Revealed Ministries

Today we continue on with our study of the prophetic words of Jesus to the churches in Revelation. This short message of Jesus to the Church in Smyrna goes against everything that American Christians look at as spiritual success. Here in the Western Church, there is a subconscious thought that prosperity and health are signs of spiritual strength and blessing.

While there are plenty of scriptures about the physical blessings and provisions of God for his children, this is often treated as a formula. The formula goes something like this: “If you are wealthy and healthy, God must be smiling on you. He loves you the most and has looked upon you with favor. In fact, you probably have the most faith.” However, this thinking tends to be aligned more with Eastern religions like the Hindu cast system where the poorest people have…

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