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To the Church in Thyatira

July 31, 2022 Speaker: Steve H Series: The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Passage: Revelation 2:18–29

The Corrupt Church, The Apostate Church, The Roman Catholicism, The Papal Period (during the Dark Ages), Beginning in the 6th Century to the end of the age (~500)

 

  1. God’s Purpose to Have a Holy People as His Bride (Hos 2:19-20; 2 Cor 11:2; Rev 21:2, 9)
    1. Our Maker is our Husband (Isa 54:5)
    2. Chosen to be Sanctified, to Be Holy and Without Blemish (Lev 20:7, 26; Eph 1:4; 5:25-27, 1 Thes 5:23)
    3. Thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. (Deut 7:6)
    4. Loving the Lord our God with all our heart and all our soul, with all our strength (Deut 6:4-5)
    5. Having no other gods before Him (Ex 20:3-5, Lev 19:4)
  2. I HAVE A FEW THINGS AGAINST YOU: You tolerate “That Woman Jezebel” to Teach and Seduce to Idolatry and Immorality
    1. Jezebel = "Baal exalts" or "Baal is husband to" or "unchaste" (note: Baal - Canaanite God, Sun God, (Molech), associated with Human Sacrifice (2 King 16:3; 21:6)
    2. Daughter of Ethbaal, King of Sidonians and Wife of Ahab who did evil more than all who were before him (1King 16:30-33)
    3. Seducing and influencing the Royal authority (1 King 21:25-26), establishing the worship of Baal in Israel, hating, persecuting and murdering the true witnesses (prophets) and servants of God (1 Kings  18:13; 2 Kings 9:7)
    4. The Spirit of Jezebel is the Spirit of Idolatry and Sexual Immoratility (Deut 7:3-4, Hos 5:4), Murder (1 King 18:4) and Wickedness (1 King 21:25)
    5. The Woman Prophesied by Christ: hiding leaven (Matt 13:33; 1 Cor 5:6-8) 
    6. The Woman in Revelation, Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots (Rev 17:1-6)
  3. Thyatira: The Apostate Church
    1. Embodying the Pagan Rituals (Matt 13:31-33) including Image worship, pagan festivals, the cult the Babylonian mother and child, various religious orders 
    2. Murderers of the True Saints (e.g., Spanish Inquisition) (1 King 18:4 - Jezebel massacred the prophets of the Lord)
    3. Not willing to repent
  4. The Nature the Teachings of Jezebel re the Idol Worship and
    1. It Source: the Depths of Satan (Rev 2:24)
    2. Behind the idols are the DEMONS (1 Cor 10:20; Lev 17:7)
    3. Teachings of Demons (1Ti 4:1)
    4. Teachings of Jezebel (leaven, corruption) prevalent in this Present Evil Age! (Gal 1:4, Eph 2:2)
    5. The need to Watch (Neh 4:9) and fight the battle for this earth for HIs Kingdom (Matt 16:19;  Eph 6:10-18; Ex 9:29; Zech 14:9)
  5. God’s Judgment on Her (the Woman) and Her Followers (Rev 2:22-23)
    1. The sick bed and those who commit adultery with her
    2. Special Judgment is pronounced on her: To be destroyed by Anti Christ (Rev 17:16-18; Rev 18:1-8)
    3. The Need to Come Out From HER (2 Cor 6:17; Rev 18:4)
  6. The Need for the Church to be Purified and Judged by the Son of God (1 Pet 4:17) 
    1. Eyes of Fire to search, to seek and to judge and purify (gk. pur) (Rev 2:18)
    2. Feet like fine, glowing brass (bronze), a symbol of strength (Mic 4:13; Jer 1:18), what is firm, strong, lasting, the arms (weapons) of ancient times were mostly of bronze
  7. Christ’s Word to those in Thyatira (Rev 2:24-29)
    1. What HE has accomplished and what he is doing
    2. Living by the Father (John 5:17, 19, 30; 6:57; 10:15)
    3. Seek first the kingdom (Matt 6:33)
    4. Doing His will (Matt 7:21-23)
    5. Experiencing Christ (Phil 1:21; 3:7-14; Eph 1:15-23)
    6. Following the Lamb wherever he goes (Rev 14:4)
    7. Taking up our cross and following Him (Matt 16:24)
    8. Enduring to the end (Matt 24:13)
    9. Patient continuance  (Rom 2:7)
    10. Not wavering (Heb 10:35-39)
    11. Having both faith and works  (Jam 2:20)
    1. To the rest, who do not have (hold, follow) this doctrine….”   (Rom 11:4; Mal 3:16-18)
    2. Hold fast what you have till I come (Rev 3:3; 11; Heb 3:6; Heb 10:23)
    3. Overcoming and Keeping HIS WORKS, 
    4. Power over the Nations (Rev 3:21; 19:11-15; 20:4; Dan 7:18, 22, 27)
    5. Shepherding (Rule) the Nations with an iron rod (Rev 19:15; Psa 2:8-9; 110; 149:5-9)
    6. Morning Star (Rev 22:16)




