Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Those who are victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.
I remember the old Wolfbrand Chili commercials when we would see a steaming bowl of chili and a voice off camera would say something like, “When was the last time you had a big, steaming, bowl of Wolfbrand Chili? Well, that’s too long!” Let’s re-phrase that. When was the last time you were part of a church that called all its members to fast, pray, and open Scripture and then ask God to help the church hear the message the Spirit has for them? “Well, that’s too long!” Jesus challenges those who heard his message to really listen — not just with their ears, but also with their hearts. Let’s be God’s people who hunger to hear what the Spirit is seeking to say to us through Scripture!
Father, forgive us — forgive me! We have very seldom sought to hear your voice and your Word and the message the Spirit has for us in that Word. More than forgiveness, O God, give us a yearning to hear the message the Spirit has for our congregation at this time, with our challenges and opportunities. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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