Revelation 3:16,17 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Lukewarm is bad, real bad!
God doesn’t want our sacrifice He wants our obedience 1Samuel 15:22So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord?Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
There are two side of God, He is loving and merciful, but he is also just and holy. He can’t stand sin he abhor it! So here is the wake up call, God offers you mercy and forgiveness on the grounds of repentance. Don’t fool yourself into thinking your can drink and have sex out of marriage and live like the world and be saved. Don’t pretend that because everybody else is doing it God is going to overlook it in your life. Don’t pretend that it’s no big deal to break God’s law the 10 commandments.
Jesus said in Luke 13:3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. See God’s Word makes it really plain and simple, but we love to justify and rationalize our sin human nature is a sinful nature. Here’s another example of how plain the bible is in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 the Word of God spells it out very clear it doesn’t get any clearer when it warns do not be deceived (implying people are deceived) the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of heaven and then it list the sins that Christians that fill the churches are committing.
I’m not speaking to the person who is agnostic and doesn’t really know if there is a God. I’m not speaking to the atheist who doesn’t believe there is a God. I’m speaking to the Christians who goes to church on Sunday and sins their hearts out the rest of the week or to the Christian who thinks because they said a prayer when they are little they have fire insurance and haven’t been to church in years, yet think they are saved.
I’m speaking to those people that I use to be like the drunkard, adulterers, the fornicators, the prodigal sons and daughters of this world who know about God and they took that blessing of God’s love and mercy with them, but they’re eating pig food which are the things of this world and they have been ignoring God’s calling and invite back home. Remember the prodigal son had to leave the pig pen.
Maybe there won’t be a tomorrow think about 911 for a moment how many of those people had planed on that being their last day? Probably not any went to work thinking that. Their calendars were filled with the plans of tomorrows, my friend whoever you are that is reading this I beg you not to wait and put off God’s kindness and offer of salvation.
God grants repentance! It’s not like we just decide to repent and it’s our decision, God grants us repentance, he gives us the desire to turn to Him. He may give you that desire to repent only one more time in your life. The Holy Spirit might be ministering to you right now don’t ignore it.
The enemy (Satan) wants you to put it off and he wants to distract you from thinking about eternity don’t put it off again, this may be it for you. We’re not promised tomorrow. You were bought with a price, the road to heaven was paved by the blood of Jesus. Don’t ignore a gift that was paid for by His precious life, what an insult to His suffering, an insult to the price that was paid for you, to ignore it.
How special you are that the King of kings suffered and was put to death for you. God’s offering of mercy and grace. Yet, if you ignore the gift that was paid for you on your behalf you won’t experience God’s love you will be crushed by God’s justice. Don’t reject His gift accept it and live. Listen to God’s Word. ” if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live. Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? Ezekiel 3:21-23.
God does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked. He wants people to turn away from what separates them from Him, sin and turn to Him.
We are all criminals guilty of breaking God’s laws and we all are on death row. Jesus paid our fine and offers us forgiveness, but there has to be repentance the judge isn’t letting you off the hook unless the penalty or fine is paid.
If you’re not sorry and if he knows your going to continue breaking the law without remorse is the ransom going to be paid for you? Would you go bail somebody out of jail if they aren’t sorry and you know they’re going to continue doing the same things? Throw yourself at the foot of the cross so you’re not condemned and then go and sin no more.
John 8:10-12 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours?  Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
What does the Holy Spirit mean in Hebrews 12:14 where it is written, “Pursue holiness . . without which no one will see the Lord”? Many Christians do not seem to understand what this means, since they spend no time in pursuing holiness. So I want to explain clearly and plainly what it means. It means this: Without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Your level of holiness is determined by what enters your mind and heart – and that is much determined by what you see and hear. Live in the Word and the Spirit, and you become holy – live in the world and its ways, and you become worldly. Even within Christianity, the level of your holiness is determined by what you see and hear – and will never rise above the holiness of what you see and hear.