Topic: Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church 2
Rev. 3:19 – As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore , and repent.
Rev. 3:14 – 22
MFM Daily Devotional 2nd December 2021 Outline
The last letter to the seven churches in Asia Minor was written to the Laodecia Church. The letter, as can be seen in our Fire Scripture, opens with Jesus calling Himself “the Amen, the faithful and true witness”.
Indeed, He is the God of truth who is perfectly trustworthy, faithful and able to guarantee His word. As the Amen, Jesus guarantees the truth of God’s promises that are still available to us today.
In verses 15 and 16, Jesus used the expression, “lukewarm, neither cold nor hot”, to describe the spiritual state of the church in Laodicea. The city of Laodicea was a wealthy centre of business and trade. The atmosphere of prosperity had led to spiritual laziness and nonchalance in the church. They were no longer “hot” enough spiritually to respond to or recognise the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and they were not quite “cold” enough to realise their need to repent and return to a life of dependence on God.
Beloved, this is a true picture of some churches and some individuals today. When they newly started, they were very fervent and very “hot”. They were even dreaded by the kingdom of darkness because they did a lot of spiritual damage to their kingdom.
But as soon as breakthroughs and blessings began to come, they became absent and unavailable or inconsistent in their fellowship or church service. They began to give one excuse or the other; their position or whatever they were doing for God began to suffer.
They also became negligent about personal commitments. They no longer see anything bad in missing church programmes. God is calling on such people to repent from their lukewarmness or He will spew them out of His mouth. Those who think they are rich and do not need God are the most miserable because if you go deep down into their lives, you will discover that they need God more than any other person.
Beloved, how is your walk with God? Are you hot or lukewarm? God wants you to be on fire for Him everyday
Revival can only come if our laziness at the altar of prayer is discovered and dealt with.
You shall not be described as a once- upon- a- time child of God, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Will Your Anchor Hold
1. Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.
2. It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand.
For ’tis well secured by the Saviour’s hand;
Though the tempest rage and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.
3. When our eyes behold through the gathering night
The city of gold, our harbour bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heavenly shore,
With the storms all past forever more
1. O God, arise and fill my heart with yearning for You, in the name of Jesus.
2. Come, O Lord, transform me by Your grace, in the name of Jesus.
3. My Father, help me to see myself as I really am, in the name of Jesus.
4. Almighty Father, help me to stand for You, no matter the situation, in the name of Jesus.
5. Every secret I need to know about my environment, be revealed to me, in the name of Jesus.
6. My Father, let my spiritual eyes be opened to behold wondrous things, in the name of Jesus.
7. Lord, wherever I have made mistakes, help me to start again, in the name of Jesus.
Bible In One Year
Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1- 3
MFM Daily Devotional 2nd December 2021 | Mountain Top Life Message. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.