The church in Thyatira seems to have a similar problem to the church in Pergamum, whom we met in the last section. It seems that sexual immorality and pagan practices have begun to sneak into the church unchecked (Revelation 2:20). Knowing the grave danger that lies ahead for this church if this continues, the risen Jesus appears to John in a vision with a message for the Thyarians, which is also a message for us today. His message speaks to the purity of the Church, His Bride, which has been neglected. This desire for purity is displayed as John highlights Jesus’ flaming eyes and burnished bronze feet. Then Jesus speaks His words of commendation and correction to the church of Thyatira (v. 18).