ESV - 4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne.
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These were the seven Christian congregations in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) to which the apostle John was commanded by the glorified Christ in Revelation 1:11 to send messages regarding God's assessment of their spiritual condition. They were located (in the order listed in Revelation 1:11) in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. (The messages to these churches are contained in Revelation 2 and Revelation 3.)
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