Wake Up Children

How often when we think of Jesus, do we think of Him like this? His eyes are like flaming fire. He holds all judgement (John 5:22). He has written this letter to His church to clean us up. We need to be doing the right things for the right reasons. He is a God of Judgement. We must repent! The time is near. We don’t know the exact day (Mark 13:32), but we are told to be ready (Mark 13:33-37).

Revelation 2:18-29 NLT

18 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Thyatira. This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes are like flames of fire, whose feet are like polished bronze:

19 “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.

20 “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. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to turn away from her immorality.

22 “Therefore, I will throw her on a bed of suffering,[c] and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds. 23 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.

24 “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 25 except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come. 26 To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end,

To them I will give authority over all the nations.

27 They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.

28 They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star!

29 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.

We have to know the truth and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). God is truth. Every word of His is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training (2 Timothy 3:16). That is why I have been posting not just one or two verses but the actual chapters. There is so much for us to glean from the word of God. I pray the Lord opens our eyes and we are never the same.

Jesus refers to the woman, leading His servants away, as Jezebel. We read before who Jezebel was and what she did to the kings (see my blog titled Open Our Eyes).

Open Our Eyes

I am copying the following from Ray Stedman. I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

This whole scenario is paralleled in many churches today that accept the easy going sexuality and lack of standards that is so widespread in our society. For instance, some churches approve of homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle. Many do not discipline their members when they fall into sexual immorality. Others allow pornography to go unchallenged in their midst. But notice that the Lord holds the church responsible. His accusation to them is, “You tolerate that woman Jezebel.” This is a problem that church leadership has to face in our day just as it had to face it in the 1st century.

Notice that in the letters to the church at Pergamum, and to the church at Thyatira, the Lord links sexual immorality with idolatry. We may find that strange, but actually one inevitably leads to the other. The reason is this: Fornication and adultery are both clear-cut violations of specific and explicit statements in the Word of God. Anyone who reads the Bible can see very clearly that God forbids these activities. It is wrong for believers to indulge in sexual immorality of any sort. When one does, he or she has deliberately violated the authority of God, therefore, in practice, if not in profession, God is no longer their God.

From <https://www.raystedman.org/new-testament/revelation/thyatira-the-worldly-church>

Let’s stop here and pray.

Lord, God, Oh Father,

We lift Your name on high. We praise You Lord. We come before You today saddened at the state of Your churches today, Lord. Saddened at our complacency. We are to love the sinner, yes, but we are to hate the sin. Oh, how it sickens us to see it now. I feel like our eyes have been opened to the truth. We know the truth. Your word is the truth and You are the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  You do not change (Numbers 23:19). All sin separates us from You (Romans 3:23). We are sorry Lord. In our plight to be politically correct, it seems, we have allowed terrible things into Your churches. These are Your houses Lord. They are not houses to honor us and what we want, but rather they are Your houses that we have established as such to honor You. What honor is it when we go against the very things that make You angry? I do not even know how to pray right now, Lord. My eyes are filled with tears and I lean wholeheartedly on You. Please reveal Yourself to each and every one of us reading. Open our spiritual eyes to the truth. May we leave here having our hearts and minds changed to the truth. Lord, help us to not believe lies anymore. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If the lies haven’t spread into your church, pray for others, as we are all brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are instructed to bear one another’s burdens, (Galatians 6:2) so if there are any prayer requests feel free to leave them in the comment section. I would be honored to pray with you. If it is more private you can always contact me via email at luckd61@yahoo.com I check that every day. Blessings to you all, till we meet again, tomorrow, if the Lord is willing. Peace.

Let’s worship today with

Wake Up (live) by All Sons & Daughters

The Blessing by Kari Jobe

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

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A lady that loves the Lord Jesus Christ and wants to follow Him wholeheartedly in every area every aspect of my life so that in the end I hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord." If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

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