Revelation 3:14-22 Laodicea

Revelation 3:14-22

Laodicea is the seventh church that Jesus asks John to write to in the book of Revelation. Though these seven churches were actual churches in John’s time, I can’t help but think they also represent many churches of today.

Regarding the church of Laodicea, Jesus says that they are lukewarm. They are not hot, nor cold, though He wishes they would pick one over the other. They are rich and have need of nothing, but they are unknowingly in a miserable state. He encourages them to repent so that their shame not be revealed. Those whom Jesus loves, He will discipline. He stands at the door knocking with his promises for those who hear His voice and open the door, for those who overcome. 

The problem with having it all is that we sometimes forget the One who gave it to us. We become lukewarm. We lose the fire we once had for Jesus Christ. We forget that we need God. We go through the motions, but lose heart, and that’s just not good enough. Jesus says He will spit the lukewarm out of His mouth. He wants us to have passion in our convictions, not go with the flow of this world. He doesn’t want us to be tolerant. He wants us to love and show compassion all while sharing the truth of God’s word. For one day, according to scripture, the time of loving compassion will end, and Jesus will return with his armies. He will return with a sword.

This world is not our home. It’s not for us. So, do not conform to the ideology of the day. We are in Revelation, and soon the trumpets will sound.

Published by walkrlane

Christian blogger and author

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