Revelation 2:18-29 Thyatira

Rev 2:18  And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 

Rev 2:19  I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 

Rev 2:20  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. 

Rev 2:21  And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 

Rev 2:22  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 

Rev 2:23  And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 

Rev 2:24  But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 

Rev 2:25  But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 

Rev 2:26  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 

Rev 2:27  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 

Rev 2:28  And I will give him the morning star. 

Rev 2:29  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 

Verse 19 gives the impression that all is well with this church.  But we quickly find otherwise. First the commendation, or praise, then that which needs to be corrected because the Christ will not ignore the faults; a lesson which we all need to take careful note of. …Hello…

Like the saints in Pergamos, the believers tolerated sin in the church.  In Pergamos the false teachers were compared to Balaam and Balak. Here the false teacher is compared to Jezebel, the proponent of idolatry and immorality. Idolatry and immorality usually go together, and Jezebel personifies both (1st Kings 16:29-34; 21; 2nd Kings 9:30-37) The teaching was being spread that self-indulgence was better than self-discipline and more.

The story of Jezebel’s reign is the story of the quick corruption and utter downfall of the Kingdom of Israel.  Idol feasts were followed by “chambering and wantonness” and corruption spread rapidly among the youth of Israel.  In a like manner a love of talk about forbidden things was setting in, regard for the law was being weakened; audacity was taking the place of reason and conservatism.

Notice, however, the angel of this church is not charged with teaching this doctrine but with tolerating it. 

The church ruler seems to have had an inadequate sense of the authority of law.  Both he and the church are charged with neglect of duty. The woman called herself a “prophetess” and the thinking may have been “Who knows but that God may be speaking through her notwithstanding all that is suspicious in her teaching?”  even the “judge not” thing may have come into play.  The strong of Christian character may not be prone to succumbing but that does not negate their responsibility to their fellow believers in the Christ.

Not everybody in the fellowship was guilty of sin, and the Lord did not warn them.  Instead, He encouraged them to hold to the truth and be faithful.

The minister was not charged with sharing the doctrine but with tolerating it; both he and the church were charged with tolerating it and warned of their neglect of duty.  Doubtless, he bore with her because she was a woman.  The gracious tolerance of a strong man often takes this form. It is very hard for such a one to assert himself at all; most hard where self-assertion seems most easy.  Next the woman called herself a prophetess.  Here comes in regard for the freedom of prophecy; the very inspiration of the Church was a hindrance.  After all, who knows whether God is not speaking by her, notwithstanding all that is in suspicion in her teaching that was contrary to scripture.

The appeal to reality.  Nothing is more needed than occasional plain speech about the foulness which lurks in much that professes to be an enlarged spirituality.  They who encourage display of the peculiar charms of womanhood and seek to advance public causes by constant speech of things which nature and piety tell us should be held in strict reserve, degrade the women they supposedly seek to emancipate and brutalize the man. A corrupt doctrine will lead to a corrupt life.  Creed and conduct have vital connection with each other, a very vital connection indeed.

— The above is an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Pastor Ward Clinton. See some of my books here

Biden’s War on Oil

This is todays update provided by a well reknown Wall Street financier who also graduated from the Wharton School of Business. How stupid is stupid?

The sheer idiocy of the Biden war on American fossil fuels was amplified yesterday when the Saudis announced that they will be CUTTING oil supplies by two million barrels a day in order to bring the price back up to near $100 a barrel – which means $4 to $5 a gallon in the U.S. (Except in California where gas prices are already near $7 a gallon.)

The OPEC announcement comes after many humiliating months of President Biden kneeling prostrate in front of the Saudi oil sheiks and begging them to please, please increase their oil production. The Saudis did just the opposite.

What is sad about this story is that OPEC had become a toothless tiger when Trump was president because of the massive output of made-in-America shale oil and gas. By the end of 2019, the U.S. was the number one producer of oil and gas. Hard to have a cartel when the biggest producer isn’t playing.

Recent studies show that the U.S. would be producing two to three million MORE barrels of oil a day if the Trump policies were still intact and if ESG policies weren’t bullying companies to divest from fossil fuel development.

In other words, a pro-drilling policy would have not only foiled the OPEC strategy of cutting production by two million barrels a day, but it would have also obviated the need for depleting almost 200 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Americans aren’t guzzling less oil, we are just getting more of it from Saudi Arabia, Iran, and OPEC countries. Biden just announced he now wants to get more oil from Venezuela.

Does ANY of this make any sense? Insanity at best

This is todays update provided by a well reknown Wall Street financier who also graduated from the Wharton School of Business. How stupid is stupid?

