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Post by SisterinChrist on Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:57 am

wast sure where to post this question.. maybe fellowship?

What is it when you feel that you are spiritually dead? for instance lately i had been feeling really spiritually dead. Like when i use to pray i wud feel it in my spirit. but i was feeling like just words blah blah.. i read the Bible.. was nothing , just like reading a book. bandaid and i tried hard... when i went to church the worship which use to blow my mind.. was just nothing..
everything was dull..dead... and i was trying. sigh disappointed Just felt dead inside. When i sat down to pray i didnt feel like it was frm heart like it use to be.. like from the spirit. I was not interested in it. ( Just being honest) I hve a great relationship with the Lord.

Its not like when u r depressed. It's like a spiritual death i felt. But i was trying hard to fight it and pray for help from the Lord. wow

Yesterday, the Lord broke me out of it.. crying i felt my heart tug an be released from it. idea praise the Lord.. what Thank God!!

But i want to know what exactly is that?


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Re: what does it mean to be spiritually dead? what happens?

Post by owen on Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:34 pm

I can relate with your experience Sis. When sometimes we dont feel anything.

But I have learned that walking by faith is not based on feelings, because I have to put my trust in HIm, not on my feelings. I believe God sometimes allows it, so that, I wont be seeking the feelings and be focused on the feelings,but, on HIm.

What He wants to see in me is the determination and resolve to pursue Him no matter how I feel. Therefore, it is He that will lead me, and not my feelings.

God created us with emotions, too. I can not deny that feelings are part in our being. But somehow, what we think affects how we feel. The things in our mind dictates how we feel. In fact, joy and peace are part of the fruit of the Spirit.

Threre are sad moments in my life, but I can choose to be happy in Him.
I can be angry with someone or something with right reasons, but I can also choose to dwell in His peace.

In conclusion, and in my opinion, to be spiritually dead is to lose connection to the LIFE HImself. He is the Life, anything which is not connected to Him is dead. I can be a christian, and Not follow HIm, nor seek Him. I can be a believer, and NOt obey Him, nor walk with Him.

Praise God!! You found a release in the spirit!

Let's keep pressing to get closer to the LIFE SOURCE!!!



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Post by Nina on Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:14 pm

amen! thank you

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Post by Angelique on Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:33 pm

Right on Owen!! Good stuff!!

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Post by SisterinChrist on Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:38 pm

thanks owen for ur insight..

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Post by Cholette on Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:50 pm

I totally agree with Owen. I do know that discouragement can cause you to become disconnected to "LIFE" Himself and it can cause you to feel dead and non responsive to the spiritual things. This is why the enemy LOVES to come and whisper in our ears that nothing good will ever happen and that we will never get what we need. If he can get us to believe that, then he realizes the first thing we will do is become disappointed and dispondent.

When you feel that way, pray in the spirit (your prayer language, if you have one) because you will pray things that your natural mind cannot fathom or interpret. I've had to do that a lot lately, but each time, I would bounce right back.

Happy you got your release...just don't wait too long...pray in the spirit!


Do not fight FOR victory, but fight FROM THE PLACE of victory. Jesus has ALREADY won the battle!

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Re: what does it mean to be spiritually dead? what happens?

Post by Virtuous on Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:00 pm

I have actually experienced spiritual death and I wouldnít wish that on my worst enemy.

It was in 2005. I was in the beginning stages of rededicating my life to Christ. I had been a backslider for well over 10 years. I was dating this guy that I just loooooooooved. It was just after I learned what fornication was. I had heard it before but I didnít ďKNOWĒ what it meantÖseriously, I didnít. Okay, God told me not to be fornicating. I didnít immediately stop. I didnít do it as often but I didnít stop. One night he came over and was going to spend the night. We got in bed and you all know where that led. Right as it was about to happen, God told me not to do it. As we were doing it, God told me to stop. After we finished, God reminded me AGAIN, that He told me not to be fornicating.

The next day, I didnít know if I was going or coming. I tried to go to the altar and repentÖNope. It didnít happen. (At the time, I didnít have a Godly sorrow of repentance. I just wanted to not feel that way anymore. I really wasnít sorry. I just wanted God to forgive me so that I could ďfeelĒ again [Just being honest]).

I was walking around like a zombie. I was going to work looking like a fool because it didnít even seem like I was alive. It was like I could see everybody and do things but there was no life in me. I donít even remember breathing. I was just a dead woman walking. Even when I was around people, saved and unsaved, I felt like I was all alone in this world. I completely felt like I was by myself. There was absolutely no LIFE in me at all.

