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Sunday, January 15, 2012

DON'T BE LUKEWARM

 
Revelation 3:15,16


"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth." NIV


"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." KJV


Can we be honest with ourselves and search our hearts to see if we are lukewarm Christians? Complacency puts us and entire churches in a place where there is no clear cut stand for the things of God and a danger of falling for half truths, distorted spiritual thinking, and a sense of false security in the presence of impending danger and peril. Becoming zealous for the Lord brings rejection, ridicule, and persecution from the world. Being cold to the things of God brings total acceptance by the world. Being lukewarm is a compromise so we can remain comfortable in our own domains. Lukewarm compromise with the world is disgusting to God.


Heavenly Father, help us to examine ourselves so that we can know the level of zeal and hunger we have for You and the things of Your Kingdom. If we are lukewarm, forgive us and put the fire of the Holy Spirit within us so that we will be on fire for You. If we are cold or we are in contact with those who are cold, give us boldness to tell the good news of Your salvation, so that these might also catch the fire. Give us discernment to know those who are lukewarm and help them know this is the most dangerous place to be. We ask in Jesus' name, Amen.


           
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4 comments:

Marydon said...

Perfect share ... profound. TY
Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Susan said...

I think the divide is getting wider and wides and the ability to straddle the fence is, Praise God, becoming almost impossible. We must be either all in or all out. Yes, He will spur us out. As for me, I'm all in, all the time.

Rhonda said...

Excellent read ...Be Ready! Stay awake ...be not as the five foolish virgins ....not enough oil in their lamp ....excellent message for a lukewarm people today

Ruth said...

Amen! May God awaken my spirit to be bold in those times I'm tempted to compromise or just keep quiet. We probably won't have things to say unless we are immersed in his word and prayer.

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