November 5, 2012

28 Days of Letters from Jesus

November 5 – Revelation 1:4-8

The seven churches addressed in these chapters were real places, with real people, who faced many of the same problems we face today. More than seven churches existed in the first century world. They were all located about 50 miles apart, forming a circle in Asia.

John called believers a “kingdom of priests” (1:6). This Old Testament designation for the Hebrew nation of Israel is now applied to the New Testament church. What God began with the Jews, he ultimately fulfilled in all who believed in Jesus.