May 3, 2014


Revelation 2:18—29

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 whose feet are like beaten brass.
I know your works–I mean your love and your loyalty and your service and your steadfast endurance; and I know that your last works are more than your first.
But I hold it against you that you make no effort to deal with the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and whose misleading teaching causes my servants to commit fornication and to eat meat offered to idols. I have given her a time within which to repent and she refuses to repent from her fornication. Behold, I am going to cast her into a bed and I am going to cast her paramours into great affliction, unless they repent from her deeds; and I will slay her children with death; and all the churches will know that I am he who searches the inmost desires and thoughts of a man’s being; and I will give to each one of you what your works deserve.
To the rest of you in Thyatira, to all those who do not hold this teaching, to such as have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them, I say this–I am not going to put any other burden on you. All I say is, hold on to what you have until I come.
I will give to him who overcomes, and who keeps my works to the end, authority over the Gentiles; and he will smite them with a rod of iron; like vessels of pottery they will be smashed; for this is the authority that I have received from my Father; and I will give him the morning star.
Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Barclay, W. (2004). The Revelation of John (3rd ed. fully rev. and updated., Vol. 1, pp. 110—111). Louisville, KY; London: Westminster John Knox Press.

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