The Seven Churches of Asia

THE WORD OF HIS PATIENCE



       "AND UNTO THE ANGEL OF THE CHURCH  OF
       THE  LAODECIANS  WRITE:  THESE THINGS
       SAITH THE AMEN, THE FAITHFUL AND TRUE
       WITNESS, THE BEGINING OF THE CREATION
       OF GOD; I KNOW THY WORKS,  THAT  THOU
       ART   NEITHER  COLD  NOR HOT: I WOULD
       THOU  WERE  COLD  OR  HOT.   SO  THEN
       BECAUSE   THOU   ART   LUKEWARM,  AND
       NEITHER COLD NOR  HOT,  I  WILL  SPUE
       THEE  OUT  OF MY MOUTH". 
       "BE  ZEALOUS  THEREFORE AND  REPENT".  
       "TO HIM  THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I GRANT 
        TO SIT WITH ME IN  MY  THRONE,  EVEN  
        AS I ALSO OVERCAME, AND  AM SET DOWN 
       WITH MY FATHER ON HIS THRONE. HE THAT 
       HAS AN EAR TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR WHAT 
       THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO  THE  CHURCHES"
       (Rev.3:14-22).
        






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       "AND UNTO THE ANGEL OF THE CHURCH  IN
       PHILADEPHIA  WRITE: ... BECAUSE  THOU
       HAST  KEPT THE  WORD OF MY PATIENCE I
       ALSO  WILL KEEP THEE FROM THE HOUR OF  
       TEMPTATION, WHICH SHALL COME UPON ALL 
       THE WORLD, TO  TRY  THEM  THAT  DWELL 
       UPON THE  EARTH".

       "HE THAT HATH AN EAR, LET HIM WHAT 
       THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO  THE CHURCHES" 
       (Rev.3:7-13)

       "AND UNTO THE ANGEL OF THE CHURCH  IN
       SARDIS   WRITE: ....   I   KNOW   THY
       WORKS,THAT  HAST  A  NAME  THAT  THOU
       LIVEST,    AND    ART    DEAD.     BE
       WATCHFUL,AND  STRENGTHEN  THE  THINGS
       WHICH  REMAIN, THAT ARE READY TO DIE;
       FOR  I  HAVE  NOT  FOUND  THY   WORKS
       PERFECT    BEFORE    GOD.    REMEMBER
       THEREFORE HOW THOU HAST RECEIVED  AND
       HEARD,  AND  HOLD FAST AND REPENT. IF
       THEREFORE, THOU SHALL  NOT  WATCH,  I
       WILL  COME  ON  THEE  AS A THIEF, AND
       THOU SHALT NOT KNOW WHAT HOUR I  WILL
       COME   UPON   THEE.    ...   HE  THAT
       OVERCOMETH .. I WILL NOT BLOT OUT HIS
       NAME  OUT  OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, BUT I
       WILL  CONFESS  HIS  NAME  BEFORE   MY
       FATHER,  AND  BEFORE  HIS  ANGELS. HE
       THAT HATH AN EAR, LET HIM  HEAR  WHAT
       THE  SPIRIT  SAITH UNTO THE CHURCHES"
       (Rev.3:1-6).



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              THE SEVENTH CHURCH AGE

        Since the Ephesian  age  of  apostle
       Paul,  the  church has passed through
       seven church ages and it  is  now  at
       the 7th church age of Laodecia, where
       believers now majorly feel  okay  and
       have  need  of  nothing; many thought
       being saved from  sin  perhaps,  plus
       some gifts of the Holy Spiirit is all
       the wealth they need to  be  raptured
       and are no more zealous for power and
       perfection, yet in the  eyes  of  the
       Lord  "ye  are lukewarm, neither cold
       nor hot" and he saith: "I  WILL  SPUE
       THEE  OUT OF MY MOUTH" (Rev.3:16-18).
       Jesus went further to challenge  this
       age unto what more you are to receive
       from him when he  saith:  "I  counsel
       thee  to  buy of me gold tried in the
       fire that thou mayest  be  rich;  and
       white  raiment  that  thou  mayest be
       clothed and that  the  shame  of  thy
       nakedness  do  not  appear and anoint
       thine eye  with  eyesalve  that  thou
       mayest see".






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       This   is   the   age   wherein   the
       overcomers  shall sit with God in his
       throne.   Considering  such  glorious
       throne  of  God  as  seen  by Ezekiel
       (Eze.1), this therefore is the age of
       full redemption to wit the redemption
       of our body,  when  the  mortal  body
       shall   be  clothed  with  light-fire
       substance of God unto immortality  as
       in  the  transfiguration  of the Lord
       Jesus Christ on the holy mount.

