Revelation 2 and 3

Revelation 2 and 3

What the Hole Spirit impressed upon me to be of utmost importance. In Revelation 1 we are told that the book was given to John Jesus’s bond-servant by Jesus’s angle. That John was on the island called Patmos, and it was the Lords day. Other then that we are told nothing of what year or day is was given to John, what he was wearing or what he was doing at the time. These things are all speculation a waste of time and a distraction, but I have heard teachings that spend days speculating on these things. These things DO NOT MATER. What maters is that the book of Revelation was given from Jesus Christ the son of Father GOD through His angle. 

 “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near” 

 Many Christians will quote Revelation 1:3;   well at least the first line of it; “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy.” 
This has never set right with me, when hearing it my first thoughts were always what good is it to read or hear something the only way for it to do good in you or for you is if you apply it and do it, no mater what it is. 
But unfortunately “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy.” is where most stop. 
The second line is by far the most important line in the whole book: “and heed the things which are written in it” 
You may already be far a head of me that’s fine please keep reading. For the blessing you must read or hear and then take to heart what it is saying apply your life to it and do as the Spirit of the Lord directs. Jesus starts off with “I am the Alpha and the Omega, He who is who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
So lets get in to Revelation 2 and 3. 
2 start right off with seven letters to the seven churches. 
First who or what is the church? 
As a Christian you are the church, as a disciple of Christ we are called His church, a temple of Christ. 
Jesus is not coming back for a building He s coming back for His bride the church. 
As followers (those who obey the words of Christ) we are the church, and each one of us fall in to one or more of the situations described in the seven letters to the seven churches. And what is said applies to each of us today, it really does not mater where they were or even when they were, what maters for each is what they did and what they didn’t do.
(which is still true for each of us today) 
 Revelation was given to us:
First to know we are to live Second to know what will take place before the Lord returns for His Church (those who truly believe in Him and have their faith and rust planted in Him). 
 i have know pastors who have literally taken years to teach the book of Revelation, tearing everything apart to find the meaning of each word. 
 i would like to share with you what the Holy Spirit has shown me. i do not consider my self to great insight, nor do i consider my self a prophet, and turned down my government issued license to be a pastor, and really don’t fell worthy to be a teacher, 
This is what the Holy Spirit has given me and i have been impressed to share with you. 
If you don’t believe or question what i am about to share then pick up the Bible and honestly read Revelation 2 and 3 on your own and ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see and understand what Jesus is saying to you, the church. 
 You should realize that every part of the Bible is as true today as the day it was written. 
 That it was written to you and for each of us who are alive today. 
And that it still applies to each of us, written to us to know how to live, so that we can make it in to heave to live through out eternity with our Lord Jesus. 
Everything i am about to share applies to each of us today. 

 First we need to speak of the Holy Spirit, who He is and what His purpose in our lives as Christians. 
Lets start with John 1:33, this is describing Jesus “He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the one who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.” 
John 14:16-31 (14-26) 
John 15:26 
John 16:1-5 (16:12-15) 

John 14:16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another helper, that He may be with you forever.” 

John 14:26 “But the helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I Have said to you.” 

John 15:26 “when the helper come whom I will send you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who presides from the Father, He will testify about Me, and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning,” 

John 16: 12-15 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 
But when He, the Spirit of truth, Comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak: and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will clarify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine: therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.” 

 To sum up: the Holy Spirit is a He, He is our helper, He is the spirit of Father God, He is our teacher, He is the one who brings to our memory’s the words of the Father and of Jesus the son. And what He says to us will always testify of the Father and of Christ Jesus. 

 Several years ago after reading the above verses, and understanding that it is the Holy Spirit who is to be our teacher (my teacher) i ask the Holy Spirit to open my eyes and heart and teach me the things i should know i asked the Father for wisdom and understanding. 

 Matthew 7; 7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock , and it will be opened to you. For everyone who askes receives, and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it will be opened.

 John 15: 7-11 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” 

John 16:23 “I say to you, ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. That is if you are abiding in Him and obeying His commandments. And what you are asking for falls in line with His teachings, (it does not mean a new car, bigger house, more toys, money or fame. It means tings that are edifying to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit). 

