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LUKEWARM MEMBERS


 

The main aspect of the Laodicean era of God's church is lukewarmness: this attitude, unless repented of, will cause us to be spewed out of God's mouth.

 

Rev 3:15  "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.

Rev 3:16  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

 

There is going to be a great power of evil, which will infiltrate the last era of God's church. These people are foreordained to this condemnation.

 

Jud 1:3  Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Jud 1:4  For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

2Pe 2:1  But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

 

My wife and I have shown very clearly from the words of God that there is only one true God: God the Father, and Jesus Christ the Son of God. These abovementioned people will deny God and Christ.  Let's keep in mind that the knowledge of one true God has been restored only in this last era of God's true church.  The above scriptures apply to this end time.

 

Many will be deceived.

 

2Pe 2:2  And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

 

These people are covetous.

 

2Pe 2:3  By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.

 

They are greedy.

 

Jud 1:11  Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

 

They choose men’s admiration over God's word.

 

Jud 1:16  These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.

 

These wicked people are adulterous, they despise government, they are self willed, not God willed, and speak evil of those above them in authority.

 

2Pe 2:10  and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,

 

Jud 1:8  Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.

 

The bible tells us who these people are; be prepared for a shock.

 

These people who have come into God's church unawares, have been damned for a long time. Damned is destruction or perdition. God will punish them at the correct time.

 

2Pe 2:3  By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.

 

2Pe 2:9  then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,

 

They are ‘twice dead’ repentance is unavailable.

 

Jud 1:12  These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;

 

They are cursed.

 

2Pe 2:13  and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you,

2Pe 2:14  having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.

 

They are made [born] to be destroyed.

 

2Pe 2:12  But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption,

 

Jud 1:10  But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.

 

Ordained to condemnation.

 

Jud 1:4  For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

The blackness of darkness [second death]

 

Jud 1:13  raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

 

2Pe 2:17  These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

 

They are the sons of Christ who have married daughters of men. The progeny of these marriages have gone bad.

 

Gen 6:2  that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

 

1Pe 3:19  by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,

1Pe 3:20  who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

 

The rest of 2nd Peter 2 needs to be read carefully.

 

The deceiver’s vain words can delude those who have come out of this world.

 

2Pe 2:18  For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.

 

If we are overcome by the servants of corruption; we are brought into the same corruption.

 

2Pe 2:19  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.

 

This is talking about the membership who have been converted, and then deceived into going back to the pollution of this world.

 

2Pe 2:20  For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

 

If we turn back after knowing the way of righteousness, we have committed the unpardonable sin.

 

2Pe 2:21  For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

 

No comment needed.

 

2Pe 2:22  But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A DOG RETURNS TO HIS OWN VOMIT," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."

 

Be on guard.

 

Jud 1:17  But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Jud 1:18  how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.

Jud 1:19  These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

 

What beautiful advice; ‘keep yourselves in the love of God’

 

Jud 1:20  But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

Jud 1:21  keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

 

We must help where we can.

 

Jud 1:22  And on some have compassion, making a distinction;

Jud 1:23  but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

 

God the Father is on our side.

 

Jud 1:24  Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,

Jud 1:25  To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.

 

COMMENT

 

It should be obvious to anyone who has read our articles on the sons of God; that the children of the devil infiltrate God's end time church with intentions of destroying it. Judas Iscariot tried to destroy Christ. His punishment will be the same as all the evil sons of God: the second death.

 

Isa 14:21  Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities."

 

The predominating factor in the Laodicean church is lukewarmness, which is self righteousness. We have just seen that this condition will be encouraged by the evil descendants of God.

 

Rev 3:17  Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked

 

Unlike the descendants of the sons of God, we can repent.

 

Rev 3:18  I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

Rev 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

Rev 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

 

The Laodicean church is the hardest church to be in, but it has far and away the best reward.

 

Rev 3:21  To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

 

Do we have an ear to hear?

 

Rev 3:22  "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." ' "