The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Origin of the creation of God, says this:
‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have no need of anything,” and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to apply to your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. The one who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat with My Father on His throne. The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”
This world is full of the arrogant and prideful. Full of people with an overabundance of stuff. Millions homeless yet the truth of the state of the world remains. Pride and arrogance. Especially towards the things that God says are important.
Trading the truth of God for a lie they deceive themselves. Scripture says that was going to happen. Romans 1:25 "For they exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen."
They shake their fists at God because they want their truth to be true and not what He has stated is truth.
They don't want to acknowledge the One True God, they want to be God.
Anger, slander, malice, anything sounding familiar? Colossians 3:8 "But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth." Ephesians 4:31 "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice." These are messages directed to the professing Church. To the you and I of this world. These things were and are happening in the Church today.
So many lukewarm Churches. So many lukewarm people.
They honor God with their mouths but their hearts are far from God. Matthew 15:8-9 "This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me. And in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’
Where are you today? Where am I today?
Are you really lukewarm? You need to be truthful to yourself not me.
Are your speech, conduct, thoughts and actions saying that Christ lives in you or do you only live that way on Sunday morning? Is your mouth a sewer the rest of the week? Don't excuse it as a problem you're working on. Don't excuse it as some habit you can't break. The world is with Satan going "Ah-hah!" When we who claim to belong to Christ behave that way.
Our lives are going to be fraught with battles. Spiritual warfare is and has been going on throughout time since before Adam and Eve sinned. Scripture points to God saying He beheld Satan like lightning being cast out of Heaven when his prideful heart said he could be God. That was before Adam and Eve. A third of the Angels fell with Satan.
We too are His creation. But in humanity God is giving us a choice to turn and repent. A choice to obey.
I am not going to get it right 100% of the time. I live in a sin cursed world in a sin cursed body. I have the indwelling Holy Spirit. Soon Jesus is coming. Soon the rest of Revelation will play out. Soon horrors mankind has yet to imagine will be upon the face of the Earth. 100 lb hail stones. One third of mankind dying. Approximately 8 billion people are on the planet. 2.65 billion people are going to die in a single judgement.
Oh you're taking that too literally! You are taking that too seriously!
Really? That quote from Matthew earlier was straight from Jesus.
Witnesses at His crucifixion had no trouble exclaiming "Truly this was the Son of God!" by the way He died and had breathed His last.
Are you among those honoring Jesus with your mouth but your heart is far from Him?
Jesus will return so quickly that it's not going to be understood til after its happened. Then it will be too late. If you haven't been made right with God through Salvation in Christ Jesus alone, you will still be here living through the lies, the horrors to come. You may think yourself too prideful to worship anyone. If you are still here you will be forced to worship the new world Leader who will be empowered by Satan. You will have to choose between worship or death. These aren't scare tactics. Read it. If every single prophecy about Jesus was true, you can take it to the bank that the rest of the Bible is true. Read Revelation. Do you really want to live in that kind of world? Wouldn't you rather take up the offer of Salvation from Christ and not be here? Your house, car, boat, all your things, your job title, your status, is all going to be worthless when the Rapture takes place and you are still here. Is all that worth more than your life?
Let today be the day of your Salvation in Christ Jesus. Don't put it off because of excuses. Don't put it off because of what doubts you have or the lifestyle you are living. People in the water after a ship disaster are not concerned about the color of the boat rescuing them nor are they worried that the boat is up to standards. They just want rescued. Everything that was a hindrance to getting into that boat was erased.