COMMITTED to train men and women
to have minds for the Lord Jesus,
hearts for the truth, and
hands that are skilled to the task.

"Thyatira" Tagged Sermons

Hold Fast What You Have

Jesus is being identified as the Son of God in this passage alone. This is the only time in this book where Jesus is called the Son of God, which makes me believe that this church is meeting Jesus not as their advocate, their intercessor, but instead as the ultimate JUDGE.
And this Judge is missing nothing. His eyes like a flame of fire means that nothing can be hidden from him.
Yes, we as Christians can fall into sexual immorality, and idolatry, but we are not to have such a life style. And certainly teaching others in the church that such a life style is acceptable to God is bringing the judgment of God upon those who do so and the church that is tolerating such teachings.
The Lord said that He gave this false prophetess time to repent, but she loved DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT. She simply refused to accept the Word of God and to live accordingly.
Remember, the church in Thyatira was commended for their works, especially their works. But such work, when it replaces FAITH, which is a form of spiritual idolatry, is introduced to a church that is under God’s judgment.

The Effects Of Compromise

These letters are addressed to local, visible churches that did exist in the first century. These letters are addressed to all churches at all times as tests by which they may discern their true spiritual condition in the sight of God. These letters are addressed to each of us personally in the saying: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says…” and also in the promises: “to him who overcomes I will give…”. These letters are also prophetic, as they reveal seven periods of church history that began around AD 90 and will last until the end of the church age.