“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. 21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” Revelation 3:16-22
Sigh….. our churches…………..sigh………………………dead works, full of doubt, no hope, filthy language, Harlem shake at the altar, paraphrased watered down gospel, praying to the god of money, idols, no kindness, no love and NO SEARCHING FOR THE LOST SOULS – No one bothers to seek Him, no one bothers to read His word, excuses for sin and no teaching of repentance. When I sit down to read the word, I’m mesmerized! I don’t want it to end, it’s full of life and depths of truth that never end (I almost cry when I get to the end of a a book like Jeremiah- NO! you can’t be over now!)….yet when I sit in church I am bored out of my mind! I want to roll up and down the aisles, but I’m all grown up now and can’t get away with that (anymore). The churches have made their own ways, their own laws and their own beliefs that do not follow the true God. The REAL God fearing followers are kicked to the curb and rejected. I remember that Jesus said if the world hates you, remember it hated Him first. But even in our churches????? yes, unfortunately.
I was told in a dream that many people are confused in bible studies. I didn’t quit understand that at the time, but now I do. So many Christian leaders quote scripture and seem religious, but th fruits scream – salmonella! rotten to the core! BUT they seem so holy – and put on such a good front….. how can they treat people so rotten? how can they get away with that? What is going on? Doesn’t anyone else see this? It’s still difficult for me to understand, I don’t think I want to believe it- but I need to open my eyes so I am no longer fooled. It’s like Jesus said “Whitewashed tombs”.
“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence! You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.
“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity. Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.
“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you build tombs for the prophets your ancestors killed, and you decorate the monuments of the godly people your ancestors destroyed. Then you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would never have joined them in killing the prophets.’ “But in saying that, you testify against yourselves that you are indeed the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Go ahead and finish what your ancestors started. Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell?
It’s a snake pit -so if you get bit, don’t be surprised. Did I just write that?
Where are the works of Jesus? Where is godly humility? Who can be found with a humble heart? Who is willing to give everything up and let Christ rule in their hearts – with no looking back……………………………..
- 15 Reasons Why You Might be a Pharisee (mtsweat.com)