“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.
I 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.
But 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.
I gave her time to change her heart and life, but she refuses to change her life of prostitution.
Look! 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—
and 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.
As 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.
Just hold on to what you have until I come.
To those who emerge victorious, keeping my practices until the end, I will give authority over the nations—
to rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like pottery—
just as I received authority from my Father. I will also give them the morning star.
If you can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.