SIDS is an acronym for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It is the unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant that occurs during the first year of life while the infant is sleeping. One of the greatest dangers the Church has with newly-saved followers of Christ, or babes, is SIDS. Babes in churches have the appearance of being healthy. They attend Sunday service weekly and go to Sunday School, Bible Study, and various ministry fellowships. They appear to have a healthy spiritual life. But unfortunately, they fall asleep in being diligent in prayer. Their lack of prayer offers defeat instead of victory. Instead of enduring temptation, they succumb to it. They become victims instead of victors.
Devoured in Their Sleep
Satan is devouring them in their "sleepy" state of not praying. Jesus told the the disciples in Matthew 26:41, "Watch and pray that ye enter not into the temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." The disciples were asleep when they should have been praying along with Jesus. When adversity came they were unable to stand with Jesus. They all fled, except John. Babes in Christ must be nurtured in prayer and in the Word of G-d so that they won't fall into divers temptation.
Return to the Basics
As the Church of the living G-d, we must return to the basics of prayer, fasting, reading the Word, meditation of the Word, discipleship, and praise and worship. All of these activities must be relayed to the babes in Christ. This will enable them to endure to walk with Jesus for the duration of their lives. Church programs and activities should never take the place of getting babes grounded in the basics, but should produce a healthy "Christian lifestyle" and a relationship with Christ Jesus that will sustain them in these last and evil days.
Thank you for reminding us of the importance of prayer. I also know of churches that have activities all the time. This makes people weary and not want to come back. Those who do not know the simple Gospel will think all churches are like this and fall away. T. W.ReplyDelete