Hi, we are studying Jesus’ letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3 and this my fourth post in the church of Thyatira.
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Revelation 2:26 ‘To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority…’
There is a simple understanding here of the need to persevere and endure until the end.
The greatest of ministries will come and go but maturity brings perseverance.
Romans 5:3 ‘Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Those who endure the sufferings of life but yet remain faithful in the presence of Jesus will grow in perseverance, and this will yield character leading to hope.
This cannot be taught in bible class but rather it comes from following Christ Jesus every difficult step of the way. The bitter tragedies and the mundane challenges of life are never welcomed, but yet they shape and strengthen our inner spiritual life if we allow them.
The lessons we learn today will keep us in the end-times whilst we wait with perseverance for our blessed hope.
Titus 2:12 ‘It teaches us to say “No”, to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and saviour, Jesus Christ…’
Knowing that the radiant victory of Christ over the darkness draws near.
Luke 21:28 ‘When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.’
And those who faithfully persevere until the end will enter into the authority of Christ as he establishes his heavenly reign on this earth and we will briefly explore this next…and you can get there now by clicking here.
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