Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

REVELATION

The Book of Revelation is difficult to understand and, as a result, it has indeed been widely misunderstood. More often than not, though, it's because the reader, or the expositor, has depended on his own understanding to interpret or rationalize the symbols used by God in this last book of the Bible. To avoid being similarly snared, we should follow the strict principle of comparing Scripture with Scripture – in other words, letting the Bible interpret itself. As you read this serial, therefore, you will find many fresh insights into the Word of God, insights that are fully supported by Scripture. You will also be thrilled to discover that Revelation is not nearly as incomprehensible as you may have thought, and that every truth it conveys is in full harmony with the rest of the Bible. Most importantly, you will almost surely develop a much deeper appreciation of the awesome glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and of His amazing mercy and grace, His holiness and justice. Revelation is a book that has intrigued scholars down through the ages. It has the potential of bringing to us an enormous amount of truth. However, Revelation is not easy to understand because in this book God uses symbols extensively to reveal truth. To learn what God is telling us, we must realize that we are wholly dependent on the leading of the Holy Spirit and that the Bible is its own interpreter. When we come to those passages that are especially difficult to understand, therefore, we need to go to the rest of the Bible for help, remembering that Revelation relates to the entire Bible and that the Bible is one cohesive whole. In short, guided by the Holy Spirit, we must compare spiritual things with spiritual words (I Cor. 2:10-13). This is the principle I shall be following throughout this expository

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Chapter 1

For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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The aRevelation 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:

a. Gr. apokalupsi, to unvail or uncover. It implies the lifting up of a curtain so all can see alike what is uncovered. When used of writing it means to reveal or make clear. ( Eph. 3:3; Gal. 1:12)When used of a person it denotes visible presence (Th.1:7; Pet.1:7, 13) Here It refers to both the book and the person of Christ.

Mark {15:38} And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

This book was not revealed by John, or an angel, or even Jesus Christ! It was revealed by God the Father, who gave it to His Son. Christ then gave it to an angel, who gave it to John.

Perhaps those who have studied the Book of Daniel will recall that Daniel was instructed to SEAL UP the words that he wrote until the time of the end, when the wise would understand.

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

But we will find in verse 10 of Revelation chapter 1 that John was taken to, and wrote from, the time of the end, and even beyond into the millennium.

So in contrast to Daniel, John was given specific instructions by one of the seven angels, whom we will read about shortly, NOT TO SEAL the sayings and prophecy of this book. That means that the Book of Revelation is UNSEALED, free and open for the partaking and understanding by God's "servants". Here is John relaying his instructions:

Rev. 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

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Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST

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Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

You are blessed if you read and hear the words of the prophecy, because to hear and to see you need to be of His servants. For God gave this prophecy unto His servants. You must be of the Elect, a child of God. You will keep those things which are written because you are sealed in your forehead with the word of God, the whole Bible. You have the knowledge of God.

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John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, Afrom him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and Bfrom the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

1:4. John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne. This verse begins by telling us to whom the Book of Revelation was addressed. Every statement in the Bible has an immediate person or group of people to whom it is directed. In the New Testament, it might be a letter to a church or an individual. In the Old Testament, it might be a discourse to ancient Israel or such nations as Egypt or Babylon, or it might be a statement to Abraham or Moses. Likewise, the Book of Revelation was written – in the first instance – to the seven churches that then existed in Asia. We must remember, however, that while God chose to write the Bible in this fashion, the message nevertheless is to every human being. That's why blessed are those who read, hear and keep God's Word. Why was this particular message addressed to these seven churches? I believe it's because they represent the whole New Testament Church. The number seven in the Bible, if it has any spiritual significance, represents perfection. And the perfection of God's plan for the churches is that there would be people coming into the body of Christ all through time – particularly after Pentecost. And Asia, being outside of Israel, represents the “uttermost parts” of the earth. Grace.

