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"But to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they call them, I will put on you no other burden. But hold fast what you have till I come."
A compromised church with a small contingent of faithful disciples remaining - holding fast to Christ. They are beset on all sides by doctrinal compromise, filth, and lies. Not knowing who to trust on their left and right. And all of this is wrapped up in the skin of the church! This is a very real threat. Perhaps you have encountered it yourself. It has happened before and will happen again. In fact it may be occurring even now. But for those faithful believers in this church Christ says, "Hang in there. Be faithful. Endure." Notice, He doesn't tell them to run away or bail on fellowship with one another but to hold fast what they have. Certainly this path will lead to conflict but our Lord will give them, and us, the required endurance. Hold fast.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.