jesus is seen "standing" on the right hand of God. Christ "sitteth" on the right hand of God.
Seated denotes law vs grace matter "settled" in Christ (is the end of the law) sitteth above.

In Revelation 1:3, and again in Revelation 22:10, "the time is at hand" is mentioned twice. Since "right hand" is mentioned seven times in Revelation, we can safely presume it speaks of "the time" as judgment time, but perhaps not the judgment seat of Christ, which is the opposite of Moses' seat (law) the Pharisees and scribes (called hypocrites, fools, vipers, blind guides) sat in, in Mt 23:1. Not to mention the judgment seat of Christ can be right of left/right law/law  or right of law/grace to make those on the left wrong; or perhaps even above such blame game where it's all right and no left in heaven higher than heavens.

Since we are told seven times Revelation is about "prophecy", "the time" can be presumed to be a prophetic time; and either good or evil depending on whether it be a grace-us time or a time of law worketh wrath.

Problem is, when it comes to prophecy there are two (
this/that) sorts, both the letter (law) of prophecy (which killeth) and the spirit (grace) of prophecy (which giveth life, but only eternal life if you go on unto perfection, which is to say go on from the narrow way only "leadeth unto life" to the more excellent of three ways); And we are told in Revelation 19:10 "the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy", which "this prophecy" first and last of seven is not. Rather "this prophecy" speaks of tormenting with fear and of killing with law worketh wrath that can get to the "no escape" sort of destruction mentioned in 1Thess 5:3; but only for "them".

Standing right speaks of Satan, not of Christ
In Psalm 109:6 it speaks of setting (seating) a wicked man, and Satan "standing" at his "right hand"; which is allegorical for this of this/that: law of law/grace being enthroned and Jesus of Christ Jesus "standing" at the right hand of law. Stephen saw Jesus "standing" at the "right  hand" of law in  Acts 7:55; and such a vision of law enthroned notably got Stephen stoned to death (for law was a ministration of death). So it also (allegorically) is in Revelation, where johnny law perceives himself risen from the dead and enthroned in heaven as "the divine".

Standing speaks of unrest; Seated speaks of rest
Such "standing" on the right hand does not concur with Jesus Christ being "seated" at the right hand of God, which is also notably mentioned seven times  in Eph 1:20; Col 3:1; Heb 1:3; Heb 8:1; Heb 10:12; Heb 12:2; 1Pet 3:22 prior to Revelation. For being seated (set) speaks of rest (peace); whereas standing speaks of unrest.

And if ye be risen with Christ: the end of the law, the exhortation is please be seated (set, at rest, at peace) where God hath set you, at his right hand, where it is all right and no left (behind) at all... Ephesians and Colossians. Set your affection on things above, where Christ "sitteth" on the "right hand" of God; allegorically Christ: "the end of the law" being what's right with God (Grace).

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.
Holy Kiss: Greeting: Grace unto you, and peace,
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Revelation About Revelation #22

The Seven Angels of Seven Churches of Asia

are named by Luke in Acts of the Apostles 20:4

The seven angels who accompanied Paul into Asia are listed in Acts of the Apostles 20:4
                           1. Sopater (a Berean), perhaps the angel of the church of Ephesus
                      2. Aristarchus
(a Thessalonian), perhaps the angel of the church in Smyrna
                      3. Secundis
(a Thessalonian), perhaps the angel of the church in Pergamos
                      4. Gaius
(of Derbe),  perhaps the angel of the church in Thyatira
                      5. Timotheous
(of Derbe), perhaps the angel of the church in Sardis
                           
6. Tychius (of Asia), perhaps the angel of the church in Philadelphia
                      7. Trophimus
(of Asia), perhaps the angel of the church of the Laodecians
        Note: Gaius is spoken of in Acts, Romans, Corinthians, and 3John (Johnny Law writes to the elder)
        Timotheous is spoken of in Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Timothy, and is co-writer of Phil, Col, Thess.

