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THE UNSCRUPULOUS OR CORRUPT CHURCH(THYATIRA)

THE UNSCRUPULOUS OR CORRUPT CHURCH(THYATIRA)

SCRIPTURE: REVELATION 2:18-29

Revelation 2:18 The Corrupt Church

“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,

‘These things say the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:

 Revelation 2:19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.

 Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.

 Revelation 2:21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.

 Revelation 2:22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.

 Revelation 2:23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

 Revelation 2:24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.

 Revelation 2:25 But hold fast what you have till I come.

 Revelation 2:26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—

 Revelation 2:27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron.

They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—

as I also have received from My Father.

 Revelation 2:28 and I will give him the morning star.

 Revelation 2:29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

 REFLECTION:

Today, i decided to post the scriptures for you to read and understand by the help of the Holy Spirit what it means to have a corrupt church (heart).

I believe the scriptures above explains everything we need to know about corruption.  But, what can we learn from the church of Thyatira- The church of Thyatira was not to tolerate, but rather to confront, the sin and the evil lifestyle that Jezebel was presenting to actually be sin and reject it. Just as we must always confront and reject sin within our own hearts.

Please, read those verses carefully and put more attention on verse 21. It is clear from this verse that legitimate repentance includes a forsaking of sin. God’s grace is His unmerited favor. It is true of almost every great sinner, that sufficient time is given for repentance, and that vengeance is delayed after crime is committed. And you may wonder why most people(unbelievers) get away with all they do. Dear friends, it’s just a matter of time and sufficient time is given to them to repent. When that time is due, then God will do to whomever what he promised in verse 22 and 23 …please take note.

I will leave you with the definition of CORRUPTION to reflect upon. “Corruption is the process by which something, typically a word or expression is changed from its original use or meaning to one that is regarded as erroneous or debased.” In other words, the church of God has move pr rather changed from her original use or meaning to a church that regards sin as erroneous or debased.

 PRAYER:

DEAR GOD, WE DO NOT CLAIM TO BE PERFECT OR RIGHTEOUS, EVEN IF WE DO, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AS FILTY RAGS IN YOUR SIGHT. HAVE MERCY ON OUR CORRUPT CHURCH(HEARTS) TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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