NOTES

 

The Law of God:

 

Duet 6:4-5: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength.

 

Exodus 20:3-5  You shall have no other god’s before me.

 

Lev 19:4: Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods; I am the Lord your God.   

 

Hosea 2:19-20 (KJV) 19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

 

Deuteronomy 7:6 (KJV) For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that [are] upon the face of the earth.

 

2 Corinthians 11:2 (KJV) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.

 

Leviticus 20:7 (KJV) Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.

 

Leviticus 20:26 (KJV) And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD [am] holy, and have severed you from [other] people, that ye should be mine.

 

Thyatira

 

(Miller) It requires but little spiritual discernment, we think, and a very moderate acquaintance with ecclesiastical history, to see the popery of the middle ages foreshadowed in this epistle.

 

(Millers) He also assumes the attributes of divine judgment. Fire is the symbol of penetrating judgment eyes like unto a flame of fire, of all-searching judgment; and feet like burnished brass, of impending judgment.

 

Brass

 

3 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.





18 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.



eyes. . . as. . . flame--all-searching and penetrating like fire: at the same time, also, implying consuming indignation against sin, especially at His coming "in flaming fire, taking vengeance" on all the ungodly, which is confirmed as the meaning here, by Rev 19:11, 12.

 

  1. fine brass--Greek, "chalcolibanus," derived by some from two Greek words, "brass" and "frankincense"; derived by BOCHART from Greek, "chalcos," "brass," and Hebrew, "libbeen," "to whiten"; hence, "brass," which in the furnace has reached a white heat. Thus it answers to "burnished (flashing, or glowing) brass," Eze 1:7 Rev 10:1, "His feet as pillars of fire." Translate, "Glowing brass, as if they had been made fiery (red-hot) in a furnace." The feet of the priests were bare in ministering in the sanctuary. So our great High Priest here.

 

Son of God. . . eyes like. . . fire. . . feet. . . like fine brass--or "glowing brass" (see on JF & B for Re 1:14,15, whence this description is resumed). Again His attributes accord with His address. The title "Son of God," is from Psa 2:7, 9, which is referred to in Rev 2:27. The attribute, "eyes like a flame," &c., answers to Rev 2:23, "I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts." The attribute, "feet like. . . brass," answers to Rev 2:27, "as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers," He treading them to pieces with His strong feet.

 

Jezebel:

(chaste) wife of Ahab king of Israel. (B.C. 883) She was a Phoenician princess, daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians. In her hands her husband became a mere puppet (1 Kings 21:25). The first effect of her influence was the immediate establishment of the Phoenician worship on a grand scale in the court of Ahab. At her table were supported no less than 450 prophets of Baal and 400 of Eastward (1 Kings 16:31; 16:21; 18:19). The prophets of Jehovah were attacked by her orders and put to the sword (1 Kings 18:13; 2 Kings 9:7). At last the people, at the instigation of Elijah, rose against her ministers and slaughtered them at the foot of Carmel. When she found her husband east down by his disappointment at being thwarted by Naboth (1 Kings 21:7) she wrote a warrant in Ahab's name, and sealed it with his seal. To her, and not to Ahab, was sent the announcement that the royal wishes were accomplished (1 Kings 21:14) and on her accordingly fell the prophet's curse, as well as on her husband (1 Kings 21:23) a curse fulfilled so literally by Jehu, whose chariot‐horses trampled out her life. The body was left in that open space called in modern eastern language "the mounds," where offal is thrown from the city walls (2 Kings 9:30-37).