 Little do i know or comprehend the path that would set me on. So here we go. 
in Revelation 2 and 3,   Seven times Jesus says  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” In 2:7,  2: 11,  2:17,  2:29,  3:6,  3:13  and  3:22   Seven times it is like Jesus tells us to listen up and hear what He is trying to tell us, But it is more like we get cough up in the reading or listening to the word rather then to truly listening.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” 
Important enough that He said it seven times, it was said to every church (that means to you if you are a follower of Christ) so maybe we should find out what it is we are supposed to be hearing. 
By taking them one at a time lets find out what we are to hear.
(1.) Rev.2:7 is referring to Rev. 2:4-6 
Revelation 2:2-3 
“I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; 
And you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary.” 

Jesus lets us know He knows us and about us.
Then He shows us things that please Him; 
    a. “that you CANNOT tolerate evil men” 
Who or what do you put up with in your life that is a from or of evil? 
We listen to music that is filled with evil, and sung buy people who do evil things, but we call them good. 
That is tolerance. 
We watch movies that are filled with evil symbols, words and pictures performed and spoken by evil people, and we call them good movies. 
We tolerate so much evil now days that most have lost contact with the reality of what is good and evil. 

The question that each of us need to ask ourselves is   {{ what am i tolerating that is not pleasing to GOD }} 

    b. “you put to the test those who call themselves apostles” 
How many time have you sat in a teaching or sermon and felt something was not right?  
How many time have you gone to hear a speaker just because someone has said wow that guy or gale is a good speakerlet go hear what they have to say
If you are going to listen to some one who says they are a profit, teacher or preacher ( an apostle of Chris ) take the time to check them out before going: who are they what have they done for the last 10 years, how do they spend their time and money? 
What groups and beliefs do they support? 
Who do they spend time with on their so called days off? 
If you have listened to them, dose what they say match up to what the word of GOD in His bible says? 
The answers to these questions will tell you who the person really is and what they are really about. 
Look at the persons life; do they live in a huge house? Do they drive a new car? Do they wear designer clothing? Do they only hang out with the upper echelon of their followers? 
DO NOT blindly follow someone, test them, try them and find if they are of GOD, or you will end up being enticed and drawn away from the instructions from our Lord. 

 Revelation 1:4-5 
“But I have this against you, that you left your first love. 
Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place – unless you repent. Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” 

The normal response when one first comes to Christ and repents of their sins and turns to Christ for forgiveness and salvation, is to spend time in His word and to tell others of what He has done for them, the new believer spends time daily talking with Christ (praying) so that they may grow their relationship with Christ. 
(there is an excitement in a new follower of Christ, for what has done for them and what has happened to them). 
Over time that excitement wear down as their eyes are distracted by the world, and the things of the world. 
Over time a lot of believer forgets from what they were saved, and the fact that Christ redeemed them to Himself. (the reality of their life as a christina becomes a side note) 
We are to remember where we have come from (what it is that we have been saved from, that Christ Jesus paid the price for our sins, and has given us a abundant life in Him, we do not have to suffer a eternal life of pain and suffering but rather a life of abundance with Him through out eternity.
(2.) Revelation 2: 11 is referring to Rev. 2:9-10: 
Revelation 2:9-10 
“I know your tribulation and your poverty but you are rich, and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but they are the synagogue of Satan. 
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you in to prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. 
Be faithful until dearth, and I will give you the crown of life.” 

Aging Jesus lets us know He knows us who we are and what we are going through. 
And that we are taunted, badgered, deceived and distracted by those who call them selves Christians but are not true fallowers of Christ. 

Jesus tell us that He knows us; our tribulations (our troubles) and our poverty ( all our poverty, poverty concerning health, concerning money and our greatest poverty the one that is of most importance, the poverty of our spirit.) He tell us that we are rich, in reality our only riches are the ones we store in heaven, along with our faith and trust in Christ Him self.

