Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dear Lukewarm Christian...

Dear Lukewarm Christian...

You've been playing both sides against the middle for so long,
that you're not even sure which side you belong to anymore...

You've been sitting in the Grey for so long that...
the darkness enshrouds you
and you barely recognize the light you once knew so well...
You have a vague memory of it,
but it's a dreamlike reminiscence, like thick fog
on a Colorado winters morning

You've been jumping over the candlestick, back and forth, back and forth like Jumping Jack Flash for so long, that you're about to get burned.

You've been meandering in and out of the darkness in a half hearted attempt to reach it
not knowing that it's tentacles are all over you.
You have been appeasing the darkness for so long,
that you believe yourself impervious to it's pull, you are too smart for that you say, I am not tempted
by this cultures perversion.

But this worlds stench will invade your heart and mind...
like slow molasses it will creep into your heart, soul, and mind
and you will not even recognize it
because you refused to choose His holiness and righteousness

You've been afraid of offending for so long
that your lack of conviction causes your heart and mind,
to turn from their once steadfast position, into a complacent and compromised ghost
of what they once were.
Your will and steadfastness have been replaced by
doubt and a vague feeling that things are not right.

You believe yourself more intelligent and of higher education
than your predecessors before you, who were on fire and offensive to this world, but not to God.
You may even have a name for yourself
You may even be called preacher, teacher
and you may even work for a well known ministry
But, do you think because of your high learning and name
that you will not sit at the judgement and answer
for the times you would not make a stand for the most vulnerable?
for those who could not speak up for themselves?
for the most innocent and "least of these"?

Do you believe your wealth, education, and fine house
will protect you when He asks...
"Why didn't you speak up for me?, why didn't you
do what I asked?"
Where was your voice when mine was being defamed, falsely accused, and silenced?

And so, because you would not make a choice for His righteousness and holiness
you will sit in unrighteousness, and unholiness.
Because you would not choose the light
you will sit in great darkness
because you would not choose decency and goodness
you will sit in indecency and the stench of corruption
because you would not choose what is moral, good, and right
you will sit in perversion and debauchery.

Yet, there is hope for you
if you remember where you started
if you recall the days you were not afraid of His name
if you make yourself steadfast like you once were...
There is hope,
but you must choose, and not wait any longer
you cannot sit on the fence teetering...
or you will be thrown off it, not knowing which side you will land.

'I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.'So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,…Revelation 3:15-17

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