Revelation 2:18 – the church in Thyatira
Revelation 2:18 – “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write…”
The name Thyatira: The Greek root word “thuo” means sacrifice. A similar Greek word is “thymiaterion,” which is a censor used to burn incense. Support for the name originating from “thymiaterion” comes from church tradition, which says that Thyatira means “odor of affliction.” However, the name may have originated from “thygatera,” which means “daughter,” as the city was given its name by King Seleucus Nicator in 290BC, after his daughter was born.
Historical background of Thyatira:
In classical times, Thyatira stood on the border between Lydia and Mysia. It was famous for its dyeing and was a center of the indigo trade. Among the ancient ruins of the city, inscriptions have been found relating to the guild of dyers in the city. Indeed, more guilds are known in Thyatira than any other contemporary city in the Roman province of Asia (inscriptions mention the following: wool-workers, linen-workers, makers of outer garments, dyers, leather-workers, tanners, potters, bakers, slave-dealers, and bronze-smiths).In early Christian times, Thyateira was home to a significant Christian church…. The Apostle Paul and Silas might have visited Thyateira during Paul’s second or third journey, although the evidence is entirely circumstantial. They visited several small unnamed towns in the general vicinity during the second journey. While in Philippi, Paul and Silas stayed with a woman named Lydia from Thyateira, who continued to help them even after they were jailed and released.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyatira
Revelation 2:18 – These things says the Son of God…
In Revelation 1:13 Jesus appears to John as “One like the Son of Man,” attesting to His humanity. To the church of Thyatira, the Lord presents Himself as the “Son of God,” asserting His divine nature:
Luke 1:31-35 – And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”
Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil:
1 John 3:8 – He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
In a few verses, we will see that the church of Thyatira is under the burden of the “works of the devil,” which Jesus as the “Son of God” deals with in this letter.
Recall from Revelation 1:14, the “eyes like a flame of fire” relate to judgment and displeasure with sin. In Revelation 1:15, we saw that bronze is also associated with judgment and purification from sin. It is clear that the Lord is not pleased with the congregation at Thyatira.
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