 

"The woman," it may be well to observe, is used as a symbol of the general state; "the man," it is said, is a symbol of responsible activity. Balaam and Jezebel are symbolic names — a prophet and prophetess. The former acted as a seducer among the saints: the latter established herself within the professing church, and pretended to have absolute authority there. This was going much farther than even the wickedness of Balaam. But we all know what Jezebel was when she sat as queen in Israel. Her name has come down to us as swathed in cruelties and blood. She hated and persecuted the witnesses of God; she encouraged and patronised the idolatrous priests and prophets of Baal; she added violence to corruption: all was ruin and confusion. And this is the name which the Lord has chosen to symbolize the general state of the professing church during the middle ages. In Thyatira He, whose eyes were as a flame of fire, could see the germ of that which was to bear such evil fruit in after days, and so warns His people to hold fast that which they have already, even Himself. "I will put upon you none other burden; but that which ye have already, hold fast till I come." As the Jezebel-state continues to the end and can never get right, the Lord now directs the faith of the remnant to His own return — "Till I come." The bright hope of His coming is thus presented as a comfort to the heart in the midst of the general ruin; and His saints are relieved by the Lord Himself from vain attempts to set either the church or the world right. Most merciful deliverance! But poor human nature cannot understand this, and so tries, and tries again, to mend matters both in church and state.

 

  1. There is only one other thing to notice in this sketch of the public state of Christendom since the commencement of the papal system. The exhortation to "hear" is placed after the special promise. This marks out the remnant as distinct and separate from the general body. In the first three churches the warning word — "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches" — comes before the promise; but in the four concluding churches we have the promise before the call to hear. The obvious meaning of this change is deeply solemn. In the first three the call to hear is addressed to the whole assembly, but in the last four only to the remnant. It would seem that none are expected to hear but the overcomers. The general professing body seem both blind and deaf through the power of Satan and the pollutions of Jezebel; fearful condition! We must also bear in mind, that the four states as represented by the last four churches run on to the end or to the coming of the Lord. May He keep us from all that savours of Jezebel, that we may duly appreciate our oneness with Himself, and His promised blessings to the "overcomers. "

 

1 Corinthians 10:20 (NKJV)

Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.

 

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[Lev 17:7 NKJV] 7 "They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations." '

[Deu 32:17 NKJV] 17 They sacrificed to demons, not to God, [To gods] they did not know, To new [gods], new arrivals That your fathers did not fear.

[2Ch 11:15 NKJV] 15 Then he appointed for himself priests for the high places, for the demons, and the calf idols which he had made.

[Psa 106:37 NKJV] 37 They even sacrificed their sons And their daughters to demons,


Quotations, Citations

 

With links to sources in blue text

 

The Christian monk Salvian, who lived in the midst of the barbarian flood, in the middle of the fifth century, draws a most gloomy and appalling picture of the vices of the orthodox Romans of his time, and does not hesitate to give preference to the heretical (Arian) and heathen barbarians, "whose chastity purifies the deep stained with the Roman debauches."  (P. Schaff)

 

On the worship of images, idols

 

History of the Christian Church, Schaff, 1910 edition with power search. (bible.ca)

 

Monasticism, under the patronage of Gregory, especially according to the stricter rules of Benedict, was greatly revived and widely extended. The doctrine of purgatory, respect for relics, the worship of images, the idolatry of saints and martyrs, the merit of pilgrimages to holy places, were either taught or sanctioned by Gregory, as connected with his ecclesiastical system; all which we must own to be the unmistakable features of the activity of Balaam and the corruption of Jezebel.



