Behold, I Am Coming Quickly And My Reward Is With Me
This study is based upon the King James Version New Testament, with the following additional references used to produce an expanded English translation:
- A Biblical Greek Lexicon, used by permission from the Internet at: biblos.com.
- The 1985 edition of The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament. The Greek Text known as the 1514 edition of the “Textus Receptus,” which underlies the 1611 King James Version. Jay P. Green, Sr., Editor. Used by permission.
- The 2006 Edition of the King James Version New Testament #3, from the Greek Textus Receptus Text or Received Text used by the translators of the 1611 King James Version. Permission granted for religious education; citing KJV3.
- The 2007 Edition of the Majority Text Greek New Testament Interlinear, which is a composite of the 5,686 surviving Greek Manuscripts. By: Thomas Nelson Publishers. Permission granted to use: for the course of religious instructions
John, to the seven called out assemblies, which are in Asia; Grace and acceptable favor be unto you and peace with prosperity, with quietness and rest, from Him who is, the One Being and who was and who is to appear and accompany; and from the seven Spirits, which are before and in the presence of the stately seat of His throne of power. Even from Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who is the faithful and trustworthy witness and the firstborn, first begotten out of the dead; and the first Ruler and Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us and exclusively washed us from our sins in His own blood; and has made us kings of a kingdom realm and priests unto Deity; the very exceeding great God, even His Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever; to the perpetual Messianic age, to the age of the ages. Amen.
Lo, See and Behold, He comes with clouds and every eye shall see Him; and they also which pierced Him and all the tribes and races of people of the earth will wail and beat the breast in grief because of Him. Even so; Yes and truly; Amen; It is trustworthy and firm. I am Alpha, first and Omega, last, the Beginning and Ending says the Lord, the One in Supreme Authority, the Controller and Master. The One Being who is and the One Being who was and the One Being who is to come; I-the One Being; the One Almighty, All-Ruling, Absolute and Universal Sovereign; the Omnipotent.
And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks-lamp stands. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks-lamp stands, One like the Son of Man arrayed and having been clothed with a garment reaching the ankles of the feet and as a belt fastened about the breast with a golden belt or pocket. The hairs of His head were white like wool and white as snow; and His eyes and vision were as a blazing flame of lightning fire. And His feet like in the manner of fine brass burnished copper metal, as if they burned and were ignited by a fiery glowing fire in a furnace; and His voice and tone of purpose of address, as the sound of many and abundant waters. And He had in His right hand, seven stars and out of His mouth went a sharp and swift two-edged sword and His countenance was as the sun of light, shines to lighten in His strength, force and power. Revelation 1:12-16.
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He placed His right hand upon me, Saying unto me; Fear not, I am the First, foremost in time, order, place of importance, and the Last, farthest, final, latter end, and the ends of the uttermost. I, the One, am the Living One and became dead and Lo, See, Behold; I Exist; I am alive for evermore, to the ages of the ages. Amen. And I have the keys to the lock of Hades, the unseen and of death. Write the things which you have seen what are and the things which shall be afterwards and hereafter. The mystery and secret of the seven stars which you saw on the right hand of Me and the seven golden candlesticks-lamp stands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven called out assemblies and the seven candlesticks-lamp stands which you saw are the seven called out assemblies.
A Message to the Called Out Local New Testament Assemblies
Unto the angel of the called out assembly of Ephesus write: These things say, He that has strength to hold the seven stars in His right hand, He who walks and treads all around in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks-lamp stands. The one who has an ear, let the one hear and give audience, What the Spirit says to the called out assemblies: To the one who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory, will I give to eat of the Tree or substance of Life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of Deity; the very exceeding great God. Revelation 2:1 & 7.
And unto the angel of the called out assembly in Smyrna, write; These things says the First, foremost in time, place and order of importance, and the Last, farthest, final of place and time; the ends of the uttermost; who became dead and is alive. The one who has an ear, let the one hear and give audience: What the Spirit says unto the called out assemblies: The one who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory, will not at all, be hurt or injured of the second death.
Revelation 2:8 & 11.
