Series 1 The Church at Ephesus

This is the first installment to the Seven Golden Candlestick Series The Church of Ephesus

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Series 1 The Church at Ephesus

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This is the first installment to the Seven Golden Candlestick Series The Church of Ephesus
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  1. Slide 1

    • Revival
    • Presented by
    • Pastor Ricky Ricardo Morris
  2. The Letters to theSeven Golden Candlesticks

    Slide 2 - The Letters to theSeven Golden Candlesticks

    • Ephesus-Smyrna-Pergamos-Thyatira-Sardis-Philadelphia-Laodicea
    • By Ricky Ricardo Morris
  3. The Prophecy of the Churches

    Slide 3 - The Prophecy of the Churches

    • How do these churches fit into a prophetic book? John is writing to the ministers of those churches with instructions.
  4. The Prophecy of the Churches -continued

    Slide 4 - The Prophecy of the Churches -continued

    • In Revelation 2--3, while the Apostle John was exiled on the isle of Patmos, he wrote seven different letters to seven different churches in Asia Minor to inform them about what God expected. As we study those churches, we will be considering what God expects His church to be.
  5. The Prophecy of the Churches - continued

    Slide 5 - The Prophecy of the Churches - continued

    • The seven churches are prophetic & historical, but they have tremendous importance for the Church of God today because they reveal the conditions the church faced. They represent all types of congregations and Christians.
  6. What’s so significant about this?

    Slide 6 - What’s so significant about this?

    • In AD 33 Was not Christ crucified and the church received the baptism of the Holy Ghost?
    • In History did not the great persecution to commit genocide against the Christian Church start about AD 270 and it was also noted in the annals of history that there was a period which the church was persecuted for 10 years straight, which coincide with the prophecy of Jesus that they would have persecution for 10 days, ( a day symbolizing a year).
    • At the end of this persecution did not Emperor Constantine outlaw all persecution against the Christians and declared Christianity the state religion in AD 313.
  7. The Prophecy of the Churches - continued

    Slide 7 - The Prophecy of the Churches - continued

    • With that said I do believe that there are seven important periods in history where seven important events has taken place that coincide with prophecy that support the truth of Revelation.
  8. The Historic – Church View

    Slide 8 - The Historic – Church View

    • Period
    • Dates
    • Church Age
    • Historical Environment
    • Key Figures
    • 1st
    • A.D. 33
    • The Morning Time Age
    • The Birth of the Church
    • Jesus Christ and the Apostles
    • 2nd
    • A.D.270
    • The Age of Obscurity
    • The Great Persecution
    • Emperor Constantine
    • 3rd
    • A.D. 530
    • The Dark Ages
    • The Rise of the Anti-Christ
    • (The Papacy)
    • Pope Gregory - The first pope
    • 4th
    • A.D. 1530
    • The Age of Reform
    • The Rise of Protestantism
    • Martin Luther
    • 5th
    • A.D. 1730
    • The Age of Revival
    • The Great Awakening
    • John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards
    • 6th
    • A.D. 1880
    • The Age of Restoration
    • The Evening Light Church
    • Stone, Campbell, and Warner
    • 7th
    • A.D. 1930
    • The Age of the Harvest
    • The Time of the Gathering
    • The Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet
  9. The Historic – Church View

    Slide 9 - The Historic – Church View

    • This mystery was not revealed in past ages, denoting historic time frames of the past ages, that is under the Patriarch ages or the Mosaic ages of the law. When the prophets came glimpse of what was to come to past began to show through other Prophets such as Daniel.
  10. This chart of events are referencing the prophetic view of the seven churches as ages.

    Slide 10 - This chart of events are referencing the prophetic view of the seven churches as ages.

