Messages to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 address trials of the church of God thru the ages and are relevant to God's church today. Characteristics of Jesus Christ together with commendations, errors, punishments and rewards are outlined. The triumphant saints of God inherit all the rewards mentioned in the messages to the seven churches, becoming kings and priests on the earth, ruling and reigning with God and Christ forevermore.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.