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Thyatira : Call to Holiness. Revelation 2: 18-29. Thyatira Call to Holiness Rev. 2:18-29. Smaller city, noted for many guilds. Lydia “A dealer in purple cloth from Thyatira” Acts 16:14 (Gospel by her?)

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thyatira call to holiness

Thyatira: Call to Holiness

Revelation 2: 18-29

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Thyatira Call to Holiness Rev. 2:18-29
  • Smaller city, noted for many guilds.
  • Lydia “A dealer in purple cloth from Thyatira” Acts 16:14 (Gospel by her?)
  • Psalm 2:7, “I will proclaim the decree of the LORD; he said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.”
  • “eyes like blazing fire” see everything!
  • Purifying/cleansing power of “feet… like burnished bronze.” (wine making)
  • Jesus again says “I know…”
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Thyatira Call to Holiness Rev. 2:18-29
  • …(their) service and perseverance
  • …and (their) “love and faith” and…
  • (they) “…are doing more than (they) did at first.” They’ve grown!
  • Growth is necessary in Christian life!
  • Is this you/us? “Your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.” (1 Thess. 1:3b)
  • Thyatira’s great? Sad – moral lapse!
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Thyatira Call to Holiness Rev. 2:18-29
  • They allowed a member “to teach outrageous license and apparently made no attempt to restrain her.”
  • Holy living another mark of the church
  • “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified, that you should avoid sexual immorality, that each one of you learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable…”
  • Who said that? God, 1 Thess. 4: 3-4
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Thyatira Call to Holiness Rev. 2:18-29
  • Call to holy living, V 7-8 goes on,
  • “For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.”
  • God wants holy living, Satan doesn’t!
  • Who is ‘Jezebel’? (The only problem in the church of Thyatira)
  • Symbolic name of real woman…
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Thyatira Call to Holiness Rev. 2:18-29
  • As dangerous and wicked as OT queen Jezebel, evil Ahab’s evil wife.
  • “so-called deep secrets” were “learned (from) Satan” (24)
  • Jesus sees and will judge everything!
  • Jesus gave “her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.” (22)
  • Her punishment “a bed of suffering”
  • Those who didn’t follow her no “other burden”, hold on “until I come” (25)
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Thyatira Call to Holiness Rev. 2:18-29
  • Jesus will repay “according to our deeds.” (23)
  • - power and authority to all who obey.
  • - sickness and death to unholy and unrepentant.
  • Jesus gift is the LORD himself, light of the world morning star!
  • Jesus demands we grow in love and faith, service and perseverance, and in holy living with his help!