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Revelation 2:18–29 (ESV)
To the Church in Thyatira
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.
19 “ ‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.20 But
I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.21 I
gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they
repent of her works,23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.24 But
to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden.25 Only hold fast what you have
until I come.26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,27 and he will rule them with a rod
of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father.28 And I will give him the morning star.29 He
who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
Just as Jesus warned the Ephesians,
so He also admonished the Thyatirans. They must avoid idolatrous worship and sexual immorality. We, too, must remain vigilant against such failures and repent of the times we have fallen short. By God’s grace, we remain faithful to the Word of Christ
and so share with Him in ruling His eternal kingdom.(LSB) In this day and age, sexual immorality is being redefined as normal and acceptable. But the bigger problem is the lack of repentance… which goes with not knowing what the Bible says.
Repentance means that I am sorry and I want to change. Today, it is being redefined as I am not sorry and I will make you change. It is important to read and study God’s Word to know and understand about walking in the will of God.
I pray: Deliver us, dear Savior, from the deceptive doctrines and practices of this present age and prepare us
for the age to come. Amen.