God Bless you Sister Connie Keyohara for your precious message! Merry Christmas to you and your entire family! Much love yo you all in Jesus!
I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
Luke warm Christianity, I call it fence sitting.
Before we know it, we are on the fence and indecisive.
Fence sitting is a waste of time, nothing good ever comes of it.
Fence sitting has you going back and forth between Jesus and the world. Because remember, the world tells you you can live however you want and do whatever you want and everything will be alright.
But, they forget to tell you the consequences of living like that. And you could potentially spend eternity separated from God. They don’t mention that!
The fence is not a very comfortable place to sit and it can get lonely there.
You procrastinate on that fence, and frankly, we have no time to waste!
The fence is a place where nothing gets done. So, why do we sit there?
One of the analogies I like to use about fence sitting is this, keeping in mind our own children. How would you feel if your own child never paid attention to you, unless they wanted something from you?
They can’t call you, they won’t visit you, they don’t check on you, but the minute they may need something, they call you.
Fortunately, I don’t have that problem. But I know friends that do. And it’s hurtful and it’s a terrible feeling for them.
That’s how we treat the Lord at times. We don’t care if we spend time with him, we don’t want to talk to him, we want to run down the road and live our lives however we see fit, not caring what we do or say or how we treat others.
But, the minute we have a problem, calamity, disaster or whatever it may be, then we call on the Lord.
It would be like calling your daddy, only when you need money. And the rest of the time, you could take him or leave him.
I’ve heard it said before that we use God as ‘fire insurance.’ We don’t want to go to hell, but we don’t want to live our life for him completely either.
In essence, we don’t want to give up the sin we hold so dear. And that sin is different for everybody, but sin cannot be allowed in heaven. So hanging onto that sin, will be eternally disastrous.
That is not OK, we need to have a relationship with Jesus Christ that’s authentic and constant.
The opening scripture should be enough to scare us off of that fence. God said to choose one or the other or he will “spit us out of his mouth.” That’s drastic!
I know, we often hear; “I’m an adult” or “it’s my own life”, “I’m gonna do me.” “I’ll pick a side later.” “I still have time to choose him, later.”
But folks, we’re running out of time!
You see, while you’re free to make your own choices, you do not get to choose the consequences of those choices.
Bad or undecided choices mess up your destiny and you may leave a legacy that your children need to recover from.
James 4:17 says: “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.”
Joshua 24:15 says, “Choose ye this day for yourself whom you will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the lord “
Today, is the day we choose God because tomorrow is not promised.
Today is the day we hop off that fence, and we sincerely follow Christ, with everything we have.
“I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”
2 Corinthians 6:2
There is no chance in eternity to change your destiny. No one will force you off that fence, but there will be a consequence.
He loves us, and he’s waiting for us.