How We Grow Spiritually
Much of todays Church is trapped and many Christians find themselves in a rebuilding cycle between the first view levels of their spiritual growth. Building and then rebulding again and again.
Conside each Block a Spiritual Truth
A Babes in Christ
Level One - Being Born Again
Level Two and Three- Babe in Christ
Level 1, 2 and 3 is where many, many Christians remain.
1 Cor. 3:2-3 "I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" KJV
They remain babes, learn some, lose some but never really maturing in the things of God.
Here's the Problem with that.
Heb. 5:12-13 "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Gal. 4:1 "Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord (master) of all; KJV
To Mature Strong Meat is Needed.
Heb. 5:14 "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." KJV
Let Us Go On
Spiritual Maturity is Necessary.
Heb. 6:1-2 "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment." KJV
These Things are Only Your foundation.
not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment." KJV
Let Us Go on unto Perfection.
Why is this So Important.
In level 4 and above is where the Gifts of the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit reside. Here is where you begin to walk in the authroity of a child of God. Here is were you meet the God you read about in the Bible.
You are beginning to develop more like Christ Jesus and in levels 5 and above is something you need to experience for yourself.
Look at Your Spiritual Growth
Like Building a Blocked Wall
You First Need a Firm Foundation
"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;" KJV
Jesus is your Salvation and the Apostles and Prophets are the Bible they are the ones that wrote down scripture. But a wall must have a cornerstone which everything else lines up on and that is Jesus.
Once You have a Firm Foundation
Let Us Go On
"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment." KJV
Now You are Ready to Begin
the Second and Third Layers of Your Spiritual Wall
When the Second and Third Layers are Complete
You are Ready for Layer Number Four
What IF ?
In the the Third layer of your spiritual wall you had a deformed block?
What if two of the blocks were not there?
What if one of the blocks had a distorted shape?
This is caused by false teaching, lack of integrity, disbelief and half truths you have used to form your second and third layers.
What About Level Four ?
And Level Five ?
And So On?
Here is the Problem!
If Levels Two and Three are not built properly
they cannot support Levels Four, Five and Six and so on.
One truth supporting and building on other truths.
Precpet upon Precept. (Isa. 28:10)
The Fruits of the Spirit
Begin to Manifest themselves in Your Life in the Upper Levels. Needing the lower levels for support
Without a firm foundation in levels one, two and three there is no support for levels four and five and so on. This is important for you to understand. For Precept must be upon Precept Line upon line. Isaiah 28:10
This is why the church as a whole and many Christians are missing the spiritual power and authority in their lives that is rightfully theirs.
Continue to Grow in God's Word
And in all your getting, get understanding
Understanding is Wisdom Learned
Wisdom is Understanding Applied.