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Turn Up the Heat

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May 25, 2022 8:00 pm

Turn Up the Heat

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May 25, 2022 8:00 pm

Temperatures where we live in Colorado can change quickly—sometimes within a few minutes. So my husband, Dan, was curious about the temperature differences in and around our home. As a fan of gadgets, he was excited to unpack his latest “toy”—a thermometer showing temperature readings from four “zones” around our house. Joking that it was a “silly” gadget, I was surprised to find myself frequently checking the temperatures, too. The differences inside and out fascinated me.

Jesus used temperature to describe the “lukewarm” church in Laodicea, one of the richest of the seven cities cited in the book of Revelation. A bustling banking, clothing, and medical hub, the city was hampered by a poor water supply, so it needed an aqueduct to carry water from a hot springs. By the time the water arrived in Laodicea, however, it was neither hot nor cold.

The church was tepid too. Jesus said, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15–16). As Christ explained, “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent” (v. 19).

Our Savior’s plea remains urgent for us too. Are you spiritually neither hot nor cold? Accept His correction and ask Him to help you live an earnest, fired-up faith.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

I reading handle turn up the heat was written by Patricia Raven temperatures where we live in Colorado can change quickly, sometimes within a few minutes, so my husband Dan was curious about the temperature differences in and around our home is a fan of gadgets he was excited to unpack his latest toy thermometer showing temperature readings from foreign zones around our house, joking that it was a silly gadget. I was surprised to find myself frequently checking the temperatures to the differences inside and out, fascinated me. Jesus used temperature to describe the lukewarm church in Laodicea. One of the richest of the seven cities cited in the book of Revelation, a bustling banking clothing and medical hub. The city was hampered by poor water supply so it needed an aqueduct to carry water from a hot spring. By the time the water arrived in Laodicea. However, it was neither hot nor cold. The church was tepid to Jesus said in Revelation chapter 3 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold.

I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

As Christ explained those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent our Savior's plea remains urgent for us to argue spiritually, neither hot nor cold except his correction and ask him to help you live and earnest fired up faith. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Revelation chapter 3 verses 14 to 22 to the angel of the church in Laodicea write. These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold.

I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say I am rich, I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing but you do not realize that you are wretched and pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire so you can become rich and quite close to where so you can cover your shameful nakedness and salve to put on your eyes so you can see those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am, I stand at the door and knock it.

Anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person and they with me to the one who is victorious I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Let's pray heavenly father in the name of Jesus if our commitment to you cools down. Soon the loving heat of your Holy Spirit to awaken and warm up our faith in Jesus name we pray.

Amen. Thank you for listening today. My name is Joyce Dinkins and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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