A Word From The Pastor: Dr. Timothy Nelson




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…  Revelation 2:18-19

Our Lord's first words to this church indicate both judgment and approval (see verses above).

Notice that the Lord uses, for the first and only time in the book of Revelation, the title the "Son of God." There are people who claim that Jesus never said that he was the Son of God, but here is one of several places in the New Testament where he makes that claim very clearly. This means, of course, that he is stressing his deity. As the Son of God he has "eyes like blazing fire," eyes that can pierce the facades, the disguises, the postures and pretensions of his people and get right to the heart of what they are doing. He has feet "like burnished bronze" which can trample sin under foot and severely punish that which is wrong, if need be. Both are needed in the church at Thyatira. 

Is Christ’s “eyes like blazing fire” piercing your soul? Is His feet of brass judging some aspect of your life? Christ would not and can not tolerate sin. Neither should you tolerate sin in your life or the lives of those you can influence toward Christ.

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