The biblical term "angel" is allegorically defined for us in Hebrews as a minister (messenger), and again in Revelation as a star (church leader); so it is safe to look for seven ministers, or seven church leaders when considering the seven angels of seven churches of Asia (perhaps previously called Galatia).

The Asia of Revelation prophecy x7 (shall fail) isn't the Asia of today (largest continent), but rather the Asia of Acts, which was also known as Galatia before it got enlarged and called Asia, and such is now called Turkey. Since such seven angels of seven churches got bewitched (Galatians 3:1) by James,
Peter (Cephas), John: three top dogs; And primarily by John (as bishop over the region of Asia), there are coincidently no churches found in turkish Asia of today.

Since the seven angels of seven churches of Revelation prophecy are told unto us in Acts 20:4, it suggests the setting of Revelation prophecy to be the time of Acts, not some future prophecy of doom as many deceived by many ass u me in err. That there were Jews and jewish proselytes in Asia is evident from Acts 2:9 (which speaks of Pentecost). Prior to Paul going to Asia with seven angels to establish seven churches the predominant religion of this region was the worship of Grecian gods (Zeus, Jupiter, Apollo), with the temple of Diana at Ephesus being the main focal point. Paul later sent Timothy to Ephesus to guard over the region of Asia (Galatia) as a bishop, and perhaps since popish Peter (aka Cephas, his underground name as a Roman fugitive) had made John bishop over the churches of Asia, and Johnny Law Law was subverting said churches as a thorn in Paul's flesh. John even wrote to Gaius suggesting Demetrius was right about what he said about Paul in Acts.

Two angels (stars, church leaders) most oft mentioned of the seven angels are Gaius and Timothy. Gaius was Paul's companion (Acts 19:29), Paul's host when writing Romans (Romans 16:23); and was baptized by Paul (1Cor 1:14). Gaius probably got bewitched by John, who writes to him (3John 1:1) with flattery (flattery corrupts: Solomon) and speaks of vengeance against Diotrephes (nickname of Barnabas) who rejected John's letter to the seven churches (2John; 3 John).
Timothy was as if a begotten son of fatherly Paul, even called his own son and his begotten. Timothy was also a companion of Paul, and co-writer of some Pauline Epistles (2Corinthians 1:1; Philemon 1:1). But Timothy perhaps also got bewitched by John, or at least depressed by John's subversion of the churches, which is evident from Paul's writings to Timothy, especially speaking of how a bishop should act, reminding him of many things, and admonishing him to study to shew himself approved unto God. Timothy got severely depressed about the churches being bewitched. Yet we also know Timothy did study to shew himself approved (only) unto God (Grace never disapproves, being with all, against none), and did get "set at liberty" (as noted in Hebrews 13:23). Such a revealing Pauline Epistle To The Hebrews (plural), a mini bible itself, is scribed "by Timothy", and "from Italy", which is where Paul appealed his case to Caesar; And not only to prove himself innocent of their railing accusations against him, but also to bring attention to the fact they were not only subverting churches but subverting (instead of converting) souls, the reason for first mention of "epistle" in Acts, notably sent to clarify a dispute: should Christians be circumcised and kept under the law.  Such like were not only causing divisions among themselves, but stirring up Jews to war against the Roman empire, which caused another million Jews to be killed and several million to be taken captive, again, following the siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD by Titus and his father.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.
Holy Kiss: Greeting: Grace unto you, and peace,
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Revelation About Revelation #23

What the Spirit saith unto the churches x7 is
"unto the churches"
hence it's in Galatians: written "unto the churches"

As already mentioned in Revelation #15 the "churches of Asia" in Revelation are allegorically the "churches of Galatia" in Galatians; Galatia being the "region" (now Turkey) and allegorically differentiated from Asia in Acts 16, was enlarged and generally called Asia (Acts, 1Cor, 2Cor, 2Tim, 1Pet). The seven churches of Asia (also the churches Galatia) were founded by Paul, and seven (seven angels of seven churches of Asia in Revelation) who accompanied Paul into Asia, which are named in Acts 20:4 see Revelation #22 and Revelation Sevens.

