Promoting Word Study
Here is another way to look at being “cold”. Revelations 3:2 AMP says “ Rouse yourselves and keep awake, and strengthen and invigorate what remains and is on the point of dying; for I have not found a thing that you have done [any work of yours] meeting the requirements of My God or perfect in His sight.” The passage goes on to say in verse 15-16, “I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth”. Is it possible that cold is actually the lack of the movement of atoms producing levels of heat? Remember we discussed the gifted of good works, we asked the question of whether we should do good works in the name of Jesus. These verses describe what good works mean to God without the blood of Jesus.
God want us to be hot with activity. What kind of activity? You ask. Hebrews 4:11 KJV lets us know. It says, “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” What rest is He referring to? Verse 9-10 tells us “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Verse 1 says, “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. So in other words, we should rest from our good works to take time to commune with God, to hear from the Holy Spirit to develop a relationship with Christ in order to increase our faith in God’s ability to support and lead us.