Our tribulations: 
Jesus told us that the world would treat us just as it has treated Him, 
 John 15:18-21 
“if the world heats you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world heats you. 
Remember the word that I said to you. 
“A slave is not greater then his master.” If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if the keep My word, they will keep yours also.
But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do no know the one who sent Me.” Our poverty (( Our Riches )) 
As a Christian (a follower of Christ), what worldly possessions we may have or not have has nothing to do with our wealth. 
Our riches are in heave (eternal life, forgiveness, salvation, love, joy, peace) theses things are of so much more value then any thing this world has to offer through Christ they are eternal and can not be taken from you, everything this world offers can and will be taken away (burned in the fire). This is where you can really see which side of the fence you stand; are the thins of this world so attached to you that they have become your security and states of wealth?

Revelation 2:10
“Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you in to prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until dearth” 

 Revelation 2: 10 
 is a vires that a lot of those who call themselves a Christian don’t even want to ecolodge is even in the bible. 
(God is a God of love why would He allow us to go through heard times?) and several other who will ecolodge it is there will say “well that was to the people in the church in Smyrna.” But yet at the same time say that when Jesus says ask what you will and it will be done applies to them today. (hypocrisy?)   every word in the Bible applies to every sole on earth! 

 We are told “” DO NOT FEAR “” suffering,   some of us will be thrown in to captivity and threatened, tortured and asked to deny Christ. (if you deny Christ you will not enter in to the Kingdome of God. (Period game over you lose), if you hold to your faith in Christ and are beheaded you win, a life lived in eternity with the one who first loved you, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us “Be faithful until dearth, and I will give you the crown of life.” 
So do not fear what Satan or man can do to you, all they can do is kill the body. 
But rather fear the Lord God for He can not only kill the body but can send your sole to hell. 
He who had an ear to hear!
(3.) Revelation 2: 17 is referring to Rev. 2:13-16 
Revelation 2:13-16 
“I know where you dwell, where Satan’s thrown is; and you hold fast to My name and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 
But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who keep teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. 
So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 
Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.” 

Aging what is Jesus telling us? 
He knows where we are, He knows we are living in the world where the thrown of Satan is, a evil world. 
That He holds it against us if we allow those who teach the teaching of Balaam, Balak and the Nicolaitans to continue teaching in the church and allow those who are following those teachings and commit acts of immorality, seems to go along with revelation 2:2-3 where He is speaking aginst being tolerant of the same.

 {{{ i would like to insert something here that was shown to me, i questioned   “what are the teaching of the Balaam, Balak and Nicolaitans?   And the Holy Spirit gave me an answer. And related it to todays ways of life.

All three sacrifice to idols (faults god’s) : we sacrifice or time to the evisl of life, music, movies, sports, and a lot of other wistful things that take our time from GOD. (We sacrifice our time), we allow the ungodly to fill our eyes and minds with their trash. (we willingly surrender our hearts and minds to the ways of this world.) 

They believe that what ever the individual wants is what they should have or do, no mater how unmoral it may be, ( the sacrifice of children to their god, (today we call that abortion and the public schools ) (we send our children to the school and tell them obey your teacher and the ungodly teachers guide them in the teachings of Balaam, Balak and the Nicolaitans, and then wonder what is wrong with them when they come home. Christians sacrifice their kids on a daily basses in this country.) 

All three believe that there is money to be mad in the church, in leadership this shows up as to how the leadership lives bug house, new car, designer clothing, health plan, travel budget, insurance, house payments paid, and the list goes on and on. 

All three have turned the church in to a business. All three believe that in one form or another they are gods and you can also be a god, it shows up in an attitude that they are better then others, but realize that is a little g and all little g’s are dead g’s. For there is only one GOD, and they nor you are Him. 

All three believe; whoever, whenever and however you desire (or think of) having sex with, no mater the age or sex of the person, that you have the right to do so. Today we call this; pedophilia, gay, lesbian, trans, adulatory and on and on. So many participate in these acts and are not really even aware of it, (movies and internet are a bid influencer of these teachings, and now even the schools) Lude crude jokes are also a big part of getting started down this road. 

All three teach that your rights, desires and wishes always come first, and self should always be promoted, shows up as arrogance. 

