The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lamp stands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies. The seven lamp stands are seven assemblies.
“To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write:
“He who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden lamp stands says these things:
“I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can’t tolerate evil men,
and have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and found them false.
You have perseverance and have endured for my name’s sake, and have not grown weary.
But I have this against you, that you left your first love.