Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

The Letter to the Church at Thyatira: A Description of Christ

"Write this to Thyatira, to the Angel of the church. God's Son, eyes pouring fire-blaze, standing on feet of furnace-fired bronze, says this" (Revelation 2:18 - The Message)

The letter to the church at Thyatira is the longest of the seven letters. Thyatira was the home town of Lydia who is mentioned in Acts chapter sixteen. This city was famous for its dyes.

Each letter begins with Jesus describing Himself in some way. In this letter, Jesus presents Himself as the Son of God. Thyatira's main temple was dedicated to Apollo, the so-called sun god. Jesus, as God's Son, is more powerful than Apollo or any other idol.

Christ's eyes blaze like fire. This suggests His ability to see all things. Nothing can be hide from his penetrating gaze. His feet being like bronze points to the judgment about which He warns this church. He will destroy those who ignore His warnings.


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