A very important question for the church of today is how can we be changed from “nontherapeutic” to “therapeutic”? God’s message to the Laodiceans gives the answer. Jesus says He is standing at the door a wants into our lives. How do we let Him in? By becoming zealous and repenting (Rev. 3:19). In this verse Jesus tells the disciples that he will come to them when the Holy Spirit was available to live in them this took place on the day of Pentecost. It is through the baptism of the Holy Spirit that Jesus lives in the believer.
What will the baptism of the Holy Spirit do for the lukewarm Christian? The infilling of God’s Spirit will bring revival to the recipient, and revival is the only answer the Laodicea’s problem. Only by
revival will the church become therapeutic to the world. Only by revival will the church come to the spiritual condition such that God can use her in a mighty way as a means of delivering men and women from the powers of darkness. Jesus certainly knew the importance of what would happen when the Holy Spirit would pour out in early-rain power on the day of Pentecost. Speaking of this He said “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wished it was already kindled” (Luke 12:49). What is the fire that Jesus is speaking of? The Fire of the Holy Spirit. How does the Laodicean church receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit? The same way believers always have – by prayer and fully claiming God’s Promise: (Acts 1:4, 5)
Supporting Scripture; (Luke 3:16), (1 John 3:24), (Ps. 85:6), Must read (Rev 3:14-21)
Personal Reflection and Discussion
What is the only solution to the Laodicean problem?
What two things must the church do to experience genuine revival?
Call your Partner and discuss this devotional.
Contact the people on your prayer list and let them know you are still praying for them.
Pray with then and ask for the following;
For God to continue to convict you with the Holy Spirit.
For God to bring revival back to the church.
For the individuals on your pray list.
That we continue to seek the Holy Spirit
For today use the following Bible Verse in your prayer (Ps. 85:6)