Thyatira was a church that was steeped in sin. They had a female prophetess who unabashedly led the people into idolatry and sexual sin. While there were those in the church that rejected her false doctrines and lifestyle, the Elders of the church turned a blind eye to the sin. This warning from Jesus Christ goes to every church in every generation to rid sin from the church. A failure to do so will result in exacting judgment. The overcomers, however, will be rewarded beyond measure.