Are you an EXTREMIST or Are you LUKEWARM?
Revelation 3:15&16 (God wants us to be) COLD or HOT. (God)...vomit(s) (lukewarm) out of (His) mouth.
We are commanded to...
1 Peter 1:16 “Be holy...”
Matthew 5:48 ...be perfect...
We are given EXTREME instructIons...
Matthew 5:29-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
We are instructed to be separate...
2 Corinthians 6:17 “Come out from among (unbelievers) and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean...
We are instructed to...
2 Corinthians 10:5 ... (bring) EVERY thought into captivity to the obedience of The Messiah...
We are commanded to EXTREMELY...
Mark 12:30 ...love the Lord (our) God with ALL (our) heart, with ALL (our) soul, with ALL (our) mind, and with ALL (our) strength.’
Examples of EXTREMISTS
Genesis 22:1-2 ...God tested Abraham, and said to him...“Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love...offer him...as a burnt offering...Genesis 22:9-12 ...Abraham...bound Isaac his son and...stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
Genesis 6:14 (God told Noah) Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. Genesis 6:22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
Matthew 14:29 (During a major storm far from land) SAVIOR/Jesus said (to Peter), “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
Daniel 3, (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego refused to bow to any other god and allowed themselves to be thrown into a furnace.)
1 Samuel 17, (David took on Goliath against all odds.)
Jonah 1, (Jonah allowed himself to be swallowed by a whale.)
Daniel 6, (Daniel allowed himself to to be thrown into a lions den.)
Acts 12:2 James the brother of John (allowed himself to be) killed.
Acts 14:19-21, (Paul immediately continued ministering after being stoned and thought to be dead)
Acts 7, (Stephen prayed that God would not hold his murderers sin against them.)
Matthew 27, (SAVIOR/Jesus willfully gave His life for you)
SO, WHY DO MOST CHRISTIANS EMBRACE LUKEWARM LIFESTYLES AND NOT EAT, LIVE, OBEY, SHARE AND STAND ON THE SCRIPTURES OF JESUS/YAHSHUA OUR MESSIAH?
Mark 4:17, Jesus said (the LUKEWARM) "have no root in themselves, ...when affliction or persecution arises for the WORD'S sake, immediately they are offended."
2 Tim. 3:12, "...ALL that will live godly in Christ Jesus (are EXTREME and) shall suffer persecution."
Only the EXTREME will ENDURE TRIBULATION and be...
Revelation 6:9, "...SLAIN for the WORD of God"
ONLY THE EXTREME WILL BE...
Revelation 20:4, "...beheaded for the witness of JESUS, and for the WORD of God, and (will) not worship the beast, neither his image, neither (will) receive his mark upon their foreheads, or on their hands; and they (are the ones who will) live and reign with Christ a thousand years."
Revelation 1:9, "...John (was EXTREME, he was a) companion in TRIBULATION...was (IMPRISONED) on the isle that is called Patmos, for the WORD of God, and for the testimony of JESUS Christ (Yahshua ha'Mashiach)."
So, the reason most who claim to be Christian are LUKEWARM, do not obey, declare and stand on the WORD of the Lord is because they do NOT want to suffer the persecution that accompanies it.
BUT THE EXTREME LAY IT ALL DOWN.... EXTREMELY!
Revelation 12:11, "...they love NOT their lives UNTO THE DEATH."
Are you EXTREME?
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