       He said: "TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL
       I  GRANT TO SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE,
       EVEN AS I ALSO OVERCAME  AND  AM  SET
       DOWN  WITH  MY  FATHER IN HIS THRONE"
       (Rev.3:21).

       It is in this age therefore when  God
       is revealing the hidden truths to the
       hungry hearts, that shall  make  them
       free  and powerful, the devil is also
       trying his attack on many to feel  no
       need  of further knowledge nor power,
       feeling okay  with  the  little  they







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       thought  they  have,  being  attacked
       with fear, slumber and laziness. This
       is  the  age  when the seven thunders
       are   being   uttered   for    saints
       perfection,  but  the foolish virgins
       are asleep in babylon   of  organized
       groups.  Yea, WAKE UP! Be zealous and
       seek more anointing. Fast and pray!

       Behold we are at the peak end  of the
       7th  church  age  dispensation, but a
       mysterious thing  is  happening.   In
       Rev.3:14-22, we have the state of the
       7th church age prophezied  and  Jesus
       gave   the   promise   in  verse  21.
       However, in Rev.12, there  are  three
       categories  of  believers  described.
       All of them appear at this end of the
       world;  these  are  stated as: 1) THE
       MANCHILD which was caught up  to  the
       throne  of  God and this fulfills the
       promise to the overcomers of the 7th,
       Laodecia,  age.  2) THE WOMAN clothed
       with the sun,  which  fled  into  the
       wilderness  after  the  birth  of the
       manchild,  from  the  face   of   the
       serpent,  and  she  was  being fed in
       that  wilderness,  protected  by  God
       during  the  tribulation  that  shall
       come  to  the   third   category   of







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       believers.   3)  The  Remnant  of the
       seed of the  woman,  which  keep  the
       commandment  of  the God and have the
       testimony     of     Jesus     Christ
       (Rev.12:17).   These  were persecuted
       by the dragon.

       True to God's plan  and  purpose,  in
       Rev.3:10,  a  promise  given  to  the
       overcomers of the 6th Philadephia age
       that "because thou hast kept the word
       of my patience, I also will keep thee
       from  the  hour  of temptation, which
       shall come upon all the world to  try
       them that dwell upon the earth";  the 
       same is the  faithful  promise  being
       given to  the woman, clothed with the
       sun, which  was  protected   in   the
       wilderness,  prepared  of God for her
       to be protected from the face of  the
       serpent.   Though Philadephia age and
       revival of sanctification,  had  long
       elapsed  since 1906, their message of
       sanctification  lingered  on  and  is
       built  upon  by  the believers in the
       7th  church  age.   Hence  by   God's
       election,  since  not all of us shall
       bear rule (are all prophets? Are  all
       miracle  workers?  1Cor.12:29). Those
       not in the manchild that are faithful






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       in some measure, to the revealed word
       of their age in this 7th church  age,
       are  being  protected in the prepared
       wilderness thus claiming the  promise
       and  the  blessing  of the 6th church
       age (Rev.3:10).  The  third  category
       of  believers  called "the remnant of
       the seed of the woman" who  have  the
       testimony  of Jesus  Christ are 'born
       again' Christians   also   worldwide;
       multitudes who fall into the category
       of Rev.3:15 wherein Christ  saith  "I
       know  thy works that thou art neither
       cold nor hot: I would thou wert  cold
       or hot".
       These are multitudes  of  born  again
       believers  who  find  it too hard for
       them to be zealous for  higher  faith
       and    power;    those   who   prefer
       simplicity in  the  faith  of  Christ
       rather  than  fasting  and travailing
       prayer-life, whose god  turns  to  be
       their  belly  (Prov.1:22-32) and they
       could not buy from the Lord the  gold
       tried  in the fire, by long fasts and
       prayerful life.(Rev.3:18).  Yes, they
       are     virgins    (born-again,   not
       sinners) but foolish  virgins;  their
       oil leaked out and did not stedfastly
       hold their first zeal for  Christ  to






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       the  end  (Mat.25:1-10).   They  also
       heard about the moving of the Lord to
       call many out of organised groups and
       man-made routinous order  of  worship
       that  edifieth  not,  unto faith; but
       these  thought  it  did  not  matter.
       Hence, they shall have to prove their
       love  for  Jesus  by  sealing   their
       testimony  with  their  blood.   They
       shall be tried  by   the  persecution
       and many shall be beheaded  for their
       faith.  They  tarried   too  long  in 
       Babylon of sleeping  groups  and  did
       not   have   the   revelation   of  a  
       wilderness to flee to, from the  face  
       of the serpent.  They surely  fulfill
       Gen.3 "the heel", to  be  bruised  by 
       the serpent.