And to the angel of the called out assembly in Pergamos write: These things says He who has the sharp sword with two edges. The one who has an ear, let the one hear and give audience: What the Spirit says to the called out assemblies: To the one who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory, will I give to eat of the hidden and secret manna and will give the one a white stone of admission and on the stone of admission a new fresh, name written, which no one knows, except the one who has received it. Revelation 2:12 & 17.
And unto the angel of the called out assembly in Thyatira, write: These things says in Son of Deity; the very exceeding great God who has His eyes like unto a blazing flame of lightning fiery fire and His feet are like the manner of a burnished copper metal alloy of gold, with a brilliant luster of silver. And the one, who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory and keeps and maintains my work and effort of labor to the continual end; to the one, will I give power, authority and privilege over the races of people. And the one will rule, supervise and tend as a shepherd, them with a rod and a staff made of iron, as the vessels made of clay, they shall be broken, crushed and shattered to shivers and pieces, even as I have received of My Father. And I will give the one the Dawning, Morning Star. The one that has an ear, let the one hear and give audience: What the Spirit says to the called out assemblies. Revelation 2:18 & 26-29.
And unto the angel of the called out assembly in Sardis write: These things says He who has the seven Spirits of Deity; the very exceeding great God and the seven stars. You have a few names even in Sardis, which have not defiled their apparel, garment and clothes and they will live around and as a proof of ability, walk with Me in white, for they are deserving, worthy of due reward. The one who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory, shall be clothed in white apparel, garment and clothes and I will not, nor never blot out, wipe away, smear out or obliterate the ones name out of place or time from the Book or Scroll of Writing of Life, but I will confess and acknowledge the ones name before My Father and before His angels. The one, who has an ear, let the one hear and give audience: What the Spirit says to the called out assemblies. Revelation 3:1 & 4-6.
And to the angel of the called out assembly in Philadelphia write: these things says He who is the Holy and Sacred One, He that is True and Truthful One, He who has the key as shutting a lock; of the Israelite King David; He who opens and no person, not even one can shut and shuts and no person, not even one can open. Behold, I am coming quickly and without delay, use strength to hold and keep what you have, that no one takes your crown. The one who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory, I will direct to make a support pillar in the shrine and temple of My Deity; the very exceeding great God and the one shall no more, nor never go out and I will write upon the person: the name, authority and character of My Deity; the very exceeding great God and the name, authority and character of the city of walls of My Deity; the very exceeding great God, which is New Fresh Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven, the eternal abode of God, from My Deity; the very exceeding great God and I will write upon the one my new fresh name, authority and character. The one, who has an ear, let the one hear and give audience: What the Spirit says to the called out assemblies. Revelation 3:7 & 11-13.
And unto the angel of the called out assembly of the Laodiceans, write: These things says the Amen, the Trustworthy; the Faithful and Trustful; the True Witness, the Beginning Magistrate and Ruler of the creation and of the original formation of Deity; the very exceeding great God. To the one who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory, will I grant to sit down in accompaniment with me in My stately seat and throne of power; as Potentate; Absolute Sovereign Ruler; even as I also overcame, conquered and prevailed with victory and am set down in accompaniment with My Father in His stately seat and throne of power; as Potentate; Absolute Sovereign Ruler. The one, who has an ear, let the one hear and give audience: What the Spirit says unto the called out assemblies. Revelation 3:14 & 21-22.
The Marriage of the Lamb
And a voice came out of the stately seat of the throne of power, saying: Praise our Deity; the very exceeding great God, all the ones, His slaves and bond servants and the ones who fear in awe and give reverence, the ones both small and great. And I heard and gave audience, as it were the voice of a great multitude and as the voice of many waters and as the voice of mighty thunder, saying: Alleluia, Praise ye Jah! In Adoration, for the Lord, the One in Supreme Authority; Deity; the very exceeding great God, the All-Ruling, Absolute and Universal Sovereign, the Almighty Omnipotent reigns as King. Let us be glad, be cheerful with a calm happy salutation and rejoice with joy and exceeding gladness; and give honor, glory and praiseful worship to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come and His wife has made ready and prepared herself. And to her was granted to the intent in order that from the purpose of the results, that she should be arrayed and clothed in fine linen, clean, clear, pure and radiant, magnificent and sumptuous bright white, for the fine linen is the equitable deed, statue and decision of the righteousness of the sacred, morally or religious blameless, the consecrated saints. Revelation 19:5-8.
