Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | July 10, 2021 | Message to the Churches | The church in Thyatira

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like.... - Revelation 2:18 - 29

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. – Revelation 2:18 – 29

Dearly beloved brethren, this was the forth church and Bible believing believers like you have so much to learn from this church.

But then see the letter to the church amplified for clearer understanding.

The first amplification.

Write this letter to the angel of the church in Thyatira. This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes are like flames of fire, whose feet are like polished bronze:
[20]“But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray. She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food offered to idols.
[24]“But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have not followed this false teaching (‘deeper truths,’ as they call them—depths of Satan, actually). I will ask nothing more of you
[25]except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come.

The second amplification

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, Who has eyes that flash like a flame of fire, and Whose feet glow like bright and burnished and white-hot bronze: [Dan. 10:6.]
[20]But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess [claiming to be inspired], and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols.
[24]But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not explored and known the depths of Satan, as they say–I tell you that I do not lay upon you any other [fresh] burden:
[25]Only hold fast to what you have until I come.

This church was actually founded by apostle Paul and they started very very well.

Acts 16:13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

However, after the demise of apostle Paul, apostle John and even Timothy , they sustained the teachings upon which the church was founded, but tolerated false doctrines and idol worship.

It is important to note that Apollo, the sun god, was the chief deity at Thyatira, where he was worshipped under the Macedonian name of Tyrimnas.

It was because of the worship of the sun god in Thyatira, that made our Lord to introduce Himself as the Son of God, and also promised to give “the morning star” to “him that overcometh. See it.

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; – Revelation 2:18 – 29

Our Lord Jesus Christ commended their good works.

In fact their good works were in deed commendable.

Revelation 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

“I know thy works.” The good works were , in two pairs, “thy love and faith,” and “thy ministry and patience.”

Finally, we have the knowledge “that their last works were more than the first.

However, the Church at Thya-tira exhibited growth in good works, which was the surest sign of life

Like Ephesus, Thyatira was both praised and blamed, commended and corrected.

The two Churches were in some respects the exact opposite to each other.

In Ephesus there was much zeal for orthodoxy, but little love; in Thyatira there was much love, but a carelessness about false doctrine. See it yourself.

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

This woman called Jezebel by our Lord was left unchecked by the pastor.

The angel of the Church at Thyatira was suffering from the tolerated presence of a baneful influence, as did Ahab, “whom Jezebel his wife stirred up” See it yourself.

1 Kings 21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. 21:26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; – Revelation 2:18 – 29

It was equally speculated that, this woman called Jezebel was the wife of the pastor of the church at Thyatira.

This was why she had so much influence to teach and seduce members of this church.

She equally engaged in doing the deeds of the Baalimite and the Nicholatines.

The doctrines perpetrated by the three sects made Christian liberty a plea for an antichristian licence which claimed to be above the moral Law.

And she teacheth and seduceth members of the church unchecked.

Regrettably, Jezebel “despised the riches of Christ’s forbearance and long suffering, not believing that his goodness led her to repentance”

Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; – Revelation 2:18 – 29

She took it for granted that nothing will happen, because judgement did not take place immediately.

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 8:13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Psalms 10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

However, God was patient and suffering long, for her to. repent.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Dearly beloved brethren, pause here and examine yourself too.

Are you too taking God for granted, because judgement is delayed?

Your answer should be affirmative no.

Do not be negatively influenced by ungodly practices of others, remain faithful, like these brethren, exhorted by the Lord, in the church.

Revelation 2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; – Revelation 2:18 – 29

Remember, Jesus is seeing everything being done by everyone in His church and in due time, He shall reward everyone according to their works.

Revelation 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

The good Lord shall help you in particular to be wise unto salvation in Jesus mighty name.

See you at the top in Jesus name

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