The revelation of Jesus
Written through the human author John
To the servants or believers
For their obedience and endurance
The Church at Ephesus was marked by:
Patient Endurance (v. 2-3)
Protection from False Doctrine (v. 2, 6)
Abandonment of their First Love (v. 4)
Frame everything through the lens of eternity.
2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’
1:17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.