The seven churches are represented by seven candlesticks. The churches represent only those who believe in Jesus Christ; the bride of Christ are those who retain the Holy Spirit. The light of the seven candlesticks would reach all those prospective members according to their intrinsic alignments to the respective churches. The message to the seven churches are for the state of the last days for those respective churches. The seven churches were in Asia Minor in the days of Revelation. Where are those churches today:
1. Ephesus -- those in North America, and the reaches of the candlestick.
"Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus..." (Rev. 2:1a).
Seeming characteristic: -- hates the overbearing Church of England; is seperated from Rome.
2. Smyrna -- those of Eastern Orthodox, and the reaches of the candlestick.
"And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna..."(Rev. 2:8a).
Seeming characteristic: -- they are believers even in poverty; have rejected satanic Judaism.
3. Pergamum -- those of Great Britain and it's flag, and the reaches of the candlestick.
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamos..." (Rev. 2:12a).
Seeming characteristic: -- exemplified by Satan; has the "doctrine of Balaam".
4. Thyatira -- those of catholic Europe, and the reaches of the candlestick.
"And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira..." (Rev. 2:18a).
Seeming characteristic: -- suffers from a false "prophetess".
5. Sardis -- those of the Latin Americas, and the reaches of the candlestick.
"And unto the angel of the church in Sardis.." (Rev. 3:1a).
Seeming characteristic: -- watchout.
6. Philadelphia -- Converted Jews, and the 144,000 of the twelve tribes of Israel.
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia..." (Rev. 3:7a).
Seeming characteristic: -- hated by the satanic zionists.
7. Laodicea -- those of Western Culture, and the reaches of the candlestick.
"And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans..." (Rev. 3:14a).
Seeming characteristic: -- contented with worldly things.
The seven churches are representing the believers in Jesus Christ, and of today from Macedonia, and onward, the seven candlesticks shine from the West onward to the whole world. Showing the strategy of the Holy Spirit -- the following:
"Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, after they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them." (Acts 16:6-10). Not to the east in Asia, but to the west in Macedonia.
The mistranslated verse of Isaiah 66:19 -- the true translation only appears in very few versions of the Bible. This site uses only the King James Version which this verse is also wrong. The New American Standard Bible does translate this verse correct. Although the mistranslation may appear to be a mute point, it is not muted. As in the Sons of Noah section in this website, the intepretation goes as follows:
Tarshish -- the Celtic tribes of United Kingdom.
Put -- black African tribes.
Lud -- area east of Himalayas.
Meshech -- area above the Black Sea.
Tubal -- always with Meshech.
Javan -- area of Macedonia; Greece.
"I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to
the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the
distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory.
And they will declare My glory among the nations." (Isaiah 66:19).
This verse encompasses the whole world after the end--
-----of the age.