Hello Brothers and Sisters
Who are the Laodiceans that Jesus was referring to in Rev 3 14-22?
Rev 3 14-16
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Here the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God is the LORD.
Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of the Living GOD. The LORD God. The Power of the Living GOD. The Beginning and the End of all things.
He says HE knows our works, that we are not completely against HIS WORD and we are not completely for HIS WORD. In other words we neither live completely in wickedness nor do we live in complete HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS.
HE says HE would that we were one or the other because on the fence means you are not one of those that love and follow HIM. HE will spue you out of HIS mouth.
You cannot be half good and half bad and expect to live in HIS presence.
What is good? What is the standard for good? Is it man's standard of what is good or is it the Creator of all things, the Living God's standard of what is good. God's standard for Good is HIS Ten Commandments as HE wrote with HIS own finger so we could see and understand what is Good and then when we failed to follow and continued to sin in HIS Mercy HE created a special body for HIM to physically inhabit and walk amongst us, to live and be the Ten Commandments for us to see how we too can and do live this Goodness and know as HE told us to overcome evil and live a Good and Righteous life. Ten Simple Commandments that are Pure and Righteous and not hard to live.
Which one is it that you cannot live?
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
If you were in heaven with all the other Sons of God and the Angels, would you want someone there that is half wicked?? or even just alittle bit wicked?? I wouldn't and I'm sure you wouldn't either.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
The child that sayest, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing is filled to the brim with worldly pleasures. Its a far cry from what you would be without your flesh. If you didn't have your flesh to use all these worldly things, who would you be?? You realize I'm sure that your flesh does not leave this earth. Its arrogance and pride to the max and there is not one thing in it for your Spirit, which is the real you. The real you that moves on after this earthly life to somewhere. Heaven or Hell are the only destinations. Have need of nothing...........Really?? Where is the hunger for TRUTH? There is only one TRUTH and that is out of the mouth of your CREATOR!!!
The LORD says in the above state we are wretched which means we are in a trial, a worldly and spiritual trial. I only know of one True LORD that can deliver us from this body of death...
Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
HE says in this state we are miserable, poor, blind and naked. Wow.. doesn't get much worse than that does it? When we are rich with worldly things and prideful we truly are blind to reality. We are poor in spirit for we have not fed our spirit with the manna from heaven and in such a state we have no white raiment for to put on before our LORD. We are in filthy rags full of holes and tattered all the way to hell. To stand before the LORD naked would be certain death.
In HIS Mercy he says to us... buy of ME gold tried in the fire.........what is this? I would suggest this is HIS WORD......tried and tested!!! HE provided this WORD OF TRUTH for all. It is there for anyone and everyone. It is the heart of GOD written for your pleasure and instruction to know HIS Plan for all the earth and all of HIS Children. This earth is not the only planet in Fathers House. There are many many earths thru out the Universe that Fathers Plan has played out on. HIS WORD is tried and tested!!!
Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds
Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
With the Faith of a mustard seed, Wisdom and Understanding, searching GOD's Word with love for HIM. It's all there folks........ look at it with desire to understand...........search it out with hope. It is our LORD'S pleasure to give you Wisdom and Understanding if you really want to know HIM.
Then you start to become truly rich and will receive a white raiment to cover your nakedness. Your eyes will begin to SEE HIM for who HE truly is. The Creator of ALL THINGS!
This trial we were talking about is our lifetime. It is full of rebukes and chastening's because HE loves us with a PURE love and wants all of us to make it HOME. We have been misguided and lied to on every front from beginning to end by mankind. But our Father always makes sure that we get the desires of our hearts one way or another. If your desire is TRUE to HIM ... you will get what you are searching for. If your desire is for yourself only... you will also get what you are searching for.
Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Obadiah 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
Psalms 7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
At the Door....
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.