The Message to the Churches
it pictures Christ moving in his church, the seven golden lamp stands are the seven churches, says in verse 20. So you have a picture of Christ, in all his glory, moving in his church. You see him empowering his church. You see interceding for his church as a high priest. That’s what the robe and the girdle mean. You see him purifying his church with his flaming vision and varnished bronze feet. You seem him commanding his church with his voice. You see him reflecting his glory through his church like the sun shining in it. Here is Christ moving in all his glory in the church. He is the center. He is everything in the church.
I. She had a special beginning.
II. She had all the workings of a great church.
1. They were a hard-working church.
to strike. Beating, wailing, grief with beating the breast, equal to
to persevere, remain under. A bearing up under, patience, endurance as to things or circumstances