Tonight, I had the opportunity to watch a YouTube video featuring Francis Chan. The video is entitled, LukeWarm and Loving It.. It is a messsage to the Western Church. It is close to 40 minutes long, but I strongly encourage you to watch it in it's entirety. Francis Chan speaks the truth and by the time you are finished watching this video, you will probably want to rush to give more for the sake of the Kingdom. If you struggle with being lukewarm and truly desire to be on fire for Jesus, I encourage you to watch this video. Chan has a way of delivering hard messages in brilliant form. He is truly an inspiration and a man of God.
To the Church in Laodicea
14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation, Chapter 3