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Topic: Sizzle (05/02/13)
TITLE: Hot or Cold?
By Retha Groenewald
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“Hot, he has to sizzle.”
“Yes, like the hissing sound a hot frying pan makes when you add a piece of steak.”
“You want me to add him to a pan to see whether it sizzles?
Exasperated the angel stared at the apprentice, “Are we cannibals?”
“Then why do you want to cook him?”
“But you said…”
“I said,” the angel glared at the frightened apprentice.
“He sizzles,” another voice chirped from behind the angel.
Turning around, and pinpointing the voice, with his hands on his hips, the angel glared at the third angel. “Please inform us.”
Eagerly the third angel explained, “Yesterday, while I was waiting for your apprentice, I observed the human, called Johnny, sizzling. While driving his car, another motorist passed him and cut in front of him, touching his bumper very slightly. At the robot, Johnny got out of his car, and rushed to the window of the other motorist. Red faced and fist in the air, Johnny, proceeded to explain to the motorist that he was not happy with his actions.
“And you think that qualifies him?”
“He sizzled,” the angel defended himself.
“Now we have two who have no idea how sizzle can be a criteria. What does Revelation 3 verses 14 to 16 say?”
In one voice the two angels recited the Scripture. When they came to the part where the Lord said, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot,” the two angels stopped in mid-sentence.
“I see you have been enlightened. So what does it mean?”
Smiling foolishly the apprentice proceeded to explain to the angel that it has to do with a person’s relationship with the Lord, and not angry reactions toward another.
“So did John sizzle?”
“No, he is lukewarm; he doesn't care one way or the other about the Lord.”
Lukewarm is the most dangerous place we can be in our relationship with the Lord. The Bible tells us the Lord spits out the one that is lukewarm.
How would you describe your relationship with the Lord? Cold? Lukewarm? Or Sizzling Hot?
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