(Charisma News) Many of us have read Jesus’ letter to the Laodicean church in Revelation 3:14-22 and have rightly understood it to describe the end-times church—the church as we see it in the West today. We are rich and seemingly do not need a thing, when in fact, we are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. As a result, we are under the discipline of the Lord but are unable to recognize it. Like the frog being cooked in the slowly heated kettle of water, many are unaware of God’s judgment and chastisement because we spend little time pursuing Him, listening to His voice and receiving discernment and wisdom from Him.

Instead, we demand to be entertained and flock to superstar leaders who “tickle our ears” (2 Tim. 4:3-4) with false doctrine, unbelief and a grossly misplaced focus of worship. And because of our compromise and complacency, we have become powerless and are in darkness. It’s just as God said to His prophet Ezekiel: They come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them. For they do the lustful desires in their mouth, and their heart goes after their covetousness. You are to them as a sensual song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument. For they hear your words, but they do not do them (Ezek. 33:31-32). READ MORE