Morning Coffee Re-Post: 7/28/14 Seven Churches (We all Got Issues): Thyatira (Lead Astray)

December 13, 2014



“This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia. Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the seven fold  Spirit before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us.  He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.” (Revelation 1:4-6 NLT)

John the apostle is on the island of Patmos writing the seven churches in a region know as Asia Minor (which is now part southwest Turkey today) God saw the good and bad in each church and He had a message for each of them.

The Church In Thyatira “I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. “But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray. She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food offered to idols. I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to turn away from her immorality. “Therefore, I will throw her on a bed of suffering, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve. “But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have not followed this false teaching (‘deeper truths,’ as they call them—depths of Satan, actually). I will ask nothing more of you    except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come. To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, To them I will give authority over all the nations. They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots. They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star! “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” (Revelations 2:19-29 NLT)

Over all the church in Thyatira was ok. They had love, they had faith. They served faithfully, and endured trials with patience. But just as in the other churches there were issues. Jezebel a self proclaimed prophet was leading many believers astray. Her teachings lead them into sexual sin and idolatry. And the church was permitting all this. Christ warns them that he will soon bring Jezebel to her knees with suffering. And all who follow her will suffer the same fate unless they repent. Christ encourages those who are staying faithful to Him to continue to do so.

Sometimes we have people come into our life that can lead us astray. One moment we are severing God, the next we are neck deep in sin. God will bring down anything that is against Him. And the ones who don’t take heed to the warning and call to repentance will suffer with them. If you have been faithfully serving the Lord keep doing so. But if you have been lead astray by a “Jezebel” here is your warning! They will bring you down! Cut them lose and turn back to Christ and serve Him as you did before. Be on the lookout for “Jezebels” that may enter your life. Once spotted eliminate them. The saying “misery loves company” is so very true. Satan wants to take as many people as he can to hell. Don’t be one of them.

Much Love & God Bless



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    A CHRISTIAN QUOTE: "I believe the Bible to be the inspired inerrant word of God, however, translations of that inspired word of God are not inspired, inerrant, nor infallible...This is an example of Mistranslation Sarcoma in all its glory.

    If you cannot trust translations of the Bible to be the word of God, then where do you find the truth?

    What is Mistranslation Sarcoma? It is a common malignancy, primarily found among those who participate in Biblical study and dialogue. It is also widespread throughout the pseudo Biblical community. This disease is not a respecter of persons. The malignancy seems to spread more rapidly in an atmosphere where man's personal knowledge and wisdom are exalted.

    What are the symptoms of Mistranslation Sarcoma? Such persons may have a tendency to hold their peers, professors, and assorted leaders in high esteem concerning opinions about the Scriptures. They may place very little trust in God who promised them the Spirit of truth if they would just obey Him.
    They may give the Holy Spirit inspired book little or no weight in its own defense.

    The person suffering from Mistranslation Sarcoma will usually show a disregard for certain Scriptures, i.e. 1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endures forever." And this is the word which was preached to you. Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. If unsure that a person has Mistranslation Sarcoma, just ask them, many are willing to admit it. Some reflect a grow of pride at being infected with it, seeing it as a mark of intelligence.

    What are the ramifications of the disease? The benign carrier sometimes seems to escape unmarred; however, this is not necessarily true of those he has infected. Their problems range from slight impairment, through destruction of their very soul.

    This disease is highly contagious. It is found in some degree in every fundamental group, every denomination, every cult, and among the street scholars who judge the Bible.

    Is there a cure? Yes, prayer, honest study, and not kicking against the pricks when confronted with the truth.

    How is it possible that men trust God to send His only Son as Savior for the world, and believe God resurrect Jesus from the grave, but do not trust God to provide a translation of His written word that is trustworthy?

    (All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


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