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The Unveiling: Thoughts on the Book of Revelation–Imagine Jesus Speaking to the Church

posted by Robert Gelinas

Do you see your city the way Jesus does?  What about your neighborhood?  

When Jesus speaks to the seven churches of Revelation (chapters 2 & 3) it's important that we not only know what he is saying but that we are also taking note of what he is doing.

When Jesus speaks to the church he speaks to the city and vice versa.  Notice how Jesus begins each letter:  "To the angel of the church in Ephesus…Smyrna…Pergamum…etc.

When Jesus sees a city he sees the church–the whole church.  The church then was like the church now in that it gathered in many different locations in the city yet when Jesus speaks to his flock he sees all the individual congregations as one large whole.

How would this change the way you viewed the body of Christ in your city?



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