“This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia. Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the seven fold Spirit before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.” (Revelation 1:4-6 NLT)
John the apostle is on the island of Patmos writing the seven churches in a region know as Asia Minor (which is now part southwest Turkey today) God saw the good and bad in each church and He had a message for each of them.
The Church In Thyatira “I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. “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. I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to turn away from her immorality. “Therefore, I will throw her on a bed of suffering, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve. “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 except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come. To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, To them I will give authority over all the nations. They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots. They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star! “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” (Revelations 2:19-29 NLT)
Over all the church in Thyatira was ok. They had love, they had faith. They served faithfully, and endured trials with patience. But just as in the other churches there were issues. Jezebel a self proclaimed prophet was leading many believers astray. Her teachings lead them into sexual sin and idolatry. And the church was permitting all this. Christ warns them that he will soon bring Jezebel to her knees with suffering. And all who follow her will suffer the same fate unless they repent. Christ encourages those who are staying faithful to Him to continue to do so.
Sometimes we have people come into our life that can lead us astray. One moment we are severing God, the next we are neck deep in sin. God will bring down anything that is against Him. And the ones who don’t take heed to the warning and call to repentance will suffer with them. If you have been faithfully serving the Lord keep doing so. But if you have been lead astray by a “Jezebel” here is your warning! They will bring you down! Cut them lose and turn back to Christ and serve Him as you did before. Be on the lookout for “Jezebels” that may enter your life. Once spotted eliminate them. The saying “misery loves company” is so very true. Satan wants to take as many people as he can to hell. Don’t be one of them.
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Song to Listen to: Healer by Leah Mari, Bethel Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZGfzdvEe1I