The Church in Pergamos ―the number ‘seven’ in the Bible refers to God and to perfection because God is perfect. The Seven churches of the book of Revelation denote the perfecting of the church, or the maturing of the church, as she comes to full age. As it is written, Christ is returning for ~ “…a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5.27). The seven churches also reveal the fact that out of a plurality of Churches, God will at the end of the age, build one glorious church comprised of those ‘overcomers’ who come out of each one of the other churches.
The Church of Pergamos holds the key for those who will inhabit the earth at the time of Antichrist during the final years of great tribulation, revealing to them how to access the ‘hidden manna.’ ~ "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat.” (Revelation 2:17).
In scripture, manna refers to both supernatural provision of natural food, this will be during the tremendous financial and social upheavals in the time of the great tribulation, and supernatural provision of spiritual food to those overcoming members of the last day’s church, the glorious Bride of Christ. ~ "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins [churches] who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom [Jesus]” (Matthew 25:1). Though some of the symbolism may appear complicated, the correct interpretation of the events surrounding the Church of Pergamos are not that difficult to understand. As usual, God makes it simple for those who have the ears of the heart tuned into the voice of the Spirit. ~"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat” (Revelation 2.17).
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