SPIRITUAL CHECK UP OR EXAMINATION
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”2 Corinthians 13:5
May I have the pleasure to welcome you to September 2017, with the theme SELF EXAMINATION.
When I turned fifty recently, I was invited by my doctor for medical checks. The same thing happened when I turned forty. Once every year, I take my car for an MOT (a test that all UK road vehicles more than three years old have to pass each year in order to prove that they are safe to drive). Even here in London, I have had to invite an expert for a termite check in our home. And most times, I also conduct a check on my bank accounts to see if there is a ‘foreign’ transaction. I am made to understand too that these checks could save us from a lot of big problems. For example, in the case of cancer, I read that there are some signs of cancer that when detected early could save or prolong life. These signs are: unusual bleeding or discharge; a sore throat that refuses to heal; a lump or thickening on the breast; lasting indigestion or difficulty in swallowing; any change in a wart or mole on your body; persistent change in bowel or bowel habit; and persistent cough or hoarseness.
Similarly, as Christians, we need to examine or carry out periodic Spiritual checks to see if we are still in the faith as Paul referred to in 2 Corinthians 7:5 or not. The truth of the matter is that we could be dying spiritually and yet not know. Just as there are symptoms of cancer, so also there are symptoms for Spiritual decay. What I intend to do in this
write up is to look at such symptoms of Spiritual death and the way out if we are affected. As true children of God, we must be interested in the state of our Spiritual health too. No one wants to die talk-less of dying of cancer, especially when one is aware of the symptoms early. Be that as it may, Spiritual death is more dangerous and problematic than physical or death through cancer.
“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.”Revelation 3:1 KJV
The following infographics explain it all.
How to Know that You are Dying Spiritually (Infographics)
I reproduced this from: https://singaporechristian.com/author/singaporechristians/
Once you detect any of these signs, do something before it is too late. Once you miss Heaven, you cannot miss hell. Just as you would ordinarily go to your doctor if you detect any of the cancerous symptoms, so also I recommend strongly you go to your maker GOD, when you detect any of the signs of dying spiritually.
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