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  1. Self suficient. Therefore no need of Christ. That's our problem. Thus blinded we do not recognise our truely pitiful state. Jesus does. So he tells us and He invites us to accept His diagnosis and remedy. Let's let Him into our hearts!

  2. Reading this it makes me wonder; what about the one that knows his/her real position, and thinks he/she will never get it right?
    I look in the mirror, and sometimes, I ask 'why me, Lord, why am I alive and all my school age friends dead?'
    I know what I am, and I am not in the top 10% by any description. More like the BOTTOM 10%, maybe even 1%.
    I grew up in the 50's and 60's, served my country in the last 3 years of the 60's. My area of that generation had lots of questions but very few answers.
    Maybe that's why I asked Him that.

  3. Amen......well said. May we not run from the truth but embrace it as The Holy Spirit convicts our hearts daily....#itsmeoLordstandingintheneedofprayer

  4. Amen!!!! I am with you, Lillianne! Like you said, the problem is we’re no longer honest with ourselves. We’re probably the most complacent, self-sufficient, lukewarm, self-deceived and proud believers in Church history. Plus, our church is more of a social club than a house of prayer and worship. You would be surprised how many believers engage in mind-numbing activities like sitting through a two or three hour secular movie (yuck!) and yet get all restless and yawn when a sermon is over half an hour. Paul warns us 1 Cor. 10:12, “Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”

  5. The longer I live the more I realize that I need Him more than ever before. The fifties and sixties definitely were a time of discovery that I really needed help from above. My service in Vietnam intensified my awareness of need for the Lord's help. After forty-eight years of following Him, I know more than ever before that the only way I to make it is by His grace, and mercy.

  6. It's significant that it is the "True Witness" that counsels Laodicea. He does not lie and makes no mistakes. His appeal is that of someone who cares more deeply than can be expressed, almost desperate. His offer to share His throne is His best offer, yet to most it seems unattractive, because they cannot see the attractiveness of the One who offers this eternal gift. Our self-inflicted blindness(sinful choices) eclipses His absolute glory.

    Think of those men who dug up Peter's roof that evening to get their friend to see Jesus, while Laodicea ignores the persistent knocking as Jesus comes to them, looking for them, inviting them. Why? Their faith is too weak to go looking for Him. How is this happening with all that we know?!

    Speaking of plateaus Lillianne, I once stood at the base of the Grizzly Giant in Sequoia as the ranger pointed out it is still growing at the rate of 6 inches a year. A 2,000+ year old tree is still growing?! Then it hit me, it must keep growing or it will die. Living means growing, and not growing is the sign of having died. So it must be with us...for eternity.

    • Thank you for your comment Robert. It's so true, if we stop growing spiritually, we start dying spiritually. Walking with Jesus is like walking on a treadmill... The moment we stop walking, we immediately start sliding backwards.

  7. Not only does this sound like God's people in the last days but also the United States...We who live here have not experienced need in ways that most countries have and we tend to act as though we are above all others..."watch and be awake for you know not when the thieves will come and rob you of what you have" Matt. 24:43-44 (paraphrased). Just as we do not know when our Lord will return we know by the signs all around us..how lukewarm we are!!! Not just as a church but as a country and world. Technology has rob us of our time and gain has given way to blindness of our true identity. We are poor, blind, naked, wretched and in need, God have mercy on us and praise God He does. May we all find comfort in knowing we have not be abandoned but adopted, we are not terminal but healing in His arms, we are not left to struggle alone for He has promised to be with us "always even unto the end of the age." 1 Cor. 13 states "we see in a mirror dimly but then we will see everything perfectly" until that day may we continue to grow in our relationship with our loving, heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit.

  8. Lilliane, I found these statistics astounding:

    As a matter of fact, 60 percent of students believed they were in the top 10 percent; 25 percent rated themselves in the top one percent. You’d think college professors might have more self-insight, but they were just as biased about their abilities. Two percent rated themselves below average; 10 percent were average and 63 [percent] were above average; while 25 percent rated themselves as truly exceptional.

    With these statistics in mind and the fact that we are told that we cannot trust our own hearts (Jeremiah 17:9), what are the chances that we are evaluating ourselves correctly?

    We may not admit it, but don't we often compare ourselves with others and think that maybe we're just a little more "Christian" than they? Compared to Xxxx (another church), we are doing pretty good... I hear it in my church, and while I don't say such a thing (I know better), I'm afraid that my deceitful heart tries to make me believe it.

    We cannot trust our own judgment on the matter. We must accept the verdict of the "true witness" - that we members of God's last church are, indeed, in a Laodicean condition. Fortunately the message to Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22) includes a hopeful offer: We can come to Christ, and He will "sell" us all we need to change our condition. All we have to bring Him is our sinful, polluted hearts.


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