From the recording Nail It to the Door
REVELATION 3 was going to be the title of this album but I decided to name it "Nail It to the Door" instead. REVELATION 3 is a central theme of the CD and the cry and prayer of my heart.
In the third chapter of Revelation, Jesus speaks to three churches. Two of the churches were terribly lukewarm and one was on fire for the Lord. The churches in Sardis and Laodicea were failing terribly - to the point that Jesus warns;
"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth."
Pretty strong words, right? He was warning His people because He loved them and wanted them to repent and get things right. To the Church in Philadelphia He said,
"I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."
We want to be like the Church at Philadelphia, focused on God and His purposes, instead of our own.I encourage you to read that chapter and examine your heart to see which church you are most like. I did that, and it caused me to repent before the Lord. He loves us and speaks the truth to us, because He wants us to know Him in an intimate way, and sin blocks that communion.
How? How did we get so lost, since we were found?
How did we roam so far, since you turned our lives around?
How did we get so trapped, in the maze of mediocrity?
How did we get so blind, when you gave us eyes to see?
Jesus, I come to give my all to you, you gave your all for me.
Jesus, we’ve become what you describe in Revelation three.
How? How do we waste our lives, on many foolish things?
We give so little time to the King of Kings.
How do we get from here, to the center of your will?
How do we keep from going farther still?
Your word is the lamp that guides our feet.
Your Spirit is the oil that makes the journey sweet.
Apart from you we can do nothing.
That brings glory to my King,
Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice; and opens up the door.
I will come in and dine with you, and you with me.
Jesus I come to give my all to you, you gave your all for me.
We don’t want to be the Laodacean church
In Revelation three.
If anyone has an ear, let them hear
What the Spirit says to the churches.