Iím not saying God left me because He said He would never leave nor forsake us but He did allow me to leave and walk completely away from Him and experience what life is like without Him. There is no life without Him. Even though I wasnít physically dead, spiritual death is far worse because He (LIFE) is not in you. I wish I could really just explain in full detail what Iím talking about so everyone could get a better understanding. Maybe one day God will word my mouth to go in depth about it because right now it is really hard to explain.

I know I donít want to feel that way EVER again!


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Re: what does it mean to be spiritually dead? what happens?

Post by SisterinChrist on Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:24 pm

thank u Virtuous for being so honest.. :angel:
:praiseg-d: He never leaves us nor forsakes us..
u did a good job explaining...I understand what u were trying to say...

it somwhat similar to what i was feeling.. nvr felt that way b4... I thank GOd He got me out of it.. ptl.. God is good.

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Post by SisterinChrist on Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:27 pm

Cholette wrote:I totally agree with Owen. I do know that discouragement can cause you to become disconnected to "LIFE" Himself and it can cause you to feel dead and non responsive to the spiritual things. This is why the enemy LOVES to come and whisper in our ears that nothing good will ever happen and that we will never get what we need. If he can get us to believe that, then he realizes the first thing we will do is become disappointed and dispondent.

When you feel that way, pray in the spirit (your prayer language, if you have one) because you will pray things that your natural mind cannot fathom or interpret. I've had to do that a lot lately, but each time, I would bounce right back.

Happy you got your release...just don't wait too long...pray in the spirit!

thanks Cholette.. yes ptl He brought me out of it. happy dance He's so merciful. He told me to fast.. so I am. Yes i hve been praying in spirit..but when i felt so dead felt like was just words and nothing else... evn tho that was prob a lie.

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Re: what does it mean to be spiritually dead? what happens?

Post by owen on Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Virtuous, everyone of us has an ugly past. This is why we can not fathom His love and mercy over us.


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Re: what does it mean to be spiritually dead? what happens?

Post by Virtuous on Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:06 am

owen wrote:Virtuous, everyone of us has an ugly past. This is why we can not fathom His love and mercy over us.

Right!

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Re: what does it mean to be spiritually dead? what happens?

Post by HeatherOnia on Wed May 18, 2011 11:16 am

SisterinChrist wrote:wast sure where to post this question.. maybe fellowship?

What is it when you feel that you are spiritually dead? for instance lately i had been feeling really spiritually dead. Like when i use to pray i wud feel it in my spirit. but i was feeling like just words blah blah.. i read the Bible.. was nothing , just like reading a book. bandaid and i tried hard... when i went to church the worship which use to blow my mind.. was just nothing..
everything was dull..dead... and i was trying. sigh disappointed Just felt dead inside. When i sat down to pray i didnt feel like it was frm heart like it use to be.. like from the spirit. I was not interested in it. ( Just being honest) I hve a great relationship with the Lord.

Its not like when u r depressed. It's like a spiritual death i felt. But i was trying hard to fight it and pray for help from the Lord. wow

Yesterday, the Lord broke me out of it.. crying i felt my heart tug an be released from it. idea praise the Lord.. what Thank God!!

But i want to know what exactly is that?

I am a novice, but to me it sounds like a spirit of heaviness:

Isaiah 61:3 (New King James Version)


3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.Ē


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Post by hind'sfeet on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:47 am

Thanks for posting that Heather, that is an amazing verse. Also thank you for posting your testimony Virtuous and your circumstance Sister!

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Post by Cloud on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:57 am

What if you feel Spiritually dead and DON'T have a "prayer language"?


There's nothing you can do but focus on non-spiritual things....which is what your heart is leaning toward to anyway when you're Spiritually Dead.



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Re: what does it mean to be spiritually dead? what happens?

Post by hind'sfeet on Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:42 pm

I don't have a "prayer language" Cloud. I don't think you need to worry about that right now.

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Post by Dove-Solutions on Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:40 pm

Bravo Hinds Feet. It will come at the appointed time. Just pray and ask God to give you the ability to totally concentrate on him. It requires effort on our part but it is possible. Once you receive your prayer language you can then pray that way.

Love in Jesus,

Connie


~Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Himand He will direct your path.~ Proverbs 3:5-6

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