It occurs that “the churches” of Rev. 2 &3 depict five cells with pathogens (foreign intelligence), and two cells that are not co-opted with foreign intelligence. A healthy cell answers only to the DNA it was created with and that it replicates. A compromised cell has been duped into accepting any other intelligence (doctrine, teaching, what have you) which in turn tricks the cell into replicating the lie.
If you make a brief study of how viruses work, and how the body responds to them, you might see a lot of things reflected in scripture.
I have always made a difference between “churches” and The Church. I believe Paul made the same distinction when referring to the “church which is His body”. Jesus said before He was taken up, “The prince of this world comes, and he has nothing in Me”. Again, it is written that if a man sins, he sins without (external to) the body. I have heard many times over the years, the term used, that there is sin in the body of Christ that needs to be dealt with. This is bull butter…hogwash. There is sin in many of the assemblies…many of the compromised denominational institutions, but not in the Body of Christ. If there is, we are all lost in it without remedy. There remains no more sacrifice for sin…it has been dealt with once for all.
Jesus is the Truth. Anything that denies this, adds to it, or takes from it is a lie. A crown virus would seek to change the truth into anything else, while the host still believes it to be the truth.
[Eph 4:11-16 KJV] 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
The teacher, the Spirit of Truth, the mind of Christ is our crown, who sits in and on the mind and reasons with us. All the world is in a uproar now over a virus. It will run it’s course. The next sudden amazement will displace it. But the greater lesson testified will always be there: “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown”.
These verses also can be seen from the above perspectives:
[Rev 21:27 KJV] 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Years ago, a friend and a brother gave his daughter in marriage. They invited my wife and I to the wedding and I was part of it by playing the bagpipes during the ceremony. This brother is a very passionate man and was quite worked up about the event. The day before the wedding he was horse and not feeling the best. I knew his immune system was probably afflicted by stress. We were driving to the location the day before to rehearse. I remember praying for him, that the Lord would strengthen his immune system so he could enjoy his daughter’s wedding. Mid prayer I saw in my mind, the white rider (and riders) of Revelation and the truth proceeding from His (and their) mouths. As I was seeing this, it came to me that the function of our bodily “white riders” mirrors Rev.19. The leukocytes, white blood cells, are tasked with identifying any foreigner, forming a strategy to defeat it, and implementing that strategy. Armed with truth, the white riders have autonomy in the human body. They can go anywhere, be anywhere, pass through tissue and bone, are not confined to the circulatory system, but certainly move with it. A white vesture dipped in blood can be seen as a blood bath, or also as a cleansing, such as what a the liver does. Ephesians 4 describes the gift of Christ in the body. Part of the function of these gifts, as with white cells, is to identify and remove from the body, whatever does not belong there, precisely as you see in Revelation 2 & 3.
Not long after the wedding experience, I was talking to a doctor that I was building a house for. I recounted the experience to him, curious to see what he would say. he was very excited and told me that it was recently discovered that when a white cell encounters a pathogen, it identifies it, formulates a strategy to defeat it, and transmits that strategy to the rest of the immune system so instantaneously, that medical science doesn’t understand how it can do that. What the first white cell does is instantly common knowledge in the whole immune system. Dr. Clark told me it happens faster that we can transmit a signal. His opinion was that we must have some kind of unifying field or something, that is largely unknown to science. I just smiled.
We have received an unction from the Holy One, and need not that any man should teach us.
Anyhow, THE Church is the ground and pillar of the truth. It is a crown you do not want stolen by liars and usurpers.
[Rev 17:14 KJV] 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.
Many are called…few chosen. Few see that being chosen is wrapped up in answering the call. (Make your calling and election sure). They with Him, are faithful to what He shows them. They do not deviate from it.
That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Ephesians)