Thursday, November 2, 2023

Repent and wake up

Broadcast 3838
Rev 3:3 (NET) Therefore, remember what you received and heard, and obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you.

Kayode had lost his zeal for pleasing God because, to him, God seemed distant and unreal. Now, he was solely focused on fulfilling his own desires, willing to do anything and commit any sin to get what he craved. His life was indistinguishable from that of someone who didn't believe at all.

This wasn't always the case for Kayode. Initially, when he first embraced his faith in Christ Jesus, God was vividly present in his life, and he earnestly sought to live in a way that pleased Him. The Holy Spirit's guidance was palpable, leading him every step of the way. However, over time, Kayode encountered teachings that downplayed the seriousness of sin. Regrettably, he began reverting to his old sinful habits. This gradual shift led to a point where God no longer felt real to him.

Like some of the Christians in Sardis, many Christians have died spiritually because they have forgotten the real gospel that made them believe, and have received doctrines that make them walk in the flesh and think it does not affect their eternal life. But we have seen that when Christians walk in the flesh, they die spiritually (see Rom 8:13, Gal 6:8, Eph 5:3-5). If only they would remember the gospel they received, many would repent and awake from their slumber before it becomes spiritual death.

Go into today remembering that the gospel that got you saved [from sin] could not have been one that systematically condones sin.

Ask the Lord to help His children everywhere to remember what they received, and obey it.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi

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