There is need for you to closely and spiritually examine the Church you are fellowshipping whether it is that of Thyatira.
The Corrupt Church.
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,
‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:
19 “I know your works, love, [b]service, faith, and your [c]patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.
20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.
22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
The contents or subject-matter of the letter written to the Church in Thyatira includes:
1. The honourable character and commendation Christ gives of this Church, Ministry, and people and this given by one who was no stranger to them, but well acquainted with them and with the principles from which they acted.
In this Church, Christ makes honourable mention of:
a.) Their charity, either more general, a disposition to do good to all men, or more special, to the household of faith: there is no religion where there is no charity.
b.) Their service, their ministration, this respects chiefly the officers of the Church, who had laboured in the word and doctrine.
c.) Their faith, which was the grace that actuated all the rest, both their charity and their service.
d.) Their patience for those that are most charitable to others, most diligent in their places, and most faithful, must yet expect to meet with that which will exercise their patience.
e.) Their growing fruitfulness.
Their last works were better than the first.
This is an excellent character when others had left their first love, and lost their first zeal, these were growing wiser and better. It should be the ambition and earnest desire of all Christians that their last works may be their best works, that they may be better and better every day and best at last.
2. A faithful reproof for what was amiss.
This is not so directly charged upon the Church itself as upon some wicked seducers who were among them. The Church’s fault was that she connived too much at them.
a.) These wicked seducers were compared to Jezebel, and called by her name. Jezebel was a persecutor of the Prophets of the Lord, and a great Patroness of idolaters and false Prophets.
The sin of these seducers was that they attempted to draw the servants of God into fornication, and to offer sacrifices to idols. They called themselves prophets, and so would claim a superior authority and regard to the Ministers of the Church.
Two things aggravated the sin of these seducers, who, being one in their spirit and design, are spoken of as one person:
1.] They made use of the name of God to oppose the truth of His doctrine and worship this very much aggravated their sin.
2.] They abused the patience of God to harden themselves in their wickedness. God gave them space for repentance, but they repented not.
Please note that Repentance is necessary to prevent a sinner’s ruin.
And it requires time, a course of time, and time convenient it is a great work, and a work of time.
Where God gives space for repentance, He expects fruits meet for repentance.
Where the space for repentance is lost, the sinner perishes with a double destruction.
Now why should the wickedness of this Jezebel be charged upon the Church of Thyatira? Because that Church suffered her to seduce the people of that city.
But how could the Church help it?
They had not, as a Church, civil power to banish or imprison her but they had ministerial power to censure and to excommunicate her: and it is probable that neglecting to use the power they had made them sharers in her sin.
The punishment of this seducer, this Jezebel, Revelation 2:22-23, in which is couched a prediction of the fall of Babylon.
a.) I will cast her into a bed of pain, not of pleasure, into a bed of flames and those who have sinned with her shall suffer with her but this may yet be prevented by their repentance.
b.) I will kill her children with death, that is, the second death, which does the work effectually, and leaves no hope of future life, no resurrection for those that are killed by the second death, but only to shame and everlasting contempt.
The design of Christ in the destruction of these wicked seducers was the instruction of others, especially of His Churches:
All the Churches shall know that I am He that searcheth the reins and the hearts and I will give to every one of you according to your works.
God is known by the judgments that He executes and, by this revenge taken upon seducers.
He would make known,
1). His infallible knowledge of the hearts of men, of their principles, designs, frame, and temper, their formality, their indifference, their secret inclinations to symbolize with idolaters.
2). His impartial justice, in giving every one according to his work, that the name of Christians should be no protection, their churches should be no sanctuaries for sin and sinners.
There is need for you to closely and spiritually examine the Church you are fellowshiping whether it is that of Thyatira.
There is need to discern whether your so called prophetess is a Jezebel who is seducing you and other children of God to commit fornication.
2 Corinthians 6:18 instruct you to come out of them so that you will not partake of their punishment.
Man of God, are you ministering the truth of God’s word to liberate those who have been ensnared by the false doctrine of once save is forever saved or you conniving with them?
May the Lord God open our eyes of understanding to see what we are eating as the spiritual food, whether it is a food offered to idols or not in Jesus name.
Prepare now to go to the nearest Bible believing Church to fellowship with your maker and I believe He will speak to you the more.
Good morning and happy new month in Jesus name.
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