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The Seven Churches

(4) Church of Thyatira ( Revelation 2:18-25)

Roughly from CE 1160-1378.

18. And unto the angel [messenger, Waldo] of the church in Thyatira [the period in which there was a sweet perfume of a sacrifice, Diaglott, Appendix, "Sacrifice of Labor"], write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes [omniscient wisdom or discernment] like unto a flame of fire [penetrating deeply], and his feet [those representing him on earth] are like fine brass [purified or justified];00GoldSquare.jpg (705 bytes)

19. I know thy works, and charity [love], and service, and faith, and thy patience [patient endurance], and thy works [that of the Waldenses and Albigenses during the 12th to 14th centuries]; and the last to be more than the first [of this period of the church].

20. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman [the apostate church] Jezebel ["that cursed woman"], which calleth herself a prophetess [calls herself the Lord’s mouthpiece], to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication [to unite with the civil powers], and to eat things sacrificed unto idols [partake of man-worship].

21. And I gave her space [chronos, 360 years] to repent [reform] of her fornication [from having worldly affiliation]; and she repented [reformed] not.00GoldSquare.jpg (705 bytes)

22. Behold, I will cast her [the apostate church] into a bed [of affliction], and them that commit adultery with her [illegitimately associated with her] into great tribulation [a condition of great affliction, the great tribulation at the end of the age], except they [the worldly associates] repent of their deeds [unless they reform from their wicked works which she entices them to do].

23. And I will kill her children with death [the followers of the apostate church will be killed as her children when they end their relationship with her]; and all the churches [seven periods of the churches] shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins [desires] and hearts [affections]: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

24. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira [Diaglott, Appendix, "Sacrifice of Labor,"], as many as have not this doctrine [teaching of man-worship], and which have not known the depths [degradation of illicit union] of Satan [with civil Roman rulers], as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

25. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

26. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end [a completion or end], to him will I give power [authority] over the nations.

27. And he [the overcomer] shall rule them [the nations] with a rod of iron [rigid force]; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I [Jesus] received of my Father.

28. And I [Jesus] will give him [the overcomer] the morning star [myself Revelation 22:16].

29.  He that hath an ear [a receptive and understanding mind], let him hear what the Spirit [of promise] saith unto the [seven periods of] churches.



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