Metaphysical meaning of Smyrna (mbd)
Smyrna, smyr'-nå (Gk. fr. Heb.--myrrh; flowing; distilling; sweet; fragrant; aromatic; spirituous; gall; sorrow; lamentation; bitterness; rebellion.
A city of Ionia in Asia Minor, about forty to fifty miles north of Ephesus. In it was one of the Christian churches, or assemblies, that John addressed (Rev. 2:8-11).
Meta. Substance (myrrh, "but thou art rich")--the substance center in the body, located at the pit of the stomach. They "that say they are Jews, and they are not," 9th verse, are false thoughts. The ten days of tribulation, 10th verse, refer to degrees or steps in the perfecting of the individual, a work that will go on until a complete letting go of the lesser, or personal, self is fulfilled.
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