Monday, September 22, 2014

Kaleo Sermon Notes from Sept. 21, Day 1 - No Perfect People Allowed "Come and Change"

[Revelation 3:14-22 ESV] 14 "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 "'I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments 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. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 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. 21 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. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

As we can perceive here from the passage, God hates laziness, apathy, complacency, and otherwise not really caring enough about things to make them right. He would rather have people totally against Him than have those sitting on the fence not doing much about anything. Where is your passion and fire today? Is it for the Lord or other things? Comfortable Christianity is a most dangerous thing. If we are not careful, we will do things in a way that literally makes God want to puke us out.

Do you have needs? Or, do you think you've got it all figured out without too much help from the Almighty? Do we need refining? How much do you think that will hurt when it happens? Let God have His way in your heart and life. Open up the door of His loving correction and get intimate with Him. Accept His reproof and discipline, be zealous and repent. This is the sign of a conquering Christian who sits with God on His throne.

*Life Point* God really cannot stand complacent Christianity.

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