“John to the seven churches which are in Asia….” (Revelation 1:4).
Did you know if you take the seventh letter from the 7th chapter of each book of the Bible, it forms a secret message? I didn’t either. But it’s no weirder than some of the schemes people come up with to make Scripture say more than it was intended.
The cults are notorious for finding secret messages in Scripture.
God’s faithful children must be careful not to fall for such schemes and not to try to read hidden messages into God’s Word.
His Word is sufficient.
I’m deep into studying the first three chapters of Revelation, for the umpteenth time in my life. There is so much here.
This introduction to the entire book of Revelation opens with seven letters from the ascended reigning Lord Jesus to the seven churches of Asia Minor. The cities were real, the churches were genuine, and the messages are on target. And yet, over the years, that was not good enough for some of the Lord’s expositors.
Surely there is more there, they said. And proceeded to insert things never found in Scripture and I believe, never intended by the Author.