When you experience that your desire for God come and go and begins to be very unstable, you’re hiding from God, sinning but no sense of repentance or you feel like there’s a big hole of emptiness in the interior that continues to expand on the exterior. This is often symptoms of a slow spiritual death.
In Genesis 2:27, God told Adam that if he disobeyed His commands he would die. Adam disobeyed yet continued to live and had children with his wife. Since sin entered the world through one man, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned. Till this day we continue to live, have wives, husbands, children etc. and you may ask yourself this question: was God’s warning to Adam or the warning given to us in Romans 6:23 about “the wages of sin is death”, vain and empty?
Adam didn’t die physically, he died spiritually. The spiritual part of Adam was the only part that gave Adam access to be found in the presence of God, communicate, understand spiritual reality and most of all communicate with God. When Adam died spiritually he was cast out from the presence of God and so Jesus Christ mainly came to earth to revive the spiritual part that died in all men caused by sin.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. -1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV
In John 3:3-7, Jesus told Nicodemus that unless one is born again he shall not see the kingdom of God, but Nicodemus didn’t understand the words of Jesus because he thought that Jesus was talking about the physical life. Jesus later explained to Nicodemus that it wasn’t the physical but the spiritual life that needed rebirth (since it died once).
Now as we know Adam was spiritual at first and walked with God but later died spiritually due to sin and was cast out, we who are born again shouldn’t gamble with our spiritual life again for the sake of physical life. In Romans 8:6, we’re told that to be physically minded (flesh) is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
If you feel like you’re dying spiritually, you have to settle this issue before death overtakes you. May king David’s prayer inspire you to call upon our Savior for His mercy and grace.
The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. -Psalm 18:5-6 KJV
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