The Inquisition Established

At a Council held in Toulouse in November, 1229, it was ordered that a permanent Inquisition should be established against the heretics. One of the canons indirectly reveals the root of Satan's rage, and reflects great honour on the name of the Albigenses, but throws a deep shade of guilt on the name of their persecutors. It was discovered by the inquisitorial missionaries, that the Bible was the principal source of their opinions; therefore, to prevent its perusal by the people, the Council passed the following decree — "We prohibit the books of the Old and New Testament to the laity; unless, perhaps, they may desire to have the Psalter, or Breviary, or the Hours of the blessed Virgin Mary; but we expressly forbid their having the other parts of the Bible translated into the vulgar tongue." The scriptures had long been withheld from the laity, but this is the first direct prohibition that we meet with.

 

Vatican and Gender Ideology Today

 

the Vatican praises notorious pro-abortion activists (I am thinking of Biden and Pelosi among the most striking cases) as well as the propagandists of LGBTQ ideology and gender theory.   From Archbishop Vigano to Steve Bannon

 

 

The Church of England has a more mixed position on LGBT rights. The Church currently allows gay men and women, and trans men and women to serve in the clergy. Gay priests are allowed to enter into civil partnerships, but they are not allowed to have religious marriage ceremonies. 



Church of Rome as Babylon The Great

 

Now, while this characteristic of Rome has ever been well marked and defined, it has always been easy to show, that the Church which has its seat and headquarters on the seven hills of Rome might most appropriately be called "Babylon," inasmuch as it is the chief seat of idolatry under the New Testament, as the ancient Babylon was the chief seat of idolatry under the Old. But recent discoveries in Assyria, taken in connection with the previously well-known but ill-understood history and mythology of the ancient world, demonstrate that there is a vast deal more significance in the name Babylon the Great than this. It has been known all along that Popery was baptised Paganism; but God is now making it manifest, that the Paganism which Rome has baptised is, in all its essential elements, the very Paganism which prevailed in the ancient literal Babylon, when Jehovah opened before Cyrus the two-leaved gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron. 

 

Pagan Festivals adopted by Roman Catholic Church

 

After the Roman Empire adopted Christianity and the influence of the Roman Catholic Church spread across the world, it frequently discovered that wherever the church went, the native people did not want to give their celebrations and traditions.

 

So instead of using force the church simply gave the pagan festivals Christian meanings. Saturnalia and Brumalia was converted into Christmas and merged with the church’s teachings about the birth of Jesus.

 

The spring festivals were converted to Easter and the story of the goddess Ishtar merged with the Roman church’s interpretation of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lupercalia turned into St. Valentine’s Day, which fell between Christmas and Easter. 

 

Persecution and Murder of the Saints

 

"That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a competent knowledge of history . . . It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings." (W. E. H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, vol. 2, p. 32, 1910 edition)

 

"From the birth of popery to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than fifty millions of the human family, have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors,--an average of more than 40,000 religious murders for every year of the existence of popery to the present day. Of course the average number of victims yearly, was vastly greater, during those gloomy ages when popery was in her glory and reigned despot of the world; and it has been much less since the power of the popes has diminished to tyrannize over the nations, and to compel the princes of the earth, by the terrors of excommunication, interdiction, and deposition, to butcher their heretical subjects." (John Dowling, The History of Romanism, pp. 541-542)

 

The Dark Secrets Behind the Pope's Audience Hall (hope-of-israel.org)

The Pope’s Audience Hall is a building designed to look exactly like a reptile. In essence, the Pope speaks to his audience from the head of a snake. Why?

 

All Verses referenced in the outline are below (from KJV, e-sword bible software):

 

(Exo 9:29)  And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD'S.

(Exo 20:3)  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

(Exo 20:4)  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

(Exo 20:5)  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

(Lev 17:7)  And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

(Lev 19:4)  Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

(Lev 20:7)  Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

(Lev 20:26)  And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

(Deu 6:4)  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

(Deu 6:5)  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

(Deu 7:3)  Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

(Deu 7:4)  For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

(Deu 7:6)  For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

(1Ki 16:30)  And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.

(1Ki 16:31)  And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

(1Ki 16:32)  And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

(1Ki 16:33)  And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

(1Ki 18:4)  For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

(1Ki 18:13)  Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD'S prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?

