One of the signs of the times we live in is that we as believers in Jesus the Christ have become comfortable with contradictions. We believe you can be homosexual and Christian; we think it is okay to be having sex outside of marriage and still believe we are on fire for God; we can go to movies about zombies and attend bible school; we can preach about and pray for revival, but never die to ourselves or make room for God in our services; all with no thought that these things may be contradictions that we are comfortable with, but God is not.
Revelation 3:14-19 says, “Write this letter to the leader of the church in Laodicea: “This message is from the one who stands firm, the faithful and true Witness of all that is or was or evermore shall be, the primeval source of God’s creation: “I know you well—you are neither hot nor cold; I wish you were one or the other! But since you are merely lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth! “You say, ‘I am rich, with everything I want; I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that spiritually you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. “My advice to you is to buy pure gold from me, gold purified by fire—only then will you truly be rich. And to purchase from me white garments, clean and pure, so you won’t be naked and ashamed; and to get medicine from me to heal your eyes and give you back your sight. I continually discipline and punish everyone I love; so I must punish you unless you turn from your indifference and become enthusiastic about the things of God.” (TLB Translation)
William Branham a well-known healing revivalist says, the seven churches in the book of Revelation are seven church ages and he believes, we are living the seventh church age (the church of Laodecia). Many known and unknown prophets today are declaring there is a remnant of people, who are entering into the promised land of the kingdom age, according to Branham this would be the Revelation 4 age, where His voice is like the sound of many waters. This aligns with the many prophetic words that have been seen and spoken about as a TIDAL WAVE of God’s glory that is coming to the United States and the World. It also confirms what I have seen as a much needed reformation in the body of Christ.
Many are comfortable with contradictions; but some are ready to move into the unknown with Jesus as the head. They have learned obedience through suffering, they have met with Jesus outside the city gates, they have been tested and tried in the fires of affliction and they are still standing. Many have been stripped of everything they once thought valuable, only to find the pearl of great price. They have a fierce love for God and people, but zero tolerance for lukewarm Christianity; they may not be understood, but they have understanding; they live with mystery, because they have a history with God. These ones are not comfortable with contradictions, both obvious and obscure. They have learned to discern the wheat from the chaff; the light from the darkness; the truth from a lie. They are not popular, but they are faithful and they are ready to cross over.
Saul and the army of Israel was comfortable with the contradiction of being dressed like soldiers, but scared of a short sighted man named Goliath. Samson was comfortable with contradictions, so he lost his vision when the enemy poked out his eyes. Solomon was comfortable with contradictions, because he was the wisest man on the earth at that time, but fell prey to the lust of foreign women. If these once mighty men of God could go from humble, hungry and teachable, to comfortable with contradictions and not recognize it, how come we think we can’t become the same and not recognize it.
Paul wrote a strong letter to the church in Corinth, confronting them for being comfortable with contradictions, this is not anything new, but it is just as dangerous. I am pleading with you, because the time is very near for God to sweep across the earth with His glory and for some it is going to be a day of weeping (repentance), while for others it will be a day of rejoicing (rewards), and you decide what kind of a day it will be for you. As for me and my house, we will not be comfortable with contradictions, no matter how unpopular it is.