Message to the Church in Laodicea

The seventh and final letter to the churches of Revelation is to the church in Laodicea. In contrast to the other six churches, the Laodicean church has no commendation from the Lord. Jesus begins the message with condemnation: “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.” Jesus emphasizes their “lukewarm,” apathetic nature three times. As a result of their ambivalence to spiritual things, Jesus would have nothing to do with them. Christ called them to repent and live for Him, to “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” The Lord Jesus issues the same call to those who say they follow Him today.