Unraveling the Seven Churches in Prophecy

 

Rav Yeshua Ed

 Rav Yeshua Ed

 

The New Testament writings are connected to all the books written in the Old Testament or Tanach. The book of Isaiah prophesies of many things that have taken place in New Testament times all the way to the closing of the wicked world of mankind. The unbelieving Jewish people have missed a lot for not believing in the prophecies written in the Book of Revelation for it tells what will occur in this present end of times.

We are now at the prophesied end of the world—the 3-and-½-year Great Tribulation.

The inhabitants on earth are now suffering in the Great Tribulation period as prophesied in our Holy Bible. There is no rapture that would take place anymore and no Christian Church shall be delivered from the Great Tribulation as many false prophets are declaring them for decades now.

At this time, I perceived that Rabbi Yeshua would like to impart the true knowledge of God regarding the prophesied seven Churches in Revelation 2 and 3. Many false teachers and false prophets have been saying that Revelation 2 and 3 tell us the characteristics and attributes of the believers in Jesus Christ. They have no idea that the true believers in Rabbi Yeshua (Jesus Christ is a false name) have been deceived by the wicked leaders of their religious organizations. Foremost of them is the prophesied false prophet in Revelation 13 that is popularly known as Roman Pontiff or Roman Pope, leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, KJV).

 

 

Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church is the prophesied 'Man of Sin'.

 

 

Pope Francis is the prophesied last Pope of the Roman Catholic Church as prophesied by St. Malachy. St. Malachy was a member of the Roman Catholic Church that had seen a vision of a 'long list of illustrious pontiffs' that will rule the Church until the European Union organization would burn down the Vatican City as it is written in Revelation 17:16.

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 17:15-18, KJV).

The ‘man of sin’ in 2 Thessalonians prophesies also of the succession of Roman Popes from the beginning of the Roman Catholic Church until its end and destruction at the hands of the European Union countries. For your information, the name of the Beast that carries the number 666 is Roman. If you are a member of the Roman Catholic Church, you have the number 666 in your spirit and body. All Roman Catholics are under judgment now for it is prophesied that the Roman Catholic Church and its adherents are under judgment or punishment now, starting on the year 2019.

After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was made bright with his splendor. And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt of every foul spirit, a haunt of every foul and hateful bird; for all nations have drunk the wine of her impure passion, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich with the wealth of her wantonness.

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed” (Revelation 18:1-6, RSV).

Verse 6 is saying that ‘divine retribution’ a.k.a. ‘karma’ is pouring now, like cats and dogs, on the Roman Catholics and perhaps upon the Christian people as well. Christianity is a false religion created by the Roman Catholic Church, which maybe the reason why God will also punish the Christian people unless they repent in time.

The Lord our God loves repentance for He loves all of His creation.

Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven … “ (Revelation 18:4).

Are the members of the seven churches in prophecy part of God’s people?

Are the members of the Roman Catholic Church today also the people of God?

Revelation 18: 4 calls the many members of the Roman Catholic Church as ‘my people’ as you can read in the preceding verses. The prophesied ‘man of sin’ has deceived the members of the Roman Catholic Church to reject the Torah of Moses that made all the Roman Catholics sinners and wicked people in the eyes of God. All the Roman Popes, black or white, dead or alive, have deceived all the Christian people on earth in believing that Rabbi Yeshua (Jesus Christ) has nailed in the cross the Law of Moses. That is the reason why the Roman Pontiff is the prophesied ‘man of sin.

He made all the people on earth to sin in the eyes of God.

Below are the members of the remnants of the Seven Churches in existence today that should repent from their sins, especially their rejection of the 614-plus commandments of God written in the Law or Torah of Moses. In the coming days ahead, we are going to interpret the prophetic seven letters of Rabbi Yeshua to the prophesied seven churches written in Revelation 2 and 3, so many will know the truth.

 

The Remnant Church in Ephesus

 

Paul (Shaul) of Tarsus

 

The seven letters of Rabbi Yeshua (Jesus Christ) to the seven Churches in Revelation 2 and 3 are written for the remnant-churches of the seven generations of the believers in the Promised Messiah of Israel. There are seven generations of  believers beginning in the Ephesus era until the end of the era of the Laodiceans. The seven letters help us identify the Gentile Churches that had done the commission of Rabbi Yeshua and the work of God since the beginning.

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4, RSV).

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the day known in Hebrew as Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks has started the first generation of the seven churches known as Ephesus. The Ephesus era ended when John the last Apostle of Rabbi Yeshua died probably of old age. There was a rumor that John would not die but Yochanan or John did not acknowledge in his gospel book that he was really not going to die.

