There is an interesting evaluation given by God regarding the attitude of people who are part of the Laodicean ERA of God’s church.
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:
Do you feel like you have done all that you need to do to be a part of the first Fruits of God’s people at the resurrection? Are you sure? Because God says that if you are wrong, if you are lukewarm and feel you have need of nothing that He is going to spue you out of His mouth, likely into the Great Tribulation. Are you ready for that?
Notice what Christ said about being a profitable servant;
Luk 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Keeping the Sabbaths and Holy Days, obeying the laws of God, supporting your church group with tithes and offerings are only doing those things which we have been commanded to do. If doing these things makes you feel that you have done all and have need of nothing, then you are likely to find yourself in the Great Tribulation and possibly miss out on your chance at eternal life.
It is very important that you understand. Christ is knocking on your door so that you can open it and He can come in an teach you what you need to hear.
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.
We must zealously repent of these lukewarm attitudes and look inside to see what Christ really wants from us. This is what will open the door for Christ to come in. Below are a series of Questions that Mr. Armstrong outlined in Feb. 14, 1941 Brethren and Co-Worker letter. These questions show clearly what we should be working on in our lives daily.
10 D A I L Y Q U E S T I O N S
1) Did I awake spiritual, in happy prayerful attitude, and was I watchful to keep my mind from wandering this morning?
2) Have I this day kept my mind clean, my thoughts and contemplations on “the things above,” in continuous happy, positive, prayerful attitude?
3) Have I, as a “babe in Christ,” partaken three times today of spiritual food, by submissive Bible study and earnest prayer ALONE with God? Have I grown closer to God? Have I GROWN today in grace and knowledge?
4) Have I walked by FAITH, asking God for wisdom and guidance in all things, committing every little problem to Him, trusting Him with it?
5) Have I exercised self-discipline, denying impulse, doing what God’s Word shows I ought to do instead of what I WANTED to do?
6) Were my speech and conversation today kind, cheerful, soft?
7) Have I exercised patience today? Have I been charitable toward others, showing tolerance and love, or resentment, jealousy, anger?
8) Have I, while putting spiritual interests FIRST, been diligent in performing regular material duties today, doing my VERY BEST?
9) Have I made the most of my time, or been weakened by unwatchfulness?
10) What have I done for God’s work and for others? Have I spent anything today to please self that might have been saved for God’s cause?
“Wherefore, let a man EXAMINE himself.”
Passover and the days of Unleavened Bread are fast approaching. Let’s begin to deeply look into ourselves, to prepare ourselves for Passover and so that we can open the door for Christ. He is Knocking Brethren now is the time to HEAR Him and OPEN that door.