       Those saved among them shall have  to
       stand  the test to not deny Christ in
       the face of  the  sword;  they  shall
       therefore  only  claim the promise to
       the 5th church age  which  says:  "He
       that  overcometh,  the  same shall be
       clothed in white raiment and  I  will
       NOT BLOT OUT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK
       OF LIFE, BUT I WILL CONFESS HIS  NAME
       BEFORE   MY  FATHER  AND  BEFORE  HIS
       ANGELS".  This is the least faith  in







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       the  kingdom  of  God,  which  is the
       faith of John the Baptist --- and  of
       them who are matyred for their belief
       in Christ.

       Behold "he that hath an  ear,let  him
       hear  what  the spirit saith unto the
       churches";  if anyone deny Christ  in
       that   day   of   trial,  whether  by
       persecution or  by  death,  his  name
       SHALL  BE  BLOTTED OUT OF THE BOOK OF
       LIFE for even  in  this  end  of  the
       world  also  cometh  this persecution
       against    all     true     believers
       (Rev.13:7).   PREPARE  for this! Fear
       NOT! If  ye  suffer,  ye  shall  also
       reign with Christ. (Rev.20:4).

         These three last church-ages run in
       parallel   till the end of the world:
       JUSTIFICATION  from   the   Lutherans
       (Sardis age) which is the age of "the
       just shall live by faith"  (1520-1750
       A.D),  believes  we  are saved by the
       blood of Jesus and justified freely by
       grace;    SANCTIFICATION   from   the
       Wesleyans (Philadephia age, 1750-1906
       A.D),  believes in holiness for Jesus
       who died for  you;  BAPTISM  OF  HOLY
       GHOST and restoration of gifts of the




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       spirit (Laodecia age, 1906- end).

         These  typify  the  categories   of
       born-again believers at this age with
       majority in the remnant of  the  seed
       of  the  woman  (Rev.12:17).  But the
       message comes  to  all:  "BE  ZEALOUS
       therefore  and  repent".  The door is
       still open!  The Lord calls on you to
       come up higher. Seek higher anointing
       of  the  Holy  Ghost  by  prayer  and
       fasting  regularly.   Yea,  the  Lord
       delighted not in  the  death  of  his
       saints,  but  some will still fulfill
       the word  of  God  (Rev.13:7)  as  in
       Gen.3:15  to  be  the  "heel"  of the
       seed.  Anyone lower than this is none
       of   his.   AMEN.    Therefore  covet
       earnestly the  best  gifts,  and  lo,
       DENY NOT CHRIST!!!


       UNDERSTAND PLAINLY: The overcomers of
       the  7th church  age,  who are to sit
       with Christ in his throne  (Rev.3:20)
       form  a  church  within  a  church of
       believers at this end-time;  this  is
       symbolized   (in   Rev.12:5)  as  the
       manchild born from the "woman clothed
       with  the sun".  Thus the manchild is







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       separated only by  anointing  measure
       from  the woman-clothed-with-the-sun,
       thereby looking like  another  church
       dispensation    of   believers   that
       receive  the  mysteries  in   the   7
       thunders  and are like to say SONS OF
       THUNDERS.
         Yea this 8th church dispensation is
       only   separated   from  the  7th  by
       anointing and NOT by time,  according
       to God's purpose and plan to raise up
       the army of  God:  Joel's  army,  who
       shall  cast  down  the dragon and his
       angels from  the  heavens,  (army  of
       Michael) (Joel 2:11, Rev.12:9).
         But God  will  NOT  say  the  woman
       clothed   with   the   sun  does  not
       overcome,  from  amongst   whom   the
       manchild  comes forth; since she also
       appear at the Laodecia  dispensation,
       but   according  to  God's  plan  and
       preordination,    "the    sun-clothed
       woman"  (Psa.45:9  queen) is lower in
       anointing than the  manchild  rulers,
       who   are  though  called  CHILD  yet
       "fathers" as  written  in  Psa.45:16;
       therefore  she  is  being  given  the
       promise  to  Philadephia   overcomers
       (Rev.3:10),  to be protected from the
       dragon  in  the  wilderness,  for   a






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       thousand, two hundred and three score
       days. (Rev.12:6).



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       Bro. Julius Adewumi


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