As for what i said about money there are a lot in the leadership when questioned about how much they require in return to share the word of GOD that will quote Luke 10:7 where Jesus says “the Laborer is worthy of his wages.” OK Lets get down to the reality of what is going on, first lest take a complete look at Luke 10:7. To get a true meaning of 10:7 we need to go back to Luke 10:1 and see what Jesus said. 
Luke 10:1-9 
“Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was to come. 
And He was saying to them, the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest. 
Go; behold I send you as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way. 
Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. 
Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house. Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sike, and say to them, 
‘The kingdom of GOD has come near to you” 

 These verses speak nothing of gathering wealth NO but the opposite,   it shows the laborer as someone who food, drink and even shelter is provided for, in the home of other believers. 
Jesus said  “Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes” 
But what we see are pastors and leadership in the churches gathering everything and all they can unto themselves. Large wages, large houses, closets full of clothing, food budgets, housing allowances, traveling expenses and the list goes on and on. (the church has become a job and a form of making money and gathering wealth) the teachings of the Balaam, Balak and the Nicolaitans. 
The wages the Lord is talking about for the laborer are not the gathering of wealth and things, 
the church is to provide food, clothing, drink and shelter, all provided in a believers home, by this the laborer is not tide down by the things or possessions of this world. His reward are to be in heaven not trapped in the possessions of this world.
(4.) Revelation 2: 29     is referring to Rev. 2:19-28   we will be looking at Revelation 2: 19, 20 and 25, 26. 
Revelation 2: 19-20: 
“I know your deeds, and love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.” 

Aging Jesus knows our deeds, He knows those who are His, there are those who after spending time with the Lord are just as excited in doing the will of God later on in life even more so then in the beginning of their walk with Christ. 
But it seems some still even though they are actively serving the Lord and keeping most of Him commandments, still put up with sin in their lives, (the Jezebel’s of this world. Satan is very tricky when it come to deceiving and mis leading a Christina’s. 
Jezebel is a spirit of immorality that is in most all aspects of the worlds; ways, music, movies, books, sports and now your phone, computer and yes even food. 
In factories where these things are made yes they are dedicated to idols. Movies look for the satanic symbols, in music pay attention for the little statements that do not only not edify the Lord Jesus but also belittle His teachings. 

(( and i know this is where i will lose a lot of you but real truth is still truth, if what you are watching and listening to does not edify the Lord then it is against the Lord, it is satanic. Most of the internet is designed to entrap you in to self gratification, just like the adds you watch, they manipulate you in to thinking you need something you really don’t need so you will go out and purchase it. Phone, computer and the internet, be honest,, totally honest and really look at what you are spending your time doing, probably 99% of it does not edify the Lord. And food , yes food now in America most of our large food producers have a mostly Muslim workforce and yes they pray over the food you are eating sacrificing it to one of there gods like there ganesh idol. Don’t believe me Do your own research. But know this if you are not edifying the Lord Jesus in what you watch listen to participate in you are edifying false gods in what you do.)) 

What Jesus said about the Jezebels in Revelation is true about the jezebels today, 
“I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. 
Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness and those who commit adultery with her in to great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 
And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.” He who has an ere to hear….. 

Jesus gives the Jezebels time to repent; do you nave sin in your life that you are not willing to repent of and walk away from?? 
Jesus will only give you so much time to repent and then He will act. 
If you are participating in the ways of this world; participating in adultery ( adultrey is anything that is contrary to the teachings of Christ Jesus) actions and thoughts that are contrary to the word of Father God? and neglecting your walk with the Lord? Father God is willing to forgive, but when the end comes it is over and your opportunity to repent will be gone. It could happen tomorrow, next week, next year or perhaps even as you are reading this, No man knows the time of Jesus’s return but the Father. 
Think about it, your time is running out. 