Let me show you how the letter of Rabbi Yeshua to the Church in Ephesus is written, "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,’ These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place--unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God" ' (Revelation 2:1-7, NKJV).

In the book of Revelation, Rabbi Yeshua, the son of Yosef and Miryam had written seven letters that were coded. The seven letters cannot be easily understood by the readers of the Holy Bible for they are coded. But I am going to unravel thetruth concerning the seven letters so the people that truly worship and love Rabbi Yeshua would be set free in this end of time known as the Great Tribulation.

 

The Remnant Church in Smyrna

 

When the Ephesus era had ended, the era of Smyrna quickly commenced with the leadership of Polycarp the Bishop of Smyrna. The same thing goes on, over and over again, until the era of the Laodiceans completely ended in 2003 with the death of the wicked son of Herbert W. Armstrong.

The succeeding eras Philadelphia and Laodiceans are somehow similar to the succeeding eras of Ephesus and Smyrna for their church leaders were part of both eras in succession. Polycarp of Smyrna was a disciple of John the last Apostle while all of the ministers of the church of the Laodiceans are part of the Worldwide Church of God, the church that performed the work of God during the Philadelphia era. In the same way that the splintered Churches from the Worldwide Church of God began the era of the Laodiceans, the Church in Smyrna began their work when the Ephesus era ended.

Apparently, there is no existing remnant today for the Church in Ephesus unless we consider the Roman Catholic Church as one of the remnants of the ‘seven churches.’ But what the hell of a remnant is the Roman Catholic Church for the Church in Ephesus even if Catholic documents show the Romans also refer to themselves as a Church of God.

Why does God want some of His (my) people to leave the Roman Catholic Church as mentioned in the prophetic verses quoted earlier?

Do you know that one of the punishment that God had given to the lost ten tribes of Israel is for them to become part of the Roman Catholic Church?

“And the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other; and there you shall serve other gods, of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known” (Deuteronomy 28:64, RSV).

The members of the Roman Catholic Church are deeply immersed in the sin of idolatry. They worship idols made of wood and stone. They even worship the dead or the saints of the Catholic Church. As stated in earlier verses, “her sins are heaped high as heaven” (Revelation 18:4).

We cannot disregard the possibility that the Roman Catholic Church is also a remnant-church, even if it is obviously a bad and truly wicked remnant Church of God. They can only be a remnant-church from the Ephesus era. The Romans (666) cannot be part of the remnant-church of Smyrna for the Evangelical Christians (USA) have clearly brushed and encountered the ‘synagogue of satan’ of Revelation 2 as they continue with their evangelical works in the land of Israel.

 

The Remnant Church in Pergamum

 

After the Smyrna remnant-church, the Pergamum (Pergamos) era gave us the Protestant Churches in the USA as their remnant to whom the letter of Jesus Christ had been addressed (Revelation 2:12-17). The English version of the Holy Bible that brought down from the zenith of power the Roman Catholic Church was created by a member of the Waldenses group whose name is William Tyndale. Ironically, it was the Roman Catholic Church that accidentally created the Holy Bible.

Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth” (Revelation 2:16, RSV).

The coded words 'sword of my mouth' prophetically denotes the Holy Bible.The Holy Bible came into being in the era of Pergamum and through the Holy Bible the believers in Europe had brought down the Roman Catholic Church from power.

During the Pergamum era, the members of the Church of God that did Maaseh Adonai (work of God) were greatly interested in the written word of God. Peter Waldo had the Holy Writings translated into the local tongues so the true teachings of God can be understood by the people in France. Many European countries followed suit and through the Holy Bible, the Roman Catholic Church lost its power over the countries in Europe.

In the coming years ahead, maybe next year, the European countries will follow biblical prophecies by burning the Vatican City thereby completely wiping off from the face of the earth the Vatican City and the Roman Catholic Church.

And he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled” (Revelation 17:15-17, RSV).

The prophetic term ‘harlot’ refers to the Roman Catholic Church organization located in Europe, in the Vatican City. The European Union has a core group composed of ten countries that is known as the Western European Union. It is the Western European Union countries that control and run the entire European Union organization. The coded word ‘beast’ can denote the organization today we know as the European Union and its supreme leader and commander like European Commission president – Jean-Claude Juncker.

You must understand that the prophecy written in Revelation 13 is retroactive and ex post facto. No beast leader shall rise in Europe anymore for we are already in countdown for the second coming of the Promised Messiah of Israel. There are just so many false prophets around that receive their own personal revelations by reading the writings and books of many old and aged false prophets and false teachers. The truth is there is no rapture that would happen upon the Christian people in this end of time for Christianity is merely a false religion perpetrated by the Roman Catholic Church upon the believers in Jesus Christ.

