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East meets West: the path of the Gospel

east meets westMatthew 24: 7: For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Revelation 1: 11: Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

The sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

The Gospel has followed the same path as the sun.

The Gospel began in Judaea with Jesus’ ministry and then travelled in a westerly direction.


Istanbul (the capital of Turkey - formally Constantinople) is considered the meeting place between East and West.

When drawing a line directly down from Constantinople, it will be seen that the seven churches addressed in the Book of Revelation are immediately on the western side of the demarcation line between East and West.

Paul (the first church age messenger) wrote to the Ephesians of Ephesus; thenceforth the Gospel travelled westward through Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean into the new world of America; from thence it is returning back East again in preparation for the 144,000 Jews who will receive the same Gospel that the elected Gentiles have received.

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