This word, found in the book of Revelation, has planted itself within me these last few days. It has served as a reminder of what it means to live a righteous life.
We see many today who have positioned themselves in a lifestyle that cannot live righteously. Because of their openness to vices, an aura of darkness keeps beckoning them another direction. They feel powerless to defend themselves, continuously swaying from the true path. This has led them to confusion and doublemindedness.
The book of James states that “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways,” while Paul reminds Timothy not to be “double-tongued.” It brings to mind a picture of a serpent whose tongue is forked in two directions, representing the paths of both good and evil. As the serpent in the garden, many have attempted to balance their good deeds with their bad, not realizing how evil leavens the whole lump.
Am also reminded of the parable Yahshua gave concerning the sower in the field, mainly the seeds sown among thorns. “Such as they that hear the word, yet the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things, enter in to choke the word and becomes unfruitful.” Our society has become unfruitful spiritually, as well as biologically, financially, and other means, simply because its roots cannot let go of the tares. Its stubbornness to attach onto vain pleasures has given rise to a plaguing curse.
“Because you are lukewarm,” says the Father, “neither being cold or hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.” For his spirit is of a single tongue.
The Father wants us to be decisive, not confused between two opinions. Elijah’s prophetic warning made it clear in his day. Yet we have complicated a very simple matter! We have allowed complication to act as an excuse to merge away from the true path.
Know that all ways which stray from truth lead to deception. If we continue to venture off by ourselves, allowing worldly cares to carry us towards unfruitfulness, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
This is why it is so important to hear the Father’s voice and do what he says. Allow him to show the way home.