Have you ever wondered why God and the word indicates that most of the people of God in Laodicea are lukewarm? Yet if you talk to any of God’s people you will be hard pressed to find any who think that they are lukewarm in their attitude toward God. Why is that?
Was God wrong in what He said about Laodicea? Could it be that Laodicea is going to become lukewarm later? Well that doesn’t make sense because later will be in the time of the Great Tribulation. Seems like being lukewarm during a time when the Beast Power is trying to kill you just doesn’t fit the circumstances.
So why then are the bulk of God’s people considered to be lukewarm and yet no one seems to admit that at all. I mean where are all the Laodiceans do you personally know any of them. Really think about it. Do you know personally anyone who thinks that they have a Laodicean attitude?. I mean you might look around a say that all these churches have a Laodicean attitude because they don’t quite believe the same way you do but have you talked with any that seem to you to be lukewarm and if so do they agree with you? If not WHY NOT?
God says His people, especially those in this ERA of the church, are lukewarm. He also says that they are naked, poor, miserable and BLIND! How exactly can that be? How can we have so much of the knowledge of God’s word and His plan and still have come to such a state?
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
The scripture above says that we have become that way because we have said to ourselves that “we have need of nothing”. Well what does that signify? Having a need for nothing.
In speaking about this end time generation of people God says:
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Notice from the above scripture that because these people did not receive a love of the Truth that He was going to send them a strong delusion. A delusion that would make them believe a lie!
Have we lost that “first love” are we so used to the “truths” of God that they no longer excite us? We have lost our Zeal because we no longer feel that we have anything else that we need. I mean we have been given all the truths that we need. According to the word we only have to hold on to those truth to keep from losing our crown!
Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
How can a man take your crown anyway? Well let me suggest to you that if a minister tells you that we have all the truths that we need right here in that organization and if you are apart of that particular group that you are going to be a part of those who are saved out of the coming destruction then I would say that that man is putting you to sleep and in so doing is taking your crown. Why? Because brethren how much we know has never been the key to our salvation. It is what we do with what we know whether it is a lot or a little our handling of the truth is what is precious in God’s eyes.
If we lose our love of the truth and what it means to each of us then God will indeed send us a delusion that says that we are far better off than we are. Because it is going to take the Great Tribulation to wake us up and prepare us for Christ’s Coming.
I pray that we can wake up NOW! Get ready NOW! Prepare ourselves for what is coming NOW! so that we might be counted worthy to escape that dreadful time of Jacob’s Trouble. Get back to that first love of the truth of God. Let the zeal that you had when you first learned the truth rise up in your mind again. Start Living the Word of God in our lives. Be a light to the world. Don’t hide away in your happy little church groups content that you are ready for Christ just because you know all these truths that is a Deception a Delusion that might very well prove fatal.