I recently heard something that made me think and am wondering about. The 7 churches in the book of Revelations. We they each a description of the state of the church in the past, present and future as written by John? Or are they descriptions of different and various states of multiple conditions that exists within the church today? I hope I am asking in a way that makes sense. For example, the church of Philidephia appears to be the church that is raptured and kept from the wrath of God to come. ie. The church that still gets things right. The church of Laodecia (please forgive spelling)is the lukewarm church and we all know plenty of that is going on right now. I've heard that we are the church of Laodecia now and that the other churches were past as well. So now I"m just confused and I hope someone can clarify and help me understand this. Thanks ahead of time for any help you can give me!