In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!” Isaiah 4:1
The lost, lukewarm and disobedient in the Churches are eager to attach onto Jesus. But first they have a list of conditions. They decide to call the shots. They make their own deal with the Lord. They are willing to be self-supporting! They have no need for spiritual provision from Jesus. They will feed themselves their own manmade doctrines. They will feed off of themselves. They will certainly not consider feeding from the Bread of Life. They will wear their own covering and provide their own self-righteousness. They do not actually desire the righteousness of Christ; that requires repentance, faith, and picking up the cross that leads to their death, actually following Him in obedience. They just want to be called “Christian”. They want to be part of the club. They want to be well-connected for business networking. They want to join up to be accepted by their social group of peers. They want to be “in”. They want the proverbial easy ticket out of hell. They want a Convenient Christianity. They want to be married to Him in name only, but not an actual true marriage relationship with Him, in submission to Him. They want to be provided with the social benefits and goodies. They want to be accepted and well thought of by others.