Someone said, "The deepest part of hell is reserved for the mediocre"
While addressing to the seven churches, the Lord addressed to the church of Laodicea in thus manner...
"I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. " Rev 3:18 (NKJV)
It's not that the church in Laodecia did not have gold, garments and sight to see, yet God is insisting on something more, gold refined in the fire, white garments, and eyes treated with salve.
God does not expects a lesser than one hundred percent dedication and faithfulness from us.
As stated in the verse above buying pure gold from the Lord will benefit us instead, white garments will cover us and salve will heal our eyes.
Our perfect walk with God will instead bless us and if God expects us to be holy, it is for our benefit.
The devil has implanted this lukewarm behaviour in us wherein we take spirituality so casually and thus simply ignore things effecting our eternity.
God has called us and called us to be perfect, called us to be like Him, not lacking in anything, filled with all goodness and free from all evil, for Jesus Himself said....
"Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." Matthew 5:48 (NKJV)
This is not a request or suggestion from God, it is a command and He demands no less, for in all this He seeks our welfare.
Perfect as Thou art
Father this I pray, work in me now,
Cleanse me of all guilt, and wash me white as snow,
Cleanse my heart I pray, of all the filth within,
wash me now I pray, from all of my sin.
I need to walk in Thee, perfect as Thou art,
I need to praise Thy name, and make a fresh new start.
I want my life to be, be pure as ever it could.
I want to please Thy heart, and grieve it never should.
I have no place without, except all in Thee,
Cleanse me now I pray, O Savior , cleanse me.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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