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As I have established in past podcasts. I have been tasked by God to try and reach out to those that are lukewarm. Most that fall into this category don’t even know that they are, which is one of the problems I have to face in trying to cause these that fall into this group to awaken to the truth before they find themselves still here upon this earth after the first Rapture.
The lukewarm are a reality. I did not say this, the Glorified Jesus Christ says this. All my podcasts have been aimed to try and help those that fall into this group. I am being led by the Holy Spirit in what I write about and what you hear or read. Depending upon which form you partake of this message. I have been called to reprove, rebuke and exhort per 2 Timothy 4:2, just like all others that call themselves truly “Christian.” That is why I go to such effort to spell out the teaching within the Bible which point out that to not be lukewarm we must be fully active in our faith in our salvation through Jesus Christ
Too many have a false impressions upon the Truth. Which led them to first enter into the realm of the lukewarm that in turn leads them in many cases even farther away from God into the realm of the religious.
Now here I will have lost some of you. Because many have a true misunderstanding of faith and religion. They think they are one and the same. Well they aren’t.
I encountered a meme the other day in which it stated that people turned away from God because they had a bad encounters with religious people. The close of the meme was that Christ had a bad encounter as well… they crucified Him.
Now do you start to understand?
The sin that God dislikes the most is hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy – G5272 – hupokrisis – acting under a feigned part; that is (figuratively) deceit
- Feigned – pretended, sham, counterfeit
- Sham – that is not what it purports to be, a spurious imitation, fraud or hoax
This is what he called the religious leaders of the Jewish people to their face. It is they that had turned the temple in a den of thieves. For they were the thieves. It is this behavior that has been a factor in me not attending the buildings called “churches.” For I encounter more that live a religious lifestyle than I see living a righteous life.
This is something that is mentioned within the Bible.
James 2:2-4 – For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?
Let’s key in on verse 4. Here it is in the KJV.
Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Partial – G1252 – diakrino – to separate thoroughly that is (literally and reflexively) to withdraw from or (by implication) oppose, figuratively to discriminate (by implication decide) [Strong’s]
Evil – G4190 – poneros – hurtful i.e. evil (properly in effect or influence)
Now how did the religious leaders behave toward Jesus Christ?
They didn’t like Him. They were jealous of His affect upon the people. He welcomed those that they turned away. He challenged their behavior to the point of Christ becoming angry when it came to the selling of offerings inside the Temple. As well as exchanging monies for those that came to Jerusalem form outside of Israel for fees that were most likely exorbitant and were a hindrance upon those that were in need to exchange their currency just so they could worship God in the Temple made for Him and the Arch of the Covenant.
This behavior can be seen throughout many of the buildings that are called “churches” today. Their focus is upon the world and filling the pews to gain income to live in expensive homes instead of someplace modest and unassuming. As well as giving most of the money that comes into their care to those in need. Instead it goes into their pockets.
While many that attend have the same focus and seek to have wealth here upon the earth and to live in luxury and splendor. This is not a righteous life but a worldly life. Thus, entering them into the realm of the lukewarm and then finally in the realm of the religious hypocrite.
Those that are religious are hypocrites. This has not changed in thousands of years.
What has changed is that people are unaware of this in many cases. Having come from generations living this same lifestyle and never questioning if it was right since it was counter to how we are told to live our lives within the Bible. May think they are right with God when in reality they have forgotten Him.
One of the many things that the religious leaders did in the time of Christ, was to go through the motions of belief thus leaving belief behind. In one instant Christ mentions the priest that stands upon the corner shouting out his prayers and going through ritualistic behavior. (Matthew 6:5)
That is how many go through life now. They are getting their rewards here and now. Not in heaven where we are told to store up our treasures. They are living their comfort and luxurious life in the here and now. This live, that at the most, lasts just over one hundred years. Before the flood a human could live hundreds of years. We are promised by God to live billions of years.
However, people would rather live gloriously in a mere hundred. Then to live a wondrous life without boundaries for billions upon billions of years.
Jesus walked amongst us. Jesus went head to head with those that lorded their positions over the common people.
Matthew 20:25 – But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them.
“Rulers in this world”
So, they were the world. They were the leaders of the Jewish synagogue, the Jewish Temple. Yet they were the world. They were the very definition of hypocrisy. Does this start to sink in? That there are those within the church building communities that live a religious life. Nowhere near God.
2 Timothy 3:5 – They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
“Stay away from people like that!”
For nearly two thousand years many blamed the Israelites for the death of Jesus Christ. They caused them to be persecuted, imprisoned, killed and hounded throughout the centuries. But in reality it wasn’t the Jews, but the members of the Sanhedrin that killed Him. It was the hypocrites that killed Him. It was the religious that killed Him.
Those that are religious go about acting like they are righteous when in reality they are something that is worthy of being spit out from the body of Christ. Many that are religious live openly in lives of sin. Parading like they are right with the Lord. When in truth they are not even welcome at the gates to heaven.
This is not me saying this. This is Jesus Christ saying this. For as I mentioned earlier if you are seeking to have a righteous life. Yet, you are walking into a life that is neither hot nor cold toward Jesus. You are lukewarm. Once you are fully entrenched into this life. Christ will spit you out of the Body. Where you will become fully religious living a life of hypocrisy, and no longer welcome in heaven.
Revelation 3:15-16 – “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!
The Glorified Jesus Christ goes on to give those that live this lukewarm life a chance to redeem themselves. For God will never abandons us. He will always give us an opportunity to turn away from the life of a hypocrite and return to Him. For it is fully up to each individual to address their own lives. To either turn toward the darkness of sin, making that sin their master and focal point. Or toward the light of salvation through Jesus Christ. To truly seek out a righteous life void of sin as best can be accomplished within these corrupt bodies we live within.
Revelation 3:17-19 – You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. 19 I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.
Gold purified by fire is gold that is not of this world, but part of our enteral treasure that is stored for us in the life that will be lived for billions of years, not in heaven but here on earth or where ever God sends us in His service. The fire is trials and tribulations that come from turning away from sins that are now that which you love the most. Which, may include turning away from some other human being that you share this sin with, and will devastate you emotionally. But to acquire this gold this sacrifice must be made.
White garments, made so by being truly bathed in the blood of Jesus Christ our Savior. Washing the sins away from us as we repent of our sins. Pleading and even begging of God to forgive us every single day of our lives until we are called into the holding place that is called Heaven.
The ointment of being filled with the Holy Spirit and being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Which in turn will wash away the scales form our eyes and allow us to see the real truth. To be able to see what is righteous and what is evil. Allowing us to turn away from that which will lead us to our destruction in the life of the lukewarm.
And remember it is better to have turmoil in our lives for that means that God is seeking to correct and discipline us, for God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ loves us. So desire to seek after a righteous life with Jesus as your King.
Revelation 3:20-22 – “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. 21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne.
22 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”