Wake up and repent
Wake up then, and strengthen what remains that was about to die, because I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. Therefore, remember what you received and heard, and obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you. But you have a few individuals in Sardis who have not stained their clothes, and they will walk with me dressed in white, because they are worthy. (Revelation 3:2-4 NET)
Could this be a message to the church in our generation? Some parts of the body certainly have a reputation for being "alive" (eg Pentecostal churches), but are we taking seriously Jesus call to repent?
Let us not stain the white clothes Jesus has given us by sinning. Let us instead cry out to Him who is able to deliver us! Let us never become complacent in our faith. Let us never believe the lie that "this is as good as it gets", that the sins we struggle with can never be overcome. That is a lie!
Let us press on to finish the race well, claiming and applying every victory God has given us in advance. Let us not waste the grace that Jesus paid such a heavy price for.
Most of all, let us never give up! Let us never stop believing! And never stop loving Him who loves us so much.
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