RAISE THE TEMPERATURE
Read Revelation 3:14-22
“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold,
I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:16
As a result of a bad meal, a curvy road, or a contagious virus, you feel
sick at your stomach. Feeling nauseated is uncomfortable. Jesus
challenged the Laodicean church on several points. However, the
church’s real condition left Him nauseated. A lukewarm church makes
Jesus sick to His stomach. What led the Laodicean church to be
lukewarm? God’s people thought they were self-sufficient. Jesus wasn’t
really needed on a day-to-day basis. In fact, He was standing outside of
the church, knocking on the door, and hoping to be invited back in.
Generally not in words, but at least in actions, many churches rely on
their structures, staff, and strategies rather than on Christ Jesus. The
church’s Redeemer is left standing outside the fellowship, desiring to be
welcomed back in. There’s hope for a lukewarm church. Jesus gives His
people an opportunity to repent and change directions.
Is the church you serve dependent on the presence and power of Jesus
Christ? Is your church’s behavior causing Jesus to be nauseated?
Position yourself to discover what Jesus thinks about your
church. If you and your faith family are nauseating Jesus,
hear His knock, open the door, and invite Him in. He longs
to fellowship with you!