Begin your time with God in prayer:
Praise God for who He is. Confess any sin so that nothing blocks your fellowship with Him. Ask God to use the Spirit and the Word to transform your life. Yield your will to God’s will.
Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart:
Read Revelation 2:18-29
How did Jesus describe Himself in verse 18?
What did He praise the church of Thyatira for in verse 19?
Jesus had a lot of good things to say about this church, but…
But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. Revelation 2:20
Sin had crept into the church and those misleading the church were unwilling to repent.
What was going to happen to Jezebel if she didn’t repent (vs.22-23)?
How does Jesus encourage those who have not followed the ways of Satan (vs. 25)?
What does He promise to those who overcome and do His will to the end (vs.26-29)?
Apply God’s Word to your life:
· Evaluate your deeds, your love, your service and your perseverance in the church. Are you doing more than you did at first? If not, what are you going to change?
· Is there any immorality in your life that you are unwilling to repent of? Why? Who will you go to for help?
· Do you need to repent of leading anyone into immorality? What will you do to make this right?
Father, You are holy and You desire Your church to be holy. Forgive me for being unwilling to repent of my sin and help me to live rightly before You. I commit to walk in Your ways and protect others in the body of Christ. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on:
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Peter 1:14-16: "As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
1 Corinthians 5:9-11: "I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one."
Posted on Thu, January 7, 2016
by Sunrise Church