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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Growth - Spiritual

Bible Questions Answered:
“...I am a Christian, but I do not understand...”
Karen/ Samara (Kuybyshev), Russia

Bible Answer:

Bible Texts:

Proverbs 4:18 KJV
But the path of the just is as the shining Light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Colossians 1:9 KJV
"...that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

II Peter 1:5,6 KJV
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

II Peter 3:18 KJV
"... grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

The answer of course is, the more we spiritually grow , the more we understand. That is not to say, we will surely one day, come to the place where we will understand all things, in this world we will not.

Psalm 111:10 KJV
The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

The seed is taken and planted into the ground. A tender root shoots forth, then a stem, then a branch, leaves and last of all the flower or fruit.

The order here may not be reversed in any way, and if it is the fruit of knowledge we seek, then we must be content to spiritually grow in grace till that fruit is within our grasp.

Proverbs 9:10 KJV
The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Ephesians 1:18 KJV
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Dear friends as Christians, we are called to “grow,” in The Lord.

I Peter 2:1-3 KJV
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of The Word, that ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that The Lord is gracious.

Hebrews 5:11-14 KJV
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12 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.
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.

Milk Of The Word:

God's love
Good Works

Meat Of The Word:

Inspiration of the scriptures
One Sovereign God – The Trinity
Jesus Christ and His divinity
Fall of man
Church Ordinances
The Church
Rapture of believers and the Second Coming.
Great White Throne Judgment
New heaven and new earth

These are doctrines or the meat of The Word.

Jesus our example:

Luke 2:40,52 KJV
40 And The Child grew, and waxed strong in Spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Psalm 42:1,2 NLT
1 As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.
2 I thirst for God, The living God. When can I go and stand before Him?

Psalm 63:1 KJV
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

The more we long for The Word Of The Lord, and make it apart of our lives...

Psalm 119:130 KJV
The entrance of thy Words giveth Light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Isaiah 44:3 KJV
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

I Corinthians 2:9-16 KJV
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for The Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but The Spirit Of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but The Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which
The Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of The Spirit Of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of The Lord, that he may instruct Him? but we have the mind of Christ.

Hebrews 6:1 KJV
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,

II Corinthians 3:18 KJV
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of The Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by The Spirit Of The Lord.

Psalm 84:11 KJV
For The Lord God is a Sun and Shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Ephesians 4:13-15 KJV
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of
The Son Of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
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;
15 But speaking The Truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is
The Head, even Christ: