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Explain Lukewarm In Revelation

What is Jesus' definition of the "lukewarm" that he vomits out of his mouth in the Book of Revelation. Is there any other scriptures that outline what a lukewarm Christian is acting/doing/saying to be considered so?

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That is exactly what I have been thinking about doing! Thanks!

When Mr. Angley holds services in other countries, the Holy Ghost baptizes thousands at a time. It's my opinion that God is revealing himself in a great way to those in poorer countries. America is drunk on the Devil's brew with its material wealth.
---Mr._Graham on 11/16/07

Mr.Graham do you go to Rev. Angley's service or do you watch him on TV? I ask because I bet if you asked Him after a service he would lay hands for the giving of the Holy spirit. Don't be afraid to ask him. Remember it's all about faith. Believe you will receive the Baptism and you will. It is not God's will that everyone receive every gift of the Spirit but it is God's will that all His children be baptized in the Holy Spirit. It is one thing he is always willing to give.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

Lukewarm is like coffee - it is good either steaming hot, or ice cold, if it is lukewarm it tastes terrible.
---Leslie on 11/15/07

Praise be to God! You were indeed loosed!

Laying on hands is exactly what Paul did in those scriptures that I posted below.
---Mr._Graham on 11/15/07

Well it so happens they don't like confidence and faith and the episode that came lasted an hour. The next one lasted maybe 10-20 minutes and after that I never had another one again. I went from a man living in his bed to a man who can function normally in a matter of 3 days. This was an exercise of my own faith, but at least I scared them off. It wasn't until about 5-6 years later that I was finally saved and it was because the demons came back and this time using my own faith no longer worked.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

Coming to God was the only thing that would get them to stop. So to make things clearer, I had that problem from about the age of 16-21. The problem came back when I was 27, which was earlier this year and I am still 27. My birthday is in January. I saw the minister in January.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

In order to prevent one from getting spiritual help demons will make it seem you are mentally ill. They will refrain from moving objects or doing anything that will make any unbelieving psychiatrist believe maybe you are tormented by demons. Man they are disgusting. I went from mental hospital to mental hospital and have been on drugs that basically made me like a zombie, but drugs can't fix demonic torment.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

I stopped taking my drugs one day and decided I would do it on my own. Well on my own wasn't good enough, I wasn't strong enough, and I began asking God to help me. I managed to somehow believe that the Lord would heal me one day. Toward the end I was going through horrible episodes the doctors called pseudo seizures. They were "fake seizures" my eyes would go up into the back of my head and it was hard to think, and I would remain conscious the whole time.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

These episodes started short but toward the end they were lasting up to 16 hours. On bad days I would have 5 hours out of the day when I could function and maybe watch a little TV. I basically lived in my room. The whole time during these seizures I would hear voices in my head(not outside) at any given time I knew I could "give in", but the result would be demonic possession. The Lord finally showed me how to win. The answer was one word, "faith."
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

I don't know if I was saved at the time and I know for sure after I was delivered I wasn't because I delved right into drunkeness,cursing,lieing etc. The reason I mentioned that is to show how merciful God is. He will even at times pull an unsaved man out of deep holes. I exercised a great amount of faith and faced these demons with strength. Saying "come on and fight me I will stand up against you."
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

Later I rejected the Spirit and it fought back. Demons use steps toward demon possession. It depends on the person and how they enter(sin,accepting one) but in this case it would be. Let the demon enter your mind then body and then finally soul. These steps were cut off when I rejected the Spirit and when this happens they do the only thing they can do which is torment.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

I was troubled by demons at the time. I felt one inside me moving around. At times it felt like I was being strangled. When I went to see the minister I told Him what was going on. He basically said it's time to wipe the house clean. He had me repent of what I did wrong and forgive those who must be forgiven. After that was done he had me start worshipping God aloud, praising His name. As I did that he laid His hands on me until I finally received the Holy Spirit. So I would say at conversion.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

Miraculously the demons were gone! Praise God. Also this was this past January. Afterwards, they would come back and try to convince me they never left but after a couple of hard months I learned when you are set free you are free indeed! Demons are evil little brats that will torment anyone for any reason. Many of the things they do don't even seem sensible. They don't always need a reason to torment, they just do it when they can and it shows how dispicable they are.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

I would never wish such battles on anyone. Faith, the Word and righteousness is the only trust worthy weapons in spiritual warfare. We must put on the whole armor. I hope that you or anyone else never has to go through with such debilitating attacks. I have my reasons as to why I go through this. I dabbled with the occult when I was 16, and I allowed a Spirit to enter my body and talk to me in my mind.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

