BE ZEALOUS & REPENT
Scripture: "Those whom I love, I reprove
and chasten; so be zealous and repent." (Rev 3:19)
The Holy Spirit spoke these words
to the LaodicaeaChurch in Chapter Three
of the Book of Revelation. This message
is a ringing theme in the last book of the Bible: All Christian churches must
listen to the Holy Spirit, be zealous and repent. As we read from the Revelation, we learn that
all the five churches have fallen away from the truth and become
degenerate. God is love but repudiates
sin. He never treats the sinful as
sinless. He demands that all true
children of God must repent and turn to Him.
Spiritually speaking, Laodicaea, the seventh church in the list, represents the
world church in the end-time. She is
described as being “neither cold nor hot.” Self-complacency and self-conceit is
her spiritual and ideological trait.
This church might have had some accomplishments, but she has compromised
with the world and is short of the glory of God. Although she professes that she lacks
nothing, she suffers from spiritual poverty, blindness and nakedness (Rev 3:1
7). What a wretched Church body in the
sight of God!
Church history attests to the fact
that the perfect apostolic church established by the Holy Spirit in the first
century was unfortunately deteriorating (2 Cor 1 1:4,
Gal 1:6-9). Now the restored true Church
in the end-time (Hag 2:9) must progress from imperfection to perfection (Rev
21:2,3; Eph 5:26-27).
She is the bride of Christ and the true fold where the Lord will call
His sheep to become one fold under the Good Shepherd. Every Christian must be zealous for the
Lord's work and be repentant of wrongdoings.
In order to sit in the future marriage feast of the Lamb everyone must
be filled with the Holy Spirit and true knowledge of His will, while striving
to be a valiant Christian soldier.