Nov 11, 2018
THE CORE: A LETTER TO THE LUKEWARM
Jesus knows the true condition of your heart.
“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:15-16
“For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.” Revelation 3:17
Life-change never happens until a person comes to an understanding of their true
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Psalm 139:23,24
Jesus has what you need most.
“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.” Revelation 3:18
Jesus disciplines all who are lukewarm.
“Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline . . .” Revelation 3:19
" . . . but He (God) disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:10b-11
He will discipline you before the sin you’re living in destroys
Jesus calls all who are lukewarm to repentance.
“ . . . so be zealous and repent.” Revelation 3:19b
Jesus is inviting you into a deeper relationship with Him.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Revelation 3:20-21
Jesus is urging you to respond to what the Spirit is saying.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:22