“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Revelation 3:15-16 NKJV
Mommy called , my speech slurs and mid way , she asks , “are you okay , are you keeping warm , are you in bed,?” She was beginning to get worried. I suffer from hypothermia , basically a condition where the body cannot retain heat and when it’s getting too bad, my speech slurs , I begin to speak faster than usual and gasp.
Often, I keep a hot water bottle under my duvet , and trying to moderate the heat supply , I have it in and out , because extremeties are not good for the system either , my veins begin to swell. My feet , though in heavy socks , wrapped in a throw blanket and tucked in my duvet , were still shivering, then got numb and couldn’t feel them anymore. My lungs contracting and a sudden severe migraine.
My body takes time to get heated and does not retain heat for long , and being in a region that I find extremely cold , or maybe it’s my system, I try to remain responsible with my health , I always try to stay heated. Before I leave the house , I make sure I have a hot water bottle, umbrella , gloves , chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate candies , that is me being extra on trying to stay warm , but did you know fat generates heat , and the fat in chocolate ain’t as bad as we’ve all thought it is ?
Morning came , sad about the chilly weather because my bones were now responding to it , I began reflecting on my relationship with God. I remembered the verse in Revelation 3:15-16 , the lukewarm being vomited , and I thought , how do you avoid the risk of being vomited, and the Holy Spirit, being our great teacher , responded , “stay heated.”
But how do we stay heated? ” Remain in constant Communion with God”, He said and reminded me of John 15:5-6
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
John 15:5-6 NKJV
That also means , we cannot produce “spiritual heat ” , if we do not abide in Him , if we do not stay in constant communion with God , if we do not abide by the branch .
So , are you hot , cold or lukewarm?
Remember, if you are hot , for you to retain the heat , you have to stay heated.