Jesus spoke to the church when He said, 'behold I stand at the
door and knock'. Forget for a moment that you know this word so well, and take it as if
you hear it for the first time.
Jesus pointed out their problem immediately and He gave them the
solution. It's not easy to be told your faults, but the victory when you accept the
correction is marvelous. Recognize that He stands at your door.
Here He points out that they're lukewarm. They've allowed
something to enter which distracts their attention from Him and Jesus said that if they
continue with that thing and do not repent, "I'll spue you out of My mouth".
Here we see how serious the matter is. He doesn't want you to serve Him while being
lukewarm. Either be cold, not serving Him at all, or
hot, but being lukewarm makes Him sick.
When the heart of a child is wrong the child is corrected, it
either denies it or accuses others. It cannot simply accept correction. But a child on
fire for God accepts correction. Such a child improves by accepting help. The other
stagnates. Stagnant water brings forth a stench.
When something, not from God, comes into our lives, we start to
see things different to how God sees them. That's why God shakes our lives, because He
knows that when we listen, then something beautiful will come out of it. But may we listen
to Him even before He has to shake us.
He offers you pure gold if you come to Him. He offers you a pure
life. Do you believe Him?
He says that you don't have because you don't ask. When last have
you asked your Heavenly Father for His riches? He is only waiting for you to ask Him.
If your life is not cleansed, you won't be able to see properly,
just as you cannot see clearly through a dirty windscreen. Maybe that's why you make so
many mistakes, because you cannot see clearly.
A house has many doors inside too. Have you opened all the doors
and given Him full access to everything? One room is where we deal with our children. Have
you given your children to Him? Another room is your finances. Have you given that to Him?
You can think of different rooms in your life that is difficult to
open, but the day you do it, and allow Jesus full access, He transforms you in that area.
(Summary in Italian)