His Name is called: The Word of God
And I saw heaven, the abode of the eternal God open and Lo, See and Behold: a white horse and He who sat upon him was called Faithful, Trustworthy and True: and in equity of justifiable righteousness He judges and make battle in warfare. His eyes were a blazing flame of lightning fiery fire and on His head were many, abundant crowns and diadems. He had a name written of authority and character that no one knew, but He; Himself. And He was clothed and appareled with a vesture of clothing dipped and completely covered in blood and His name, authority and character is called, The Word, The Divine Expression of Deity; the very exceeding great God. Revelation 19:11-13.
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
And the armies or extension of an armament, which were in the sky of heaven, the eternal abode of God, followed Him upon white horses, clothed and dressed in fine linen, white and pure, clear and clean. And out of His mouth goes a sharp saber sword, that with it, He should smite and strike the nations as a race and He shall rule and supervise, to tend as a shepherd, them with a rod, a staff of royalty, made of iron and He tramples the winepress of the passionate fierceness, indignation and wrath of justifiable punishment of the All Ruling, Absolute and Universal Sovereign, Almighty, Omnipotent Deity; the very exceeding great God. And He has on His vesture, apparel, clothes and on His thigh, a name, authority and character, written: Sovereign King of Sovereign Kings and Lord, Supreme One in Authority, Controller and Master of Lords, Supreme One in Authority, Controller and Master. Revelation 19:14-16.
The 1,000 Year Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ
And I saw an angel descend from the sky of heaven, the eternal abode of God, having the key of the lock of the depthless, infernal, shaft of the abyss; the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he used strength to seize and take hold on the dragon, that ancient and old serpent, which is the Devil, even Satan and bound him a thousand years. And cast and threw him into the depthless, infernal, shaft of the abyss; the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a mark of security and seal upon him that he should not deceive the race of people any more until the thousand years should be fulfilled and after that, he must be let loose a little season or for a space of time. And I saw a stately seat of thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given to them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony and witness of Jesus and for the Word of God; and who had not worshipped the beast; neither his image of likeness; neither had received his mark or badge of servitude upon their forehead or on their hands and they lived and reigned with Christ, the Anointed Messiah a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again, until the thousand years were completed and finished; this is the first resurrection. Blessed and supremely fortunate is the one that has part in the first resurrection, on such the second death has no power or privilege, over these; but they shall be priests of Deity; the very exceeding great God and of Christ, the Anointed Messiah; and shall reign and rule with Him a thousand years. Revelation 20:1-6.
After the 1,000 Years – Satan returns to the Earth
And when the thousand years are ended and expired; Satan, the accuser, shall be loosed out of his guarded prison. And shall go forth to roam to deceive, lead astray and seduce the race of people from the truth, which are in the four quarters of the land of the earth. Gog, the antichrist and Magog, an antichristian party as a nation, to assemble and to gather them together to a battle of warfare, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breath and width of the land of the earth and compassed, encircled and surrounded the camp and battle array of the saints and the beloved city. And lightning fiery fire came down from Deity; the very exceeding great God out of the sky of heaven and devoured them. And the Devil, the slander that deceived and seduced them was cast and thrown into a Lake of lightning fiery fire and of sulfurous brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet, being a religious imposter already are; and shall be tormented and vexed in pain day and night forever and ever, to the ages of the ages. Revelation 20:7-10.
