FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Scripture: Revelation 3:22
Perhaps the most dangerous church of all was the one at Laodicea. They were rich, wealthy and in need of nothing in the natural but every place of renowned accomplishment was a place of spiritual deficit. They were the region that developed an opthamalic salve that healed eyes but were spiritually blind. Revelation 3:22 says, “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Is it not interesting that every single church in the book of Revelation has the same statement in it! The exhortation is to hear what the Spirit says, to honor it and embrace it as God’s standard of absolute Biblical truth. If the Spirit is shouting, prepare to face persecution the question is how do we prepare? Do we turn the other cheek or prepare to speak as Jude exhorts? What does the end-time church really look like? Can we overcome Laodicea’s problem? Laodicea thought they were wealthy and as a result became lukewarm and more tolerant than God. As a result, they were about to lose everything they had gained spiritually. Being tolerant is seen today as part of being Christian. But in fact, it is really part of apostate compromise. Jesus does not tolerate sin. He judges it. It is our job to warn people who are in it in the hope that they will turn and save themselves from the coming judgment.