The next church to receive a message from Jesus was the church in Thyatira. Unlike the church in Ephesus, they were excelling at love and in spiritual growth but were tolerating false teaching. A false prophet whom Jesus called Jezebel was leading some people in the church into idol worship. He named her after Jezebel in the Old Testament, the queen who led Israel into the full-fledged worship of Baal. In this message from Jesus, we note that spiritual growth is often steady, not spectacular. We learn that we must hold grace and truth together. We must check to make sure that our life’s work hasn’t become an idol. And we discover that the Lord has big things in store for us in the coming age.