Through this week I’ll be posting and asking for comment about the messages that Jesus gave John to write to the churches in Revelation.
Today I’d like to discuss, through the comments on this post, the message that Jesus gave John to write to the church at Laodicea.
In chapter 3 we see the message to Laodicea with Jesus commenting that wealth has made the church indifferent. They are lukewarm.
What themes do you see?
How do you see these themes occurring in churches today?
What challenges you personally when reading this message?
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'”
Revelation 3:14-22 NASB