Lukewarm Faith

Posted: 30th December 2010 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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How can I proclaim Your glory and testify to Your faithfulness when I live a life of lukewarm faith? It is required for us to be on fire for God.  We are to give testimony to the truth. Only He is glorious, faithful, and worthy of all praise. We are to endure hardships to strengthen us, increase our endurance and refine our faith.  His gold is a faith, tested by trials.  This purchased faith becomes our required compensation to be with Him eternally. It is a gold that we must buy. It is not given. It is not free. It comes at a price.

Your Word say’s to be either hot or cold. You are not pleased with lukewarm faith.

Revelation 3:14-22

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. 21 To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame 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.”

The enemy is always trying to distract us from worshipping God. His attacks are always where it hurts us the most. He deceives us into believing in ourselves, feeding our pride and diminishing our dependence upon God’s grace. Jesus said to remain in Him and we would bear much fruit. Without God’s grace we are wrecked in selfish pursuits that do not bring glory to God. These pitiful efforts will burn up having no value. They will leave us wretched, poor, blind and naked.

Our faith, our refined gold, is a life-long journey of learning how to deny ourselves to be obedient to His will. Along the way we recognize His infinite worth and realize our insignificance without Him. It believes in Him in all things, through all things, and around all things. All things are possible with Him. He is in control. Everything that was or is or will be is because of Him. A steadfast pursuit of knowing Him is the fuel needed for a faith on fire.

Even at the point of death we must come to the decision of letting go of our will and allowing His to take dominion. Faith tells us He is in control. God is love. In knowing Him, our earthly journey ends in love. Faith gives us the assurance of heaven and being with Jesus. We can only imagine heaven.

21 To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame 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.”

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