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    Message by: Bro. David Giles
    Date: Oct 21,2020

    Revelation 3:15,16:
    "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."

    Cold: No relationship with Jesus and no Love.
    Hot: Completely in submission to God.
    And then,
    Lukewarm: who neither wants to live radically for God (i.e. “hot”) nor wants to walk away from God (i.e. “cold”). Unfortunately, most of Christians these days are Lukewarm.

    So,How to be hot for Jesus?

    1. Basis of everything: Be filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Without the Holy Spirit,you can do nothing with your own strength.

    Being filled with the Holy Spirit means giving full control to the Holy Spirit.

     ->So, How to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
     a. Ask God to help you cooperate with the Holy Spirit.
     b. And Submit yourself completely to God.
    Everyday Prayer: God, I give myself to you.

    2. Give your money to God.
    Of course it's good to tithe.But you have to remember that all your money is God's.

    God is the only source for your money, not you. You have to work hard,ofcourse. But you need not to have the fear for money. Then you will have no fear to give.

    Give to the poor.
    Listen to God when He prompts you to give. God only gives you the cheer to give.
    Give with all your heart, for God blesses cheerful givers.

    3. Give your time to God
    Check your schedule and how you are spending time, then you will come to know what you love and what your priorities are.

    Remember like your money, all your time belongs to God.

    Spend time with Him. Then you will come to know Him, and Love Him.
    Spend time with other believers.
    When you are working, do it for Him.
    Spend time with family, show them love.
    Spend time with the poor and needy. Involve your family too in serving the poor.
    If you have time still left, ask God what He wants you to do.

    Don't waste your time.

    4. Give your mind/thoughts to God.
    Colossians 3:2 :set your mind on things above.

    Your mind should not be directed to God only on church services. But all the time .

    No matter what you are doing, your mind should be on Jesus.
    Train your mind that way.

    If you find your mind entertaining bad things or not helpful things. Direct your mind to Jesus. I understand this is hard. 
    If you fail, try again. Remember the Holy Spirit is there to help you. 

    If your mind is on Him all day, you will be at ease.

    5. Declare a war
    For every believer there is/are one or more areas where you have a problem with sin.

    Identify the area of problem. If you fail to find it, you can ask God to show you the areas you have the problem with. 
    And put them to death.

    How to kill?
    Roman 8:13: For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

    Put the sin to death by the Holy Spirit.  

    Listen here, it is you and the Holy Spirit working together. 

    It's not you alone working hard. You cannot overcome, by your own strength. 
    Or you cannot relax and ask the Holy Spirit to do all alone.

    You have to decide and take action and the Holy Spirit will enable and strengthen you.

    These are the last days which are very difficult for believers. Believers need to be hot now. You cannot abruptly become hot when difficulty awaits at your doorstep. Surrender yourselves to Jesus.This is a process. Every day you grow and progress.
    If you are already hot for Jesus, there is always a room to improve.

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