GROWING UP INTO HIM
1Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Hebrews 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.
Brothers, we as children of God in Jesus are to grow up into Him. Spiritual growth comes form the Word of God. His Holy Word given to us by Jesus through the Holy Spirit of God who is our teacher. We are born of the Word. We are born hearing the Word. We grow up into Him by hearing and speaking the Word.
We become skillful in the Word by using it as a sword as He intended and told us to do. We do not lack anything, we only have undeveloped skills, and we develop our God given skills through the study of His Word.
We must mature as the body of Christ Jesus. There is both individual growth, and mature growth into the body.
First Peter 2:2, Ephesians 4:14, Acts 4:32, and Romans 15:1-7.
One mind and one mouth our body's speaking and hearing the Word of God as Jesus intended. Walking as one as He and God are one.
God Bless you my brothers,
HVM - C62714