Revelation 2:18 – 29
And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze:
“I know your works–your love, faith, service, and patient endurance. I know that your last works are greater than the first.
But I have this against you: you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and beguiling my servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.
Beware, I am throwing her on a sick bed, and those who commit adultery with her I am throwing into great distress, unless they repent of her doings;
and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you as your works deserve.
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; only hold fast to what you have until I come.
To everyone who conquers and continues to do my works to the end, I will give authority over the nations; to rule them with an iron rod, as when clay pots are shattered – even as I also received authority from my Father. To the one who conquers I will also give the morning star.
Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”
In today’s church we have something we call “free will”. This is an act of rebellion in disguise which promotes immorality at its highest peak. Everyone including pastors, their entire family and the congregation do what pleases them. This is to say that nobody corrects anybody.
The meaning of our calling which includes rebuking believers, so that they will be sound in faith is not regarded anymore. There are all sort of unrighteousness going on in the church because the leaders are only interested in what they can get from the members, and not their spiritual upbringing. Not even for a moment will the church find out how their members manage to get money. Oh no…they careless whether it’s from drug or prostitution. Their only interest is how much tithe you pay and how huge a sum of money you give to the church. Corrupt hearts in a corrupt Church! Sexual immorality is now a way of life in the church. Indecent dressing on the side of the ladies; exposing their private parts even in the church. Even the married ones are now worse than the unmarried and this is a major contributing factor to the increase in adultery and fornication in the church.
How can we advice those outside the church to live a right life while we the “hypocrites” in the church are living worse than them?
We love to serve, pay tithe, do all the ‘good’ works in the church, exercise patience, show love, and even do great works with much faith but yet, God isn’t happy with us because majority have chosen to be lukewarm; given in to sorcery, false teachings, sexual immorality, and blood money (cheating and killing to make money).
I speak to you with passion my friends, please turn away from all uncleanness. Turn your hearts towards God. Yearn for righteousness. And you who have held on to the faith and been faithful, fight a good fight till the end that your reward will not be denied you. Overcome the devil, and don’t corrupt your bodies which is the temple of God. Let the Word of God be your lamp till the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who has ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Amen.