3:22 `He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches'"

'He who has an EAR, let him HEAR what the SPIRIT says to the churches.

This phrase must be important to have been repeated SEVEN times.


The word "churches" is not used again until Revelation 22:16 where John is reminded that this 'book', Revelation, as we call it, is to be to the "churches". Everything from now on during the Judgments is pronounced upon an earth without "churches". This leads many scholars to believe the active, alive, Spirit-filled church is not present on the earth during this time of Judgment. On the other hand, nowhere does the Revelation specifically say it will not be present.