Scripture Focus- Revelation 2:18-29
Thyatira was located 20 miles to the southeast of Pergamum. A major road ran through the north south valley. The city was a center of productivity.
Observations about Thyatira:
Jesus commends good works. vv18-19
Love, Faithfulness, Service and Endurance
Love God, serve faithfully, and endure joyfully!
Are our works commendable in the sight of Jesus?
Jesus judges evil works. vv20-23
Wicked Jezebel was a false teacher who promoted sexual immorality and idolatry.
The grace of God is deep because he gave her time to repent, but she did not.
A refusal to repent brings the judgment of God.
The outcome of judgment is all will know that Jesus is the one who examines the minds and hearts and will give to each according to their works.
Evil works bring judgment, repentance brings grace.
Jesus encourages perseverance. vv24-29
Hold on to what you have until Jesus comes.
The promise includes- Authority over the nations; and the gift of the morning star.
Knowing the Son of God is the ultimate reward.
v29 Let anyone who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.
The time to get right with God is now!