God or Money?

Jesus (God embodied), in the Book of Revelation, refers to a group of Christians who have compromised with the world as being "lukewarm."

Revelation 3:15-18 KJV - 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.

A lukewarm Christian loves the world, loves the things of the world, and is apathetic to the things of God. To God, this is similar to having a wife that sort of likes you, sort of stands up for you, sort of wants to be with you.. Would you want to be with that person for eternity? Making a mess out of your life out of your house?

1 John 2:15-17 KJV - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. [16] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. [17] And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Lukewarm Christians have compromised with the world. They are happy with their sin, they love their things - fashion, cars, houses, and the ways of the world, pop star idols, big screen TVs - putting everything else first in their life except for God.

• Unplug

The lukewarm Christian is a sports fanatic, a social partier, a frat boy or girl, a fornicator, a fashion guru, a prideful intellectual, a whitewashed hypocrite, a politically correct robot, a food idolater, dabbles in paganism, an LGBT supporter, brings Hindu yoga into Christian churches, compromises on sound doctrine - unable to speak hard biblical truths in love.

• Interfaith Babylon Confusion

A true born again Christian will be hated by the world, because they will go against the grain, they will seek to convert and save souls from hell, they will stand up against abortion, they will fight injustice, they will shed light on Biblical truths, they will walk humbly. They will show patience and love, they will turn away from sin, they will not laugh at iniquity, they will be earnest in caring for others. For this, they will be scorned:

John 15:18-23 KJV - If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. [19] If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. [20] Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. [21] But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. [22] If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. [23] He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

The Bible says that Satan is the ruler of this world, and we are to be set apart:

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV - But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: [4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

• Rise of the Phoenix

We overcome the world by abiding in Jesus:

1 John 5:1-6 KJV - Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. [2] By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. [3] For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. [4] For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. [5] Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? [6] This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

• Want to be Saved?

Understand that time is very short, and we will need to choose today whom to serve, God or money:

Matthew 6:24 KJV - No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Joshua 24:15-16 KJV - And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord , choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord . [16] And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord , to serve other gods;

• Woe to the World!

Satan will lure you away with temporary comfort, pleasantries, and a false sense of worldly security. He will offer you a steady job, a nice car, a steady income, a health club membership, ungodly friends, constant entertainment to numb you and keep you distracted.

All you have to is to bow down to your money god, be loyal to your paycheck, be politically correct, love the satanic figureheads of the world, and to turn your back on Jesus and true love.

If you get out of line and begin reading the Bible earnestly, Satan will threaten your comfy little world - cut your paycheck, offer you bribes, throw more distractions at you. If you stand up for the truth, your worldly friends will turn on you, laugh at you, scorn you. If you begin cleansing your life, and calling out to Jesus, you will see that old serpent show his ugly head. Your landlord will give you an eviction notice, your neighbors will party all night before midterms, your family will turn their back on you when you need it.

If that doesn't work, Satan will try to steal your faith, send people to teach you lies about the Bible, poke Holes in the Biblical truth, preach false New Age gospels to you, turn the truth of the Bible upside down. Satan will use people to tell you that you're not a good person, that you don't deserve salvation, that you are not worthy of God. Satan will bring up your past and try to pin it back on you. We are free from condemnation through the blood of Jesus (Isaiah 53).

• Ephesians 6:12

We must put on the full armor of God daily, and be rooted in the truth of the Bible:

Ephesians 6:11-19 KJV - Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places . [13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. [14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; [15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; [16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. [17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: [18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; [19] And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Keep in mind, those who store up riches through iniquity will pay the full price:

James 5:1-6 KJV - Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you . [2] Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. [3] Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. [4] Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. [5] Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. [6] Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

We should not focus on worldly success and worldly riches, but rather work for the Kingdom of Heaven:

1 Timothy 6:17-19 KJV - Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; [18] That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; [19] Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Matthew 6:19-21 KJV - Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: [20] But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: [21] For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

I urge you today to evaluate your life, evaluate your heart, and see if you are truly in the faith:

• Run the Race - Overcome!

Matthew 7:21-27 KJV - Not every one that saith unto me (Jesus), Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. [24] Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: [25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. [26] And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: [27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Heaven is forever, Hell is forever... Choose today..


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