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Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds
 
Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed
 
Adulteresses usually commit their sin in bed. Jesus casts Jezebel into bed, but it’s not a bed of sexual pleasure. It’s a bed of pain and sickness (1 Corinthians 11:29-30). An adulteress practices her occupation in bed, so Jesus will cast her into a bed of pain. The place of sin becomes the place of discipline.
 
and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation,
“Adultery” here is metaphorical, representing those whom Jezebel led away with her solicitations to false doctrine.
unless they repent of their deeds
God is open to those who repent of false doctrine. Repentance averts God’s discipline.
Principle:
False doctrine is unfaithfulness to truth.
Application:
God will not endure false doctrine forever. Churches that deceive their people will face God’s judgment. False doctrine is like adultery; it is unfaithfulness to truth.
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