The Great White Throne Judgment
And I saw a great and mighty white stately seat and throne; and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away and was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before and in the presence of the One God and the Book of a Writing Scroll were opened and another book of a writing scroll was opened, which is the Book of a Writing Scroll of a Life-time; and the dead were judged, condemned and punished out of those things which were written in the Books of a Writing Scroll according to their works, labor and act of deeds. And the sea gave up the dead that were in it and death and Hades, the unseen place and state of departed souls, delivered up the dead which were in them and they were judged, tried; condemned and punished, every one according to their works, toil and act of deeds. And death and Hades, the unseen place of departed souls were cast and thrown with intense violence into the Lake of lightning fiery fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of a Scroll of Writing was cast and thrown with intense violence into the Lake of lightning fiery fire. Revelation 20:11-15.
The New Heaven and the New Earth
And I saw a New Heaven in freshness and a New Earth in freshness, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away and perished; and there was no more sea. And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem in freshness, coming down from Deity; the very exceeding great God, out of heaven prepared and made ready, in the manner as a bride adorned, decorated and put in proper order for her husband. And I heard an address of a great and mighty voice out of the sky of heaven, the eternal abode of God, saying: Lo, See, Behold, the tabernacle and habitation of Deity; the very exceeding great God is with human beings. And He will dwell and reside as a symbol of protection and communion with them and they will be His people and Deity; the very exceeding great God, Himself will be with them in accompaniment and be their God. And the One God will wipe away all tears from their eyes and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, grief and mourning; nor an outcry of grief; neither will there be any more pain of anguish, for the former things are passed away and behind. And He who sat upon the stately seat of the throne of power said: Lo, See, Behold, I make all, every, and the whole new in freshness. And He said unto me: Write, for these words and thoughts of reason are true, trustworthy and faithful to believe. And He said unto me, It is done: I am Alpha, the first and Omega, the last and finality; the Beginning and the End and uttermost. I will give unto the one who is athirst of the fountain and source of the water of life-time freely and gratuitously. The one who overcomes, conquers and prevails with victory, will be an heir and obtain an inheritance of all things and I will be that persons Deity; the very exceeding great God and that one shall be of My kinship. Revelation 21:1-7.
The Heavenly City – the Home of the Faithful
And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials of a broad shallow cup full of the seven plagues, stroke and calamities and spoke with me, saying: Come here; I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great, mighty and high, lofty mountain and showed me that great and mighty city with walls, the Holy and Sacred Jerusalem descending out of the origin of heaven, the eternal abode of God, from Deity; the very exceeding great God. Having the glory and dignity of Deity; the very exceeding great God and her brilliant illuminating light was similar and in like manner unto a stone most precious and costly, even like the manner of a jasper gem stone, resembling a clear ice crystal. And had a wall great, high and had twelve gateways and at the gateways, twelve angels and names of authority and character written and inscribed upon them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east three gateways: on the north three gateways: on the south three gateways: and on the west three gateways. And the wall of the walled-city had twelve foundations and substructures; and it them, the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the walled city and the gateway thereof. And the wall thereof and the city lay foursquare, four cornered and the length is as large as the width. And he measured the walled city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the width and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof an hundred and forty and four cubits according to the measure of a human being, that is, of the angel. And the building and structure of the wall was of a jasper gem and the walled city was of clean, clear and pure gold, like the similar manner of clean, clear glass. And the foundations and substructure of the walled city were adorned and garnished in proper order with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation and substructure was a jasper gem of transparent multicolor light; the second, a sapphire of blue, violet; the third, a greenish copper-like chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald, green gem; the fifth, a red sardonyx, the onyx stone; the sixth, an orange-red sardius gem; the seventh, a chrysolite, a golden-yellow gem; the eighth, a multicolor beryl of green, blue, yellow and red; the ninth, a topaz of, yellow, gray and reddish orange; the tenth, a chrysoprasus, a greenish golden-yellow gem; the eleventh, a hyacinth or jacinth, a deep blue gem, the zircon; the twelfth, the purple amethyst. And the twelve gateways were twelve pearls; every several local gateway was of one pearl. And the wide open street of the walled city was clean, clear pure gold, as it was transparent glass. And I saw no temple or shrine therein; for the Lord, the One in Supreme Authority, the Controller and Master; Deity; the very exceeding great God, the All Ruling, Absolute and Universal Sovereign; the Almighty Omnipotent One and the Lamb are the temple or shrine of it. And the walled city had no need of the light of the sun, neither of the moon to lighten or shine in it, for the glory of Deity; the very exceeding great God, did illuminate, brighten up and shed rays in it and the Lamb is the light and illuminator of it. And the race of people of them who are saved will live and walk in the light and lumination of it. And the kings of the land of the earth will bring their glory and worshipful praise and honor, with precious value into it. And the gateway of it will not be shut or closed at all by day, for there will be no night there. And they will bring glory and worshipful praise and the honor, with precious value of the race of the people into it. And there will never enter into it anything that is common, defiled, unclean or unholy, neither whatsoever make for an abomination or a detestable idolatry or makes a falsehood of a lie; but they who are written in the Lamb’s Book of the Scroll of Writing of Life-time. Revelation 21:9-27.
