Monday, October 17, 2011

The Justice of the People--Lukewarm

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Revelation 3:15-16

Lukewarm water--nearly good for nothing!  Lukewarm Christianity--just as useless. The people decided that they knew better how to run God's church, so they had put Him out.  It was their plans, their programs, their doctrines, their ideas, and their ways that ran the organization of Laodicea.  God did not want an organization but a living organism.  One that relied on, trusted in, clung to, and lived for the Word of God and the Holy Ghost.  

He still wishes this for His church today, a church that sees its life as wholly dependent on the bloody cross of Calvary.  One that sees the great and overwhelming cost of salvation which Jesus Christ the God/man paid on that cross.  One that loves the Lord their God with all of their heart soul mind and strength.

So what would a lukewarm church look like today?  Maybe it is a church that would rather be entertained than to dig deep into the infinite well of living water.  It would be a church that needed to be pampered and coddled or else they will run off huffy puffy to another fellowship until they find someone who will treat them like the immature believer that they are.  They might be one like the ones discussed in this recent Christian Post article that discussed churches spending more money on making their members happy than seeing the lost saved. Tithing Hits Record Low; Churches Spend More to Make Congregants Happy, Christian News  It is a church that needs to restore its fear of the Lord and the Judgement Seat of Christ.   Judgment Seat of Christ - Leonard Ravenhill - YouTube

What is a lukewarm church.  It's one that hides from the great wickedness of the world for fear of being politically correct or controversial.  While it hides as an ostrich with its head in the sand, the world begins to get darker and darker as the light of Christ is purposefully being hidden.  In a society such as that gross sin and immorality would set in.  Immorality such as:

It seems that there are many signs pointing to a lukewarm church!  What about you?  Are you going to leave Jesus Christ standing at the door or your heart or the door of your church?  Let Him in!  He wishes to sup with you.  You better let Him in--He is Soon2Come! 

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