Luke warm and loving it.
This season of Coronavirus has shook us and yet so many of us are still so rich in terms of wealth in this world.
Our life styles and finances and livelihood may have been shaken and yet we are still survivors with plenty compared to many in the world because most of us live in some degree of affluence, of comfort and security.
If we were to value not this worldly treasure but Spiritual treasure how many of us would be on fire for God above all else or how many would put our security and comfort above all else is a sobering question for me alongside many more?
When we really examine our circumstances many of us are at a disadvantage because we are relatively comfortable and secure.
We may not be of the millionaire population that seems to be a human aspiration but neither are we the waste tip combers searching for means of existence.
People who are safe are the hardest to reach.
Harder than for those who have come to the end of themselves for whatever reason.
“How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
We too easily look at what we have on earth and don’t want to give it up and so we are Luke warm.
Indifferent to the seat on the throne that Christ in heaven offers us as seen in Johns vision in Revelations 4.
God has just spoken of wanting to spit out of His mouth those who are Luke warm as they cause Him distaste and displeasure.
With God only as our focus and desire is it possible to perceive the treasure, the Pearl, so great that all else becomes insignificant.
Anyone without that fire is deemed wretched, pitiful, Poor and blind.
Those who I Love I rebuke and discipline He says.
The kingdom currency is not that of the world, nor are it’s values.
The question posed to us is which do we value most?
Is it our stuff we idolise or is it God worthy of our devotion.
If God is our treasure we are prepared to give up all else, even our lives, spiritual or physical, joyously for Him.
When we ‘get it’ there is no reluctant sacrifice. We actually no longer desire those things of the world only God.
We would no longer be disciplined as being Luke warm.
Our only tears would be shed for those who still don’t ‘get it’.
Our prayer to God might be:
God, show me where I am Luke warm.
God, show me where I am weak.
God, do what it takes to make me on fire for You.
Jesus do what it takes to convict us. Amen
The illustration shows us asleep to the real treasure of the kingdom.
Lured to being content with the comforts and securities of this world.
Being Luke warm even as Christians instead of feeling the fire of the Holy Spirit shaking us to spiritual awakening.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“I know all that you do, and I know that you are neither frozen in apathy nor fervent with passion. How I wish you were either one or the other! But because you are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm, I am about to spit you from my mouth.”Revelation 3:15-16 TPT
“Wake up and strengthen all that remains before it dies, for I haven’t found your works to be perfect in the sight of my God. So remember all the things you’ve received and heard, then turn back to God and obey them. For if you continue to slumber, I will come to you like a thief, and you’ll have no idea at what hour I will come.”Revelation 3:2-3 TPT
The song is Just Be Kim Walker Smith