“At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16:11)
“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. 2:18).
Thyatira was about 128 miles from Patmos, where John was exiled as he wrote these exhortations to the cities. What he wrote was delivered as a circular. From Ephesus, you would work northward toward Smyrna, and from there to Pergamum. At Pergamum, the route would turn east and head toward Thyatira. After Thyatira, the course would run southeast through Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. All the churches, and Patmos also, could fit inside a circle with a radius of about 86 miles. [Read more…]