Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 12th – Be Afire For Jesus Always

(Don’t Live In Name Only)

TO THE BIBLE: Revelation 3:1
“…These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”

“It’s time to go to church, Morris! Quite unlike you to still be in bed because you used to love going to Church,” Yosef wondered as his friend hadn’t prepared himself.

“We can watch it online, mate; we don’t have to go to church all the time,” responded Morris.

“So why does Hebrews 10:25 instruct that we shouldn’t ignore the assembling of ourselves, especially with the Lord’s coming closer than before? We’ve got the opportunity, so let’s use it!”

At this point, Morris was dumbfounded; he didn’t want to appear argumentative with Yosef or with God’s Word, so he reluctantly got out of bed to prepare for the Church service.

There’s a difference between these two people: Yosef was excited for the things of the Spirit while Morris wasn’t. One used to love the things of God but didn’t anymore! It brings to mind what the Lord said concerning the church in Sardis above (Revelation 3:1).

The church lived in name only but was dead. It’s like living in history. The death mentioned in this verse isn’t total but a state where, even though there’re still works and activities, there’s so much apathy and “spiritlessness.”

Being alive in name only isn’t a good thing. Some nations and churches are like that. They have a name of a living church or are recognised among nations, but they’re dead. This can also happen to an individual as well.

A worship leader, for example, could sing so beautifully and people would think he’s alive, yet he knows that he struggles to pray, doesn’t fast, and no longer reads the Bible.

The Master’s instruction to such people is to be watchful and strengthen the things that are ready to die. That’s quite interesting. For that worship leader, it may be the singing that’s ready to die and he or she doesn’t know it.

So, fan the embers of your desire for the Lord and the things of the Spirit. Be aglow and afire for Him always.

Pray often. Win souls. Study and meditate on the Word. Be watchful and strengthen these things. Be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord in truth.

Go Deeper
Colossians 3:23-24; Romans 12:11-12 AMPC

Dear Father, I serve you in truth, according to your Word. I remain focused to excel in your service. My passion for your work and the things of the Spirit are fuelled continually by the Holy Spirit. I’m fervent in spirit, serving you with joy and bringing glory to your precious Name. Thank you for making me eternally triumphant, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 27:45-66, Leviticus 1-3
Matthew 13:53-58, Genesis 43

Spend time to pray and fast for those you know aren’t as fervent for the things of God as they were before.

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