Jesus made this same statement to all of the 7 churches of Asia that He wrote a letter through the Apostle John.
However the truth of the matter is that this same statement is being said to every Christian church around the world today. We have not escaped all of the warnings that the Lord gave each one of these churches as these warnings are for you and the Christian church you attend in this day and age.
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Today I am going to minister on the letter that Jesus the Head of the Church sent to 4th church, the church in Thyatira.
TO THE CHURCH IN THYATIRA:
The church in Thyatira was a bustling trade center with many organized trade unions, it was located in a valley between two cities. It had no natural fortifications but was protected by the Roman garrison. This church received the longest letter of the 7 churches, even though it was located in the least important city of them all.
“To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.” Revelation 2:18 NIV
This letter starts with a description of Jesus Christ in a very pointed manner. I’m sure this letter on this opening statement from Jesus definitely got the attention of the people of the church in Thyatira.
“I know your deeds; your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.” Revelation 2:19 NIV
Even though the church in Thyatira had its problems Jesus points out some good deeds also. Jesus pointed out that its good deeds were increasing over what they did at first. This was a laboring church who was also loving, faithful and patient.
“Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.” Revelation 2:20 NIV
Thyatira was in deep sin in sexual immorality and eating food offered to idols. By the time of this message to the church in Thyatira Jezebel had been dead nearly 1,000 years however the spirit that moved Jezebel was now in someone else. This caused the believers in be involved in immoral practices.
“I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.” Revelation 2:21 NIV
Actually the Lord presents His letter to the church in 3 parts. One part is addressed to the cult of Jezebel (Revelation 2:20-23) the second part is to the remnant of Christians who were still in the church please see (Revelation 2:24-25) and the third part was for the ones who would be victorious. (Revelation 2:26-29)
“So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. Revelation 2:22 NIV
The Lord promises to change Jezebel’s bed, where she had committed her sin, into a place of great suffering.
You can sense from the verse that the Lord is very angry with what the spirit of Jezebel had done to the believers at the church in Thyatira.
“I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am He who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.” Revelation 2:23 NIV
In His omniscience (all knowing), the Lord alone knew those who had shared in her sin and they would also share in her suffering.
“Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, I will not impose any other burden on you.” Revelation 2:24 NIV
There were those in the churches who held to Christ’s Word and His righteous moral standards. God knows them and promises that they will rule with Him over the nations V.26) “The depths of Satan’s secrets” may refer to the false teaching that says in order to fully experience God’s grace and salvation, one must enter into the depths of sin and become acquainted with all kinds of evil. Of course this was a lie and deception.
“Will not impose any other burden” refers to a statement published by the council at Jerusalem (Acts 15). This council agreed that a Gentile convert did not have to be circumcised but must abstain from things offered to idols and have no part of sexual immorality.
“Except to hold on to what you have until I come.” Revelation 2:25 NIV
Christ’s words “until I come” makes it clear that His messages, warnings and promises to the seven churches apply to all churches until the end.
“To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations.” Revelation 2:26 NIV
This statement is the first mention of Christ’s millennial reign in the Book of Revelation.
“That one will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery just as I have received authority from my Father.” Revelation 2:27 NIV
This scepter of iron indicates the Lord’s prerogative to rule and the impossibility of disobedience during the millennial reign of Jesus.
“I will also give that one the morning star.” Revelation 2:28 NIV
The faithful victorious ones are given the promise of the morning star. Jesus Himself, a promise of His presence. It most likely refers to Jesus as the returning One who will rapture the church before the dark hours of the tribulation.
“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 2:29 NIV
Jesus is saying to the churches in Asia and to all the Christian churches around the world at this time which includes all of the Christians that He is giving fair warning.” If we are lacking in these areas that Jesus mentions in these 7 letters to the church we as Christians need to acknowledge it and repent of it and turn from entering into those things.
I have a question for you?
How are you doing in your Christian life when you compare your life to the sins of some of these churches?
Remember 5 of the 7 churches were first commended for any good that they were doing but then rebuked with warning for the areas they were in sin.
These letters bring up very serious problems in our churches today. Sins that will need to be dealt with and turn around and do the right thing.
I hope that you are reading each letter carefully and the comments I am making and then looking at your life and see how you compare to what is going on in Christian churches around the world in this very hour and the results you will receive if you do not repent and change?
Next Monday we will look at another one of the seven churches of Asia in Revelation.
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On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE YET FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
We are spreading the Word of God around the world as the Holy Spirit leads us to new areas in an ever increasing amount.
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Surely you know people who are going through hell and high water with real battles in their life both Christians and those that are not born again Christians. The Word of God that is presented each week will help turn their situation around if they do the Word of God and instead of the anguish and tears will bring a smile and victory to their life, isn’t that worth you sharing this website with others?
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In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.