Good morning! Grace and peace to you from our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of lukewarm.
Revelation 3v16 So, because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Lukewarm to God and lukewarm to us are far apart. Lukewarm in God's sight may seam hot to us. We are worshiping every Sunday and Wednesday, reading our Bible and tithing like we are suppose to. We have become rich in our own eyes, not in debt, paying our bills, having nice houses and beautiful cars. All is good we do not need anything as far as our eyes go, we are getting our needs met. We do not realize that we are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. We are wretched because we are fine but their are people all around us we do not see that need help because our eyes are blind past ourselves to see all the poor spiritually because we ourselves are poor spiritually. We are walking around naked still living in shame and guilt and do not realize it. We can not see past ourselves because we are blinded by our way of thinking instead of looking at Jesus and receiving His way of thinking. We have forgotten what He gave us on the cross through His love sacrifice for us. We have forgotten what it is to be washed and cleansed by the love of God. He counsels us to receive His gold that has been refined by the fire, which is His love that we are cleansed with. His love covers any quilt or shame when we receive His forgiveness! Some of us do not realize it is Him we have faith in turning to. We have forgotten He is Lord of our lives. It is Him calling us to come too. It is Him we have to follow before we receive all we need for this life into the life in Heaven. We do not become what He wants us to through our own way of thinking who He is. We have to realize we need Him or we will never realize we do not have Him! We will be living through our lives being lukewarm and not truly living out God's burning love. A love that is like gold refined in the fire, then we truly can become rich! Jesus is telling us, He loves us, accept His rebuke, be earnest and repent which means change your way of thinking to fit His way of thinking. We need to stop making Him fit our way of thinking and let Him make us fit His way of thinking. He is telling us everyday, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock on your hearts, anyone that hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and eat with him, and he with me!! When we overcome ourselves in our way of thinking and receive His ways we will no longer be lukewarm. We will remain in the Holy Spirit and please Him and we will overcome all that this world, our flesh and Satan puts in our path. Our God and Savior will give us the right to sit with Him on His throne, just has He overcame and sat down with His Father on His throne. God our Father will see Jesus Christ when He looks at us! Are we becoming lukewarm Christians, or are we overcomers, repenting daily to His way of thinking becoming the image of Christ? Praise and glory go to our Father in Heaven for who He is in making us who we are, His children!! I love everyone with the love Christ gives me for you.