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1 The Furnace #5

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

3 REVELATION 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. 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. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

4 IDENTIFICATION_ PHOENIX.AZ WEDNESDAY_ 63-0123 E-21 But when He seen that His creation had--had fallen, now His own loving character molded Himself into the Person of Christ. God's own character of love projected Himself in the man, Christ.

5 CHOOSING.OF.A.BRIDE_ LA.CA V-2 N-28 THURSDAY_ 65-0429E 28-2 It's not worldly beauty of Him that attracts His Bride; it is His character, the character of the church that Jesus looks for…

6 CHOOSING.OF.A.BRIDE_ LA.CA V-2 N-28 THURSDAY_ 65-0429E He chooses a Bride to reflect His character...

7 CHOOSING.OF.A.BRIDE_ LA.CA V-2 N-28 THURSDAY_ 65-0429E She must be molded like He is.

8 Columba (Thyatira 606- 1520) Age of the ox Black horse riding; controlled religion, paid for Jezebel: wife of Ahab to lead Israel into idolatry First organized church: pope Iconography Worship of a man instead of Christ: Apollo the son of Zeus

9 THE.THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE_ JEFF.IN ROJC 287-327 THURSDAY_ 60-1208 50 This is the age that the church is married into Catholicism and paganism, or Nicolaitanism and paganism wedded together and formed and gave birth to the first church, organized church. And God said that the deeds of the Nicolaitanes (which was in the Ephesians), over in the little church of Pergamos became a doctrine, and said it was a doctrine of Balaam. And Balaam was the one who taught Israel to go over there and commit fornications, or they committed fornications with Moab, which was a lukewarm church member, or the common church, the great organization.

10 That woman Jezebel

11 Apollo Averter of evil Father of Aesclepius: healing Sun god/son of Zeus god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry Patron of Delphi: prophetess entranced upon tripod chair

12 That woman Jezebel

13 THE.FOURTH.SEAL_ JEFF.IN THURSDAY_ 63-0321 312-1 {232} There you are. You know her in the Bible. She was the wife of Ahab. And here is the woman, church, Jezebel, the wife of the false prophet which is supposed to be the genuine prophet of God: the pope (Right.), the genuine prophet and his wife Jezebel.

14 THE.FOURTH.SEAL_ JEFF.IN THURSDAY_ 63-0321... which calleth herself a prophetess... (Get it?)... to teach and... seduce my servants... (See, that Jezebel teaching just swept the country.)... to commit fornications,... to eat things sacrificed to idols.... I gave her space to repent... (See?)... of her fornication; and she repented not. (Watch this next verse.)... I will cast her into a bed... (That's hell.)... and them that commit adultery with her, unto great tribulation... (That's going into great tribulation, not the Church now.)... except they repent of their deeds. (Now, watch out here.)... I will kill her children... (her harlots)... with death;... (Spiritual death... You believe it? That's the Word. "I will kill them with death." And if they're killed, they're eternal separated.)

15 I TIMOTHY 2 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.womanlearnsilenceallsubjectionsufferwomanteachnorusurp authoritymansilenceAdamfirstformedthenEveAdamdeceivedwoman deceivedtransgression

16 61-1105 THE.TESTIMONY.OF.A.TRUE.WITNESS_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-15 N-6 SUNDAY_ 186 What? Church, that's the reason I can't take the baptism of the Holy Ghost of crying, shaking, or speaking in tongues, or any sensation. They're all right now. See? Them- -them things are all right, but the devil can impersonate that so real. But the Holy Ghost is Deity, God tabernacled in men. It's more than a sensation. It's more than speaking in tongues. It's more than shouting in the Spirit. It's more than weeping. It's more than joining church. It's God living in men, Deity, God Himself tabernacled into that person, when he can speak and it's just the same as God speaking; that's the Church of Jesus Christ. That's the way that first apostolic church went forth.

17 176-6 PERGAMEAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.5 Now then, this Word He has left behind on the printed page is a part of Him when you accept it by faith into a Spirit- filled life. He said that His Word was life. John 6:63b. But that is exactly what He is: John 14:6, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." Romans 8:9b "If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His." There it is, He is Spirit and He is Life. That is exactly what the Word is; that is exactly what Jesus is. He is the Word. So when a Spirit-born, Spirit-filled man in faith takes that Word into his heart and places it upon his lips, why that is the same as Deity speaking. Every mountain has to go. Satan cannot stand before that man.

18 176-6 PERGAMEAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.5 If the church, way back there in that third age had only held on to the revelation of the living Word in their midst, the power of God would not have faded as it did in those Dark Ages. And right today, when the church returns to the Word in faith, we can say without doubt that the glory of God and the wonderful acts of God will be in her midst again.

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

20 221-5 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10.

21 222-2 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 Now works will never take the place of faith in God for our salvation. But works will show forth our faith already placed in Him. Good works won't save you, but they will come forth out of a saved life as fruit unto the Lord. In this verse He is commending His children because they were living changed lives. Their works testified to a new Spirit within. Men saw their good works and glorified God. Yes sir, if you are a Christian you are going to do what is right. Your works will show that your heart is right. And it won't be something that you put on, for you will do His will when no one but God sees you, and you will do His will even if it costs you your life.

