God endows angels with reason, sense, and will. They see God’s face and do His will. Most importantly, because they are spiritual beings, angels are immortal. The purpose of the creation of angels is to glorify God and to fulfill His will. Some people also believe they are also mediators between God and man. In this article, you will find information about the angels from the seven churches and who they are.
From this perspective about us, their ministry is to make God’s will known to us. This is why the Church teaches us to pray: “Strengthen us with your holy angels from the seven churches, that through their intercession. And to the knowledge of your inappropriate glory”.
The Church teaches from the words of our Saviour Jesus Christ that every man has his guardian angel. In Matthew 8 it is written that we should not despite none of the little, and for. For their angels always see the face of the Lord.
The seven churches in Revelation and their name
In the Bible, it is written about the seven churches and the angels within them. The seven cities to which John of Patmos wrote his well-known epistles were in western Asia Minor. Two of them, Ephesus and Smyrna, were large port cities. Three, Thyatira, Philadelphia, and Laodicea where they enjoyed great prosperity and economic importance. Sardis and Pergamum, former capitals of powerful kingdoms, were still important political centers in John’s time.
Church of Ephesus today
This city had priority in many other ways as well. During the Roman Empire, along with Alexandria in Egypt and Antioch in Syria. Ephesus had the honor of being one ofEast’s the largest and most important c East. You can reach this destination by train or by road. It was the first to receive a letter from John while he was exiled on the island of Patmos.
Unlike other famous ancient cities in western Asia Minor, Ephesus now lies in ruins, abandoned. Nearby there is only a Turkish village, barely living out its days, with the name Aya Soluk. A distortion of the name Hagios Theologos, ‘the theologian saint’. A title was first given to John and then transferred to the city. Today its official name is Seljuk.
Smyrna church today
Smyrna, which today is called Izmir, is one of the most beautifully situated cities in Asia Minor. It lies at the end of a bay that extends 30 miles inland. And has a shoreline well protected from the surrounding mountains. The fact that it is a port city, with access to ocean-going ships, yet located in the heart of the region. Has given Smyrna an advantage over other cities in western Asia Minor. And made it one of the most important commercial centers of the region.
To this can be added the fact that the city is situated in the fertile valley of the Meles River. Moreover enjoys access to the interior of the country and important cities such as Pergamum, Sardis, and Ephesus.
About 100 miles north of Ephesus is Laodicea, the last of the seven cities to whose churches John addressed the epistles of Revelation. It was situated in the valley of the Lycus Dam, which flows thr are 8000 to 9000 feet mountains high. The Lycus River in Phrygia, a tributary of the Maeander, is not to be confused with the Lycus on which Thyatira, a tributary of the Hermus.
The Christian Church in Laodicea was founded in the early apostolic period is attested by the apostle, and who. Who wrote an epistle to it, which seems to have been lost. It seems that the Church grew rapidly so that in the second century Laodicea bea the bishop’s residenceishop. One of its bishops, Sagaris, died there as a martyr.
Philadelphia Church of God
A southern tributary of the Hermus. Behind the town are volcanic rocks, which formed in the past. Although there are no written reports of volcanic activity. Like other volcanic regions, the soil around Philadelphia is as fertile as can be. So the surrounding area is home to some of Asia Minor’s finest vineyards. Philadelphia is also the youngest Church of the seven churches from Revelation.
Thyatira Church in Revelation
Thyatira was an ancient Lydian city, located on the Lycus River, a tributary of the Hermus, in northern Lydia, but so close to the border of Mysia that even ancient people often mistakenly called it a Mysian city.
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Since then Thyatira has remained one of the smallest Greek cities in western Asia Minor. Although it became the commercial center of the Lycus valley, it was never a metropolis, like Ephesus, Smyrna, or Pergamum.
As the city seems to have enjoyed a fairly quiet and peaceful life for most of its existence, its history is rather unremarkable compared to that of other cities such as Smyrna or Ephesus.
Where is the Church of Pergamum located today?
Pergamum is situated in a wide valley three miles north of the Caicus River and about 15 miles from the sea, was another famous city of Asia Minor. The palace, temples, theatres, gymnasiums, and other public buildings of ancient Pergamum were built on the tops and crests of a high hill. The inhabited part of the citadel lies at the foot of the hill, in the same part of the plain as the modern town of Bergama, with a population of about 20,000.
Where is the Church of Sardis located today?
About 50 miles northeast of Izmir and 3 miles south of the Hermus River is Sardis, the capital of the Kingdom of Lydia. The city’s acropolis was built on a spur of the northern slopes of Mount Timolus and the Pactolus River. A tributary of Hermus forms a defensive ditch on two sides of the mountain.
The Angels of the seven churches
The word “angel” comes from the Greek (angels) and means God’s herald or His messenger. Defines his min, state, power, and role about God and man. Firstly, it means that angels from churches are God’s servants and depend on Him, obeying Him there in heaven, where they contemplate Him always in all the majesty of His glory and praise Him unceasingly, as revealed to us by Isaiah in his vision:
Secondly, it is a theory where Branham claims that John wrote those letters to the angels, to the seven “church ages”. That is to say, those churches that Revelation speaks of are in fact “ages”. We do not know who the angels of the seven churches from the Revelation are because we don’t find their names directly written in the Book. But in the Bible, it is written that THE SEVEN STARS ARE THOSE ANGELS. However, he had his theories. Branham claims that those angels in Revelation are actually :
- Paul – the angel of the Church of Ephesus
According to the Bible, each angel is directly responsible for his Church! In Branham’s case of his “age”. So the Apostle Paul receives a letter from John telling him to come back to first love and to stand up again for what is right.
- Irineus – the angel of the Church of Smyrna
Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp, who in turn was a disciple of John. The most crucial Book written by Irenaeus is Adversus Haereses or Against Heresies.
W. M. Branham – angel of the Church of Laodicea
W.M.Branham rejected all religious denominations as demonic. His doctrines were such as The doctrine of the Trinity is satanic in origin.
He also believed that The 1,000 year Kingdom began in 1977. At the same time, others who reject it, and remain further in religious denominations will have to go through the great tribulation.
- John Wesley – angel of the Church of Philadelphia
John Wesley was an Anglican pastor and Christian theologian who was an early leader of the Methodist movement. At this time, he is a Trinitarian.
- Columba – angel of the Church of Thyatira
Columba became a monk and quickly rose through the church hierarchy to the rank of priest.
- Martin – angel of the Church of Pergamum
He was, from 371, the third Bishop of Tours, one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church. Also venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church. He was a Trinitarian.
- Martin Luther – angel of the Church of Sardis
In 1517, Luther enunciated his first thoughts. Martin Luther was the first Protestant reformer whose reforms led to the birth of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church.
In conclusion, many cults and religious groups, teach by their interpretation of the Bible, by erroneous thinking, that the seven assemblies or churches to which the apostle John writes letters, which are recorded in Revelation would be 7 eras of Christianity, from the first century until the return of the Lord.
Unfortunately, this interpretation is supported by several religious g, and such Such as Adventists, the Branham movement, the Plymouth Brethren, and also some neo-Protestants. We should be careful and watch out so no one deceives us.
Take care of your soul and have a great day!