Declaring the End from the Beginning

3rd Chapter

3. Revelation 2 y 3. [Messages to the Congregations] 

At the time the Revelation was written, there were more than 7 kehilot in Asia, however, these were chosen because of the meanings of their names, as well as their number, which represents “Completeness”, to symbolize all the different types of denominations and doctrines around the world, specifically in these last days in which the “Apocalypse” will be fulfilled.

There are three ways to interpret the letters to the Congregations:

Literal

A description of the Congregations that existed at the time

Historic

A prophecy of the "Christian" era that will conclude at Messiah’s coming

Prophetic

A revelation of the doctrines of each of today’s denominations

 

Ephesus

Smyrna

Pergamos

Thyatira

Sardis

Philadelphia

Laodicea