10 Reasons You Are Dying Spiritually
Romans 12:11-13 "not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality."
To die spiritually means to be in a state that you are not growing (maturing and increasing in the things of God) and that causes your drive, fire and passion for God and His Kingdom to begin to decline and eventually cease altogether. Spiritually as believers we should be on fire and we should be continuously growing and progressing in our walk with God along with our purpose in the earth. Because this concept has become common in the Body of Christ I compiled a list of some of the most prevalent reasons as to why people stop growing and begin to regress. 1. NO PRAYER LIFE: It is impossible to thrive and stay alive spiritually while being disconnected from the source. Prayer is our means of communication to the Heavenly Father. Without prayer we live outside His presence, we struggle to learn and recognize His voice, and we are not close to Him. P *I Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." *Luke 18:1 "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;" 2. NO WORD: We all have to spend time learning, reading, studying and laboring in the Word. We don't have a leg to stand on without knowing the Word. The Word of God is alive because God and His Word are one. We cannot know God, the way He speaks or too much about Him period without the Word. The Word is our sword without it the enemy is able to quickly snuff us out. *Hebrews 4:12 " For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. " *John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." 3. ISOLATION: The enemy loves to keep people isolated and off to themselves. Many people find themselves all alone away from the very people that can encourage, minister and speak life into them. Isolation is an easy way for the enemy to get some off by themself and pick them a apart. Isolation allows a person to practically drown with no one around to help them. *Proverbs 18:1 "One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment." 4. NO INVESTMENT: In order to keep growing we have to continue to receive fresh manna. Many fail to read anointed books, listen to anointed teachings or attend events where God is downloading stong imparations and upgrading His people. Many have fooled themselves by believing they don't need anything that comes from any other person. So instead of growing they stay stagnant refusing to receive fresh revelation and impartation. 5. UNPLANTED: Some refuse to stay planted anywhere. Many people for a number of reasons find themselves unwilling to remain planted at any ministry more than a few months. This causes many to miss out on the opporutnitiy to be discipled and to serve others. There are many benefits to being submitted and planted in a local assmebly. *Psalm 92:13 "Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God." 6. PRIDE: Pride is a blinder of the heart and mind and will allow you to feel that you are ok. Pride will cause an individual to always feel that they have the answers even when they