Friday, 8 May 2015

Boiling Hot ...!


Charitoō

Do we need to do?

Or, do we need to rest?

Jesus says in Revelation 3:15 onto the church of Laodicea:
"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot."
I've heard many teachings saying that we will only be hot once we do more for the kingdom ... when we pray every day ... pray more ... read more ... attend more ... Laodiceans ["justice of the people" - those walking in works of own righteousness instead of the imputed righteousness given to us by Jesus]

Why would Jesus say that He would prefer us to be either cold or hot?


Because we are either for or against Him. No middle-way.

By doing more things to become, you are not walking in victory. In this way we are denying the cross and the resurrection and indwelling of His Spirit. We know about Him, His salvation, we pray, we fast, we read and sit in the pew, but that is about as far as it goes.

The heavy burden of striving like this will make you weary and tired and fed-up!

Jesus does not say in this passage that we need to work more ... do more ... become more ... 

Jesus says that what you are doing, the way you Laodicean, live and rule in this world, the way you apply the free Gift (the authority to rule) He gave IS COLD AND LUKE AND WRONG and that this is the reason why you live as a defeated Christian, why you do not live a victorious life! That is why you are wretched and poor and blind and miserable and naked ...

It makes Him want to vomit! (from the original Greek) Verse 16

We need to rest in His Victory!

How?

This can only be done by proclaiming the finished work of Christ on the cross, refusing to back-off! Speaking it out into the open. It is Finished!

Refusing to back-off and let sickness prevail!
Refusing to back-off and accept poverty!
Refusing to back-off and allow crisis to destroy!
... relationship troubles to carry on!
... set-back to have its way!
... affliction to have its way!

... speaking the Word of God against these! Not backing off! Fighting lie with Truth! Striking with the Sword from your mouth! HalleluYah!

So that we stop sitting back, allowing the enemy to reign in our own lukewarm state. We were made, instead, to rule.
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?" 1Jn 5:4-5  
The Word is powerful and strong! It is how God created. It is how the Word (Jesus) healed. Heaven and earth will pass away, but Jesus' words shall never pass away! Mat 2:35

We have inherited this authority and the same Power Who raised Jesus from the dead lives inside us! The Sword has been handed over ...

It is finished!

He would never "... be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee." Isa 54:9-10  

We can apply His love and goodness and peace and mercy freely! The Sword is in our hands ...

And when the accuser, the liar comes with his weapons of deception, we can and should come against him with the full force of the Word. No weapon that is formed against us shall prosper and every tongue that shall rise against us in judgment we shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of the LORD. Isa 54:17

Our righteousness is of Him. Not ourselves! Not as Laodiceans [self-obtained justification]! We are heirs! The Sword to reign is from Him!

We speak the Word of truth with THAT authority!

The authority that Jesus gave when He said that: 

"Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.Mat 21:21  

I have Good News for you:

Apply your Faith, your Gift! 

Walk in your inheritance!

Speak to your mountain!

There is no way that you can remain in a lukewarm state!

... only hot!

Boiling HOT!

All praise to Jesus!


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