22 222-3 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 You will note that their love is placed between 'works' and 'service.' And that is the right place for it, because without love our works are not accepted before God and neither is our service. Paul speaking to the Corinthians said, "Without love, I am nothing, and whatever I do is without profit unless it is done in love." Now you can see right here that these believers weren't in that Nicolaitane class that did works as a means of salvation or to be admired by men. They did their works out of the love of God that was shed abroad in their hearts by the Holy Ghost. That love in their hearts was God's love for His own.

23 MATTHEW 16 21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

24 223-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 I want to give a warning right here. It says concerning the last days that because of abounding iniquity the love of many will wax cold. In the Laodicean, or last age, self love, and love for material things will take the place of the true love of God. We need to guard against the power of sin in these last days. So many are getting so hard because they haven't realized the effect of this last day spirit. It is time to draw nigh to God and let him fill our lives with His love, or we will feel the coldness of the last day church, and reject the truth of God which alone is able to help us. In those dark and dreadful years the true vine held its love for God and love of the brethren. God commended them for it.

25 IMAGES.OF.CHRIST_ JEFF.IN MONDAY_ 59-0525 E-29 And so is the new birth. It's a mess anyway you take it, but it produces Life. Amen. It produces Life. What kind of Life? Servant Life to humble yourself, to deny yourself. That's the kind of life.

26 223-3 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 He became a servant in order that God could elevate Him to the highest heights. And one day in the judgment of the saints we are going to hear Him say, " Well done, good and faithful SERVANT, enter thou into the joy of the Lord." It is hard to be always a servant. But those who spend and are spent for others will one day be seated with Him in His throne.

27 55-0115 LAW_ CHICAGO.IL SATURDAY_ E-17 And I can only serve Him as I serve His people. You can only love Him as you love each other. I can only love Him as I love you and you love me. And together we love God. And we become His children, in that I serve you, you serve me. And that's we're serving God. Jesus said, "Insomuch as you have done unto the least of these little ones, you have did it unto Me." So if we want a blessing, let's be a blessing to someone else, and a blessing will return. Like casting your bread upon the water, it'll return. And that's true. In all walks of life you'll find that. You usually reap just as you sow. So let's do good. Talk good and be kind. And people talk about us, we'll say good things and kind things. And good things will come our way, if we'll give them out.

28 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 "I know your faith." Now he does not say here as He did to the church in Pergamos, "you hold MY faith". He is not talking about His faith now, but He is commending them for their faithfulness. And as He does He also mentions their 'patience.' Now faithfulness and patience go together.

29 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 In fact patience is the outcome of faithfulness, for it says in James 1:3, "The trying of your faith worketh patience." There is absolutely no other way in which to gain patience. It has to come by the trial of our faith. Romans 5:3, "Tribulation worketh patience." How highly God regards this outworking of our patience is seen in James 1:4, "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire lacking nothing."

30 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 God's will for us is Perfection. And that perfection is patience--waiting on God and waiting for God. This is the process of character development. How highly God has commended these saints of the Dark Ages. Patient as lambs led to the slaughter, lovingly, faithfully they served God. That is all they wanted out of life, just service to their Lord. How great was to be their reward.

31 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 "I know thy works; and the last to be more than the first." There is no ceasing of this gracious service of love unto the Lord, but rather an increasing of it. That is the secret. Let the enemy attempt to thwart our service to the Lord--our reply is increased service. When the faint are crying in fear, that is the time to shout the victory.


33 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 Their labors were so fervent that they paved the way for the oncoming reformation. Therefore as the Word says concerning that age, "your last (end of the age) works are more than the first". The word, Thyatira, has various meanings amongst which is "Continual Sacrifice". …the continual sacrifice in lives and labors of the true believers of the Lord. Surely these Thyatirean saints were the cream of the crop, full of the Holy Ghost and faith, created unto good works, showing forth His praise, holding not their lives dear unto themselves, but gladly giving their all as a sweet sacrifice unto the Lord.

34 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 Revelation 2:24-25. "But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depth of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come." The word for burden is weight or pressure. The pressure of the Dark Ages was either bend, or be broken. Bow or die. It was the inquisition, the power of the empire backing up Satanic worship. Be organized or pay with your life. Each age had its pressures. For example a great burden of the last age is the pressure of riches, soft living and nervous tensions in a complex age that we seem unfitted to live in.

35 In Ephesians 3:16. "That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."

36 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 Now according to these verses, when a man experiences the depth of God in his life, it is an actual personal experience of the Spirit of God indwelling him, and his mind is illuminated by the wisdom and knowledge of God through the Word. But the depth of Satan will be in that he will attempt to destroy this. He will as always attempt to make a substitute for this reality of God. How will he do it? He will take away the knowledge of the truth of God--destroy the Word by putting forth his own, "Yea hath God said?"

37 224-1 THYATIREAN.CHURCH.AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.6 He will then substitute the personal Christ in our spirits. He will do it, as he caused Israel to do the same; by a human being reigning as king instead of God. The born- again experience will be rejected in favor of church joining. The depths of Satan had been entered into in that age. And the fruit of that depth of Satan which are lies, murders and horrible crimes came forth from it.

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