Well if you are still here lets move on to 
Revelation 2: 25-26 
“Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. He who overcomes, and keeps My deeds until he end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS"

We need to hold on to the faith we have and do as Jesus has told or asked us to do. 
In Matthew 6:33 we are told to 
“seek first the kingdom of GOD, and His righteousness” 
And in Matthew 5:48 
“therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” 
Jesus would not tell us to do these things if it were not posable to achieve them, the thing is that we must try and that means repenting of our sins and turning away from them and turning to the Lord Jesus.
(5.) Revelation 3: 6 is referring back to Revelation 3:1-5 , we will be mainly speaking of 2-3. 
Revelation 3: 1-4 
“I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which are about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My GOD. So remember what you have recived and heard; and keep it and repent. Therefore, if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come to you. But you have had a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels,” 

Once more Jesus lets us know He knows us.
Today most are asleep we do not hear the words of the Lord, even in church we are to busy thinking about what we are going to do after church that our minds are so cluttered with the world that the Holy Spirit can not get our attention, and we sleep through church, eyes can be open but the mind is not there. Jesus tell us “Wake Up” , “Strengthen the things that remain” because they are about to die. The He has not found that we are done, (our deeds are not completed.) 

The majority of mankind seem to not even know the state of spiritual trouble we are in. 
The Lords return is coming, we know it is coming but yet our lives are so full of the world that the blinders have been reversed ad instead of the world being blocked out it is more as if the word of GOD is being blocked out, and little by little the word of GOD in us is being killed buy our wants and what is now considered a need.
If we do not remember the word of GOD in our daily walk and strengthen it by being in the word more then in the world the Lord will come as a thief and game over your name will be erased from the book of life and you get to spend eternity in Hell. So wake up your time is running out, repent of your lack of commitment to the Lord get in to His word and strengthen what is still alive in you. WAKE UP to the situation around you; you are running out of time.
STREENTHEN what you have, ASK the Holy Spirit to teach you and guide you through the word of GOD.
Father GOOD desires that non parish.
If you have asked Jesus in to your life He has asked the Father to send the Holy Spirit to you, to dwell in you, so that you can have the opportunity for Him to teach and guide you through the word of GOD and through life; DO NOT pas up that opportunity, it will only be offered for a time and then the Lord will remove your name from the book of life and turn you over to your own deluded sick mind.
(6.) 3: 3: 13 refers back to Revelation 3:8-12 
Revelation 3: 8-12
"I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.”

And once more the Lord lets us know He knows us.
The Open Door the He has put before us, is our opportunity to know Him and to share Him with others; to do the works, which as His followers He has designed us to do, and No man can close that door, only you can make the choice to follow the Lord and obey His commandments, or not. No one can force you to commit spiritual suicide, that is on you, the Lord has opened the door to you, it is your choice to step through or to ignore and walk away.
Jesus lets us know that some still have a little power (the ability to make right choices) and have keep His word and have not denied His name. 
“know that I have loved you.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”
A promise given that will be keep, “I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have,” Hold tight to the word of GOD that still dwells in you chose to obey the words of Jesus and reap the benefit of His promise.

(7.) Revelation 3:22 refers back to Revelation 3:15-21 but also refers back to the entirety of Revelation 2 and 3
Revelation 3:15-21
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 

So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 

 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore, be zealous and repent.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

I know your deeds! Jesus knows who you are and what you do,
He knows your thoughts that you think are secret and only known to you! 
He wishes that you would make the choice, repent and turn to Him for your redemption and salvation or completely turn your back on Him.
But because you do nether and stans as if over a fence line dividing two lots of lane not choosing one over the other. ( playing church not truly choosing to give it your all and follow Him; He will spit you out ! )
These are not my words they are the words spoken by the Lord Jesus.
” So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. ”"
The church of today in America is so out of alignment with the word of GOD and the Lord Jesus Christ, i am sure satan and all his demands and workers are setting back laughing, even though they have lost in the long run of things they have joy over the fact that so many who call themselves Christians do not even know what that means. And instead have turned the church in to a den of thieves. Stealing what belongs to GOD. 

