I was reminded recently of just how many times I have heard someone say, "We are living in the Laodicean age." It’s always said as though that’s an excuse for why so many churches are where they are today.

One day this week I heard a message from Rick Sowell about modern day Christianity when he pointed out some overlooked, at least for me, facts about the Laodicean church.

What I remember most is that Revelation 3:20 says, Behold I stand at the door and knock. Jesus wants to come in. Could this mean that the church is without God? Verse 16 says the people are lukewarm. Have they cooled to the point that they no longer want, or welcome, God in their lives and their churches? Are they now living as the Bible says, in their own way, attempting to create their own righteousness? I know according to scripture that this will only bring failure and loss.

We may be living in the Laodicean age but I am thankful not all churches are of the Laodicean standards and beliefs. I thank God for a church where truth is preached in its entirety. The door is always open to welcome Him in our midst. God is still Lord, and His Word is still true.

It is a blessing to know the presence of God; to walk and fellowship with Him daily.