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  1. 1. ==== ====The Truth About The Last Days, Antichrist, The Rapture, More. ====Many theologians believe that Revelations 3:14-22 was written to the church in the "Last Days".As 2011 has sprung up and I take a deep look at the society that surrounds us, I find it a hardpoint to argue.Over the past 2 years I have had the privilege of taking an extremely active role by helping mypastor pioneer a church in San Diego. We adhere strictly to the Word of God and maintain strictstandards for those wishing to be in platform ministry. We outreach a few times a week, pray on adaily basis, and actively disciple men to stand up for what is righteous. In other words, we discipleChristians to stand up for what is right and live as Christians ought. We are a church plantingfellowship that has planted close to 2,000 churches worldwide. Our pioneering church in SanDiego is one such planted church. We actively seek to disciple men to be obedient to Gods callingand as a result we struggle to maintain weekly services with 30 in attendance.The church down the street has had slightly better success. They too have only been around for afew years, but their services see closer to 10,000 in attendance each Sunday. I am unaware ofwhat their ministry standards are because they frequently employ hired musicians. Discipleship israther absent too, as most members I have spoken with have no idea how to contact a pastor intheir church (these same members have asked for counseling from my pastor as a result). TheWord of God is preached though. Well, sort of. The message of salvation is present and membersare periodically given the opportunity to accept Jesus, but the more controversial issues within thebible are scurried through, if mentioned at all. A genuine call to be holy and set apart from theworld is lacking. Or perhaps I missed it when I attended a few services, as I was distracted by thehundreds of LCD televisions that adorned the walls of the church. Afterall, if you sit in the upperechelons of the church it is nearly impossible to see the pastor without one. Or maybe I missed apart of the message when I left the sanctuary to visit the gift shop which remains open throughouteach service. But they do use their proceeds to feed the homeless and provide for other charitableworks. Unfortunately, a burning desire to evangelize and advance the gospel message of JesusChrist, as in the days of Acts, is practically absent.When Revelation 3:14-22 was written by John in a vision with Jesus, Jesus was not referring tobelievers who did not desire to serve God, but rather believers who no longer desired to serveGod above the desires of this world. It refers to a wealthy and materialistic generation whom Jesusstates, "because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing-and do notknow that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked" Revelation 3:17. This is ageneration consumed by wealth and having itchy ears. A generation who prefers professionalworship music, LCD televisions, gifts shops, and teachers who preach "feel-good" messagescompletely void of any topic that would bring true conviction rather than a genuine call to live right.Whether or not we are the church of the Laodiceans, the message remains the same. We MUST
  2. 2. work out our "salvation with fear and trembling". We must not take the gospel of Jesus Christlightly. This is a call for all true believers to "sell out" for Jesus! To cast down the materialistic idolsof this world and serve the God who created us. Do not allow yourself to grow lukewarm or youmight one day find yourself vomitted out of the mouth of Christ himself.While other churches conform to the will of the people, we choose to conform to the will of God.The Door Christian Center is a local church in San Diego with a world vision to see souls savedand lives changed.Article Source: ====The Truth About The Last Days, Antichrist, The Rapture, More. ====