Laodicea – The Solution

So I advise you to buy gold from Me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from Me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. Revelation 3:18 NLT

Jesus has a solution to our lukewarmness.

Gold refined in the fire:  Laodicea was not beyond hope.  If you still have breath, you are not beyond hope.  Laodicea still had an opportunity to repent. Jesus has the solution!  Buy gold from Him that has been refined in the fire.  They would need to give up their pride and their self-reliance.  They needed faith that is tried and refined through experience so they can become spiritually rich.  Steve Gregg says that luxury is not known for its character-building qualities.

White Clothes:  This must have come as a shock to them.  They were well dressed.  They didn’t see themselves as naked.  Jesus wants them to be clothed in fine white garments.  A white garment is the sign of righteousness.  Even though the church didn’t have any obvious sin, they still weren’t righteous.  Jesus wants to give them robes of salvation.

Eye Salve:  Because of their indifference, they could not see their true spiritual condition.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, (Ephesians 1:17-18 NIV)

–Diane (

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Written by Diane Levy


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