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[MFM Devotional 2 December 2021] Topic: Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church (II)

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TOPIC: Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 2 December 2021)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1-3

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:14-22

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.

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.

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.

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MEMORY VERSE: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” – Revelation 3:19

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
Revival can only come if our laziness at the altar of prayer is discovered and dealt with.

PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOU WILL NOT BECOME A BY WORD WHILE YOU ARE STILL ALIVE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

Mountain Top Life MESSAGE:
The church in Laodecia became what they were because they lacked self-management. There were many wealthy members there. In fact, all the members were wealthy. They therefore thought that with their money, they could get whatever they wanted. Laodecia was a centre of textile manufacture and also had an important medical centre that specialised in eye and ear treatment. They became very proud people because of their privileged status.

Their problem was lukewarmness and they were indifferent; they were neither hot nor cold and Jesus would never tolerate being in this type of position. Thirty years earlier, Paul had written a letter to the Bishop of the church whose name was Archippus (Colossians 4:16-17), but he did not take heed; neither did he take any remedial action concerning the letter. Hence, things degenerated from there. Thirty years later, God did not see anything good in the church. Beloved, a lukewarm church is one that is void of feeling and is negligent about personal devotion to Christ. It is a church that is lazy in its service to the Master. Such a church compromises with worldly standards and behaviours and soon resembles its environment more than it does for God’s kingdom.

The people of Laodecia Church claimed to be committed Christians, yet in reality they were in a spiritually wretched and miserable condition. Christ severely warned the church about His Judgement against spiritual lukewarmness. He is also calling unto us today to turn from our own ways, surrender to God’s ways and accept His forgiveness. God is ready to restore us if we come back to Him. Please, repent today. Repentance will reconcile you to God, restore your fellowship and intimacy with Him, birth personal revival in your life, move Him to open your heavens, enable you to be on fire for Him, bless you mightily and make you enjoy His favour, peace and protection always.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

O God, arise and fill my heart with yearning for You, in the name of Jesus.
Come, O Lord, transform me by Your grace, in the name of Jesus.
My Father, help me to see myself as I really am, in the name of Jesus.
EVENING

Almighty Father, help me to stand for You, no matter the situation, in the name of Jesus.
Every secret I need to know about my environment, be revealed to me, in the name of Jesus.
My Father, let my spiritual eyes be opened to behold wondrous things, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, wherever I have made mistakes, help me to start again, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)


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