II. ``The Things Which You Have Seen''
A. Seven Golden Lampstands --
The Shining Churches
B. The Son of Man --
The Living Christ
C. Seven Stars --
The Bright Messengers of the Churches
9 I John, your brother and fellow apartaker in the btribulation and ckingdom and 1dendurance in 2Jesus, was on the island called 3Patmos because of the eword of God and the ftestimony of Jesus.
10 I was in 1aspirit on the 2Lord's Day and heard behind me a loud voice like a btrumpet,
11 Saying, What you asee bwrite in a scroll and 1send it to the cseven dchurches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.
12 And I 1turned to see the voice that spoke with me; and when I 1turned, I saw aseven 2golden 3blampstands,
13 And 1in the amidst of the lampstands One like the 2bSon of Man, clothed with a 3cgarment reaching to the feet, and 4dgirded about at the breasts with a golden egirdle.
14 And His head and 1ahair were as white as 2bwhite wool, as 2snow; and His 3ceyes were like a flame of 4dfire;
15 And His 1afeet were like shining 1bronze, as having been 2fired in a furnace; and His voice was like the 3bsound of many waters.
16 And He had in His right hand aseven 1stars; and out of His 2bmouth proceeded a 2sharp two-edged csword; and His 3dface shone as the sun shines in its power.
17 And when I saw Him, I afell at His feet as dead; and He bplaced His right hand on me, saying, cDo not fear; I am the 1dFirst and the Last
18 And the 1aliving One; and I became bdead, and behold, I am aliving forever and ever; and I have the ckeys of 2death and of Hades.
19 aWrite therefore the things which you have seen and the things which are and the things which are about to take place bafter these things.
20 The 1mystery of the aseven stars which you saw upon My right hand and the bseven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the 2messengers of the cseven churches, and the seven dlampstands are the seven churches.