The Church of Thyatira
“And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write;” (Rev 2:18a KJV)
Thyatira was 30 miles southeast of Pergamos. Its trade guilds were devoted to false gods or goddesses. Christians were persecuted for not participating in their pagan worship. The pagan worship was ran by a woman who was similar to Jezebel. The letter to the Church of Thyatira was the longest of the seven Churches. Thyatira was the neglectful Church.
The Son of God
“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 2:18b KJV)
This is the only time in the book of Revelation that Jesus is called the Son of God. Jesus has two natures. He is both God and man.
In His Deity He is the one God of the Old Testament.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isa 9:6 KJV)
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Mat 1:23 KJV)
“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col 2:9 KJV)
In His human nature He was literally the son of God.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Mat 1:21 KJV)
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,” (Gal 4:4 KJV)
Virtually any question about the Godhead can be answered with the dual nature of Jesus. Jesus was not a separate person within God or from God, He was God manifest in the flesh.
“13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”
(Col 1:13-15 KJV)
The term Son of God never refers to Deity alone, but to the fusion of God and man. It can refer the humanity of Jesus or His dual nature. The emphasis is that Jesus is God manifest in flesh.