Open Heaven, Saturday 13 August 2022 for Saturday
Open Heaven, Saturday 13 August 2022 TOPIC: Letter of The Thyatiran Church 1
“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.” – (Revelation 2:20).
READ: Revelation 2:18-29 (KJV)
Open Heaven, Saturday 13 August 2022 Message
Thyatira was a great commercial city with many trade unions and only members of these associations were allowed to sell their goods there. However, these unions occasionally held feasts in the temples of idols and engaged in gross immorality. For members of the Church to trade, they had to join the unions, thereby partaking in idol worship and immorality.
This was a big problem and there was a woman in the Church who capitalized on it to lure them into sin. She called herself a Prophetess so many of them believed whatever she said. What Jesus had against the Church in Thyatira however was that they kept giving this woman the platform to preach, as we see in our memory verse today.
These people knew that she was seducing God’s people into fornication and idolatry, yet they kept allowing her to teach. You must be very careful who you allow to step on the podium in your assembly so that Jesus will not say He is disappointed in you. Clearly, this woman must have been rich and influential. You must never allow children of the devil to teach the children of God, no matter how big their contributions to Church projects are.
Some subtle Jezebels are allowed on altars these days. When the Church brings a professional who is not a true Christian to the altar to teach the people, they have invited Jezebel. The fellow is not going to teach Scriptural principles because he or she does not live by them.
Such persons will teach the principles they live by, which are those of the world. Once you put someone in front of the children of God to teach them, somehow, you have told the people that this is a role model worthy enough to listen to and follow.
Whatever field it is that you want your people to learn how to be successful in, find a Christian who has been successful in that area and invite him or her. If you don’t know any Christian who has been successful in that field, groom your people to attain success by yourself with the help of the Holy Spirit. Don’t invite Jezebels to teach the people how to get success from the devil.
Be very careful who you allow to mount the altar to teach the people.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Isaiah 25 – 28
Hymn 3 – Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Open Heaven, Saturday 13 August 2022 Message. Open Heaven Daily Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. Open Heaven, Saturday 13 August 2022