(The Seven Churches)
Starting in Revelation chapter 2, we read about the seven churches. The seven churches are all located in present day Turkey. John was given this message for them. But beyond the local message, is a broader message for the church of God in prophetic description. This is understood in chapter 1:1, 19
Each church covers a specific time period of the Christian church. God wanted His people to know what would happen in the future. He wanted them to read and to take courage that they were not forgotten. The term "Churches" is given to denote the spiritual condition of the people during these Christian time periods.