The Spirit of Christ to Thyatira
the Son of God who has eyes like a flame of fire and feet like burnished bronze – the “feet of burnished bronze” is found in Daniel’s vision of the Archangel Michael in Daniel 10:6. The Archangel Michael, “WHO IS LIKE GOD,” was manifest in the flesh as “the Son of man” and became the first “Son of God.”
your deeds are greater than at first – a wonderful statement, not made of any other Church.
you tolerate the woman Jezebel – three of the first four Churches have an issue of eating things sacrificed to idols and committing immorality. This was a huge issue for the Gentiles who were brought out of the practices of pagan religion. Jezebel called herself a prophetess, and by Satan’s deception, taught this sin.
I gave her time to repent – Christ is quite merciful, as was Paul in 1 Corinthians 5:5, when he delivered one over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit would be saved in the Day of Christ. The normal practice is to “remove the wicked man,” (1 Corinthians 5:13), but such a person, being separated from the body of Christ, would have little chance of salvation in the Day of Christ.
who searches the minds and hearts – here, Christ must be speaking as “the Word,” for it is God who searches the hearts and minds, as we read in Romans 8:29, and Jeremiah 17:10.
he shall rule with a rod of iron – the saints as the body of Christ in Rev 19:15, shall rule the nations.
I will give him the morning star – meaning he who “keeps My deeds,” (Rev 2:26), will receive the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ (John 14:23). The Spirit of Christ is the morning star (Rev 22:16).