Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Download the free iOS and Android app called Recenter with Christ to listen to all podcast episodes.

Feb 25, 2023

520 Do Not Tolerate Jezebel - Letter to Thyatira, a Guided Christian Meditation on Revelation 2:19-22 with the Recenter With Christ app  

The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ. 

Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization.

Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.
Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:
Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.

Scripture for Meditation

Revelation 2

19 “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, 

Wycliffe Bible
19 I know thy works, and faith, and charity, and thy service [and service], and thy patience, and thy last works more than the former.
20 But I have against thee a few things; for thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, which saith that she is a prophetess [the which saith herself for to be a prophetess], to teach and deceive my servants, to do lechery, and to eat of things offered to idols.
21 And I gave to her time, that she should do penance [And I gave to her time, for to do penance], and she would not do penance of her fornication.
22 And lo! [Lo!] I send her into a bed, and they that do lechery with her shall be in most tribulation, but they do penance of her works [but they do penance of their works].


Scripture makes specific reference to sexual purity many times. Our modern culture seems intent on upsetting any form of purity as an antiquated idea, especially sexual purity As though only those who are from the backward past would care about maintaining purity. Our bodies were fearfully and wonderfully made. They have within them the ability to participate with God in the creation of life. This is an amazing and sacred thing. It seems that the world is intent on taking this sacred power and turning it into a toy exclusively for personal gratification. This path has many negative consequences, as any time we made vulgar the things which are sacred. We should not pretend that these sacred powers are somehow evil, just because their misuse is discouraged in scripture. 

I think another trap of the enemy is to take natural desires for physical pleasure and make us feel shameful for it. I don't see in scripture God condemning involuntary desires or urges. We should not conceded that all this desire is a thing of the devil. God encourages us to manage these natural desires with His help. Clearly the actions of using our sexuality outside of the natural bonds of marriage are against what the scriptures say. Jesus additionally said not to let our thoughts linger on violations of that purity and to not commit adultery in thought. 

We should not allow pleasure to become an idol that we worship any more than we should give Satan dominion over how we think about pleasure. As we discipline our minds we can be more sensitive to the sacred things of God. God desires us to live happy and fulfilled lives as we follow God’s word. In all of this God loves you and will reconcile us to Him. Turn to God in your life. 

Meditation of Prayer:

Pray as directed by the Spirit.

Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him.

Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm:

I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials.

Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life:

This is a listener funded podcast at


Final Question: In what ways do you thirst for God?

Final Thought:  

Saint Fransis said preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words. One of the most powerful ways we can reflect the light and life of God is by imitating Christ in our life. 

Download my free app: Recenter with Christ
Website -
Voicemail - (602) 888-3795
Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast
Twitter - @ChristianMedPod