Jesus doesn’t like lukewarm religion!

Since Jesus doesn’t like lukewarm religion, should we? See Revelation 3:16. I’m desperate for more of Jesus. I long to see the body of Christ wake up, shake off lukewarmness, and get on fire for God.

It’s sad
When religion
That’s lukewarm
Is seen as the norm
For Christianity.

Jesus is everywhere
But lukewarm religion
Meets to follow a program
As if He isn’t there.

Neither lukewarm coffee
Nor lukewarm religion
Is very effective
At waking people up.

It’s hard to lose
Lukewarm religion
If all you want
Is to spiritually snooze.

To be lukewarm
Is to be asleep
To the thrill
And glorious appeal
Of the living Jesus.

Lukewarm religion
Likes to scold
People who are ice cold
And to stop
Those whose heart
Is burning with red hot
Love for Jesus.

A cold-hearted culture
Won’t be inspired
By lukewarm religion.
A Jesus revolution
Is required.

Lukewarm religion
Rarely makes room
For people
Whose heart is hot
With a whole lot
Of passion for Jesus.

Religious lukewarmness
Will persist
Until Christians
Learn to resist
The religious
Status quo
And begin
To freely flow
With God’s Spirit.

Religious words
Are like birds
That fly across
The mind
But leave the heart
Religious reflection
Is not the same as
Direct connection
With the risen Jesus.

When presented
With no thrill
Lukewarm sermons
Can easily conceal
That Jesus is present
And real.

If we wouldn’t serve Jesus lukewarm coffee, we probably shouldn’t serve Him lukewarm religion. Revival occurs when Christians have the courage to let the living Jesus be unscripted and uncontrolled.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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