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Lessons from the 7 Churches of Revelation - Pt 4: Thyatira 

Isaiah Mast - Sunday, August 20, 2023


What would Jesus say if He were to write a letter to Me?


  1. Are we set apart?
  2. Are we serving?
  3. Are we standing strong through hard times?

1- Are you Holy as I am Holy?

2- Are you Serving the way I served?

3- Are you holiding on to faith and hope as I have held on to you?


Holy - appears in the bible 625 times!


The Church in Thyatira:

  • smallest and least significant of all the Revelation churches - a small town...we can relate to this church.
  • known for it's farming and use of purple dye (colour of royalty)
  • Jesus wrote the most to this church!
  • Nobody is exempt from His correction and rebuke.

"These are the words of the Son of God whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze..."

  • Jesus is Holy and Majestic and we need to listen to His words/correction!

*"Correction Sandwich"Encouragement, Correction, Encouragement... this is how Jesus delivered His correction in this letter and this is a good suggestion for us to model our correction of others to help it to be received in the right way and intention...

Tolerate: to allow or put up with...

  • allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference.
  • accept or endure (someone or something unpleasant or disliked) with forbearance.

What are You TOLERATING??

  • It has the potential to consume and harm you...

Remember, Sin is Hungry!  

  • It consumes
  • It is never satified and will never satisfy you!

Don't be fooled to thing you are in control when it comes to sin...

Recognize your need to be Set FREE by Jesus!

God does not 'tolerate' us... He loves us!  He puts sin to death!!

God does not tolerate sin-

Grace is a gift we were given that we don't deserve...

Mercy is not receiving the punishment that we do deserve


Jezebel - represents evil (murder, sexual immorality, idolatry, witchcraft etc...)

*How does Jezebel get into the Church/us?

  1. Through a lack of discernement between God's voice and the world's
  2. Through temptation disguised as curiousity!  (you think it seems harmless)
  3. Through our tolerance of sinful thoughts beginning in our minds

Remember, Satan disguizes himself as an Angel of Light...

  • He claims to have secret knowledge of God (think Mormonism or other cults that start with a new revelation of God/scripture...)  Be careful...use discernment and be like the Bereans... take it back to the word of God (the Bible) - is this true...does it line up with God's word... He/His word does not change... He is the same today, yesterday and forever!

Be Careful:  As they say, "Curiousity killed the Cat!" but also... "Curiousity kills the cat And Christians!"

Be careful what you are curious about!!

Sexual Sin:  outside of marriage, outside male/female, pornography etc...

*Tolerating this kind of sin let's Jezebel in!  (Don't do it!!  The repercussions aren't worth it!!)


Satan's Deep Secrets:

' in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes." 2 Corinthians 2:11


*Do not tolerate sin because you know your God is good, Flee from sin because you know your God is Good!"

We can't have 1 foot in the world and the other in the church - don't be Double-Minded!

Raise your standards - Don't tolerate sin-

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5


So, what would Jesus say to you if He were to write a letter to you?

What would He say to our Church?


*Next, click here to watch the full replay of this sermon from Isaiah Mast - Lessons from the 7 Churches of Revelation - Part 4: Thyatira.