Thanks, Matthew. I will take your suggestions into account. How long after your were saved did you receive that precious gift?
---Mr._Graham on 11/15/07

In prayer I told God I was uncomfortable with this and asked Him to just speak when he wishes to speak. Amazingly he did so! A few days after I prayed this he immediately started speaking while I was worshipping Him with no warning. It was very edifying. We hear of times when people receive the Baptism without even desiring it, sometimes they don't even know what it was.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

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Other times we hear of people waiting a significant part of their life for it and without fear our doubt. Seems unfair? Well, God's timing is perfect, but don't assume it will take a long time, rather believe God will do it as soon as he wills it which again can be the next time you pray. If one believes it will take a long time then it most likely will. I hope all this helps.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

Mr. Graham "The baptism is a gift and available to all of us if we obey. I, too, am seeking to receive it. I'm thinking about fasting."

Despite the fact that the apostles had to wait for the Holy Spirit, we see instances in the Bible where people were given the Baptism very quickly. I acknowledge that it is not like that for everyone, but I do know some people are hindering the Baptism because of a lack of faith.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

I'm not saying that is the case with you, but just in case it is I just want to say stand strong and believe God will do it and do it as soon as God wants. I feel that sometimes people assume it may take years to receive the gift and because of that attitude it takes them years to receive the gift of the Baptism. So I just want to say, believe instead God will do it as soon as he wills and believe it can be possibly the next time you pray.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

I'm not saying you should anticipate but instead that you should be ready. Something else that can hinder the Baptism is speaking of tongues. This will happen at the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and if God knows a person isn't ready to have the Spirit use their mouth God may wait until they are ready. Tongue speaking is a very spiritual experience and it can be kind of scary(literally) because you realize you aren't talking and the Devil uses that as an oppurtunity to convince us a demon is speaking.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

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I believe in my heart that some people never receive the Baptism or take longer to receive it because God foretells that a person can't handle the experience of the Holy Spirit talking through them. Similar to how God may not give a person one of the gifts of the Spirit because God foretelled they may be too puffed up and possibly fall from the faith.
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

So do not fear tongues and be prepared to have the Holy Spirit take control of your mouth. The Holy SPirit is also a gentlemen and will not force you to do it. God deals with me differently when he speaks in tongues(not the gift, but the infilling of the Spirit).He lets me know firsthand he is about to speak and then I accept it. I was uncomfortable with this because when asking other people they tell me he just speaks without "asking".
---Matthew_from_LA on 11/15/07

Jeff--1 Peter 3:21[like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us]The"like figure"of baptism in water also saves us. How does it save us?Is it the water that saves or the things that it is a figure of?It was not the water that saved the eight persons of 1 Peter 3:20.It was the ark that saved them from drowning in the flood.So baptism in water does not save the soul, but faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christthat which baptism is a figure ofdoes save the soul.
---Tommy on 11/13/07

Pt.2--A mere figure can have no power to save, but the reality of the figure can. Peter,lest some should trust in water baptism to save the soul, makes it very clear that baptism does not save one from the filth or moral depravity of the flesh. He shows it to be only the answer of a good conscience toward God, one that has been made clean by faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.It is clear here that at baptism the conscience is already supposed to be good and clean and baptism merely answers to it.
---Tommy on 11/13/07

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Pt.3-- As the waters of the flood could not have saved these eight persons had they not made use of the ark, so the water of baptism does not save the soul of anyone, but testifies figuratively to the salvation that comes by faith.(Romans 6:3-5,1 Cor.15:1-4,Ephes.1:14, Col.1:20-22,Romans1:16,Romans3:24-25,Romans 10:9-10)
---Tommy on 11/13/07

Tommy - 1 Peter 3:21 says "and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also". Yes, I believe that if the bible says that "Baptism saves me", then I must wholeheartedly agree and submit to it.
---Jeff on 11/11/07

The Bible states that one is either saved or lost.Jesus said one is either for him or against him.There is no Half and Half.It also states that as a Tree falls so shall it lie.It either falls to the North or South.One is Not half saved and Half lost. This is unscritpural.
---Tommy on 11/8/07

Lukewarm Christians are people who have fallen away from the truth. They are sitting on the pews and not giving their time, service or offerings to further the gospel. They do not attend church regularly. Their focus is on other things besides Jesus Christ. Lukewarm Christians are an abomination before God.
---Robyn on 11/7/07

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Those who R lukewarm know the working of Christ in their hearts. They want 2be known and consider themselves 2be spiritual. However, they continue 2 dabble in the world and hold on 2 the pleasures of this life. They R half-and-half.

