How many people do you know that claim they know God and are saved, but show no works or dedication to the Lord. They don’t go to church but once on Easter or maybe Christmas. They continue to live their life like they want to; in sin. Or perhaps they go to a liberal church who plays rock and roll, flashing lights, and where people dance on stage like it is a nightclub, not a church. I’m sorry but my Bible says: For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17). A church should be holy and people should respect it. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the houseofGod, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15).
There are definite signs to being a lukewarm Christian; a person who talks to God when it is convient or when they are sick and want healing. A person who believes in God but don’t share their faith with others. A person who doesn’t stand up against something that is wrong, because they don’t want to lose their friends. A person who will hang out with friends even though they may be drinking or doing something they shouldn’t. I heard a sermon about being a lukewarm Christian; it can refer to a Christian who is in a backslidden condition.
What does it mean to be lukewarm? Lukewarm means to be in a backslidden condition, neither cold nor hot, God said he would spew this church out of his mouth, a church age that makes God sick! A church age that is deceived, and lacks the true testimony of God. Because thou Sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing; flesh is satisfied while the Spirit is starving! Deceived by the love of the world, and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth (Revelation 3:16).
So you may ask how to be hot and not lukewarm.
- Keep God first in your life
- Pray daily and often
- Attend a Bible preaching church
- Witness, share the gospel of Christ
- Repent of your sins and turn from them.
- Ask God for his guidance and direction in your life
- Keep your mind pure from worldly things; such as:
- Don’t watch shows on television that you shouldn’t
- Don’t read books you shouldn’t
- Walk away from others that are talking trash
- Don’t look at pornographic or nasty material
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