The Book of Life

Philippians 4:3 …true fellow-worker help those women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with my other fellowlaborers, whose names are in the book of life.

Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Revelation 13:8 And all who dwell upon the earth, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, shall worship the beast.

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and shall go into perdition: and they who dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into the holy city any thing that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

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The Letter to the Angel of the Church in Sardis:

Revelation 3:1-6

1] Write to the angel of the church in Sardis:

Description of Jesus:

He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars;

Says these things:

Shortcomings:

1] I know your works, that you have a name that you live, but you are dead.

Instructions:

• 2] Be watchful

• Strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God.

• 3] So remember how you have received and heard, and hold fast and repent.

Warnings:

If you will not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

Attributes:

4] You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

Rewards:

• 5] He that overcomes will be clothed in a white garment;

• I will not blot out his name out of the book of life,

• I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6] He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Questions
29. Jesus said to the church in Sardis, “I know your works, that you have a name that you _______, and are _________. (3:1)

English Standard Version (ESV) translates Revelation 3:1b as: “I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

30. In Revelation 3:3, Jesus tells the church in Sardis to remember what they have received and ___________ and to hold fast and _____________.

31. What will Jesus do if the church in Sardis fails to watch? (3:3)

32. What will happen to the few in Sardis who have not defiled their garments? (3:4)

ANSWERS

29. Alive, dead

30. Heard, repent

31. He will come on them as a thief

32. I (Jesus) will not blot his name out of the book of life, but will confess his name before my Father
and before his angels.

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Letter To the Angel of the Church in Thyatira

Revelation 2:18-29

18] Write to the angel of the church in Thyatira:

Description of Jesus:

The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass,

Says these things:

Attributes:

• 19] I know your works

• Your charity

• Your service

• Your faith

• Your patience

• Your works, and the last works will be more than the first works.

Shortcomings:

20] But I have a few things against you, because you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit immoralities and to eat things sacrificed to idols. (21) I gave her opportunity to repent of her immortality, and she did not repent.

Warning:

22] I will cast Jezebel into a bed, and I will cast them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. (23) And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who search the minds and hearts: and I will give to every one of you according to your works.

Instructions:

24] To you and to as many in Thyatira, who do not follow Jezebel’s teaching and have not known what they call “the depths of Satan,” I will not put on you any other burden (25) but that you hold fast to that which you already have until I come.

Rewards:

To him that overcomes and keeps my works until the end:

• 26] I will give power over the nations, just as I received power over the nations from my Father. (27) And he shall rule the nations with a rod of iron, and they shall be broken to slivers as the vessels of a potter.

• 28] And I will give him the morning star.

29] He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

QUESTIONS
25. For what is the church in Thyatira commended? (2:19)

26.The church in Thyatira tolerated _____________________________________. (2:20)

27. What did Jezebel do? (2:20-21)

28. What one thing is required of the faithful at Thyatira? (2:25)

ANSWERS

25. Works and charity and service and faith and patience and works; and the last to be more than the first.

26. Jezebel

27. Calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols

28. Hold fast to that which you already have until I come

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Second Death

Revelation 2:11 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches;

He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.

Revelation 20:6,14

6] Blessed and holy is he who has a part in the first resurrection: on him the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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 burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

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The Sword of Christ

The Sword that Proceeds out of the Mouth of Christ

Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his face was as the sun shines in his strength.

Revelation 2:12,16
12] And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; He who has the sharp sword with two edges says these things.

16] Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and I will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 19:15,21 
15] And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, with it he will strike the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

21] And those remaining were killed with the sword of him that sat on the horse, the sword that proceeded out of his mouth: and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Ephesians 6:17

The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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Pergamos

The Letter To the Angel of the Church in Pergamos

Revelation 2:12-17

12] To the angel of the church in Pergamos write;

Description of Jesus:

He who has the sharp sword with two edges

Says these things:

Attributes:

• 13] I know your works, and that you dwell where Satan’s seat is.

• You hold fast my name and have not denied my faith, even in those days in which Antipas, my faithful martyr, was slain among you, where Satan dwells.

Shortcomings:

14] But I have a few things against you, because:

• you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock in front of the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit immoralities.

• 15] You also have them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Warning:

16] Repent; or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17] He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches;

Reward:

To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone, and in which a new name written. No man knows this new name except him who receives the name.

QUESTIONS
20. Which church dwells where Satan’s seat is? (2:13)

21. For what does Jesus commend the church in Pergamos? ((2:13)

22. Who was the faithful martyr, who was killed in Pergamos? (2:13)

23. Pergamos had those among them who followed the doctrine of ______________ and others who held the doctrine of the _________________. (2:14-15)

24. If Pergamos does not repent, what will be the consequences? (2:16)

ANSWERS

20. The church of Pergamos

21. They hold fast his name and have not denied the faith, even when some among them are being
killed for the faith.

22. Antipas

23. Balaam, Nicolaitans

24. I will come quickly and fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

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Smyrna

The Letter To the Angel of the Church in Smyrna 

Revelation 2:8-11 

8] To the angel of the church in Smyrna write;

Description of Jesus:

The first and the last, which was dead, and is alive

Says these things:

Attributes:

• 9] I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich).

• I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Instructions:

  • Do not fear any of those things which you shall suffer.
  • The devil will cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried.
  • You shall have tribulation ten days:

Reward:

Be faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life.

11] He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches;

Reward:

He that overcomesshall not be hurt of the second death.

QUESTIONS

18. In Revelation 2:9, Jesus said, “I know your _________, and __________ and _________, (but you are ________ ).”

19. If faithful unto death, the church in Smyrna will receive what? (2:10)

ANSWERS

18. Works, tribulation, poverty, rich

19. A crown of life

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