CHRIST SPEAKS TO HIS CHURCH. Rev. 2:7 "He that hath an ear, let him hear that the Holy Spirit says to the churches." Ephesus did not hear and in time fell and became a part of the organized Papal type church. Because the love of Christ was not their motive for service their organization began to promulgate itself. It ceased to be Christ's church and became an apostate group without Christ. This phrase makes the Lord’s message applicable to the whole of the church, but also personal and particular to the individual members. No church can serve the Lord as a whole until its individual members are faithful and obedient to the Lord.