Spiritual Death

spiritual death

Revelation 3:15-16 – I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

The above scripture expresses Jesus’s view on how He feels about people that call themselves Christians but are neither cold nor hot. Many Christians today are spiritually dead. To be spiritually dead means that one is operating in the flesh and not in the spirit. We must always remember that God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.

How to know you are spiritually dead:

  • If you call yourself a Christian and don’t read the Word of God. This is a clear indication that you are spiritually dead. The Word of the Lord is spiritual vitamins for Christians’ spiritual life. Without the Word of God, the spiritual man of any Christian will be famished. The Word of the Lord encourages us that we must read His Word and meditate on it day and night.

In today’s world, most persons are drawn to the things of the world rather than the things of the Lord. Many who claim to be Christians will watch horror movies and dress up in their halloween costumes and trick or treat with the devil. The songs that play in the hearts of many Christians need to be deleted because they simply do not give honor and glory to the Lord. Man’s heart is a contact point with the Lord. If as children of God, we regard iniquity in our hearts then God will not hear us. One man cannot have two masters least he loves one and hates the other. Spiritual growth in Christians is of vital importance and it takes time. To be under spiritual construction is not bad it means we are still in the potter’s hand.

1 Corinthians 3:2 – I fed you with milk and not with solid food.

Many have just germinated; however, they are not rooted and grounded as they should be. They should be like a tree planted by the rivers of water where their root will not be withered.

Many are deceiving themselves into believing that they are living a life that is pleasing unto God but this is far from the truth. They are spiritually dead because they walk not in the Word of the Lord. They fornicate with satan day and night and this beloved displeases God. Many have strayed from their first love and are now walking in the way of traditions of men and ignoring the Word of the Lord. This is what the Lord warns about in the book Revelation, in which one of the churches pleases him in some ways but was displeased with them simply because they have left their first love which is the Word of the Lord and started walking in the traditions of men. I am saddened in my spirit for Christians that walk in the ways of their pastor’s guideline and reject the ways of God. I implore you to stop being men-pleasers but be true followers of Jesus Christ.

As believers, we must follow the Word of the Lord that must be taught precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, and there a little as it is written in Isaiah 28:10.

Revelation 2:4 – Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

There was a point in time when the Lord gave Israel a written bill of divorcement. ‘And I saw when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also’. Israel was divorced because of their turning away from the Lord and for practicing idolatry. This displeased the Lord so he gave them a written bill of divorcement.

As individuals, it is imperative that we give our hearts an assignment. This assignment must be to meditate upon the things that are pure and the things that are true and holy. If one does not give their heart an assignment, the heart will give itself an assignment which may not be Godly. Going to church does not mean one is not spiritually dead. Fact is too many go to church because they are used to going and it just becomes another routine so as to occupy their time. The Lord’s desire is to smile at His children because he loves us. Many are committing adultery with the things of the devil by being lovers of the things of this world. Many are bombarded spiritually because of the door that they have opened in their lives through the things they are involved in.

There is a little song I learned as a child that says:

O be careful little eyes what you see
O be careful little ears what you hear
O be careful little tongue what you say
O be careful little hands what you do
O be careful little feet where you go
For the Father up above
Is looking down in tender love
O be careful little heart whom you trust
O be careful little mind what you think
For the Father up above is looking down in love.

Don’t forget the true meaning behind this song. As Christians, we must be careful what we feed our spirit man on. The light of the body is the eye; The Lord said in His Word that we must incline our ears unto the Lord’s Word and not unto the devil. Life and death are in the power of the tongue and the heart of the prudent getteth knowledge.

Lukewarm bench warmers are exactly what the Lord spoke about in the book of revelation. In this book, Jesus conveyed that many are committing spiritual adultery with Baal, however one man cannot have two masters least he loves one and hates the other. Who are you committed to? Don’t play the harlot because the Lord is a jealous God and a consuming fire.  Therefore, who will you follow wholeheartedly?

Matthew 10:28 – And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which can destroy both soul and body in hell.

I pray that once you have read this article you will thrive by the help of the Holy Spirit to make the Word of the Lord the lamp unto your feet and the light unto your life.

Hebrews 12:6-11 – For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

The Lord loves His people with an everlasting love. Be like the church of Smyrna and Philadelphia in the great book of Revelation for these two churches pleased God in all their ways.

May the Lord bless your heart in Jesus Christ mighty name. Shalom!

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2 thoughts on “Spiritual Death”

  1. The devil takes delight in weakening the strength of the saints. If he succeeds you’re sure to be in a lot of hurt, to be Spiritually dead is not a good thing for any believer. Spiritual death can causes one to loose their soul to hell, a believer, have to keep that spiritual batteries on charge every day by studying God’s word every day. Thank you my sister for another awesome teaching, God bless you and your Ministry.

  2. Thank you.
    Your words are timely.
    I have been redefining my own walk lately.
    Qhere else can i connect with you?

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