Doctors and Hospitals have been trained to consider attending to sick people as a top priority. A Hospital can be sued for intentional neglect of dying patients. In most hospitals, there is Accident & Emergency Ward where urgent cases are treated fast.

Friend, spiritual sickness is an emergency and it must be treated as such. There is no sudden failure or fall. Every failure or fall is a cumulation of several falls that were not attended to on time (Judges 16:20).

Whereas the devil is strategic in his operations, most believers are not (Matthew 10:16, Luke 22:31-32, 1 Peter 5:8-9).

I know in this side of the world, people ‘manage’ sickness. Some people would even ‘faith it’ without doing the needful to ensure that they stay victorious. This must not be transposed to our walk with the Lord. We don’t ‘manage’ spiritual sickness, we deal with it as an emergency.

While wait till you sleep with that lady when you are overlooking signs of lust and emotional weakness in that area?

While wait till you stop going to Church when you are not dealing with that coldness you have been having in Church services?

While wait till bitterness takes you over when you could have noticed the traces of unforgiveness in your heart (Hebrews 12:15)?

Spiritual sickness is an emergency (Hebrews 12:12-13). You need to go straight into the word of God for healing and awakening. The word of God is both food and medicine (Proverbs 4:20,22).

While there is chloroquine for physical sickness, there is ‘scriptoquine’ for all kinds of spiritual sicknesses. Locate one for your particular situation.

Taking out time for rest and retreat is important in regaining spiritual health and fitness. Do it by choice, not by force; don’t run on empty (Mark 6:31).

Open up to friends and fathers. Don’t be far from the Church family too. Like Lazarus in the tomb, you need to expose your stench for healing and resurrection (John 11:34).

Go for counsels, prayers and instructions of wisdom (2 Kings 6:5-6). Don’t die in silence!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria