From Hot For Christ To Dead To Christ
I know what you have done; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were either one or the other! But because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am going to spit you out of my mouth! You say, “I am rich and well off; I have all I need”. But you do not know how miserable and pitiful you are! You are poor, naked, and blind.
The word “Spit” means to vomit you up. In order to vomit something, you
had to have ingested it at some point. It was in you. It was part of
you, but it became so troubling to you that it had to come out.
This church is prosperous and has allowed its prosperity to dull it. Many times people start out working hard and experience success. They experience blessings. The pressure isn’t on
them anymore. Their bills are paid, and things are going well. That zeal becomes dulled, and they become lukewarm.
To God, being lukewarm means that you were on fire and then you became cold because good things were happening. You became prosperous. You were enjoying good health. Your children were doing well. Life was good. And instead of that firing you up, you became lukewarm. God is not against prosperity, but He is against prosperity changing you.
I know of a man in our church one time who didn’t have anything going for him. He wanted to learn the Word of God, so the pastor taught him. He became prosperous; in fact, he became a millionaire. But when He became wealthy, his zeal disappeared. We stopped seeing him at church; he had other things to do. The end result was that he became very cold to the things of God and backslid. He ended his life by committing suicide. Yes, it is possible to go from being hot to being dead.
Dear Heavenly Father!
All that I am and all that I have belongs to You. You gave me strength
to prosper, and You have blessed me. I praise You for being true to
Your name and Your Word. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen!
Think on These Things
2 Thessalonians 1:3
May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
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