Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, 26 October 2015
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” III John 1:2 NKJV
We talk so much about financial prosperity and health, based on this scripture, ignoring the fact that Apostle John said that the man’s soul was already prospering! The ERV says, “My dear friend, I know that you are doing well spiritually. So I pray that everything else is going well with you and that you are enjoying good health.”
Here’s the question I need you to answer today: are you doing well spiritually? What’s your actual spiritual condition? Are you already prospering spiritually?
The church in Laodicea focused more on financial prosperity, while they were in a terrible spiritual condition. Just like most of us today, right? But Jesus said to them: “You say you are rich. You think you have become wealthy and don’t need anything. But you don’t know that you are really miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. I advise you to buy gold from me—gold made pure in fire. Then you will be rich. I tell you this: Buy clothes that are white. Then you will be able to cover your shameful nakedness. I also tell you to buy medicine to put on your eyes. Then you will be able to see.”