Revelation 1-3 7

This post is Day 7 in a series of studies about “Revelation 1-3”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Revelation 1-3 – Day 7

Revelation 2:1-3

To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
These are the words of Him who holds the seven stars in His right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

The Thought

The first letter dictated by God to John was to be received by the church in Ephesus where the Apostle Paul had done so much good work. These verses are an encouraging beginning to John’s writings. They are also an encouragement to all of us to remember that God sees EVERYTHING.

One of the compliments the Ephesian community received was that they were persistent in their good works. That is a good quality that thankfully many churches have today. Many have small teams who serve the poor or the unfortunate.

Many of us can think of individuals who have done amazing things in the world. Most have heard of Mother Teresa who helped more poor than most of us see in a lifetime. We can think of missionaries who went to far away places to share their faith. Each country has their heroes of faith.


As you go through your day today, praise God for those people who have done great things for Him, spreading His love around the globe.

Remind yourself from time to time that God sees everything. Will that change anything for you? For your Christian group?

Read Ephesians 1 where Paul laid out for the believers how Christians should live their daily lives. As you read, ask Jesus if there is anything you need to work on personally.

Without criticising, can you see where your church needs to improve? What can you do to help and to encourage the leaders?

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