14"Write this to the angel of the church in Laodicea: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler#Or beginning of God’s creation. 15I know your works. You are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. 16So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I’m about to spit you out of my mouth. 17After all, you say, ‘I’m rich, and I’ve grown wealthy, and I don’t need a thing.’ You don’t realize that you are miserable, pathetic, poor, blind, and naked. 18My advice is that you buy gold from me that has been purified by fire so that you may be rich, and white clothing to wear so that your nakedness won’t be shamefully exposed, and ointment to put on your eyes so that you may see. 19I correct and discipline those whom I love. So be earnest and change your hearts and lives. 20Look! I’m standing at the door and knocking. If any hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to be with them, and will have dinner with them, and they will have dinner with me. 21As for those who emerge victorious, I will allow them to sit with me on my throne, just as I emerged victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22If you can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches."