Between Paul’s decapitation around 67AD and Timothy’s imprisonment, the church continued its ministry, albeit not without struggles. Nearly thirty years later, Jesus intervenes with the church, as much to encourage them for the work they were doing, but also to admonish them for forgetting their first love. 

They were doing good things, but they were no longer doing the main thing: proclamation of the good news that the nations are included in the plan of God. Throughout the rest of the book of Revelation, John communicates the vision that all people, nations, tribes, and languages will one day worship before the throne. In the meantime, John is told to continue to prophesy about the completion of God’s mission as it is the ultimate vision of God’s will.

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