In some ways the church in Thyatira was the opposite of the church in Ephesus. Ephesus, although doctrinally sharp enough to recognize and reject the Nicolaitans, had lost love. Thyatira, although increasing in love, had become susceptible to the enticing heresy of a self-proclaimed prophetess. This susceptibility had roots in both doctrinal faithfulness within the church and cultural/economic pressures outside the church. Thyatira was similar to Pergamos in that participation in pagan temple ceremonies was not being actively challenged. Some in this congregation had given up the apostolic doctrines for the so-called revelations of Jezebel, a promoter of a false and dangerous view of sanctification, a teaching resulting in both spiritual and physical adultery. Those who refuse to repent will be sickened or killed. This Jezebel had very likely enticed some of the church members with promises of reigning over Satan. Those who repent and those who continue with Christ are promised a share in His reign over the nations.