Verses describe lukewarm saint directly/in type.

Gen 49:4, 1Kin18:21, Jer 10:5, Matt6:24, 2Cor 6:14 15 16, Jam 1:6 7 8

"The world and its desires PASS AWAY, but the man who does THE WILL(commandments) OF GODlives FOREVER." 1Jn 2:17
---CiNdY92714 on 11/2/07

Likewarmness is prevalent in Christians circles when they combine pagan ideas with the Bible. Examples are mixing yoga and Scientology with Christain principles and doctrines. Also read about the Church of Laodicea as written in Revelation in which her worldly goods made her beleive that she needed nothing else.
---Steveng on 11/1/07

Christ is speaking to the church of LAODICEA, which is alot like many churches today. Five things about the Laodiceans that Christ hated, and called "LUKEWARM" were these things:

works.....I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

Not cold or hot.

Lukewarm and nauseating to Jesus........So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

part one.
---Whisper on 11/1/07

PART 2.......

Proud and self satisfied**************Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

They were ignorant of their true state through the eyes of God, and thought of themselves as blessed, and saved....but Jesus was looking at them as sinners on their way down.
---Whisper on 11/1/07

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I would like to see some evidence of scriptures in some of these beliefs.Alot of you have no problem given your opinion,and that is alright.But supply scripture to support it please. There is Nothing in scripture that says one must be baptised to go in the rapture.Nothing.Nor does one have to be baptized to go to Heaven.Let scripture support itself and not use them out of context. Thank You.
---Tommy on 11/1/07


Without the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, one can only make it to heaven by way of the grave --not the rapture.

Per the cited scripture, a lukewarm Christian will be spewed into the tribulation period.

The baptism is a gift and available to all of us if we obey. I, too, am seeking to receive it. I'm thinking about fasting.
---Mr._Graham on 10/31/07

(Acts 19:1-2) "Paul, having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus. And finding certain disciples, he said unto them, 'Have ye received the holy Ghost since ye believed?' And they said unto him, `We have not so much as heard whether there be any holy Ghost.'..."

Many Christians today say the exact same thing. In this scripture, those were believing disciples of Christ.
---Mr._Graham on 10/31/07

(Apostles 19:3-6) And he [Paul] said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them, and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
---Mr._Graham on 10/31/07

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I think some should read my post again,carefully,and then read the passage at hand very carefully.Scripture will interpret scripture if one will allow it to.And remember,the Bible does not contradict itself.As far as the Holy Ghost,it is given when one is saved,not after.One needs to understand what was going on when the Holy Ghost fell.It only fell on 120,not everyone that was saved at that time,therefore that is why some had to receive it by the laying on of hands.Notice you never read of it after Acts.
---Tommy on 10/30/07

Mr. Graham: I beg to differ with you. A person can go to heaven without being baptized by the Holy Ghost. I haven't been baptized by the Holy Ghost and I am one of God's children. To say that a person isn't baptized by the Holy Ghost is lukewarm, that is a lie. Mima: if a person is lukewarm, they have lost their first love, Jesus. Read Rev 2:4-5.
---Rebecca_D on 10/29/07

The lukewarm Christian is spewed into the tribulation period. Christians who are "hot" for God will be taken in the Rapture.
---Mr._Graham on 10/29/07

A lukewarm Christian is one who shows up on Sunday (unless football takes precidence)and goes about their week thinking little or nothing about God. They normally value the things that the world values and have no clue that this is not what God hates. Their religion is out of custom, is social and they do not grow in Christ. Many think that faithful christians are fanatics.
---jody on 10/29/07

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Lukewarm is exactly what it sounds like - they are not passionate in their faith. God loves those who have given themselves completely to Him, and He can work with those who are passionately against Him if for misunderstanding. But He dispises those who go through the motions of being a Christian but do not truly believe it in their hearts.
---lorra8574 on 10/29/07

Concerning the lukewarm that God spews out of his mouth, or they doomed to hell? What is your opinions about this?
---Mima on 10/29/07

If one would pay close attention to the passage,one could easily understand the meaning.Vs.17 states these are those who think they have salvation but are dead in their sins.They have head knowledge,not heart knowledge.He further clarifies this in 19.If these were truly saved,they would face chastizement.It would be better to be Cold,lost and know where one stood,than to be deceived into believing they were alright.In this state they are harder to reach.Vs 18 is the call to true repentance.
---Tommy on 10/28/07