In the next phrase, we see what God desires for those who are going to be included in His church: “Grace be unto you, and peace”. Simply stated, grace means unmerited favor. But the word “grace” really embodies the whole message of salvation; it represents God's entire salvation program. To paint the picture in the proper setting, we have to realize that the human race was created to love, obey and glorify God. Made in the image of God, man was the zenith of God's beautiful creation at the beginning of time. Yet mankind rebelled against God and went their own way. God's first command to man was, “But of the tree of knowledge, of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” The death that God had in view was eternal damnation. Since Adam's fall, therefore, God's justice demands that the rebellious human race should be swept into eternal damnation. But God then offers man salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. But man is so perverse that in spite of the Gospel, nobody seeks after God (Rom. 3:11). Even when God comes to us with the possibility of reconciliation, not one of us wants to be right with Him (v. 10). Still, God in His grace decided to save some of these sinners. But to save them and still keep His perfect justice, it was necessary for God to take on a human nature and bear the punishment for the sins of those He has come to save, so that they will never be threatened with eternal damnation. More than that, He opens our spiritual eyes and ears so that we see our sins and begin to cry out to God for mercy; He gives us a new heart and a resurrected soul so that there is an intense desire to live for Him, and He promises that we will someday receive a resurrected spiritual body so that we will be completely without sin. Yes, grace encompasses all of that and a lot more. Peace. The word “peace” speaks of the same salvation plan, but from a different vantage point. Whereas grace paints the whole picture of our rebellion and our undeserving condition, peace presents us (before we were saved) as those who are at war with God, those who are slaves of Satan. In His salvation plan, God, the Prince of Peace, comes with the peace treaty so that we might be at peace with God. Grace and peace, then, is what God desires for all the churches.

John is greeting the seven churches. There are three earth ages, 1. From creation until the flood. 2. From the flood until the seventh trump, the end of all flesh. 3. From the seventh trump until eternity. God (Jesus) is in this present age now, He was in the age of the flood, and He is to come in the final age. ( Him which is, and which was, and which is to come.)

Revelation{8:6} And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

The seven spirits which are before the throne are they which give light to the seven churches. A spirit for each church. Seven is completion. These seven spirits are completed in Christ as one. The Holy spirit! They are candlesticks so to speak. Zec.3:9; Zec.4:10;Rev.3:1; Rev.4:5;Rev.5:6

Revelatin{4:5} And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Revelation{5:6} And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. (Read Zechariah chapter 3 & 4 )

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And Cfrom Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness: Isa.55:4; John 3:11,32; 18:37; 1 Tim.6:13; 1 Jn.5:7-10; Rev.3:14 The first begotten of the dead.: Acts 26:23; 1 Co.15:20-23;Col.1:18 The prince of the Kings of the earth.:Ps.89:27;1 Tim.6:15;Rev.11:15 Unto Him that loved us.: Deut.7:8;John 13:1,34;Rom.8:37 Wash us from our sins in His own blood.Zec.13:1;Ex 13:21-22; Acts 20:28; 1 Co.6:11;1 Jn.1:7;Rev.7:14

Revelations 1:6 And hath made us Kings and priests unto God and His Father.: Ex 19:6; Isa 61:6; ; Rev 5:10; 20:6

Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; (God the Father)

EXODUS{3:14} And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

I AM, means, I excist, to be alive. when God was telling Moses, I AM, HE was telling him He IS. (have being, have existence; live, be alive, have life, breathe, draw breath) ( which is )

Psalms{90:2} Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God. (which was)

Isaiah{41:4} Who hath wrought and done [it,] calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I [am] he. (which was)

Revelations{22:20} He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. ( which is to come )

Revelation{1:8} I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Notice the word: ALMIGHTY. which is, and which was, and which is to come. the ALMIGHTY. This can only be declaring God the FATHER, the almight God.

