The Angel In Ephesus

Rather than give content which may be guesswork or "pastoral musings" I should stick to the metaphysics. Yet I include the letter first!

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch2v1-7
Rev 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Rev 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Rev 2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Rev 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. (KJV)

Christ opens with the statement that He holds the seven angels of the seven churches in His right hand, and it is a little ambiguous in the KJV as to whether Christ walks through the seven golden candlesticks or whether it is the angel in His right hand that does so.

In either case, the least (angel) has a circuit to accomplish.

Now, in circuit, it is the case that every "church" is an octal group comprised of the seven fields GF(8) under their eight multiplications; one of which is the circuit made in the other seven. Then I should expect every letter to apply to each church somewhat, and for the angel only to overcome when that cycle within each church is completed. The result is one single circuit that also accomplishes each of the seven, so that all of the seven letters apply to the angel within each church also.

In every church, the least has not been slack (verse 2); and has arrived fresh with zeal and has left his former fellowship having tested them or their pastors as "false". (He also hates the "Nicolaitans" in the church.)

The emphasis is not on having shown good works, labour and patience in each church, but the recognition given of Christ for the works remaining, as ahead of the angel in the circuit overall. Christ, has known the angel "a-priori" victorious, but he (with)holds those seven stars, figuritively as if "restrained" - witholding them until the circuit is completed. Jesus certainly knows all this.

So, by eschewing evil, the angel completes his circuit; but he must bear that evil patiently for His Lord's names sake: that being His new name.

Yet in each case but most properly before all seven; the angel has left His former fellowship completely (yet only the angel as "fallen" before attending the first church in circuit, may ever have had left a "first love" - it can not apply to the other six churches; yet it as a regret is "somewhat" present in all those seven as the angel overcomes and repairs that initial breach of divine charity. The circuit will restore that position.

Then the "new name" of God, or his own "a-priori" salvation is that from which or whence, he has fallen. The angel, is ever present in the heavenlies as (a-priori) "born again". The least (angel) may therefore accept the work of the circuit and do the "first works" (that a-priori exist) in order to complete the circuit and to become those very same seven stars in Christ's right hand or not. The restraint held against the angel depends only on the angel's choice to begin and to overcome.

If he will not begin (i.e. repent) and restore that breach, then his candlestick (the right hand's own, as of the least's circuit) will be removed from the angel; for the angel is truly the least and the right hand. That the angel is a-priori victorious still relies on being shown to be the very least; for the circuit will prove him principal if no positive reason exists not to save him. (He is then a principal element as required.) Christ's letters contain all that Christ has "somewhat against him". There is no conviction of sin, rather it is the case that his doctrine is faulty and his fellowship teaching it is corrupt.

Christ, then, will insist that the angel "watch" for the devil's devices listed in the Revelation (seals, trumpets etc., with the release of restraint) and that he will later "testify of these things in the churches".

Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (KJV)

But towards that goal, the device that Christ acknoweledges he understands already is the doctrine of the "Nicolaitanes".

The reward for overcoming is plain; the breach is restored. The least is able to tread the winepress of God's wrath in that he (the least amongst all others) is able to minister (through virtue) with all others in the kingdom of God. (As if the virtue in a K4 group of the Sun octal and under all multiplications). His is the dividing line between those that do and all those that do not. In other words, the least is not to be given or handed over to a "reprobate mind".

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (KJV)

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