A Christian who is not baptized by the Holy Ghost (initial evidence of speaking in tongues) is defined as Lukewarm. Seek Ye The Holy Ghost!
---Mr._Graham on 10/12/07

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A christian who doesn't do anything, is worse than evil. A christian who bears no fruit have a name christian, but they don't witness nor serve Christ. It is salt that loses its savor, worthless, thrown out and trampled of men. The branch that bears no fruit is gathered of men, and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. If you are redeemed by Christ, then say so- tell the world, shout it from the house tops, go into the highways and biways and compell them to come into the marriage feast of the Lord.
---Eloy on 10/11/07

Revelation says he would rather you be hot or cold but those who are lukewarm he will spit out of His mouth. Jesus declared the Church of the Laodiceans were lukewarm. If hot means believer and cold means non-believer then lukewarm must mean hypocrite. Those that profess they know Christ, they even have faith in Him, but it is a dead faith with no works of the Spirit behind it and God abhors hypocrites. There punishment will be more severe than the unbeleivers.
---Matthew on 3/28/07

Lukewarm,Strongs 5513 tipid,metaphor for condition of the soul wretchedly fluctuting between torpor inactivity-lethargy,apathy,and a fervour of love.It is not committing completely to follow and obey God's Word.Trying to keep one foot in the world and the other in God, going from one to the other without being really sold out to God.Faith without works is dead,as is works without faith.Bible;A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.Can't be part Christian,it's either sell out or get out.
---Darlene1 on 3/26/07

Lukewarm,Strongs 5513 tipid,metaphor for condition of the soul wretchedly fluctuting between torpor inactivity-lethargy,apathy,and a fervour of love.It is not committing completely to follow and obey God's Word.Trying to keep one foot in the world and the other in God, going from one to the other without being really sold out to God.Faith without works is dead,as is works without faith.Bible;A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.Can't be part Christian,it's either sell out or get out.
---Darlene1 on 3/26/07

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, if you want your life to be fruitful for God, just ask him to take over your life and make it fruitful. you will be amazed at how well that works. it worked for me.
---steve on 9/8/05

Lukewarm. A fence sitter. A baby kisser. One who's favorite color is plad. A middle of the roader. A yes man. Or scripturally, Mat.5:37. "But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay, for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil". My own interpretation...If you don't stand for something, you may fall for anything.
---mike_fl on 9/7/05

2 Corinthians 10:1-3
Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ - who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you
But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
---barbara67 on 9/7/05

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our war are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strong holds
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself aginst the knowledge of God bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
And being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
---barbara67 on 9/7/05

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1 Corinthians 3:2-4 - Begin with verse 2 - I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;
for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men.
4. For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another , "I am of Apollos." are you not carnal?
---barbara67 on 9/7/05

Romans 7:14 - For I know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.
Romans 8:7 - Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
---barbara67 on 9/7/05

I wonder if carnal means the same thing?
Carnal- relating to bodily appetites; sensual; the carnal sin of gluttony.
2. Sexual - to have carnal knowledge of a woman.
3. not spiritual - worldly -fleshy
Romans 7:14
Romans 8:7
1 Corinthians 3:3
2 Corinthians 10:4
---barbara67 on 9/7/05

Think about it, if a drink of water is suppose to be cold, but is just warm tap water, what would you do if you took a swallow? Or if you want a cup of hot coffee, but it's sit so long it is no longer hot, but is lukewarm - what would you do if you took a swallow?

That's God's way of describing a "do nothing" Christian - they only go to church on Sunday mornings, they don't live a Christian life during the week, they aren't a positive witness, etc.
---WIVV on 9/6/05

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A Christian who is a child of God but doesn't want to give up a certain sin. Someone who is a Christian sometimes, knowingly. Someone who hasn't made up their mind yet if they want to fully follow God. You know like warm water it isn't hot or cold just in between.
---judit4846 on 9/6/05

, any christian who is serious about Jesus will show it in their life. i have given out thousands of gospel books, written a paraphrase of Romans, given large amounts to charity, and i'm writing a beautiful story that illustrates the gospel message.
---steve on 9/6/05

A "lukewarm christian" is one who is all excited about the good news following a revival for instance but who has no problem returning to his/her old ways just a few days later. It is a person who serve God part of the time and the devil part of the time, halting between doing God's will or the devil's biddings. That kind of person makes God sick ad causes Him to throw up!
---Pierr7958 on 9/6/05

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