16 So [houto] then because [hoti] thou art [ei] lukewarm, [chliaros] and [kai] neither [oute] cold [psuchros] nor [oute] hot, [zestos] I will [mello]spue[emeo] thee [se] out of [ek] my [mou] mouth. [stoma]KJV-Interlinear
16 'So because you are lukewarm,
and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My
Spiritually lukewarm people,
are not hot for doctrine or God, and they are not cold against doctrine or God.
But they have strong opinions regarding God and
their Christian life, but their opinions are based on what is convenient to
them, and not according to the scriptures.
All that they say and do, is for show, or for the
benefit of impressing others, and thus is merely to satisfy their ego and their
perception of self importance.
They over estimate their own worth to themselves
and to others.Their whole spiritual
life is one of pretense and is phony through and through.
Christ says that He is ‘about’ to vomit them out of
His mouth.This is an attitude of
About, means that there is always the opportunity
for the lukewarm crowd to repent and get their act together.However, given their attitude, that window of
opportunity is narrow.When people get
into the mode of indifference toward truth, when their own opinions become more
important than truth, then God will give them many opportunities to turn their
life around, but at some point, God will let them have their way as He goes His
own separate way, away from them, Ps 109:17-18; Jer
7:16; 11:14; 14:11; Isa 1:15; Hos 4:17.
And when God turns His back on you, then your life
is in deep, deep, deep doo-doo.
This can occur on an individual basis, and in the
future (Rapture/Tribulation) it will be applied on a worldwide basis.
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