Lessons from the church of Laodicea

This is the last letter out of seven that Jesus dictated and it is perhaps the saddest for it highlights how easy it is for all of us to get complacent and satisfied with the status quo. Hear the message –

(I would like to thank Day of Eternity for the background music used in this video)

I like to think of these seven letters as ‘love letters of Jesus‘ to me. He said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.” and just because He may chastise us it does not mean He does not love us. It is just because He loves us that He must correct us when we go astray because He desires our best.

The church of Laodicea had become comfortable with where they were and we are not to be comfortable in this world. We are to be world-changers, pilgrims, citizens of heaven. The message of the true church is not to get us ready to live in this world but, in the next! We are not to move in the natural but in the supernatural.

The first lesson to learn from Laodicea is – the Church only functions with supernatural energy – the wisdom, the knowledge, and the life of the Holy Spirit of God. Nothing else will bring a lifeless, sleeping church to life. My ideas, your ideas, nor any of man’s schemes will suffice.

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Only you can open the door

The final lesson of Laodicea is – it is personal. Jesus is at the door but only you can open it – your friends can’t, your parents can’t, just you. That is why the message of Scripture is “you are the living stones that make up the Church.” – 1 Pet. 2:5.

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” – 1 Cor. 3:16

Everything that is important in life, your family, and even your church, begins with you and you must be the one to choose your pathway – only you.

angel of rev 10-1The hour is late, the trumpets of “yom teruah (day of trumpets) have sounded and we will soon face  “yom kippur” (Day of Atonement) when God’s books are opened in heaven to see who is in them and who has been ‘blotted out’ (Rev. 3:5). One day Jesus will come, I believe to fulfill the Day of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement – it was not this year but, it may be soon. Will you be ready?

Please choose wisely.

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