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18“Write this to the angel of the church in Thyatira:
These are the words of God’s Son, whose eyes are like a fiery flame, and whose feet are like fine brass. 19I know your works, your love and faithfulness, your service and endurance. I also know that the works you have done most recently are even greater than those you did at first. 20But I have this against you: you put up with that woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. You allow her to teach and to mislead my servants into committing sexual immorality and eating food sacrificed to idols. 21I gave her time to change her heart and life, but she refuses to change her life of prostitution. 22Look! I’m throwing her onto a sickbed. I am casting those who have committed adultery with her into terrible hardship—if they don’t change their hearts from following her practices—23and I will even put her children to death with disease. Then all the churches will know that I’m the one who examines minds and hearts, and that I will give to each of you what your actions deserve. 24As for the rest of you in Thyatira—those of you who don’t follow this teaching and haven’t learned the so-called "deep secrets" of Satan—I won’t burden you with anything else. 25Just hold on to what you have until I come. 26To those who emerge victorious, keeping my practices until the end, I will give authority over the nations—27to rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like pottery—28just as I received authority from my Father. I will also give them the morning star. 29If you can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
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