The second letter is to Smyrna, one of the ‘good’ churches on our list of seven.  Jesus had no complaint her, just praise and encouragement.  It is the only city that remains to this day as Izmir, Turkey.  In the first century this church was famous for suffering to the point of death to receive the crown of Life!

Pastor Van Engen

 

Smyrna Suffering in Christ Rev 2 1-7