Sunday, April 14, 2013

Are You Hot for God?

Sounds a little strange, doesn’t it?

Here's what I mean: I love a cup of hot coffee or tea, especially on a cold day. I also love an ice-cold glass of lemonade after working outside on a warm summer day. Even the hot drinks when ice-cold are great, but lukewarm coffee and lukewarm tea or lemonade are pretty disgusting. Agree? This is where things get interesting: Jesus said that if you are neither hot nor cold for Him, then you are lukewarm. And if you are lukewarm, He says, “Because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth,” (Revelation 3:16, NKJV). The thing that I find frightening about this verse is that these people were “IN Christ.” (You can’t vomit something out, if it’s not inside you first.)

When I read this verse before I gave my life to Christ many years ago, I knew that I was lukewarm. I believed in Jesus, but I was a blasé believer. I went my own way and I did my own thing, not caring what He thought, or what He wanted from me. So when I read this verse it hit me. My indifference to Him would expel me from His Heavenly Kingdom when he vomited me out.

The good news is that if you’re still here on planet Earth, there's hope. Because a few verses later Jesus said to those very same people, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him,” (Revelation 3:20).

Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Will you answer the call and let Him come in? 

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved,” (Romans 10:13).

If you invite Jesus to come into your heart as Lord of your life, please tell a few people what you have done. Telling others what you have done solidifies the commitment in your mind and heart, and it lets God know you're hot for Him. Romans 10:9-10, says it this way: "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” 

If you’re still not sure that this is true, please read these verses in your own Bible, or look them up on this post by touching the scriptures with your cursor.

I am praying for you. 

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