The Throne of God
And he showed me a clean, clear and pure, fresh river of water of life, clear, bright and magnificent in appearance, as ice crystal, proceeding out of the stately seat of the throne of power of Deity; the very exceeding great God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the wide open street of it and on both sides of the fresh river of water. There was the Tree of substance of Life-time, which bare and made twelve manners of fruits and yielded its fruit every month. And the sprouts and leaves of the tree of substance were for the medical healing and attendance of the race of people of the nations. And there will be no more curse. And the throne of power of Deity; the very exceeding great God and of the Lamb will be in it and His servants will serve and render religious homage to Him. And they will see His face and appearance; and His name of authority and character will be in their foreheads. And there will be no night there and they will need no candle or portable light, neither the light of the sunlight, for the Lord, the One in Supreme Authority, the Controller and Master, the Deity; the very exceeding great God gives them light to shed rays of brightness and they will rule and reign forever and ever, to the ages of the ages. Revelation 21:1-5.
Behold I Am Coming Quickly
And he said unto me: These words and sayings are faithful, trustworthy and true to believe. And the Lord, the One in Supreme Authority, the Controller and Master, Deity; the very exceeding great God of the holy and inspired, set apart prophets, sent His angels to show unto His servants the things which must be needful and shortly, in a brief space of time be done and come into being. Lo, See, Behold: I appear and am coming suddenly by surprise, quickly, without delay. Blessed and supremely fortunate is the one that keeps and maintains the words and sayings of the prophecy of scriptural prediction of this Book and Scroll of Writing. And I, John, saw these things and gave audience. And when I heard, and saw; I fell down to adore and worship before the feet of the angel which did show me these things. Then he said unto me: Take heed, you do not to it, for I am your fellow servant and minister of the same Master and of thy brethren, the prophets, who were inspired speakers and of them who keep and maintain the sayings and reason of thoughts of this Book of a Scroll of Writing: adore, do reverence and worship Deity; the very exceeding great God. And he said unto me: Seal in secret, not the sayings of reason of the prophecy and scriptural prediction of this Book of a Scroll of Writing; for the time or occasion and opportunity is at hand and near in time. The one that is actively morally unjust, let the one be actively morally unjust still further; and the one that is morally dirty and filthy, let the one be morally dirty and filthy still further; and the one that is of equitable character of righteousness, let the one be of equitable character of righteousness still further; and the one that is morally and religiously sacred and holy, let the one be morally and religiously sacred and holy still further. And Lo, See, Behold: I appear and am coming suddenly by surprise, quickly, without delay and My reward is with Me to give away to everyone in the manner and according as the ones work, toil, acts and deeds shall be lived of one’s personal self. I, the One am Alpha, the First and the Beginning and Foremost and the End of the uttermost of place or time, the First power and the Last continual ending. Blessed, supremely blest and fortunate are they that do His commandments, in order that they may have the authority, the right and privilege to the substance of the Tree of Life and may even so arise to enter through the gateway into the walled city. For outside and without the doors, away and forth, are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, male prostitutes, whoremongers and the murderers and whosoever, everyone, all who have an affection of love of a lie and falsehood. Revelation 22:6-15.
