NOTE: The Church in Thyatira, the word Thyatira means: «odor of affliction.»
Revelation 2:18-29 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornicaion, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication: and she repented not. And I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father, And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches.
Revelation 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Not only did this church leave its first love, it also left its first works. It departed from Christ in what Christ had told it to do.
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornicaion, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Jezebel, in the book of Kings, was a prophetess, a religious leader, and followed the Babylonian worship of Baal. In their services they worshiped «The Queen Of Heaven.»The Babylonian worship can be found in the book, «The two Babylons.»
The Two Babylons
or The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife
By the Late Rev. Alexander Hislop
Revelation 2:21-22 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication: and she repented not. And I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
The people who get involved with this organization get into the same trouble as she does. There is a strong warning to get out of this mess and to leave it alone.
Revelation 18:1-8 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no wsidow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
NOTE: Because someone is «ignorant» of what the Word of God says, does not mean that they are «innocence» of violating its decrees. The judgment will be swift and full.
The Thyatira church age takes place from about 500 A.D. to about 1000 A.D.