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IMMERSE

MESSIAH
2:21–3:7
woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my
servants astray. She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food
offered to idols. I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to
turn away from her immorality.
“Therefore, I will throw her on a bed of suffering, and those who
commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and
turn away from her evil deeds. I will strike her children dead. Then
all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the
thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you
whatever you deserve.
“But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have
not followed this false teaching (‘deeper truths,’ as they call them—
depths of Satan, actually). I will ask nothing more of you except
that you hold tightly to what you have until I come. To all who are
victorious, who obey me to the very end,
To them I will give authority over all the nations.
They will rule the nations with an iron rod
and smash them like clay pots.
They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I
will also give them the morning star!
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand
what he is saying to the churches.
“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Sardis. This is the message
from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars:
“I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being
alive—but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for
even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet
the requirements of my God. Go back to what you heard and believed
at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t
wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.
“Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their
clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their
names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father
and his angels that they are mine.
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand
what he is saying to the churches.
“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia.





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