Friday, March 6, 2009

Revelation 3

Mike here, this post has been delayed a few weeks, my apologies.

The passage in Revelation 3 that I found most interesting is the letter to Laodicea.

To the Church in Laodicea
14"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. 15I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17You 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. 18I 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. 19Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. 20Here 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. 21To 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. 22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

Upon reading that section of scripture I immediately think of our American Culture, but more specifically this financial crisis we are in.

Not only have most Americans put their faith in our Country's wealth our deeds are also neither hot or cold.

As we press on during these financial turbulent times, believers need to rally back to the basics of our faith. Our identity is in who Christ is making us to be and our salvation through His precious sacrifice. It is easy for me to get caught up in the negative emotions that seem to backfill the void of failing stocks, businesses and other financial institutions but at the end of the day I belong to Christ.

Let's focus on the riches and salvation that our Lord Jesus Christ offers to those who accept Him as Lord.

Keep looking up!



Anonymous said...

Hey Mike. This is tony in vermont saying thanks and Amen! We do need to keep our eye on the Prize and rejoice-for thru Christ, WE HAVE WON!! ALL GLORY TO GOD ON HIGH!!! PERFECTLY SAID IN YOUR GREAT POST MIKE. I need that-we all do. See you in the Kingdom of Yahweh. God Bless.......

the70thweek said...

Thanks Tony. You are an encouragement.

God Bless you my brother.

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys, I just wanted to give you a bit of encourgement and say Please Keep Up the Outstanding Work!

This Blog has been a great blessing to me, and I'm sure others.


Shem1777 said...

Hi Tony, Mike and all. Much needed message, especially right now!

May Yahushua bless you, and keep you all in His peace.