Blindness in the Church


“Rev 3:15-17 “I know everything you have done, and you are not cold or hot. I wish you were either one or the other. 16 But since you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 You claim to be rich and successful and to have everything you need. But you don’t know how bad off you are. You are pitiful, poor, blind, and naked

In these last days, the church has become blinded by so many things or should I say everything? And by the way, when I say church, I mean members of the body of Christ.

Remember when you first gave your life to Christ and you felt like talking about Christ to anyone and everyone you saw? Remember how you used to constantly think about the rapture and meeting your King? But now are those thoughts still there? Or have you become so consumed by your everyday life, needs, wants that you’ve totally forgotten about God? Think about that before you answer it. 

I’m not asking about whether you still go to church or read your bible, no! I’m asking about whether you’re still connected to God. Being connected to God means being in tune with His will and His heart. It means you live everyday as though it’s your last and going all out for God. Being connected to God means your prayer time is not always filled with “I need, I want”. So again I ask, are you still connected with God or have you become lukewarm- neither cold nor hot? You’re not cold in the sense that you still stick to the ‘rules and regulations’- you know, still going to church, having your quiet time daily, not fornicating, not swearing and so on. But at the same time, you’re not hot because there’s absolutely no fire for God burning in you anymore.

Consciously and unconsciously, you’ve been blinded by the things you see (the job, the family issues, the money e.t.c.), completely forgetting that they are temporary- 2 Corinthians 4:18 “Things that are seen don’t last forever, but things that are not seen are eternal. That’s why we keep our minds on the things that cannot be seen. When I say you’ve been blinded by them, I mean you’ve let them consume you completely. That’s what is always in your thoughts, your actions, your conversations and even in your dreams.

You need to check yourself, has rapture become such a distant reality to you? I mean, you know the end will come, but have you’ve subconsciously made it an event that would not occur in the foreseeable future? Think about it before you answer and check if your current lifestyle reflects the same answer you give.

In rounding this up, this is what God is saying to you right now “If you remain in that state of lukewarmness, I’ll spit you out of my mouth”. It’s time to wake up from your slumber and do away with the blindness.


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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this Tomi. It's so easy to hey complacent as christians and just be going through the motions- going to church , having quiet time etc.I'm so guity of this. We can't afford to because the end is here and people are dying and going to hell everyday. This verse pretty much sums it up:

    "Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."

    Please can I repost this?

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  2. Exactly Feyi, people are going to hell every single day. It's super easy to get complacent. I didn't realise that I had become lukewarm until a few weeks ago. Thank God for waking me up.

    By all means, please repost.

    By the way, I'm looking forward to your next series on your blog :)

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  3. Yesss Bosss Tomi, 1,000,000 likes for this post jo! As in this one entered my hard head shaaa... :) This line made me pause and think though; "".....has rapture become such a distant reality to you?..."" You know as much as I am ashamed to say it, but i feel its so far. Mehn, you know these are the little things that matter, and can make one loose heaven (GOD forbid oh). Thanks for this post Bubba, I love it. Thanks for constantly reminding us of the consequences of our choices, even though i can form challenger for Africa sometimes.. :)

    P.S: I have in my head nick named you Angel Tomi, so prepare your self, hehehe more like Brrraaaccceee Yaself. cheers Bubba, this was an inspiring read.

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    1. So it's taken me about 9 months to reply this? Lol. Better late than never, I guess.

      Thank you for reading and I'm glad it inspired you.

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  4. You know I once read a book by Pastor Joe JESIMIEL Ogbe, boys n gurls go to hell too. It was d first book I read from cover to cover while sitting in a corner in my wardrobe. As i finished it dere was dis fear that came upon me. I wasn't comfortable till i went to see pastor Joe himself. Den he explained it wasnt a bad thing in itself. That u have dat in mind keeps u in guard always n all. N so I accepted it n I guess it made me live well. Not until after a while tho.. So I think even wen d thought doesn't come we shuld pause once in a while n ponder upon eternity. Like d Bible says "examine ursef". Thank u for bringing dat to mind again. In d words of Duru Adolphus Jnr...Thank u Angel Tomi.

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    1. True, we need to constantly examine ourselves. It's easy to get so comfortable and forget what really matters. May God continue to help us all.

      Thank you for stopping by :)

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