GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN CHRIST.

Maturation is Christlikeness. A Christlike man is no longer a child,and he no longer thinks, acts, or speaks as a child. BUT HE’S A MATURE MAN, A PERFECT MAN ; WITHOUT REBUKE, HE’S BLAMELESS ,HE’S COMPLETE, HE’S SPIRITUALLY MINDED, HE’S KINGDOM MINDED, HE’S PURE, CLEAN, FREE, AND HE’S FEARLESS, AMEN.

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:12‭-‬17 NKJV).

To mature and develop as a child of God, you need to do certain things to align yourself with the perfect will of God.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY,AND ACCEPTABLE TO GOD, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1‭-‬2 NKJV).

PRAYER “Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17‭-‬18 NKJV).

“..praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—” (Ephesians 6:18 NKJV).

PRAY FOR EACH OTHER :”Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” (Colossians 4:12 NKJV).

LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF GOD. But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ” (Luke 4:4 NKJV).

BE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD .”For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” (Romans 8:13‭-‬14 NKJV).

CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH GOD . BRINGING EVERYTHING TO GOD’S ATTENTION FOR HIS DIVINE INTERVENTION. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 NKJV).

“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1 NKJV). Always praying is having constant communication with God.

“..rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;..” (Romans 12:12 NKJV).

REVELATION KNOWLEDGE is knowledge beyond the comprehension of the mind. The Word of God ( THE BIBLE) is the source of revelation knowledge . Sin will block revelation knowledge.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. BUT THE NATURAL MAN DOES NOT RECEIVE THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD , for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (I Corinthians 2:12‭-‬14 NKJV).

THIS IS WORTH REPEATING: “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY THE INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE , FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE COMPLETE , THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.” (II Timothy 3:14‭-‬17 NKJV).

These are just some of the things. Do your own research and dig deeper into God’s word,and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”(James 1:5‭-‬6 NKJV).

However,if you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ the Son of God,as your personal Lord, and Savior, you can do so now,by going to the salvation page, at the top of this blog. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you as you seek Him. “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.”
[Jude 1:24‭-‬25 NKJV].

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