Seven times, in Revelation 2 & 3, we have the same thing being said unto the churches:
   1) Revelation 2:7
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches"
    2) Revelation 2:11
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches"
    3) Revelation 2:17
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches"
    4) Revelation 2:29
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches"
    5) Revelation 3:6 
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches"
    6) Revelation 3:13
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches"
    7) Revelation 3:22
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches"

Seven times, word for word, such follows accusations to each the seven angels of seven churches. But accusation (law) is neither grace-us nor of Jesus Christ, who plainly said: do not think I will accuse "you" to the Father (John 5:45). Rather it's Moses (law), in whom "ye" trust, which fault finds, accuses, and condemns all to a dead end... such things being an allegory. So what the Spirit saith unto the churches is not the accusations found in Revelation, but the awareness found in Galatians, the only book written "unto the churches".

Albeit the general term "churches" is used in Acts and several Pauline Epistles; But the specific term "unto the churches" is only used in Galatians and Revelation. So it reasons what(?) "the Spirit" saith "unto the churches" (and it's not the condemnation: John 3:17 nor the accusation: John 5:45 found in Revelation 2 & 3) might be found in Galatians, which speaks of the Spirit, and of the Spirit of God's Son, and of not being under law (accusation) if led of the Spirit, and of fruit of the Spirit, the first fruit being love, perfect love having no fear, and against such there is no law. Not to mention the law is not of faith (Gal 3), and whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Rom 14). So what the Spirit saith unto the churches is not what's said in Revelation 2 & 3 (deceit, accusations, threats), but what's said in Galatians, which is written unto the churches.

The answer (in Galatians) to the question (in Revelation): what(?) the Spirit saith unto the churches, is basically summarized as stick with grace only, not both grace + law, for both grace + law is as both blessed + cursed = accursed. All through Galatians the theme (unto bewitched brethren) is "some" (also called somewhat, I know not what) that would trouble you "pervert" the gospel of "Christ": the end of the law, into another gospel (grace + law), which is not another (gospel), actually no gospel (good news) at all.

Even the question: who(?) hath bewitched you, is answered (Galatians 2) before it is even asked (Galatians 3), namely: James, Cephas(Peter), and John... three top dogs (evil workers) mentioned to beware (Philippians 3:2); and such dogs (defined by converted Peter as those returning to their own vomit: law, and by Solomon as fools who return to their folly: law) are also noted first among those things "without": dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolaters, liars and lovers of lies, as being things also "in the churches" (Revelation 22: 15,16), and told such by mine angel: Paul.

What saith the Spirit unto the churches? If ye be led of the Spirit ye are not under the law. The law was a schoolmaster (which failed every student) to bring us unto Christ: the end of the law. Ye are not under law, but under grace. The law is not of faith (Galatians 3) and whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14). Grace (the Spirit) and Law (the flesh) are contrary one to another, as contrary as Life and Death, as contrary as Ghost driven (walk before me) and Spirit led (follow me). A little leaven (law hypocrisy) leaveneth the whole lump: a little law can kill the whole body, as a little cancer us law does if not all removed in time. So the operation of God removes all law in time.

Galatians also speaks of hearing: This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? Evidently, and from ample biblical evidence, the law is a ministration of condemnation and death to all. Law worketh wrath. Law imputes sin, the sting thereof being death, and the strength of sin's death sting is the law. So flush the law as dung to have life void of death.
 
So, to clarify what's "evident" from all the biblical evidence, Paul flat out states to foolish bewitched Galatians what is evident: "that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident" (Gal 3:11): for the just shall live by faith; And the law is not of faith.

Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with your spirit. Amen.
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