Episode 8: Smyrna: Gaining a Kingdom Perspective

Revelation for Artists: Bible studies by an artist for artists.

03-07-2023 • 7 min

This episode we look at the letter to the angel in the church of Smyrna.

Smyrna was north of Ephesus,

and still exists in the modern city of Izmir.

And contrary to what is described in this letter to the church,

Smyrna was a prosperous city at the time of the John's vision,

and it was one of the main rivals for "First city of Asia" with Ephesus.

This letter highlights a very important thing

when we talk about the Kingdom of God.

Often a Kingdom perspective

is very different than an earthly one.