How's Your Spiritual Temperature?

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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.

— Revelation 3:15-16

In a 2017 survey, The Pew Research Center asked Americans to rate Muslims on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100, where 0 degrees indicates the coldest, most negative feelings and 100 degrees indicates the warmest, most positive feelings. On average, Americans gave Muslims a thermometer rating of 48 degrees—lukewarm at best. In the book of Revelation, we find another “thermometer” reading—in this instance, regarding the level of devotion to God demonstrated by members of the church in the ancient city of Laodicia. Through the Apostle John, the writer of Revelation, God says: “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.” Revelation 3:15-16

Clearly, when it comes to the work of the Kingdom, lukewarm is unacceptable! In fact, it’s more than unacceptable; it is condemned by Scripture in the most vivid terms.

Without a doubt, “lukewarm” is not a term that describes GCM Disciple Makers in either their feelings toward Muslims or their devotion to Kingdom work. Putting their lives on the line every single day to lead Muslims into the light of Christ’s love and salvation, they blow the top off both thermometers!

Expressing his passion about the GCM mission to “transform Muslims worldwide through Jesus Christ,” Ali, a Disciple Maker serving in a dangerous, highly restricted country says …

God has told me to go make disciples in the world, and I am doing that now. Just like a farmer puts a seed in the ground, the Lord wants me to put the seed of salvation in people’s hearts!

Thank you for coming alongside dedicated Disciple Makers like Ali. Your faithful prayers and support keep the fire for leading Muslims to Christ burning hot in their hearts, even on the most difficult days. In turn, we pray that your own love for Muslims and passion for extending God’s Kingdom throughout the Muslim world grows brighter and hotter every day!


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