Revelation 2:1; Revelation 2:13-15; Revelation 2:25; Revelation 3:11; Revelation 7:1; Revelation 20:2
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write ; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest , even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth .
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication .
So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate .
But that which ye have already hold fast till I come .
Behold , I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast , that no man take thy crown.
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,