In 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River (between Italy and Gaul) thereby initiating a war against Pompey and the Roman Senate. This is where the term crossing the Rubicon originates from and it means to irrevocably commit to a course of action, make a fateful and final decision.
Today’s equivalent for the Church is a river called Meh (slang word meaning indifference; to be used when one simply does not care). Let’s face it, the Bride of Christ has been pretty meh of late. Having been beaten down by the world for a while now, she is a bit timid and uncertain of herself; a bit insecure and people-shy/scared. Could it be that the reason she was vulnerable was because she had been hanging around other men (aka the world) and not been faithful to her true Husband (aka the Lord Jesus)? The worst part of it all is that now is the time that the world needs her the most, only not in the state that she is currently in. The world does not need a meh Church! It needs a whole-hearted, committed, on fire Church! So what can we do, beloved one?
We have to cross the River Meh. It is that point in time, that decision, that action after which there is no turning back. If we are to advance our King’s Kingdom; if we are to take ground against our enemy (Satan, not man), we will have to come to a point, a decision where we pick up our rusty swords, dust off our shields, strap up our boots and join the ranks of our Commander.
Julius Caesar would never have been able to conquer anything from his couch. Sitting there only announcing to everyone he was king would not have made a difference to his enemies. In fact, his enemies would probably have laughed and scoffed at him for his empty, impotent threats. No, Julius knew he had to MOVE! He had to make that decision and COMMIT to his cause.
Church, if we want to make a difference in the world; if we want to be as impactful as the early church - an immature baby compared to the Church today - we have to start making some serious choices and commit to Him, because our loving Lord Jesus will vomit out those that are lukewarm (indifferent, non-committal, unconcerned, half-hearted). Jesus said this during the New Covenant era, so it is not a judgement, but a call to discipline, to awake, to restore. “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.” Read Revelation 3:14-22.
There is NO time to waste! AWAKE and ARISE to the call of our victorious God. Pray for wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit in how to bring the overcoming power of our Saviour King (Ephesians 1:17-19), then take action and make/wage war (spiritual war, that is) against disease and evil plots. Bless and call forth the Lost.
Acts 26:16 “Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. Tell people that you have seen me, and tell them what I will show you in the future.”
CROSS THE RUBICON, THE MEH, THE LUKEWARM!
AWAKE AND ARISE FOR THE WORLD NEEDS SALVATION!
IT NEEDS JESUS!