We come now to the actual letters addressed to the seven identified Churches of Asia. As mentioned these were real churches. We know quite a lot about Ephesus from various references in Acts and from the letter written to them by Paul. For the others we can construct some of their history from other early church writings. But not much. From early Church writings we gather that John was the apostolic leader of the Churches in the area and that following his release from exile by the Roman Emperor he returned to his ministry there. For me the point is that JOHN LOVED THEM ALL. Even more important JESUS LOVED THEM ALL. Probably even more important JESUS LOVES US ALL!
Question: Why am I stressing this point?