Clamming to be spiritual godly people but living lives for self gathering all the crap of the world around them so they can say look at me I am rich, and have need of nothing   “I am the master of my own destiny”   making all kinds of choices for their so called betterment never even thinking of asking Father GOD, Lord Jesus or the Holy Spirit as to what they should do or say. Having all the crap of the world around you, you think you are rich and have need of nothing. Being so diluted in mind and sole you do not even realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, you stand with nothing of any true value, for you are not standing in nor on the words of GOD, of Christ Jesus. You think you have manipulated, connived, stolen and deceived turned your back on the Lord to strive after your own so called wealth and fame. Storing up treasures on earth instead of in heaven. 

Matthew 6:1-34 Jesus says to us 
“” I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. “”
Buying refined Gold from Christ?  How do you do that? 
You do it by first giving your whole life over to Him, repent of your ways that are not His ways; read His word and apply your life to it, do as you are directed in His word the bible, Matthew 5, 6 and 7 tell you how to live but don’t stop there reed on clear to Revelation 22:21. Then go read the Old testament and fill in the parts that weren’t in the new testament.
Start your day with praying to Father GOD in the name of Jesus and ask the Holy Spirit to direct your day, as to what you are to do and say. 
Surrender, repent walk away from the attachment of worldly things and concept and fallow after the leading and directions of Christ Jesus. 

Words of Jesus to all of us:
"” Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore, be zealous and repent. 

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “”

So let combine what the Lord has told us in Revelation 2 and 3 
     1. He knows us; what we do, what we think, what we except in to our lives, those things that are of and from Him and those things from the world and the fallowers of Satan. 
     2. He knows if we do or do not tolerate the teachings ( and the ways ) of the Balaam, Balak and Nicolaitans; ( those things that are against the teachings of Christ Jesus ) ( that most are blind to because of lack of dedication to the Lord Jesus )
     3. He knows who tolerate those who are in the church who say they are of Christ but are not but yet are never called out for their faults teachings, their faults words.
     4. He knows who is His and How it is that are just playing church for gain; wealth, personal gratification, status, ego, power, glower and praise of man.
     5. He knows who you are and what you are about. 

But in each set of verses Christ give us a ray of hope and describes what will happen if we repent turn to Him and obey His word to purchase refined gold from Him. And in each letter He says. 

 “” He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. “”
Seven times the Spirit of GOD says HE who has an ear, let him her.
If you are not spending time with the Lord, with the Holy Spirit you will not be listening to them. If at some point in time you repented of your sin and asked the Lord Jesus in, He at that time asked Father GOD to send the Holy Spirit to you to dwell in you to teach you and guide you in the ways of the Lord Jesus. 
But if you have chosen to turn your life back over to the world and not listen for that still small voice of the Holy Spirit. You need to know you are running out of time. The Lord is going to return for His fallowers those who have chosen to live their live for Him and to obey His teachings and ways.

This is a personnel decision that only you can make for yourself, and only you will live with your choice. Will you chose Christ as your Lord and savor, or will you chose to fallow after the ways of this world gathering the stuff and things of this world and its ways?
It is time to chose and get of the fence line.
Either make the commitment to fallow Christ or continual to fallow Satan. 
You can not serve two masters.

A lot of teacher get caught up in when Christ will return, that is not important, we are told no man knows the day or time that He will return; Only the Father know, so why do those who call them selves Christians waste so much time debating or trying to determine when it will happen; it could happen today.
The real question is are you ready for His return?????
Have you repented of your sins (( to repent is to admit who you are and what you have done and are doing and then turning away from it, ask the Lord Jesus to forgive you and fallow after then live a life that follows His teachings. ))

GOD is love, He is also just, and will fulfill His words. On the day Jesus opens the book of life will your name be written in it? Or will it have been erased? That is you choice.

In Matthew 7:21-23
Jesus makes a statement that should bring great concern to every one who calls them self a christina, who are playing both sides of the fence and still think they are going to make it in to heaven.

Matthew 7: 21-23
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
And then I will declare to the, I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.”

If you are practicing the teachings of Balaam, Balak and Nicolaitans and will not repent and turn from those teachings and ways, and turn your life over to Christ and live with in the teachings of Christ; you will not enter in to the kingdom of heaven.
Do you want to hear the most devastating words that could ever spoken to mankind??

Jesus through the Spirit warns us,
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit say to the churches.”
If you call your self a christina”;     you are the church.
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