No, this one!
Good morning brothers and sisters. We have been looking at the churches of Revelation. Does this one fit the most of our churches today. You have to understand. I am not talking about that building where you go on Sundays or maybe Wednesdays. I am talking of the people that go to that building. That building is suppose to be where a lost and hopeless world can find hope. A world that can be found. And if this hits you the wrong way, like it did me, then maybe God is speaking to you! Silence is complacency. Now let's look at it. Revelation 3:14-22. 14- And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, "These things says the Amen, the Faithful, and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15- I know your works that you are neither cold nor hot, I could wish you were cold or hot. See, Jesus just getting to the heart of the matter. There is no keep this but change this. This is all you need to change now. We are either 100% in for Jesus Christ or 100% out of Jesus Christ. Here is the proof that there is no in-between. And Jesus would prefer you to be one or the other. You can't be 50% of one and 50% of the other. Those are some pretty harsh words for those in the church. But lets move on. 16- So then, because you are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Ok Jesus doesn't sugar-coat it. He tells us EXACTLY what is going to happen. 17- Because you say, "I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing- and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked- I heard yesterday that the USA was the powerhouse of the world, are we? I think we got so prideful that we do not know that we are all of these descriptions. 18- I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. He has been showing us the way for a long time but what do we do- we ALLOW Him to be removed just because we don't want hurt feelings. We didn't stand. But once again Jesus gives us the answer. 19- As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be ZEALOUS and REPENT. 20- Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. He will return to you if you just ask. 21- To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. We get to be with Jesus! No more bad stuff. 22- He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Do you hear? Repent, refresh, revive! Rise up children of God, rise up!