Unleash Your Kingdom Power

The ancient city in the western part of Turkey called Laodicea is about 45 miles southeast of Philadelphia and about 90 miles east of Ephesus. It is a large city known for production of wool and as a center for making medicines.

Christ had nothing to commend about this church. Reading in Revelation 3:14-22, the people of Laodicea viewed themselves as being wealthy and in need of nothing but Christ describes them in another way. He described them as people not doing very much to help themselves or others much like the couch potato in today’s photo. Jesus described the people at Laodicea with images of being wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked (v.17).

To remedy their situation, Christ tells the church that they should decide to repent and start doing what needs to be done. Accept His ways and seek to be more like Him. Be committed and keep being motivated to overcome by listening to the Holy Spirit for instructions.

We all need to take an honest look at our life. Are we passionate about growing spiritually and fulfilling our purpose? Are we taking the steps needed to gain this passion and act on the instructions the Holy Spirit is giving?

If we can answer yes to these questions, this day with God will be amazing because there will be no need to hold back. As we pray today, we are reminded that love flows best when it flows freely and Christ has set us free.

Image Credit – Honor of Kings

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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8 Responses to Unleash Your Kingdom Power

  1. Personal reflection required . Thanks for the word and it’s admonition. Have a great day!!!

  2. altruistico says:

    In truth our modern day church is the Church of Laodicea. We are neither hot nor cold; if I were to state – we are cold.
    I, like Christ, wish we were one or the other. I liken modern Christians not only to Laodicea, but to a ball game. There are players and there are fans. There are those who are in the game and want to win while there are those who set back and watch. Talking on how the game went today but no effort towards playing the game.

    In ancient Rome there to were players and fans. The players, Christians, faced lions, wild dogs, gladiators and ruthless rulers. They gave it all for the games. And too, there were the fans..

    Today there are Christians persecuted all over the world. They are holding fast to Christ and being martyred in His name. Yet, here we report on these atrocities and do little else about it. Kind of setting here in our bleachers doing little about it.

    Wake up, Laodicea, before you are vomited from the mouth of God.

    • Mark Shields says:

      Thanks for sharing.

      • altruistico says:

        You’re welcome, Mark. I some how get the impression you are not well with my response. Am I correct?

        May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you and yours.

      • Mark Shields says:

        No, I agree… there are too many sitting in the bleachers and not willing to get in the game.

      • altruistico says:

        I am glad we see eye-to-eye on this subject. However, it doesn’t fix the problem. I have to admit, Mark, I am kicking my own bottom in this regard.

        I watch the world persecuting Christians – and I watch countless Christians reluctant to send even the remotest of messages encouraging them; being in the least sympathetic or remembering them in their prayers.

        What is wrong with us, Mark? Me included. I mean one of the tags I use is “Muslim.” Yet, I make no mention to them in any article “leave my brothers and sisters alone.” At the same time I make no reference to those Christians, who might be viewing within that tag, “that I support them, encourage them and provide them with strength.

        It’s not just everyone else, it’s me too. What the hell is wrong with us? Are we merely leaving others out there to be slaughtered while we bury our heads in the sand – hoping they feast on them and leave us alone? If that’s the case we are pathetic and should be filled with shame…..

        We need to make a point of saying to all Christendom get in the game! We have no greater love than to lay down our lives for a friend – Christ gave His life for us and we won’t even support those dying for Christendom, Mark. We have become the Church of Laodicea and I am ashamed of that fact….. God forgive me.

        May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob give us the strength to face with others their persecution.

      • Mark Shields says:

        More attention needs to be given to the persecution of Christians and we need leaders that put the issue as top priority. Another thing that I believe is important is commitment. Memorial Day is a day set aside to give tribute to those who were committed and died for their country. All that have served and died in the military give us great examples to follow in our own life. We should be inspired by their acts of courage and commitment.

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