Read Revelation 3: 14-22
And unto the angel of the churches of (Nigeria) write; these things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
“I know your work, that you are neither cold not hot: I will wert cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of my mouth”
I read this scriptures in the bible a few minutes ago and it bothers me so that am entices to address the scriptures to Nigeria and the whole citizen therein. I went to church last night for watch night service (31th of December 2014). On my way it as if the dead came back to life, as if the rapture has occurred. The road were piled up with different characters of people. The people I meet on my way were like lily of the valley planted beside the stream. I find it difficult to pass through which as a result of it I arrived late to church. Gotten to the church, it was as if am dreaming, the vacant chair was well occupied, different people with different faces.
The bible said; “I know your work, that you are neither cold not hot”. It is unusual to see people be in haste on sunday going to church before so why watch night service people were in haste. People were rushing to church yesterday to show their appreciation to God for keeping them right from january to as at this time. It was during the cross over night, some neighbour will get to known some of us is a christian. What a shame.
I’d hear people saying when God did something spectacular to them, they’d go to nearby church to testified; after there testimony they would stop coming to church. As a matter of fact, some people does not believe in one religion why some do say the word ‘CHRISTIAN’ is not found in the bible so therefore every religion is worthy to enter into the kingdom of God;
Don’t be an ignorant of the truth, don’t argue for what you don’t know. The scriptures said; ‘the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom’. How many time have you read your bible through since when you’ve given birth? You’ve not read quarter of what is documented down in the bible and you bargain that the word called Christian is not in the bible. It was recorded in the new testament and the evidence was well composed and stand sure that the word Christian is in the bible, In the King James Version it appears 3 times: Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and I Peter 4:16.
Will all religious see the kingdom of God? I could remember when I was a little bit younger, there was a ‘Imam’ (Muslim Instructor or zonal district leader), he was living behind my house. At late in the night, I do pay him a visit and tried to understand what Islam religion is all about. One late night, I asked; “will all religion see the kingdom of God?”. I could not forget such an answered he rendered to me that night, he says; “Is only those that do the will of God shall see the kingdom of God” which presided that even his religion will not take him to heaven but if he obey the commandment of God and do God will before he can see the kingdom of God. I proceeded in my question so I asked, “So why does muslim cherished Muhammed than Jesus Christ after all Muhammed said to his daughter to pray for him for he knows not where he is going after death (according to your Quran)”, to this my question, he gave an anticipated reply to it.
“I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh to the father except through me (Jesus Christ)”. I don’t want to emphasis much on religion issue but straight to my point. Weather you a muslim, christian, traditionalist, or hindu worshipper; this is not a course but the evidence that is made whole in the bible that before you must enter the kingdom of God, you must accept that Jesus Christ is the only way, then you must do keep the will of God and do them (Deuteronomy 11:26-28). Remember, Jesus came not to the world to destroy but to fulfil and manifest himself to the sinner (Matthew5:17)
If you’re a type of person that do serve God when ever it please you and after that you backside by letting the things of this world to overpowered you. I would advise you to change such habit for it is a habit that lead people to destruction. You are neither cold not hot which means you’re a lukewarm. And Jesus made it clear to us in his speech; “So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of my mouth…As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent”
Don’t be a lukewarm for a man cannot serve two master and expect to be equal to both. Cleave to God almighty and Jesus Christ the Lord of the universe. Behold, Jesus stand at the door to your heart and knock; gently let him in today and sup with you for you will sup with him too.
To him that overcome will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I (Jesus Christ) has overcame, and am set down with my Father (God Almighty) in his throne.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches in Nigeria.