(1Ki 21:25)  But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

(1Ki 21:26)  And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

(2Ki 9:7)  And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.

(2Ki 16:3)  But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.

(2Ki 21:6)  And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

(Neh 4:9)  Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

(Psa 2:7)  I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

(Psa 2:8)  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

(Psa 2:9)  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

(Psa 149:5)  Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

(Psa 149:6)  Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

(Psa 149:7)  To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

(Psa 149:8)  To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

(Psa 149:9)  To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

(Isa 54:5)  For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

(Jer 1:18)  For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.

(Dan 7:18)  But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

(Dan 7:22)  Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

(Dan 7:27)  And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

(Hos 2:19)  And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

(Hos 2:20)  I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

(Hos 5:4)  They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.

(Mic 4:13)  Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

(Zec 14:9)  And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

(Mal 3:16)  Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

(Mal 3:17)  And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

(Mal 3:18)  Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

(Mat 6:33)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

(Mat 7:21)  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

(Mat 7:22)  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

(Mat 7:23)  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

(Mat 13:31)  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

(Mat 13:32)  Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

(Mat 13:33)  Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

(Mat 16:19)  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

(Mat 16:24)  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

(Mat 19:28)  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

(Mat 24:13)  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

(Luk 8:14)  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

(Joh 5:17)  But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

(Joh 5:19)  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

(Joh 5:30)  I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

(Joh 6:57)  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

(Joh 10:15)  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

(Rom 2:7)  To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

(Rom 11:4)  But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

(1Co 5:6)  Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

(1Co 5:7)  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

(1Co 5:8)  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

(1Co 10:20)  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

(2Co 6:17)  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

(2Co 11:2)  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

(Gal 1:4)  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

(Eph 1:4)  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

(Eph 1:15)  Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

(Eph 1:16)  Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

(Eph 1:17)  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

(Eph 1:18)  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

(Eph 1:19)  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

(Eph 1:20)  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

(Eph 1:21)  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

(Eph 1:22)  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

(Eph 1:23)  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

(Eph 2:2)  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

(Eph 5:25)  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

(Eph 5:26)  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

(Eph 5:27)  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

(Eph 6:10)  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

(Eph 6:11)  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

(Eph 6:12)  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

(Eph 6:13)  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

(Eph 6:14)  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

(Eph 6:15)  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

(Eph 6:16)  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

(Eph 6:17)  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

(Eph 6:18)  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

(Php 1:21)  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

(Php 3:7)  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

(Php 3:8)  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

(Php 3:9)  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

(Php 3:10)  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

(Php 3:11)  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

(Php 3:12)  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

(Php 3:13)  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

(Php 3:14)  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

(1Th 5:23)  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Heb 3:6)  But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

(Heb 10:23)  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

(Heb 10:35)  Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

(Heb 10:36)  For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

(Heb 10:37)  For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

(Heb 10:38)  Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

(Heb 10:39)  But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

(Jas 2:20)  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

(1Pe 4:17)  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

(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 2:22)  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.

(Rev 3:3)  Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

(Rev 3:4)  Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

(Rev 3:11)  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

(Rev 3:20)  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

(Rev 3:21)  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

(Rev 14:1)  And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

(Rev 14:2)  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

(Rev 14:3)  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

(Rev 14:4)  These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

(Rev 17:1)  And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

(Rev 17:2)  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

(Rev 17:3)  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

(Rev 17:4)  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

(Rev 17:5)  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

(Rev 17:6)  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

(Rev 17:16)  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

(Rev 17:17)  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

(Rev 17:18)  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

(Rev 18:1)  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

(Rev 18:2)  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

(Rev 18:3)  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

(Rev 18:4)  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

(Rev 18:5)  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

(Rev 18:6)  Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

(Rev 18:7)  How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

(Rev 18:8)  Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

(Rev 19:11)  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

(Rev 19:12)  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

(Rev 19:13)  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

(Rev 19:14)  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

(Rev 19:15)  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

(Rev 20:4)  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

(Rev 21:2)  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

(Rev 21:9)  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

(Rev 22:16)  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.




 

 

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