Doubt seems to be one of satan’s strongest tactics to distract believers and non-believers away from Christ. Real deception comes when these individuals believe they can still be close to Christ as they indulge into sinful choices. I prayed during an alter call one Sunday for lost souls. I felt the Holy Spirit’s nudge, Vicki, pray for the lukewarm, they are the most deceived.
Revelation 3:15,16 “I (God) 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.” Think about the worst thing you have tasted. We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with extended family a few years ago. My uncle is an avid gardener and enjoys cooking. I thought to myself…those baked apples look good. As I took my first bite, my tastebuds went into instant reject mode. I never considered these to be heavily seasoned turnips. When I ponder this revelations verse, I think how bad these turnips tasted to me. How sad it would be to become so repulsive to God, He would vomit us out of His mouth.
We need to be diligent in pray for lost souls and those God identifies as lukewarm. Lukewarm individuals have one foot in the world and the other foot in the church. They want to serve God, yet will not surrender all to Christ. Sin holds people in bondage. Satan continues to lie. He makes individuals think total surrender will not be fun. This is far from the truth. The joy of the Lord becomes your strength. We will be filled with joy and peace as we trust in God, then we will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Now tell me…How could any choice product of the world, be worth holding onto and become repulsive to God? There is not one.
It’s Dig Deep Wednesday. Google sin scriptures and spend time researching the scripture for truth. Our choices as well as our attitudes of the heart determine our temperature reading with Christ. God does not want to see one person perish, neither do we.