The Christians were being seduced by sexual immorality, so Jesus urged them to repent, to continue in love and faith, and to remember their triumph at the end.

BibleGateway: Revelation 2:18-29

ESV Text: Revelation 2:18-29


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 2

     18 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; 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. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 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. 24 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. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 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. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 329:
From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. From depths of woe I cry to Thee, 
Lord, hear me, I implore Thee. 
Bend down Thy gracious ear to me, 
My prayer let come before Thee. 
If Thou rememberest each misdeed, 
If each should have its rightful meed, 
Who may abide Thy presence? 

2. Thy love and grace alone avail 
To blot out my transgression; 
The best and holiest deeds must fail 
To break sin’s dread oppression. 
Before Thee none can boasting stand, 
But all must fear Thy strict demand 
And live alone by mercy. 

3. Therefore my hope is in the Lord 
And not in mine own merit; 
It rests upon His faithful Word 
To them of contrite spirit 
That He is merciful and just; 
This is my comfort and my trust. 
His help I wait with patience. 

4. And though it tarry till the night 
And till the morning waken, 
My heart shall never doubt His might 
Nor count itself forsaken. 
Do thus, O ye of Israel’s seed, 
Ye of the Spirit born indeed; 
Wait for your God’s appearing. 

5. Though great our sins and sore our woes, 
His grace much more aboundeth; 
His helping love no limit knows, 
Our utmost need it soundeth. 
Our shepherd good and true is He, 
Who will at last His Israel free 
From all their sin and sorrow. 


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