And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come
I Jesus have sent My angel to testify unto you these things in the called out assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of the Israelite King David and the bright radiant morning Star of the dawn. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come to accompany! And let the one who hears with an audience say, Come to accompany! And let the one who is thirsty for, come to accompany. And whosoever delights in let the one take to accompany of the water of life freely, gratuitously. For I testify as to be a witness unto everyone who hears to give audience to the words and reasoning of thoughts of the prophecy and prediction of this Scroll of Writing. If anyone shall add or impose as a relation of distribution unto these things; Deity; the very exceeding great God, will add unto that one, the plagues, stroke and calamities that are written in this Scroll of Writing. And if anyone takes away from the words and reason of thoughts of this Scroll of Writing of this prophecy and prediction, Deity; the very exceeding great God will take away that one’s part from the Tree and substance of Life, and out of the sacred Holy City of walls and from the things which are written in this Scroll of Writing. He who testifies is a witness of these things, says, Surely, Yes. I appear and am coming suddenly by surprise, quickly and without delay. Amen, even so, truth; Yes. Even so, come and accompany, Lord Jesus. The grace and acceptable favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:16-21.
A Message to the Called Out (Local) New Testament Assemblies
These Scriptures are written to the “True Called Out Local” groups of people who have been Saved by the grace of God and have been Baptized by immersion and assemble together in a local place and make an attempt to follow the teachings of the New Testament.
These Promises of Future Rewards are for: those truly spiritually “saved” individuals who make an “effort to grow-up spiritually” within the “Called Out Local New Testament Assemblies” from among the masses of the Spiritually Saved People scattered throughout the world.
These rewards are not for the so-called “paper church members.” That is, just because your name is on a “church roll” and just because you “play church” does not entitle you to these spiritual rewards in the next life…
Greek Word #1577. Ekklesia (ek-klay-see’-ah) assembly, church: From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both) — assembly, church.
What is a “True Assembly or Church” according to the New Testament Word of God!!!
Acts 2:  And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.  And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,  Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Continued steadfastly: to be earnest towards; to persevere; be constantly diligent; to attend with persistent diligence in all the exercises; to adhere closely to; to have a compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea.
King James Bible And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
American King James Version And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
American Standard Version And they continued steadfastly in the apostles teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Bible in Basic English And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles’ teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.
Douay-Rheims Bible And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles, and in the communication of the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Darby Bible Translation And they persevered in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles, in breaking of bread and prayers.
English Revised Version And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Webster’s Bible Translation And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Weymouth New Testament and they were constant in listening to the teaching of the Apostles and in their attendance at the Communion, that is, the Breaking of the Bread, and at prayer.
World English Bible They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer.
Young’s Literal Translation and they were continuing steadfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the bread, and the prayers.
- didache (did-akh-ay’) doctrine, teaching from didasko; instruction (the act or the matter) — doctrine, hath been taught.
- proskartereo (pros-kar-ter-eh’-o) Continue: From pros and kartereo; to be earnest towards, i.e. (to a thing) to persevere, be constantly diligent, or (in a place) to attend assiduously all the exercises, or (to a person) to adhere closely to (as a servitor) — attend (give self) continually (upon), continue (in, instant in, with), wait on (continually).
Only a “Local Assembled” group of people, who continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine (the Truthful Teachings, the Lord gave to the apostles and the Truthful Teachings the apostles continued to Teach), (salvation by grace, baptism by immersion, security of the believer, the assembly is a local visible body of those saved and baptized individuals, as well as the many other Truthful Teachings throughout the New Testament), and fellowship, and in breading of bread (correct observance of the Lord’s Supper for only those assembled members of that particular assembly), and in prayers, can be considered a “True Assembly or Church.”
As you can see from this study, individuals who have been spiritually saved by the grace of God, have been baptized properly and continue in the correct teachings of the New Testament within the called out local assemblies and make an effort to serve and worship God the Father, will be chosen by Jesus Christ as His Bride and their eternal home will be inside the Heavenly City. Individuals who are spiritually saved by the grace of God, but do not go any further in their spiritual walk of life, will live in the New Heaven, on the New Earth, but not inside the Heavenly City.