The Angel In Thyatira

Again, I present the scripture:

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Rev 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;
Rev 2:19 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.
Rev 2:20 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.
Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Rev 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Rev 2:23 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.
Rev 2:24 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.
Rev 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 2:27 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.
Rev 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
Rev 2:29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (KJV)

Christ cuts to the chase, introducing Himself as the one Son of God from whom all reference of virtue is to be taken (eyes like flame of fire) and who alone is perfect, found walking in the Holy Spirit. (verse 2:18.) Then in this fourth church completing the static subgroup of the angel's circuit, Christ alone cycles that group with "eyes as flame of fire". His alone is all intersession.

Jesus approves of His own angel's works (charity, service and faith, verse 2:19, the results of virtue - the static subgroup) as well as his patience to wait for his works yet to come, (already prepared and set in store) as to exceed those of his "first love" (see letter to Ephesus), and also his circuit thus far. However, although the angel is well prepared, his fellowship is not worthy of someone yet to be made totally perfect (whole once more) under grace (see letter to Sardis).

There is a reference to another Church - "Jezebel", a foreign "nation" not walking in the Holy Spirit as should the seven churches (and Christ verse 2:28). This spirit is indicated as the source of relationships with other such foreign "nations" as well as communications between the angel's fellowship and other, far worldlier fellowships. Jesus, has given such false faiths nearly 2000 years of space to repent, as from deciding who best His people should call brethren - as well as where they should find said "brethren". She has not come good thus far.

"Jezebel" has the doctrine of Nicolaitanism - she is a "foreign bride" leading the Church astray. Said Church is to be cut off desolate as "MYSTERY BABYLON" and cast into a "bed of whoredoms" whilst her "children" (converts) are cut off in membership of the image system and left to vote on doctrine following after the false prophet spirit rather than with the leading and approval found in the Holy Ghost.

Jesus alone searches the reins and hearts, He thereby knowing the imaginations of the hearts of all - He may righteously judge whose hearts are in alignment to the image with said false prophet spirit. He will judge justly and proportionately. (verse 2:23.)

Those faithful in the Church (and those that then commit adultery) are to be nourished in the wilderness in great tribulation (verse 2:22) and are not to be lost, but tried. Upon the Church then, Jesus puts upon them no other burden, as upon those same that do not have her doctrine as in Rev 2:24 (Nicolaitanism and as the Synagogue of Satan leavening by it, the tares of the enemy) and most importantly - those that do not transmit it by speaking! (As in the dialectic or dialogue to consensus.) But these as the angel likewise, have come to be accustomed to such heresies present in the temple of the Holy Spirit, whose proper members (people such as the angel) they are.

And that sound doctrine the angel has already, he is instructed to keep until the end. (verse 2:25.)

Again, in the case of the least, the reward to the angel allows him to tread the winepress. He has power over the nations - He divides (by treading the winepress as the least) those from which God has positive influence over with the Holy Spirit and those whom will never obey (He is the least, the one whom God has the least influence over.) In that same manner, he rules with a "rod of iron" and the nations are to be smashed in shards as pottery, their habitations made desolate (as broken false doctrines) by his exit.

He is also recognised by Christ as Holy, (a morning star) and is given his place in heaven.

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