John is told to write to the 7 churches in Asia Minor, modern day Turkey. There are some seriously messed up churches here. They have lost their way because they lost sight of Jesus. He is clothed in glory, splendor, majesty, power & authority. He reigns supreme & will not tolerate any rivals. His message to the churches: the next time you are tempted to compromise with the world, the next time you are tempted to laziness in your mission, the next time you gossip instead of pray, complain instead of give, create disunity with your words, be warned. This is the risen Christ & he will not tolerate those who mess with his church. He knows our sin & he is big enough to do something about it.