 

The Remnant of the Church in Thyatira

 

The work of God during the Thyatira era was done by two churches and they also have their remnant churches in existence today. The first Church of God in Thyatira had its beginning in Bell Lane, England through Stephen Mumford. In 1644, Stephen Mumford and his family moved to New Port, Rhode Island. He later on started a Sabbath-keeping Church with five members from the First Baptist Church in 1671. When the work of Stephen Mumford had ended, the first remnant-church had became known as the Seventh Day Baptist.

Following the work of Stephen Mumford, the second and latter work of the Church in Thyatira era had its beginning through William Miller. Miller had started an Advent Movement that preached of the second coming of Jesus Christ in the year 1843 to 1844.  When the second coming of Miller did not occur, his group known as Millerites scattered and the Thyatira ended expectedly.

The second remnant-church of the Church in Thyatira has the name of Seventh-Day Adventist and led by Ellen G. White that consider herself as a prophetess of God. She is the prophesied ‘woman Jez'ebel, who calls herself a prophetess’ (Revelation 3:20) in the letter of Jesus Christ to the Church in Thyatira. Most of the content of the letter to Thyatira has been addressed to the remnant-church named Seventh-Day Adventist.

 

The Remnant Church in Sardis

 

The baton of the work of God in Thyatira era was passed to Gilbert Cranwell before the formation of the remnant church in Thyatira known as the Seventh Day Adventist of Ellen G. White in 1863. In 1858, a group led by Cranmer separated from the Adventist Movement or the Millerites to form a Sabbath-keeping Church whose influence reached Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. It was in Stanberry, Missouri that Herbert W. Armstrong came to learn the keeping of the Sabbath Day in 1927 and became associated with the Church of God in Sardis era.

When Herbert W. Armstrong officially left the Church of God that is doing the work in Sardis era, the era ended abruptly in 1933. In 1949, the remnant church in Sardis era as prophesied became officially known as the Church of God-Seventh Day.

 

The Church of God in Philadelphia era

 

Herbert W. Armstrong

 

In July of 1933, Herbert W. Armstrong had started the work of God in the era of Philadelphia. At first the Church of God that performed the work of God in Philadelphia used the name Radio Church of God when it was incorporated on October 21, 1933. Later on when the work had grown, it was renamed the Worldwide Church of God in June 1, 1968.

Herbert W. Armstrong passed away on January 16, 1986, that paved the way to the repetition of history that had taken place in the first work of the Thyatira era. A wicked person in the name of Joseph Tkach Sr. had taken the helm of the Worldwide Church of God and led it to the road of perdition.

The end of the Philadelphia era had come in 1995, when many Worldwide Church of God ministers left to form a new church organization known as the United Church of God, An International Association. A church splits often marked the end of church eras in the history of the Church. It happened at the General Conference of Elders on May of 1995 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

The Remnant Church of the Laodiceans

 

The era of the Laodiceans in history of the seven churches had its official beginning in 1995. The term ‘laodiceans’ (plural) refers to the Church ministers and members of the Worldwide Church of God under the leadership of Herbert W. Armstrong. They left the Worldwide Church of God when it went into apostasy because of the doctrinal changes introduced by Pastor General Joseph Tkach Sr. They have formed many church organizations that are leading many people into the road of perdition. The number of splinter-church organization is now more than 400 groups and they can no longer be counted since we have lost track of many of the new splinter-churches of God.

The end of the era of the Laodiceans happened in 2003 when the son of Herbert W. Armstong died. His name was Garner Ted Armstrong and his group is the first church of the Laodiceans that had splintered from the Worldwide Church of God.

The remnant churches of the Laodiceans era are many and continue growing as religious groups and members are leaving from established off-shoot churches.

In 2003, the prophesied Church known as the New Jerusalem officially came into existence. At present time the New Jerusalem Church-Philadelphia Church of God and Jesus Christ no longer exists as a Church group that splintered from the Worldwide Church of God. It can be considered as a splinter-church from the Worldwide Church of God except for the fact that it is no longer part of the false religion known as Christianity.

The New Jerusalem blah-blah-blah has now become Kahal Yerushalayim Hachadasha, which is now the true remnant of the Church in Philadelphia era. It is no longer part of the Christian Churches for the Lord Our God has revealed to its leader that Christianity is a false and evil religion started by the first Pope of Rome named Simon Magus. Only the people on earth that would keep the Torah of Moses faithfully and better than the Jewish Rabbis can join Kahal Yerushalayim Hachadasha.

 

 

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