TUESDAY, August 24
Scripture: Revelation 2:18-20
The church at Thyatira was set in a culture much like ours. They were very nice to everyone evidenced by their tolerance for counterfeit prophets, sexual immorality and aberrant doctrine. They were nicer than God. Jesus warned of judgment. Their problem in verse 20 was that they allowed or they tolerated what God refused to accept. They extended passivity when God wanted covenant justice. Should we adopt the “everyone else is doing it” mentality? Many ministries choose a philosophy which tolerate evil by refusing to preach biblical morality. Seeker-sensitive churches are like Thyatira. Eh-ah-o is the Greek word for allow. It means a refusal to restrain. God restrains by bringing judgment. Are we warning people because if we are not, their blood could wind up on our hands!