Game Changers are Thermostats, NOT Thermometers!
While a thermometer is a tool to read a room’s temperature, a thermostat is able to control it. Whether it’s wall or boiler-mounted, this control dial is essential for regulating your home’s temperature. Let’s take a deeper look at what a thermostat is, what types of thermostats there are and how they work.
In the natural, one can set the stat to the desired temperature, and when the temperature rises of dips, the mechanics of the thermostat is triggered, to either raise or lower the room temperature.
Game changers are supposed to be thermostats, not thermometers. How does this operate in the spiritual realm?! Well, the LORD, Himself in His Word has described that the ‘room ‘or our own individual temperatures should be.
Revelation 3: 15 I know all that you do, and I know that you are neither frozen in apathy nor fervent with passion.[q] How I wish you were either one or the other! 16 But because you are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm, I am about to spit you from my mouth.[r] TPT via Bible Gateway
Pretty intense huh! So, it starts with us. In order to change the temperature in a room, your thermostat needs to be set to the ‘right ‘temperature, first.
How do you get to the HOT temperature the LORD speaks of here?!
So, let’s move on in this passage”
17 For you claim, “I’m rich and getting richer—I don’t need a thing.”[s] Yet you are clueless that you’re miserable, poor, blind, barren, and naked! 18 So I counsel you to purchase gold[t] perfected by fire, so that you can be truly rich. Purchase a white garment to cover and clothe your shameful Adam-nakedness.[u] Purchase eye salve to be placed over your eyes so that you can truly see. 19 All those I dearly love I unmask and train. [v] So repent and be eager to pursue what is right. 20 Behold, I’m standing at the door, knocking.[w] If your heart is open to hear my voice and you open the door within, I will come in to you and feast with you, and you will feast with me.[x] 21 And to the one who conquers[y] I will give the privilege of sitting with me on my throne, just as I conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 The one whose heart is open let him listen carefully to what the Spirit is saying now to the churches.
I believe it starts with repentance, and allowing the LORD to ‘Sanctify’ us. What is Sanctification?
"the sanctification of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ"
"the process of sanctification takes deliberate action on our part"
"the sanctification of violence" Oxford Dictionary.
1 Peter 1:16
A Call to Holiness
…15But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do, 16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 17Since you call on a Father who judges each one’s work impartially, conduct yourselves in reverent fear during your stay as foreigners.… Via Bible Hub
The way I read the above scriptures, it is NOT an option for anyone who calls themselves a Christian or Believer, or Follower to not comply with His directives. God gives us CHOICE. Good choices, good consequences, Bad Choices/ Disobedience, bad consequences.
When we allow this process in our lives, and it is not generally easy. But His grace will be sufficient, and the ‘spiritual static’ on our lives, will be removed!
Our vessels/lives are then open to receiving His new wine. We will be transformed. And given new wineskins. Now Jesus can fill us to the brim, of NEW WINE! The bible says, new wine CANNOT go in an old wine skin, or it will burst. Even the process of making new wineskins, involves a ‘process’.
The Patches and the Wineskins
16No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. For the patch will pull away from the garment, and a worse tear will result. 17Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will spill, and the wineskins will be ruined. Instead, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” 18While Jesus was saying these things, a synagogue leader came and knelt before Him. “My daughter has just died,” he said. “But come and place Your hand on her, and she will live.” …
We are the Lord hands and feet, here on this earth and all of us have end time destinies.
We open up to Him, He purifies us, He fills us, and makes us HOT!!! Being a Thermostat, MAKES US A GAME CHANGER!
The alternatives to not being made pure and Hot, as the bible says in the above scripture, are not very inviting. I did not write the book. While God was talking to the church in Sardis, this biblical principle is for us today!
How do we apply this to being a Thermostat for GOD, as a Game Changer?! Remember a Game Changer is an event idea, or person, that creates a SIGNIFICANT shift in the current manner of doing, or thinking about something.
As a Game Changer/ prepared vessel, we can sense /discern what is going on around us, and adjust the climate in the room, accordingly. Remember GOD has already set the temperature, He wants us ALL to be. HOT, and PASSIONATE! Then, as Spiritual Thermostats we can be used by Him to TRANSFORM the entire environment into HOT! He can use us to set Spiritual Fires, and IGNITE individuals, churches, cites, countries, and more. These are blazes, that will never be extinguished!
Are you ready to be a Thermostat/ Game Changer for GOD?
Josephine Marie Ayers
May 5, 2021