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The seven churches are the primary focus of the first three chapters of Revelation. It is based on the number seven. And the seven stars are the angels of the churches. And He had In His right hand.—"This One whom we thus know, thus recognize, as the Instructor and Caretaker of the candlesticks, we are also to recognize as having In His right hand—In His favor as well as His power— seven stars, the angels, the messengers, of the seven Churches. Notice the interchange between the seven Spirits, the seven lampstands and the seven stars. In Johns’ vision, he saw seven golden lampstands and says that “among the lampstands was someone like a son of man.” Revelation 1:10-12 "And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. If taken in this context, the seven stars could represent a sort of “guardian angel” watching over the church, its leaders, and its members. Revelation 4:5b. revelation 1:20-2:2 - the lampstands and the seven stars By Archimandrite Athanasios Mitilinaios Accordingly here in the book of Revelation (Apocalypse) He says the seven stars are the bishops of the seven churches (the word Angel in this context is the bishop.) Jesus holds seven stars and He is standing among seven lampstands. People often say that seven is the number of perfection. When John turned around he sees someone “like the son of man” standing among seven lampstands. This is the mystery of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. The stars are the messengers; this means that the messengers should shine as the stars. The seven lampstands represent the seven churches the John wrote letters to in Revelation. In verse 15 we also have seven stars in the right hand of the Lord. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” Rev 1:20 The Book of Revelation is a base seven book. Each congregation is (significantly) represented by a lampstand and this is a source of light - compare Matt 5:14-16. 20 As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies, and the seven lampstands are the seven assemblies. The lampstands are the seven churches of Asia Minor. Revelation 2:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Revelation 2:1, NIV: "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands." 1:20). (Revelation 1:12). These are the seven Spirits of God. Re 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars. That is to say, verse 20 interprets itself. 3 John beheld the glorified Jesus Christ, who “holds the seven stars in his right hand” and who “walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands,” or congregations. Holder of the Seven Stars in right hand, walks among the Lampstands Intense Labor, Patience, Unbearing of Evil Abandoned original love, return to original. He speaks to them and they (and we) had better listen. John's vision of the Son of Man is a vision described in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 1:9–Revelation 1:20) in which the author, identified as John, sees a person he describes as one "like the Son of Man" ().The Son of Man is portrayed in this vision as having a robe with a golden sash, white hair, eyes like blazing fire, feet like bronze and a voice like rushing waters. In order to shine, they must be full of the intensified Spirit, the seven Spirits. Revelation 1:20 states that “The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.” The comparison of a teacher to a star is scriptural. These lampstands are the seven churches John addressed the letter to (1:20). Christ has the seven stars, and He has the seven Spirits as the supply to the stars so that the stars can shine. I believe the seven stars represent the pastors or preachers of those seven churches. The lampstands are the churches to which this letter was sent (and which represent the church in every age). The Spirit has given us verse 20 of chapter 1 as the lens through which we must understand chapters 2-3. The above verse is introduces us to a symbol the Lord used in a vision given to the aged apostle John. THE SEVEN STARS AND THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS. Thankfully, verse 20 is epexegetical. (Rev.1:20). We are told what these symbols mean. They are a testimony to the light of the gospel. Seven stars are in his hand And he walks among seven lampstands Holds a book with seven seals At his throne where the angels kneal Seven stars Light seven lamps Revelation 1:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Revelation 1:20, NIV: "The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches." The symbolism of Revelation often is difficult to decipher, but not here. Seven Golden Lampstands . The two thousand years of church history is divided into seven church ages. The Lord himself at once explains what the seven stars and seven candlesticks symbolize. These lampstands do not produce their own light, but they receive their light from the glory of God. In Revelation 1:20, it says: "The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks" or lampstands. Read full chapter Actually it is the number of completion. And this is plainly declared by him that had them in his Hand, v. 20. of this Chapter. The seven golden lampstands surrounding Jesus. [Rev] 1:16. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands." 1:20). Jesus stands among the churches, protecting and evaluating them. The seven candlesticks represent the churches, or organizations appointed to "let their light shine" (Mt 5:16) and become "the light of the world" (Re 5:14). His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. As for the sacred secret of the seven stars that you saw upon my right hand, and [of] the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars mean [the] angels of the seven congregations, and the seven lampstands mean seven congregations (Revelation 1:20). Four is the middle of seven. The Subject of our first Inquiry is, The Mystery of the Seven Stars: What we are to understand thereby. "The secret of the seven stars you have seen in my right hand, and of the seven golden lampstands is this: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches themselves." These churches are located in Asia, modern Turkey, some believe they represent seven church ages, while others argue they represent seven … From the above prophetic verses, we can read that there are “seven stars” or seven angels that represent God’s seven spirits sent forth by God to bring forth the light unto seven Gentile churches. … According to Rev 1:20 the seven stars are the seven messengers to the seven congregations; while the seven lampstands represent the seven congregations themselves. “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: I know…” The Book of Revelation is an eye-opening look at how Jesus has spoken and speaks to the Church in the continum of the present and of our modern day. Jesus himself explains the meaning: “the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches” (Rev. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches” (Revelation 1:9-20). 5 John has seen Jesus in the midst of seven golden lampstands with seven stars in his right hand. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. The lampstands represent the seven churches. The first issue is that of the seven golden lampstands. They are represented by seven golden lampstands, and the seven angels – or messengers – of the churches, represented by seven stars in the right hand of Jesus. We cannot understand the seven letters to the seven churches unless we understand "the mystery of the seven stars and the seven golden lampstands." Then it says those seven stars and those seven candlesticks, lampstands, represent the angels, the messengers, and the churches – seven of them in the Roman province of Asia. ? The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches (Rev. Each church listed in Revelation 2 and 3 has a messenger or “angelos” assigned to them. The Seven Stars are the Angels of the Seven Churches; and the Seven Candlesticks are the Seven Churches, i. and the seven lampstands are the seven churches in Asia Minor. Seven Stars Lyrics: (Peter Green) / Seven stars are in his hand / And he walks among seven lampstands / Holds a book with seven seals / At his throne where the angels kneal / Seven stars / Light seven Jesus is standing among seven golden lampstands, and gripping the seven stars in his right hand. 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