What was Unfavorable with the 7 Churches?

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Ephesus: Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Smyrna: (Nothing unfavorable)
Pergamos: But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Thyatira: I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 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. (Revelation 2)
Sardis: I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Philadelphia: (Nothing Unfavorable)
Laodiceans: I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
(Revelation 3)

Of the 7 churches listed in the book of Revelation no fault was found with the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia. The faults that were found in the others included, they had left their first love, taught wrong doctrine, allowed a false teacher to teach, their works were dead, and they were neither hot nor cold.

There were problems with 5 of the 7 churches revealed in the book of Revelation. We need to make sure that we are not guilty of any of their faults.

Our Father appreciates the fact that you are trying. May God’s blessing be upon this
study of His word, Amen.

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  1. atul says:

    Only 3 things can draw the favor from the God in Christ. One is to obedience, second is to open confess of Christ and third is PATICENCE which is born and is not a blessing. Faith is without deed is dead and Faith can only be proven by deed. If we do the righteous work which is from the God then we will have to suffer this suffering creats patience within us. Patiece is the last weapon of the end time. No one can stand without the Patience in the endtime. So this is right time to allow the patiece to grow with in us. Every man who wants to live godly life in Christ will have to suffer so may patience be grown.
    God bless you in Christ.