17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.
Aren’t these words from our Lord spoken to a church ?
Why did our Lord call a materially prosperous church poor, wretched and pitiable ?
What church today always showcase material prosperity as badge of blessing ?
What church today only buy perishable assets to showcase their prosperity instead of buying the eternal gold riches in heaven from our Lord ? Matt 6:19-20; 1 Tim 6:17-19.
What church today refuses to allow the Spirit of our Lord to salve their eyes to see their sin of indifference to sin and refuses to repent of their daily debts by buying the white garments from our Lord ? Matt 6:12; John 13:8-11.
What church today rubbishes our Lord’s rebuke and discipline and exhortation to repent ?
From history right up to the beginning of the 20th century, most countries were mired in poverty. Then came globalization which unleashed the present prosperity in this century and birthed the Laodicean church in great explosive numbers today.
What church fit this description today ? Come out of it if you are in one. Let not our Lord spit you out of His mouth ! Be warned.