“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:15-16.
What did we, the church, think would happen? Did we think because we were lukewarm that satan would be lukewarm as well? Did we think the virility of evil wouldn’t make it to our doorstep? If it doesn’t affect us, it’s not our business, right? What about that person it is effecting, do we sit back and watch satan drag them into hell? What about our children and grandchildren? Who/what will hold evil back from them and their lives if the church remains stagnant?
It has been on my heart that we are praying stagnant prayers for our unsaved loved ones. I am blessed that all of my immediate family members are saved. However, I have immediate family members who have immediate family members who are not saved and for them my heart breaks. I pray with them and for them but one thing I always catch myself praying is for God to protect them…which is by no means a bad thing to pray. BUT, now I’m praying to God to do anything He has to in order keep them out of hell. No more stagnant, lukewarm prayers just to keep them safe for this lifetime but to keep them eternally and forever more safe in His arms…not mine. Sin is not stagnant. It is God’s wish for all, for whosoever will, to be saved, “…not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9. Why are we stagnant? Why are we praying stagnant prayers over our loved ones?
We are bold enough to pray for God’s will, not ours in our own lives because we have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Are we brave enough to pray for God’s will in our lost loved one’s lives as well, even though we know it may have bring them heartbreak first? Are we willing to trust God to reveal Himself to them, just as He did to us or do we feel the need to keep our hands in the pot? “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44. We lift Jesus up and God the Holy Spirit, draws them…do we believe that? No one can be saved unless the Holy Spirit draws them and the Holy Spirit can’t draw them unless the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being lifted up. The Holy Spirit cannot condone another gospel.
Be warned – if you are a loved one of a loved one who does not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, I am praying to God for Him to do or to allow whatever it takes to make you cry out on the name of Jesus Christ. Also know this, as soon as you do cry out on the name of Jesus, the Holy Spirit will come and snatch you out of the grip of satan’s hand. As soon as you call on the name of Jesus, there will be no fight, no struggle for your freedom from satan’s grip, it will be instantaneous. All it takes is calling His name, the name of Jesus and He will free you from the chains that has kept you from being what God has called you to be. Satan doesn’t want you to know this but until YOU call on the name of Jesus Christ and ask him to come into your heart and save you, you are a sinner condemned to hell…eternal hell.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12. If you are a Christian and feel like the things that are happening in this world have nothing to do with you, you are part of the problem. The Bible calls you lukewarm. As you sit back and let evil overcome others and their loved ones, there is a remnant who are still on their face praying to God for Him to snatch the lost out of the pits of hell. Satan is after our children and we can’t save them from his grips but we know Who can…the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us lift up the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified to them and let Him draw them…no matter the cost. – Donna Warren