01 Dec 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Revelation 3:14-18; John 3:17
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
14 “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:
15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17 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, 18 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.
17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
Mankind is lost and in need of a Savior, but when you look at many churches today, they are filled with complacent Christians. Like the church in Laodicea in Revelation 3, they are deader than a doornail. God is stirring up the church and individuals so that we can be ready when Jesus comes, therefore, we must understand the Gospel and allow it to change our lives. Jesus delivers us from sin and empowers us through the Holy Spirit to take the message of deliverance to all. Where are the sold-out believers who will speak the message of the blood of Jesus in the power of His Spirit to the lost and Christ-less in their lives? Jesus came to the world so that the world through Him might be saved. Faith in God and the power of Christianity begins at the cross, the symbol of Christianity. Today’s culture hears about a baby in a manger and a Savior on a cross and says, “How foolish!” But they are the ones who are foolish. You see, anyone who will, by faith, come through Christ and His cross, will be led to the resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit and that, my friend, is the cure for lostness and all human division.