This message is going to be quite contradictory
to what is taught and tolerated
in the Western Church today.
Honestly, I don't even want to speak it.
But the Lord is pressing on my heart
that I must share what He has revealed to me
through the same message
that He gave to the church in Thyatira.
I pray people will not despise me
for what I am about to say.
“Write this letter to the angel
of the church in Thyatira."
Thyatira was another city of Asia Minor.
It was south of Istanbul, east of Athens,
and about 50 miles from the Aegean Sea.
It was another city
influenced by the gods of Greece.
It’s the city where Lydia came from.
Lydia was a woman who Silas and Paul met
on their journey to Macedonia.
She and other women
were praying at the riverbank.
Lydia was a merchant
of expensive purple cloth,
who worshiped God.
As Paul spoke to her,
she listened with great intent
and the Lord opened her heart.
She accepted and received
what Paul had to say.
GOD - I HOPE THAT IS HOW
PEOPLE RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE TODAY
With the knowledge of Jesus Christ,
Lydia and her household were baptized,
And then she asked Paul & Silas to be her guests.
“If you agree that I am
a true believer in the Lord
come and stay at my home.
She urged them until they agreed.”
You can read more about Lydia
and their exchange
in the Acts of the Apostles,
Chapter 16 verses 13-15.
Back to the message -
“This is the message from the Son of God,
whose eyes are like flames of fire,
whose feet are like polished bronze:”
His eyes match the Ancient of Days,
as described by Daniel from his vision
found in Chapter 7 verse 10.
And this is where the message gets hard!
“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 -
who calls herself a prophet -
to lead my servants astray.”
Now listen closely
to what Jesus says next -
“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.”
Oh my God -
this is the church today!
Pastors who are not willing to teach
what the Bible says!
They want to bend and teach love,
without addressing the truth
about what the Word says!
And we wonder
why our youth are led astray!
It’s because their parents
have been conditioned
to submit to a culture of compassion
and human love
rather than obeying God
for what His Word says.
People want to blame parents,
but I blame the church
for not reflecting the light
in a true sight!
There are many Jezebel spirits
in the pulpit today!
Most pastors are either
condemning and not loving,
or bending and twisting -
where are the true servants of God
who will stand on the truth in love?
They are like a pendulum that swings
from the left or the right.
Where are the ones who reflect
plumb line faith?
Honestly right now -
I can only think of one man of God
who speaks the truth in love
and that man is Pastor Brian Broadway!
“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 wonder -
how many pastors
are willing to receive this message
and change their evil ways?
Church members - what about you?
Do you choose to follow a false teacher
and bend to their desires,
or do you follow Jesus and keep His Word?
Are you more afraid of God or of humans?
“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.”
Let me tell you,
Jesus does not play!
Even if you love, have great faith,
offer unfailing service,
and exhibit patient endurance,
you will still be thrown into the fire
for omitting the truth
and leading God’s children astray!
“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.”
Thank you Jesus!
I will stand on your truth no matter what!
I will not bend to the ‘deeper truths of Satan’
and rationalized behaviors of men
that many in the church teach today!
Church - I give this warning!
If your pastor tolerates sexual sin,
and they are not willing to stand
on the written Word of God -
then you are standing on the same ground
as Korah’s rebellion -
as found in Numbers 16.
You may not see the earth opening up,
and eating all the men and their families
as the Israeilites did,
but I’m here to warn you,
it will happen
when the temporary death takes them away.
Body of Christ -
“Move away from the tents
of these evil men.
Don’t touch anything that belongs to them!
If you do, you will be destroyed
because of their sins.”
I wish it was like the time of Moses,
when the prophet would say
what was revealed to them,
and God would immediately
deliver His intent.
Then people would know it was not a show.
It is really a warning from the Holy Spirit;
an act of kindness to repent for your sins;
a desire to love you and help you turn away.
If the earth opened up
and took the false teachers,
and all of their families
then people would know,
without a shadow of a doubt,
that this message was sent in love.
But those days are gone -
and now we stand on faith alone.
We either believe God's Word or we don’t.
It's really that simple.
I can say for myself,
there is no place in my heart
for Jezebel to dwell.
That spirit was finally expelled.
I can’t truly love you
without standing on God’s truth.
I'm sorry it these words hurt.
Unfortunately many pastors today
move the plumb line,
and are comfortable standing on fault lines.
And in the process,
they take down
the members who stand beside them,
including the children and youth
they promised to love -
all because they were not willing to share
the truth of God's Word.
“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.”
Thank you Lord
for allowing me to hear your message,
and for giving me the boldness
to reveal the truth
about sexual sin as the food of idols
and the false pastors
who are teaching or tolerating it.