How to Keep Your Spiritual Fire Burning
Revelation 3:14-22 (Program 2339DVD, Airing on 4/3 & 4/10)
- A prevailing sin in the church today is the sin of lukewarmness.
- Revelation chapters 1-3 speak to seven literal churches.
- These churches are also symbolic in that they have a message for us today.
- They speak to us prophetically.
- They speak to us practically.
- They speak to us powerfully.
- Revelation 3:22
- They speak to us personally.
- The church is made up of individuals; therefore, there is a message here for the individual, as well.
- Matthew 18:20
- THE CURSE OF LUKEWARM CHRISTIANITY (Revelation 3:15-16)
- Lukewarmness is that state of being a little too cold to be hot and a little too hot to be cold; no fire, zeal or enthusiasm for the things of God. Believers who yawn in the face of God.
- How is lukewarmness manifested?
- Lukewarm about sanctification.
- Indifferent about personal holiness.
- Mark 7:6
- Lukewarm about service.
- Lack of concern for serving others.
- Lukewarm about singing.
- Singing is not spirit-filled.
- Ephesians 5:18-19
- Lukewarm about the Scriptures.
- Lack of real hunger for the Scriptures.
- Lukewarm about supplication.
- Earnest prayer is not a priority.
- James 5:16
- Lukewarm about sacrifice.
- Reluctant to sacrifice.
- Lukewarm about soul-winning.
- Soul-winning is not pursued.
- What is the harm of lukewarmness?
- Lukewarm Christians are the alibi of sinners.
- Lukewarmness sets us up for other sins.
- THE CAUSE OF LUKEWARM CHRISTIANITY (Revelation 3:17)
- Ignorance of our own need.
- Revelation 3:18
- Leaving our first love, Jesus Christ.
- Revelation 2:2-4
- THE CURE FOR LUKEWARM CHRISTIANITY (Revelation 3:18)
- The gold of God’s glory.
- Gold that has been through the fire.
- You know how rich you are once you’ve added up everything you have that money can’t buy and death can’t take away.
- The garments of God’s righteousness.
- “White raiment” speaks of righteousness.
- “Eye salve” spiritually discerning.
- Revelation 3:19
- Revelation 3:20
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