The sheer idiocy of the Biden war on American fossil fuels was amplified yesterday when the Saudis announced that they will be CUTTING oil supplies by two million barrels a day in order to bring the price back up to near $100 a barrel – which means $4 to $5 a gallon in the U.S. (Except in California where gas prices are already near $7 a gallon.)

The OPEC announcement comes after many humiliating months of President Biden kneeling prostrate in front of the Saudi oil sheiks and begging them to please, please increase their oil production. The Saudis did just the opposite.

What is sad about this story is that OPEC had become a toothless tiger when Trump was president because of the massive output of made-in-America shale oil and gas. By the end of 2019, the U.S. was the number one producer of oil and gas. Hard to have a cartel when the biggest producer isn’t playing.

Recent studies show that the U.S. would be producing two to three million MORE barrels of oil a day if the Trump policies were still intact and if ESG policies weren’t bullying companies to divest from fossil fuel development.

In other words, a pro-drilling policy would have not only foiled the OPEC strategy of cutting production by two million barrels a day, but it would have also obviated the need for depleting almost 200 million barrels of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Americans aren’t guzzling less oil, we are just getting more of it from Saudi Arabia, Iran, and OPEC countries. Biden just announced he now wants to get more oil from Venezuela.

Does ANY of this make any sense? Insanity at best

The Cost of Biden’s War on Oil and Gas: Nearly $100 Billion a Year in Lost OutputThe Cost of Biden’s War on Oil and Gas: Nearly $100 Billion a Year in Lost Output

Biden’s Inflation

As we thought, Jun-CPI +9.1% (expected +8.8%). May-CPI +8.6%
Core was +.7% (expected +.5%).

Highest inflation in 41 years (since Reagan end of Carter-Reagan recession) and showing acceleration which will force Fed to more aggressively bring inflation down to 3-5% by raising short rates by 1% next week and again in Aug (no FOMC scheduled; may elect to hold ad hoc meeting between Jul.26 & Sep.20)

May-PPI (Thu) will likely show +11.5%, up from +10.8%.

Yield curve is now inverted by +11bp short-long (not insignificant) indicating recession ahead.

Continue the line upward to the right and near record levels.

Twitter and Musk

I have no idea if Elon Musk is a believer or not. I do know that he’s currently fighting an evil machine so that puts me, at least temporarily, on his side. God has historically used many unlikely men and women to accomplish His purpose. This will be fun to watch. #JesusIsKing
-Gary Chapman singer/songwriter

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Joseph R
Liberals don’t want free speech. They only want to allow speech that they agree with. This is why Facebook and twitter want to control speech and allow liberals to have the ability to preach hate on these platforms and shut down any speech that they don’t agree with. Liberals use these platforms to protect Democrats.

I actually saw a quote from a Washington post writer, stating in reference to Musk buying Twitter “democracy needs more moderation not less” really? some of these people say the most bizarre things, it’s like they have no self awareness at all.🤔

Brad Brown
I love watching the liberals flail and squirm at the thought of somebody getting away with disagreeing with them. All the tyrants of the past would just love today’s left wing Americans.

The internet was expecting fireworks between Elon Musk and Twitter’s Board of Directors this week. Not many, however, were expecting Ron DeSantis to enter the chat. America’s Governor was asked about Musk’s offer to buy the bird app and the board of directors launching a “poison pill” to reject it. The interesting thing is that DeSantis didn’t respond as a conservative critic of Big Tech, DeSantis answered the question as a Twitter shareholder. Florida’s pension fund is invested in Twitter. Twitter’s board of directors is making political decisions at the expense of shareholders which includes Floridians.

Florida’s pension fund is invested in Twitter. Twitter’s board of directors is making political decisions at the expense of shareholders which includes Floridians.

“We’re gonna be looking at ways the state of Florida potentially can be holding these Twitter board of directors accountable for breaching their fiduciary duty.”

He accused the board of being a ruling junta using their policies to try to marginalize people who disagree with them. He also pointed out how people most hostile to Musk are from corporate media outlets like Washington Post and CNN. “Their view is that they should be able to control the discourse. They should be able to control what you hear and think. They should be able to impose a narrative on our society,” an Elon Musk rep.

Now the shareholder part is where things start to get really interesting. Florida isn’t the only state whose pension fund is invested in Twitter. The market fluctuates, sure, but states rely on companies in their funds to be making the best financial decisions possible to increase share value. If a company is making a business decision for political reasons that adversely affect the fund, there is no reason to stay invested in it.