Pastor Segun Obadje

Be Spiritually Minded!

1 Corinthians 14:23-24

“If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all.”

John 3:3

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

In 1 Corinthians 14:23-24, the Bible shows us that unbelievers are unlearned in spiritual things. To be unlearned is to be ignorant or uninformed. Sadly, many unbelievers delight in passing comments and judgment about matters that pertain to the kingdom of God, about which they know nothing. It would be most foolish for a believer to allow the comments of unbelievers, who are spiritually ignorant, to determine his actions as to the things of the Spirit or of the Kingdom of God.

Jesus said in John 3:3 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”. This means that it is new birth that give the capacity to be able to perceive the kingdom. A man who is not born again is an outsider as far as the kingdom of God is concerned, therefore he cannot perceive or understand the kingdom of God.

How can unbelieving and ignorant journalists be instructing us about tithing and offerings in Church? What do they know about the kingdom of God? Why should believers let unbelievers tell us how to run the affairs of God’s kingdom? Beloved, you ought not to give audience to unbelievers to instruct us in the things of God. We have the Word of God as our guide. Be spiritually enlightened to know what the Word says as to giving, marriage, church management, family, etc. We don’t need the world to show us the way. Jesus, the Living Word, is the way; and we are the light of the world. Let the word guide you, not the ignorant comments or criticism of unbelievers or some ignorant Christians. Be spiritually minded!

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am not spiritually ignorant; I declare that I have understanding in the things of God, and I walk therein boldly. Amen.

 

Further Meditation: Ephesians 2:12; 2 Timothy 1:8.