Spiritual Blindness: Greatest Threat to the Christians!! 1

Spiritual blindness is a major deformation affecting our generation at an unbelievable higher rate. I referred to spiritual blindness as a blind status of the human spiritual eyes.

God created us in trinity; body, soul and spirit. And one of the functions of our spirit is to link us to God for communication.

John chapter 4 verses 23 says: “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.”

Your spiritual eyes are more powerful than the physical eyes. The spiritual eyes see God’s view in every issue of life. If the spiritual eyes go blind, then it is impossible to see, understand and follow God’s will.

Don’t hesitate to read this article and its second part. It exposes the secret of devil and his contribution to the high level of spiritual blindness in the Christendom. He won’t want you to read this article…

Spiritual blindness is a disability of one’s spiritual sense of vision to see and understand God’s holiness. It makes it impossible to believe God’s instruction, because the sufferer can neither see nor understand God’s motive. Such spiritual condition makes the sufferer an unfaithful person to the Lord.

The terrible incidence of this spiritual blindness in our generation is not strange to our Lord Jesus. Listen to His lamentation for this generation in the book of Luke chapter 18 verse 8: “…Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?

3 Causative Agents of Spiritual Blindness

1. Spiritual laziness

Those who prefer watching movies to reading the Bible or social gatherings to personal fellowship with the Lord will go blind in the shortest period.

2. Disobedience

Your spiritual eyes are predisposed to blindness if you don’t feel like obeying the word of God in the Bible.

3. Deceit

Acceptance of false teachings without testing them with the word of God causes spiritual blindness. The book of 1 John chapter 4 verse 1 says: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

Who is the Vector (Carrier) of Spiritual Blindness?

Satan and his dark angels are the carriers of spiritual blindness. They find it easy to transmit and infect the distracted Christians. Devil cannot afflict you if your spiritual status is always intact in God’s presence.

How Devil Spreads Spiritual Blindness into the Church

Devil’s intention is to make sure that no one enters the kingdom of God. The book of Revelation chapter 12 verses 17 says: “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

So, Satan formed a high leveled committee of dark powers. And their mission is to blindfold Christians with the things of this world. His strategies are so many and not limited to the following:

  • Massive Recruitment of False Teachers

The Spirit of the Lord warned us through Apostle Peter. The book of second Peter chapter 2 verses 1 say: “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.”

Great number of these false teachers sprang up in the 19th century. They called themselves big names and titles such as; Overseer, Founder, Father, Daddy, Prophet (Dr.) etc… They claimed these awesome names which are reserved for God alone. Jesus says in the book of Matthew chapter 23 verses 9: “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”

Scripture says by their fruits you shall know them. I was not bothered by the names they gave themselves, not until I saw the fruits they bear:

1. The teachings of the false teachers on the pulpit are imbalanced. They preach more on how we can become rich, and possess this world. But, little or no teachings on salvation and holy lifestyle.

2. They mount the pulpit to sing and dance when they ought to preach. So, no powerful word of God to charge the congregation.

3. Some of them mount the pulpit to pray and share testimonies throughout their preaching moment. No word of God is preached to help the congregation to stand firm in Jesus.

4.  The false teachers invent materialism (idol of handkerchief, candle, soap, water etc.) into the church.

5.  They claimed that the blood of Jesus will always cleanse your sins, no matter the number of times you choose to sin. They encourage Christians to engage in deliberate sins.

Hebrew chapter 6 verse 4 to 6 says: “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”

6. Once you attend their church, and pay your tithes and offerings, then you will have an automatic ticket to heaven.

It is quite unfortunate that great numbers of people in the Christendom believe these false teachings. And the acceptance of these teachings increases spiritual blindness in our midst every day.

Please always confirm the teachings of any teacher from the Bible. God is no respecter of man…

  • Modernization

In the early years of the 19th century, Pastors instilled discipline of physical and spiritual cleansing of church members according to the Bible. But, the story changed when Devil introduced the “modern dressing styles” to the world.

Many Pastors could no longer preach physical cleansing in the church, because they don’t want the number of tithe givers to reduce. So, they don’t condemn the worldly dressing style in the church.

Romans chapter 12 verse 2 warns: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

If the church of the 19th Century could not stop indecent dressing and cosmetics in the Christendom, I wonder if the church of the 20th century would be able to stop people from coming to church naked very soon. It’s not a joke.

The high rate of spiritual blindness in our midst had mixed the church to the world.

This is a clarion call for all Christians to wake up to the task of true discipleship in Christ Jesus.

I want you to look forward to the second part of the article which will expose other aspect of life that the devil has used to induce spiritual blindness in the life of people and how to get healed and delivered.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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