Seven Churches – Seven Days of the Gospel Day

The seven churches of Asia mentioned in Revelations 1- 3 (like the Epistles to the various churches located in: Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, etc.) were actual congregations of the church of God at that time. But, like the Epistles, the message to the seven Churches was also intended for many others to hear, understand, and heed. Consequently, we realize that the seven congregations have a greater meaning than a certain people in a certain locality, but that they represent spiritual conditions that have existed amongst God’s people at different times throughout history, and even today – very similar to how the rest of the Epistles relate to the church throughout history and today.

There are definite parallels between the seven congregations/churches of Asia, the seven Seals, the seven Trumpets and the seven Plagues. The spiritual conditions that these reveal actually all spiritually existed early in Christianity, and existed in some form throughout history since. But additionally, the seven Congregations/Churches of Asia also clearly describe predominate spiritual conditions that particularly affected the Church as a whole during certain periods of history, or periods of the Gospel day.

The dividing of history into 7 days of the Gospel day agrees with scripture:

“Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.” (Isaiah 30:26)

Light allows you to see things that otherwise would be shadowed or obscured in darkness. Spiritual light is that that provides understanding concerning Gospel truths and spiritual conditions that exist hidden within the hearts of men and women. The moon represents the Old Testament Law, or the “shadow of good things to come” (Heb 10:1), because the moon has no light of itself, but only by reflecting the light of the sun can it provide obscure clarity or understanding in the night. But the sun is very bright and clearly shows the full image and color of all things. Jesus is that “Sun of righteousness” (Malachi 4:2) whose “countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength” (See: “Jesus the Bright and Shining Light, the Sun of Righteousness“). The light of seven days is the truth and understanding that comes from Jesus’ revelation message to reveal what has gone on in the hearts of men during the Gospel day. Consequently the Gospel day is divided up into seven periods, or days, first designated by the seven churches of Asia. The Gospel day started when Jesus first was born on earth and started his church. The Gospel day will end when Jesus returns for the last time to destroy the earth and set up the final judgement.

One response to “Seven Churches – Seven Days of the Gospel Day

  1. Bro. Richard, I agree with your message and explanation. There are, among church of God ministers and pastors, various interpretations which contain possibilities, some probabilities and some realities. I know that it is possible to have a different understanding of a specific point of scripture and still have fellowship with the body of Jesus Christ. Some have become so dogmatic, narrow and unforgiving in their interpretation that they have broken fellowship with those who disagree with their position. This ought not to be so among the church of God. I do believe that we are in the Seventh Seal of the Gospel Day. I do believe that we are living in the last days when perilous times have come and a prevailing lukewarm spirit has fallen upon the congregations which should be the light of the world. I do believe that the half hour of silence which began at the opening of the Seventh Seal continues to affect most members of church of God congregations. I am not convinced that the Seventh Trumpet has begun to be sounded. There is little evidence of that which is prophesied, which should follow the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet, has become a reality. Namely, these:
    Revelation 10:7
    But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

    Revelation 11:15
    And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

    Revelation 16:17-21
    17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
    18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
    19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
    20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
    21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

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