The Delusion Of The Lukewarm (Would it not be horrifying to receive the sentence of the lukewarm—those who “play the game” while Christ endured our shame?!)
“These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.” (Revelation 3:14-17)
It is good to ponder the prophetic scriptures in Revelation and seek answers as to what the future might hold. But it is even more important to apply the commands, warnings and lessons in the book to how we live today.
This incredible encounter has only grown stronger. I find it almost scary. My eyes are open to why Satan has hijacked the Book of Revelation through fear put in millions of Christians (like the following) over arguments about a future rapture, while hiding present-day truths that can heal the Church’s rupture and bring revival.
There are examples of incredible friendships in the Scripture: God and Abraham; Naomi and Ruth; Jonathan and David; Elijah and Elisha; Jesus and the disciples; Paul and Timothy, etc. These were what true friendships should be—relationships that brought a godly influence. Let me offer my own simple recipe for being a lasting friend.