(vid) Pawson: Lukewarm Laodicea – “HOT or *COLD*” Explained! *High mineral salts* water could only be drunk hot or cold. If lukewarm, it makes one vomit • Because of Laodicea’s half-hearted discipleship, Jesus says He is on the verge of spewing the people out of His mouth. Half-hearted discipleship makes Jesus sick!

“You can drink this kind of water when it’s hot, and you can drink it when it’s freezing cold, but you cannot drink it when it’s lukewarm. It acts like an emetic, and it just makes you sick. You just vomit.” – David Pawson


We’ve reached Rev. 3:14-22 which was the last of Jesus’ letters. It was to Laodicea and Jesus used the local geological feature of thermal water with salts to make a point. When it was fresh out of the ground, it was boiling hot and drinkable. When it reached Laodicea it was lukewarm and made you physically sick. That picture is used by Jesus to show how He feels about this church. This church was further away from the ‘throne of Satan’ at Pergamum, than the other churches and so were not troubled with any persecution. It was an insult to Jesus that they really couldn’t care one way or the other about faithful obedience. Well this church was like that. Because of their half hearted discipleship, Jesus said He is on the verge of spewing the church out of His mouth. Half hearted discipleship makes Jesus sick. If a husband or wife felt that way about their other half, divorce would result.

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“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad…!”

Rest in Jesus’ proper perspective.

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“BLESSED … REJOICE AND BE EXCEEDING GLAD!”

Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Hebrews 10:28-30 states that those who abuse the gift of grace shall receive a punishment worse than death 💀

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which will devour the adversaries. 28 A man who disregards Moses’ law dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will he be judged worthy of, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance belongs to me,” says the Lord, “I will repay.” Again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

(vid) Rick Wiles: The Truth About “Dr” Cyrus Scofield – Biblically disqualified false teacher who popularized pre-trib rapture & ‘Christian’ Zionism • Oxford Press gave many of their deceptive Scofield Study Bibles away for free!

Continue reading “(vid) Rick Wiles: The Truth About “Dr” Cyrus Scofield – Biblically disqualified false teacher who popularized pre-trib rapture & ‘Christian’ Zionism • Oxford Press gave many of their deceptive Scofield Study Bibles away for free!”

Rick Wiles’ Challenge to Christian Zionists: “You are the cause of America’s decline” — “replaced the cross with the star of David, took the focus off of God and holiness” • “There’s no conviction of sin, no preaching of holiness, nothing about righteousness, nothing about the fear of God” • “‘Christian’ Zionists created the pre-trib rapture doctrine” • “‘Christian’ Zionists are in the hands of people who don’t believe in Christ”

Crucially important message!!! I transcribed these quotes by Rick:

“The ‘Christian’ Zionists created the pre-trib rapture doctrine.”

“…’Christian’ Zionists. You are the cause of America’s decline. … They took control of the churches in America…. They replaced the cross with the star of David. They took the focus off of God and holiness. They put it all on a piece of land in the middle east, and America has gone to hell.”

“There’s no conviction of sin in this country anymore. … ‘Grace is going to cover it. Don’t worry about it…. You’re saved….’ There’s no preaching of holiness, nothing about righteousness, nothing about the fear of God. All of this has disappeared from ‘Christian’ Television. But there’s going to be a change.”

“The ‘Christian’ Zionists are in the hands of people who don’t believe in Christ.”

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The Philadelphia Eagles: A Band of Bible-Believing Brothers Whose Faith is Inspiring Millions

… Last fall, Faithit shared the story of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Marcus Johnson, who was baptized by his fellow teammates and coaches in a hotel pool prior to a Thursday night game.

Leading the showcase of Bible-believing brothers is star quarterback Carson Wentz, who has vowed to play for an “Audience of One.” Though a major ACL injury will stop him from playing in Super Bowl 52, nothing can stop him from praising God in the storm and leading his teammates to victory. …

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“Every Monday night we have a couple’s Bible study. We have a Thursday night team Bible study,” Wentz shared. “And Saturday nights, we actually get together the night before the game and just kind of pray and talk through the Word and what guys have been reading, what they’re struggling with, and just kind of keep it real with each other. To have that here in an NFL facility like this, it’s really special.”

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