    • Candlesticks
    • Dates
    • Church Age
    • Historical Environment
    • Key Figures
    • 1st Candlestick - Ephesus
    • A.D. 70
    • The Morning Time
    • The Falling Away
    • The Apostle Paul
    • 2nd Candlestick - Smyrna
    • A.D. 270 - 530
    • The Age of Obscurity
    • The time of Persecution
    • Emperor Constantine
    • 3rd Candlestick - Pergamos
    • A.D. 530 - 1530
    • The Dark Ages
    • Satan's Seat
    • Pope Gregory - The First Pope
    • 4th Candlestick - Thyatira
    • A.D. 1530 - 1730
    • The Age of Reform
    • The spirit of Jezebel
    • Martin Luther
    • 5th Candlestick - Sardis
    • A.D. 1700 - 1880
    • The Age of Revival
    • The Dead Church
    • John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards
    • 6th Candlestick - Philadelphia
    • A.D. 1880 - 1930
    • The Age of Restoration
    • The Open Door
    • Stone, Campbell, and Warner
    • 7th Candlestick - Laodicea
    • A.D. 1930
    • The Age of Harvest
    • Lukewarmness
    • The Sounding of the Seven Trumpets
  11. Q&A

    Slide 11 - Q&A

    • Are these Seven Churches prophetic in nature?
    • Are There Seven Church Ages?
    • What are the four views of prophetic interpretation of these churches?
    • What is the "Historic Church View"?
    • When Christ speaks to those churches, is he speaking to all the churches in the period of prophetic time?
    • Are these churches also characteristic of particular types of Christians?
    • Explain the events from the chart of events in your own view concerning these time periods?
    • What are so significant about these time period?
  12. The Church at Ephesus

    Slide 12 - The Church at Ephesus

  13. Letters to God’s People

    Slide 13 - Letters to God’s People

  14. Ephesus Today

    Slide 14 - Ephesus Today

  15. The Church at Ephesus – AD 33Prophecy: Revelation 2:1-7

    Slide 15 - The Church at Ephesus – AD 33Prophecy: Revelation 2:1-7

    • The City of Ephesus was a thriving city of much wealth and prosperity.  It was also overrun with idolatry and contained many temples of Paganistic worship.  Near the head of the bay stood the temple of the great goddess Diana,  This temple was a magnificent structure measuring 425 feet long, 220 feet wide, and boasted over 200 marble columns 60 feet high.  It was the pride of all Asia.
  16. Ephesus – You got mail

    Slide 16 - Ephesus – You got mail

    • Revelation 2:1-7
    • 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;
    • 2 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:
    • 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
    • 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
    • 5 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.
    • 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
    • 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.
  17. The Report Card

    Slide 17 - The Report Card

    • I know thy works, and
    • ·         Thy labour, and
    • ·         Thy patience, and
    • ·         How thou canst not bear them which are evil
    • ·         Tried False Apostles, and
    • ·         Hast borne, and
    • ·         Hast patience, and for my name sake hast laboured, and has not fainted.
  18. Ephesus - Era of Apostles

    Slide 18 - Ephesus - Era of Apostles

    • Why was the church of Ephesus rebuked?
    • Rev. 2:4.
    • Answer: They had left their first love.
  19. The Teachings of the Nicolatian

    Slide 19 - The Teachings of the Nicolatian

  20. Words of Encouragement

    Slide 20 - Words of Encouragement

    • 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.
  21. Q&A

    Slide 21 - Q&A

    • What does Christ know about you?
    • What does it mean to lose your first love?
    • What does it mean to have your candlestick removed?
    • What are the deeds of the Nicolatians?
    • What does it mean to eat of the tree of life?
  22. Upon This Rock MinistryBookstore

    Slide 22 - Upon This Rock MinistryBookstore

  23. Upon This Rock MinistryAuthor: Brother Ricky Ricardo MorrisEmail Address:  rickymorris@uponthisrockministry.org

    Slide 24 - Upon This Rock MinistryAuthor: Brother Ricky Ricardo MorrisEmail Address: rickymorris@uponthisrockministry.org

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