Why today’s Churches are busy but not blessed—Dr. Tobe Momah, MD

Dr. Tobe Momah, MD, Author, Stay-IN-Touch

“Martha was cumbered
about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost though care my sister
hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me”
(Luke
10:40
)
Our world
today is fraught with deadlines, pressures, and ultimatums. The average
working-class individual has a life that is so restrained and curtailing that
family freedom and real rest has become elusive. The major culprit in my view,
is the busy-ness of life that keeps individuals always on the move.

This busy
bug syndrome has turned the Church
from waiting on the Lord, to pursuing men, money, and material possessions in
our quest for things. The Prophet Isaiah
said in Isaiah 30:15, “In returning and rest shall you be saved;
and in quietness and confidence shall be your strength”.

The GDA meets Dr. Tobe Momah on a recent trip to Abuja, Nigeria

The ancient
tenets of waiting upon the Lord to renew strength and mounting up with wings as
eagles (Isaiah 40:31) is losing its appeal among today’s instant-minded
generation. There must be a re-emphasis in the body of Christ, on waiting upon
the Lord and a rebuttal to the flawed notion of instant gratification that has
so pervaded our generation.
Jesus did not leave a flawed church on his
departure. Before He chose her first leaders, He “went out into a mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God”, (Luke 6:12). If
the Son of God could halt His saturated schedule to seek the face of God for
His Church, the church today has no excuse for not seeking Him.
Busy but not blessed…

Dr. Tobe Momah, MD

Mary and Martha were ardent supporters of Jesus’ ministry. When Jesus
passed through Judea, He called at their
home regularly. While He was there, Martha
criticized Mary’s nonchalant
attitude to household chores (Luke 10:40) asking Jesus, “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?”
Martha, not stopping for a moment to hear
the Master’s instruction but, nonetheless working full steam for Him,
represents the busy but not blessed church. She was busy but not blessed; a
worker but not a worshiper.
Mary, on the
other hand, sat at Jesus’ feet to
hear the Word of God (Luke 10:39) and was blessed eternally. Jesus said “Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:42)

The Book “Stay IN Tune” by Dr. Tobe Momah, MD

Martha “was cumbered about (with) much
serving (Luke 10:40) and missed her blessing. The Greek interpretation of the
word ‘cumbered’ means to drag around
excessive weight or be disgraced.
Too many
believers are sucked into or distracted by their environment instead of
focusing on the will of God for them. They fail not for lack of vision, but for
multiplication of visions or slackness in accomplishing His will for their
life. If we can stay focused and finish, we will see the blessings flow into
and from our lives.
Social Media or Spiritual Menace?

The Doctor & the GDA display some of his books

The Millennials’ (as this younger generation have been called) are very
social-savvy. They send an average of sixty to one hundred texts a day and have
downloaded millions of songs since the turn of the century.
More than
85% of them are on Facebook, about
90% spend more than four hours a day watching television and an average of 93%
have an internet account. Unfortunately, Facebook, twitter, and the internet cannot
replace face-to-face time with God. God still speaks directly to His people,
and does not usually use social media to communicate with them.
The Bible
says, “But we all, with open face beholding
as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into same image from glory to
glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

Dr. Tobe Momah explaining a spiritual point to blogger Gbenga Dan Asabe during a recent encounter in Nigeria

A church
without spiritual solitude, but versed in social media, will eventually become
an out-of-touch social club, instead of a spiritual house. The church must be a
culture shock to the world if the strange works of God are to start happening midst her again.
It (social
media) has its advantages, but without discipline it could become a spiritual
menace that attacks everything good placed in us by God. We still need a
face-to-face time with God to stay connected to Him because no amount of social
media can change our world.
Super Natural Information Fast For
Freedom (S.N.I.F.F.)

Dr. Tobe Momah explains the glory of God through shutting out of worldly activities

Gary Whetstone and his church, Victory Christian Fellowship, Delaware
went on a forty days fast from all forms of secular entertainment,
conversations or interactions with people who take them away from focusing on
the presence of God.
Out of that
fast came marriages, ministries, and miraculous money. New businesses were
started, and vision was accentuated because of this supernatural information
fast (fasting).
Bishop David Oyedepo also testified to the power of an
information fast. As the Pastor of the largest physical church building in the
world called Faith Tabernacle in Otta, Nigeria, he said he stopped reading newspapers or watching the
television in 1989 when God sent him to Lagos.
During the
first two years, the church saw a meteoric rise from 2,500 members to more than 12,000
members at the former church site in Iyana-Ipaja,
Lagos (Raji Oba Street) This growth
necessitated a move to the current church location in Otta, Ogun State—Nigeria
called Canaan Land.

Dr. Tobe Momah, MD

On this same
site, David Oyedepo ministries
started the second fully accredited Christian University in Nigeria called Covenant University. He banned all
students from owning cell phones or tablets devices and has superintendent Covenant University’s rise to the top of private universities in the
country.
Smith Wiggleworth, the great healing evangelist, also
banned newspapers in his home. He told Lester
Sumral
, when he tried to bring newspaper into his home in the early 1930s,
that they were custodians of false information and only truth was allowed to
enter his premises.
Back of the Book
It takes a believer with a Super Natural Information Fast for Freedom (S.N.I.F.F.)
mentally, to embrace revelation and eject counterfeit information. Psalm 19:7 says “the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of
the Lord is sure, making wise the simple”.
    
(Excerpts from the Book “Stay In
Tune” (S.I.T.) by Dr. Tobe Momah MD,
FAAFP. Dr. Momah is a family
physician working in Monroe, Louisiana where he currently serves as the Medical
Director of the largest Federally qualified Health Center in Louisiana. Prior
to working in Monroe, he served as staff physician at the Louisiana State
Penitentiary. He has more than 20 scientific publications and 14 books in print
at present. Dr. Momah is the vision
coordinator of Faith and Power Ministries with emphasis on missions, medicine
and ministry. He lives with his wonderful wife, Rita, in West Monroe, Louisiana)

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