SUNDAY, MAY 27
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29
To the church at Thyatira Jesus said in verse 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.” They refuse to resist evil. They are tolerating evil among them. They refuse to restrain it due to passivity. It is so much like what we see in today’s church. Sexual immorality is a norm. In every church that ordains homosexuality, they have it. Jesus makes it clear in verse 23 that when that doctrine permeates their spiritual children, He is going to come and remove them because then they will have filled the cup of iniquity. Two generations promoting sexual immorality in the name of the Lord face judicial death by the Judge. He goes on to say that those who resist it and those who overcome, He will give them a rod of iron. They are the ones who will stand up and declare that judgment and see it. They will be declaring the future Ananias and Sapphira events. It is obvious that the Jesus of Revelation is quite different from the Jesus of the Gospels. In the Gospels He is Savior. In the book of Revelation He is Judge. Why is it we have only chosen to represent the Savior and neglected growing to the point where we represent the Judge. That has to stop and it has to stop now. If we are going to have an end-time harvest, we have to come into the fullness of what God has.