The Letter To The Church of Thyatira, Part 1
We’re beginning to study our Lord’s letter to the church at Thyatira in Revelation 2:18–29. I’m convinced that the ground we’ll be covering over the next six sessions is absolutely vital to our standing against the tidal wave of false doctrine that is threatening Christianity in these last days.
Recap in 10 Tweets
- Through the letter to the church in Thyatira in Rev.2:18–29, our Lord outlines the period of history from c.500–1000 AD.
- This letter covers the first half of what has come to be called in history “the Dark Ages” (500–1500 AD).
- The Dark Ages were very simply and plainly the time in history when the RCC took the Bible out of the hands of the common man.
- Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of thy Word giveth light.” Without access to the Bible, the lights went out on this planet.
- God’s one word capsulation of this period (500–1000) is “Thyatira.” The word means “odor of affliction.”
- The Thyatira Period was a time of intense persecution upon God’s people, and God tells us the “odor of affliction” had reached His nostrils.
- Jesus introduces Himself in this letter as “the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, & his feet are like fine brass.”
- Our Lord emphasizes His EYES & FEET of JUDGMENT as He refers to this period of history.
- Though this was a period of such unbelievable “affliction,” Jesus commends them for their works, charity, service, faith & patience.
- He also commends them in v.19 for the fact that their works at the end of this period were even greater than at the beginning of it.