Apostle Grace Lubega
Zephaniah 1:12-13 (AMP); It will come about that time that I will search Jerusalem with lamps and I will punish the men who [like old wine] are stagnant in spirit, who say in their hearts, ‘the LORD will not do good, nor will He do evil.’ Furthermore, their wealth will become plunder and their houses a desolation. Yes, they will build houses but not live in them, and plant vineyards but not drink their wine.
Spiritual stagnation is directly linked to one’s indifference to spiritual experiences.
It is the disease of men who have little or no regard for the things of God. They don’t honour the presence of God, they take the Word of God lightly and consider prayer as routine and not a lifestyle.
Stagnation afflicts those that assume they have seen enough in God.
This spiritual stagnation has ripple effects through the rest of a man’s life. The Bible says that it causes one’s wealth to be plundered and one’s house to lie in desolation.
It is also the reason why some men can never enjoy the fruits of their labours: they build houses but do not live in them and plant vineyards they never drink from.
This is not your story, child of God.
The spiritual life is supposed to be a progressive life. God expects you to grow and increase in the experiences you have with Him.
You must know more about God today than you did years back. You must have deeper vision in the spirit than you did years ago. You must have deeper experiences in Him than you did when you just got Born Again.
Fresh oil is your portion.
FURTHER STUDY: Deuteronomy 11:13-14, Exodus 33:7-10
GOLDEN NUGGET: The spiritual life should be a progressive life. God expects you to grow and increase in the experiences you have with Him.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this word. I thank You because You invite me daily into the secret place with You that I may sit and inquire in Your courts. I have a freshness of Your anointing and Your revelation in every season and time. With this knowledge, I stay relevant in every dispensation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.