John’s revelation on the Island of Patmos included a special message for seven churches. Each of these churches was located in a strategic part of the world. These believers were among the first New Testament Christians by the end of the First Century. They were persecuted, fought opposition, and experience set-backs in their walk with God. The messages that we find in these letters are correctives for how to live well with Christ. The Spirit rescues us from the poverty of our thinking so that we can experience riches of victorious Christian living.