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The Lukewarm Will Be Vomited Out

"And Elijah came to all the people, and said, 'How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, follow him.'” 1 Kings 18:21 This was a time in Israel when there were many false prophets, and they swayed the people greatly. There was a severe famine in the land, but the people didn't get it - that the famine on the land was judgment because of their sin. Ahab the king accused the true prophet Elijah of being "the troubler of Israel" because Elijah had prayed and withheld rain, which produced the famine. But Elijah made it very clear to the king, that it was the king himself who was the troubler of Israel. vs 18: "And he (Elijah) answered, 'I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord and have followed the Baals (false gods).'" Sin brings judgment. It's not enough to flock to churches after an event like 9/11. Oh how spiritual the people became after such a horrendous judgment. But it didn't last. Not long after 9/11 the people returned to their evil ways and they forgot the portentous meaning of the terror attack that God had not prevented. Elijah rebuked the people for allowing false gods to sway them, but they couldn't make a sound decision. They acknowledged God, but their hearts were indecisive, swayed by the charisma of the false prophets. America is under the sway of evil, involved in sins more terrible than has ever been the case since the country was founded. A severe judgment fell upon America on 9/11, and several more severe judgments brought floods and tornadoes and hurricanes, and fires and all manner of suffering. But these had no lasting effect. The patience of God comes to an end because in general, the heart of the people has not clung to the God who raised America up and kept her, but has gone after the sins of the world. The people have sat under the false teaching that you can "have your best life now," and that you can command health and prosperity. "God doesn't want you sick or poor," they say. The people have been sold a God who is falsely portrayed, and that is clear to anyone who knows the Word of God. This is a prime example of taking the Lord's name in vain. No, taking his name in vain is not using "swear words," it's speaking false doctrine and lies in the name of the Lord. The heart of the people is consumed with their recreations. Some go to the churches, but on Monday morning they've forgotten about the Lord and they immerse themselves in their interests. Friends, make up your minds. You can't have it both ways. You're either sold out to the Lord completely, or you're sold out to the world. The time is now. The Lord has said that he will vomit the lukewarm out of his mouth. You have to make the decision whether to follow the Lord with all of your heart, or forget about him and go your own way, just don't be lukewarm. In the Book of Revelation, the church of Laodicea represents the church of "the last days," and it is characterized by this very thing: a lackadaisical lukewarmness, a church that meets on Sundays to make the people feel they're ok because they've gone to church, but that has no real root or heart for the Lord. Jesus said to this Laodicean church: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, BECAUSE you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth." Revelation 3:15-16 Give it some serious thought. Days of judgment are coming and if your heart isn't settled on the Lord, you won't stand - you won't be ABLE to stand, because the Lord won't be with you. He has vomited such people out of his mouth. Consider what God has presented in his Word, and make a sound decision. "...choose ye this day whom you will serve..." Joshua 24:15

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