"The following comments on these seven messages to the seven churches are not exhaustive by any means. We want to show how these messages are related to the teachings of the Old Testament prophets and to the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ to the nation of Israel. In this way, we can see that the Body of Christ, God's church of this present age, is not in view in these seven messages." Quote from "The Seven Churches in the Book of Revelation," pg. 7.