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John wrote to those who were “kings and priests” (Revelation 1.6).
Members of the Church, the body of Christ, are never described as “kings and priests.” “Kings” and “priests” are designations of Jews (cf.
Those who engage in a figurative hermeneutic wrestle the text into almost any shape they wish.
For example, a figurative approach declares the two witnesses of Revelation 11 are the Church. Nothing in the context of the passage would lead to this conclusion.
Members of these assemblies were not saved by believing Paul’s gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20.24; Romans 16.25; 1 Corinthians 15.1-4).
Those composing the ἐκκλησία of Revelation were Jews who believed the gospel of the kingdom.
Paul warned that those who teach the Church will go through the Tribulation were false teachers (2 Thessalonians 2.1-2). Paul’s language of grace, peace, the cross, resurrection, the body of Christ, etc. Rather, the messages are of judgment, works, repentance, overcoming, etc.
Only when one applies a non-literal interpretive method and tries to identify events to past history or impose ideological constructs or theological presuppositions does it become complex, difficult, and impossible to verify.Paul wrote the Church, the body is Christ, would not go through the wrath of the Day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 1.10, 5.1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2.1-15; Romans 5.9; Ephesians 5.6; Colossians 3.6). Only three of the seven cities of the assemblies are mentioned outside of Revelation: Ephesus (Acts 18.19, 21, 24, 19.1, 17, 26, 35, 20.16, 17; 1 Corinthians 15.32, 16.8; Ephesians 1.1; 1 Timothy 1.3; 1.18; 2 Timothy 4.12), Thyatira (Acts 16.14), and Laodicea (Colossians 2.1, 4.13, 15, 16). The three assemblies mentioned are clearly different from the churches associated with Paul’s ministry.Therefore, no Church language of evidence of the Church is present in Revelation. The language surrounding them is wholly Jewish and vastly different from the language Paul used in writing to members of the body of Christ.Exodus 19.6; Matthew 19.28; 1 Peter 2.5, 9; Revelation 5.10).The occasion or timeframe of the book is the Day of the Lord.