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05/02/2017

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He Could Go All The Way


"Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?" (Lk.4:46) "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold or hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm ---- neither hot or cold ---- I am about to spit you out of my mouth" (Rev.3:15-16).

In the Lord's eyes, the sin of being "wishy-washy" (lukewarm) about Him is worse than out in out opposition to Him. Perhaps the best definition of being lukewarm is found in Jesus' question in Lk.6:46... "Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?" It would make a great billboard, wouldn't it.... NO LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS FOR CHRIST! He just will not have them! NFL announcer Chris Berman has a signature call when a player is obviously going to score a touchdown, which he is famous for. I made it my title today.... "He could go all the way..." In so many instances, people who say Lord, Lord, will not go all the way with the Master. Some will follow Jesus for miles, but when it comes to following His plan for salvation, they balk. Such behavior is the height of inconsistency and a rejection of the counsel of God. The Lord, through the writings of Paul, has commanded us to give. (I Cor.16:2; Rom.12:1). But this is where many simply throw off His rulership. They cannot pass this test of loyalty because they really have not given themselves to the Master.(II Cor.8:5). God just didn't profess His love for us, but He exhibited it by sending Jesus to save us. Christianity can certainly be defined in terms of giving... God's gift; Christ's gift; our giving of self, time, money, etc... There are so many ways that folks will not go all the way with the Lord.. Many who pray in public, so as not to offend others, will not pray in Jesus' name as they have been instructed to do. God wants us to have complete loyalty to our Master. There are many who show inconsistencies in their fellowship, personal behavior around non-Christians, soul winning or the showing of brotherly love. Jesus doesn't want halfway followers. He expects us to go all the way...

Have a great day... Do good and give God the credit.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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