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:
Laodicea is said to be rich and increased with goods. I wonder what that means?
I was speaking with a minister today he was telling me that back in the 50s and 60s in the Church of God, many of the people coming in were not well off at all in fact many were poor. But he commented that over the years, paying God’s Tithes and living by the laws of God has raised the standard of living of many of God’s people to a higher level of economic stability.
We have more of this world’s goods than when we began this journey. Most of us live in a much more comfortable economic zone than used to be the case. Because of the blessing of God and what He has taught us.
But notice how the scripture above starts out; “because thou sayest….” somehow saying that we are rich and have no need causes use to be lukewarm.
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
God is going to cast them out of His mouth into the Great Tribulation. Why? Because they say they are rich and need nothing.
Think about it, brethren, the lukewarm attitude that prevails in this ERA stems from our blindness to the fact that we are in need. We have grown comfortable with the world’s goods. Life is too easy because we have more of this worlds goods than when we started. Oh I know there is a spiritual side to this scenario. We have all of this knowledge, this legacy handed down to us from Mr. Armstrong’s efforts but there is a physical side to it as well that adds to the lethargy.
We are just too comfortable.
God is requesting something from His “End-Time” Laodicean church. He asks that we Repent fully and get back the zeal we once had. He asks that we open the door to Him using the key of repentance and zeal so that He can come in a sup with us, teach us each personally. He is going to do that you know.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Very soon God is going to decide who has repented and developed the zeal He asked for. This is the criteria that He is using to determine who is able to be spared from the trial that is coming on the earth.
We need to be aware of where we are in prophecy exactly so that we can see that we, truly, only have a short time to get ready. And if we are not ready then we will be thrown into the great tribulation.
We have a tremendous calling brethren. Don’t you think that it deserves our utmost effort to be apart of that calling. Can we afford to be so comfortable with what we know and what we have that we think we have no need of anything? Christ obviously does not agree. Realize the urgency of this message so you can zealously repent and be ready to open the door to your mind when Christ Knocks.
What if you are not ready when He knocks? Consider the parable given here:
Son 5:1-6 verse 6 – I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
Read the full passage to see that the virgin heard Him knocking but made excuses for not getting up to answer the door. Will you be so sleepy and lethargic that you wait too long to open the door? Will you continue in the slumber of Laodicea and not be ready to open when Christ Knocks?