And from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; ( The Holy Spirit)

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And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Exodus{19:6} And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

IPeter{2:4} To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,

{2:5} Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

{2:6} Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

{2:7} Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

{2:8} And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

{2:9} But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Matthew{6:13} And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Acts{1:9} And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. {1:10} And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; {1:11} Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

IJohn{3:2} Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Psalm{22:16} For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

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I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Isaiah{43:10} Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

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I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

2Timothy{2:3} Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

{2:4} No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

{2:5} And if a man also strive for masteries, [yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

{2:6} The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

{2:7} Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

{2:8} Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

{2:9} Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, [even] unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

{2:10} Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

{2:11} [It is] a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him,] we shall also live with [him:]

{2:12} If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him:] if we deny [him,] he also will deny us:

Romans {8:25} But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it. ]

Revelation{19:10} And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

Ephesians{6:17} And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Romans{8:9} But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.

Malachi{4:5} Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: (END TIMES)

Isaiah{2:12} For the day of the LORD of hosts [shall be] upon every [one that is] proud and lofty, and upon every [one that is] lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

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Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

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And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

Rev 1:20 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. KJV.

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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.

Ezekiel{1:26} And above the firmament that [was] over their heads [was] the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne [was] the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. {1:27} And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. {1:28} As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw [it,] I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Edodus{28:6} And they shall make the ephod [of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, [of] scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work. {28:7} It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and [so] it shall be joined together. {28:8} And the curious girdle of the ephod, which [is] upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; [even of] gold, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.

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His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Daniel {7:9} I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

Matthew {28:3} His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

Revelation ]{2:18} And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass;

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And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Ezekiel{1:7} And their feet [were] straight feet; and the sole of their feet [was] like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

Daniel{10:6} His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. ( Brass = firey = Judgement. He took upon Him the judgement of God for our sins. He is our burnt offering. )

Ezekiel {43:2} And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice [was] like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

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And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

Job {38:7} When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Daniel {12:3} And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Revelation {1:20} The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.( A STAR is a SON OF GOD.)

Revelation {12:1} And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: A woman is the Christian part of God's church and the twelve stars upon her crown are the twelve disciple, the twelve eldors, they are twelve Son's of God.

Revelation{22:16} I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star. ( First Son of God )

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And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Ezekiel {1:28} As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw [it,] I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Daniel {10:9} Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground. {10:10} And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and [upon] the palms of my hands. {10:11} And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. {10:12} Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

Isaiah {41:10} Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah {48:12} Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he; I [am] the first, I also [am] the last. {48:13} Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: [when] I call unto them, they stand up together.

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I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

ICorinthians {13:4} For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

Romans {14:8} For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. {14:9} For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

Isaiah {22:22} And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.( The Key of David: the Key to Salavtion. I am the door, only through me can you enter into the Kinhdom of God. )

Matthew {16:19} And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

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Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

Revelation {1:19} Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; {1:20} The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

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The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Luke {8:10} And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

Malachi {2:7} For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he [is] the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Matthew {5:15} Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. {5:16} Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. ( THE CHURCH )

Philippians {2:15} That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

"WALK WITH THE KING MY FRIENDS"


Chapter 2

Seven Church pic

The Church Ages

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Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

Ezekiel{28:13} Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. {28:14} Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so:] thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

Matthew {18:20} For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. ( Two is the number of The Church )

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I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

IITimothy {2:19} Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Galatians{1:7} Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

IICorinthians{11:13} For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. {11:14} And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. {11:15} Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

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And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

Galatians {6:2} Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

James {1:3} Knowing [this,] that the trying of your faith worketh patience. {1:4} But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Timothy {5:17} Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

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Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

Revelation {2:14} 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 stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

Revelation {2:20} Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, ( Rev.17 ) to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Jeremiah {2:2} Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land [that was] not sown. {2:3} Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD. {2:4} Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: {2:5} Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

Matthew {24:12} And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. {24:13} But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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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.

Ezekiel {16:61} Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant. {16:62} And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: {16:63} That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel {36:31} Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that [were] not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

Isaiah {14:12} How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! ( People in church )

Galatians {5:4} Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Acts {17:30} And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: {17:31} Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men,] in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Revelation {2:21} And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. {2:22} Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

Isaiah {1:26} And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

Mark {12:9} What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

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But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

Psalm {26:5} I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.

