I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot”Revelation 3:15
Our recommended reading plan part 3 focused on the beginning chapters of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Dr. Larry will be preaching from Revelation 1 this Sabbath—don’t miss it, you’ll be blessed as he shares with us the final message in our five part series based upon the words of Jesus, “Do not be afraid!”
Later, in Revelation 3, Jesus addresses the church of Laodicea with these words, “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot” (Revelation 3:15). How is your spiritual life during these days at home? Are you hot or cold? Lukewarm? Are you getting tired of watching frivolous movies/TV shows online? Are you discouraged, depressed, frustrated, scared? All the above? Are you awake to the signs of the times pointing us towards Jesus’ soon return? Are you watching and praying so you are not overcome by temptation?
Jesus continues in Revelation 3 with this appeal, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. 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 dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne” (vss. 19-21).
What do you and I need to repent of? Now’s a perfect time to repent—to make things right with God, and with others as well. Are you hearing Jesus’ voice during this lockdown? Are you opening the door to Him every day (kel yom)? He’s not restricted by the stay-at-home orders. He’s at your door and my door—knocking. Waiting. Wanting to come in and spend time with us. What an amazing God we serve! A God who wants to be with us. Social distancing does not apply to Jesus Christ—He wants to be close to you and me. Don’t keep Him two meters away. Let Him come into your house, your life, your heart.