Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Church at Laodicea

Revelation 3:14-22

As good as it was Philadelphia to see, it’s a different story for Laodicee.
Though they are rich in material blessings, their spiritual state is quite depressing.
Instead of inspired and energetic, their lukewarm passion was quite pathetic.
It’s a sad, sad story to behold when a church is neither hot nor cold.

Laodicea felt they had everything; there was nothing for them that Jesus could bring,
Their love and pursuit of material wealth wreaked havoc upon their spiritual health.
They mistakenly thought they had it all, were ignorant of their terrible fall.
So Jesus said he would spit them out, for lukewarm believers are not devout.

We see the Lord gave words of correction instructing the church to seek new direction.
As they grew rich with each new deal, their fervency dimmed; they lost their zeal.
They needed salve to heal their eyes alerting them to the devil’s strong lies.
This wretched condition brought God shame. Their love for money was to blame.

Here is a message if you’re smart: Jesus stands at the door of your heart.
He’s asking for an invitation to open our eyes for clarification.
If we will simply open the door, He will bring purpose and so much more.
This is how to call heaven our home and reign with Jesus from His throne.

Revelation 3:14-22
14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. 21 To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." NIV

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