“The Church at Thyatira” Rev. 2 – Sunday 7/28/13

JESUS TOLD CHRISTIANS IN EVERY ERA TO WATCH FOR HIM. I believe Christians will be found in each of these churches. EPHESUS is a type of Christian church with many good works, they test even those who say they are apostles. But they have left their first love. This kind of Christian church is seen in today’s world. – SMYRNA has works, trials and poverty. The church is persecuted by Satan, yet rich in faith. This kind of Christian church is seen in the world today. – PERGAMOS is a Christian church with lots of good works, and they do not deny Christ. But this type of church allows false teachings, and a hierarchy (Nicolaitans) to rule over the people. – THYATIRA has good works, love, service & faith, but they allow sexual sins and idolatry. This kind of Christian church exist today. – SARDIS has works and a name, but they are about to die. Their works are not complete. The dead church is in the world today. PHILADELPHIA is a Christian church with little stature or influence in the world. But they have good works and missions, and they keep God’s Word. – LAODICEA is lukewarm, wretched, poor, blind and naked, yet they think they are rich. Christ isn’t even inside this church, but Jesus is patiently and graciously standing at the door and knocking. – NO CHRISTIAN CHURCH is the “one true, universal” church. Not even Thyatira! Only the cults claim to be that.

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