2John {1:9} Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. {1:10} If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:

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He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

ICorinthians {2:10} But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

ICorinthians {12:4} Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. {12:5} And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. {12:6} And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. {12:7} But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. {12:8} For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; {12:9} To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; {12:10} To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: {12:11} But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. {12:12} For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ.

Revelation {14:13} And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

John {16:33} These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

IJohn {5:4} For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. {5:5} Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

Proverbs {11:30} The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.

Revelation {22:1} And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. {22:2} In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner] of fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.

2Corinthians I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. {12:3} And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) {12:4} How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

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And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

Isaiah {44:6} Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God

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I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Acts {14:22} Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

LUKE {4:18} The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

James {2:5} Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? {2:6} But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

Acts ]{26:11} And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled [them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted [them] even unto strange cities.

Romans {2:28} For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: {2:29} But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.

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Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Matthew {10:22} And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew{10:28} And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke {21:12} But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute [you,] delivering [you] up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.

IPeter {5:8} Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Habakkuk {2:3} For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

IPeter {1:6} Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: {1:7} That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Matthew {10:22} And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

James {1:12} Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

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He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

Revelation {20:14} And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation {21:8} But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

Hebrews {4:12} For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation {1:16} And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.

Revelation {19:21} And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

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I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

Revelation {2:9} I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan. {2:10} Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

2 Timothy {1:13} Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Revelation {3:8} I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Jude {3:8} I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Acts {22:20} And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

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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 stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

Numbers {25:1} And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. {25:2} And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. {25:3} And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

Jude {1:11} Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

Romans{9:32} Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Acts {15:29} That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

I Corinthians {7:2} Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

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So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

Revelation {2:6} But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

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Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Acts {17:30} And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: {17:31} Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men,] in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Isaiah {11:4} But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah {49:2} And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Ephesians {6:17} And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

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He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

John {6:48} I am that bread of life. {6:49} Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. {6:50} This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. {6:51} I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. {6:52} The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat? {6:53} Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. {6:54} Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. {6:55} For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. {6:56} He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. {6:57} As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. {6:58} This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

Isaiah {65:15} And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

Revelation {3:12} Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.

ICorinthians {2:14} But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them,] because they are spiritually discerned.

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And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Psalm {2:7} I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Revelation {1:14} His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire; {1:15} And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

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I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

IPeter {4:8} And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

John {15:2} Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

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Notwithstanding 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.

IKings {16:31} And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

Exodus {34:15} Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and [one] call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;

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And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Revelation {9:20} And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: {9:21} Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

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Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

Ezekiel {16:37} Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all [them] that thou hast loved, with all [them] that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness. {16:38} And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. {16:39} And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. {16:40} They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords. {16:41} And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.

Exekiel {18:30} Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. {18:31} Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? {18:32} For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn [yourselves,] and live ye.

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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 {6:8} And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Deuteronomy {21:21} And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

ISaumel {16:7} But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Acts {1:24} And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men,] shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Hebrews {4:13} Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Psalm {62:12} Also unto thee, O Lord, [belongeth] mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Isaiah {3:10} Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him:] for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. {3:11} Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him:] for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

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But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

IICorinthians {11:13} For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. {11:14} And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. {11:15} Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Acts {15:28} For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

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But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

Hebrews {10:23} Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

John {14:3} And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.

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And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

IJohn {5:5} Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

Matthew {24:13} But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

John {6:29} Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Jonn {8:31} Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; {8:32} And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Daniel {7:18} But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

Matthew {19:28} And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Psalms {149:5} Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. {149:6} [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; {149:7} To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people; {149:8} To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; {149:9} To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

Danel {7:22} Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

Luke {22:29} And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;

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And I will give him the morning star.

Luke {1:78} Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, {1:79} To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

iiPeter {1:19} We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Revelation {22:16} I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star.

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He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Revelation {2:7} He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.