…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:
If you observe the Apostle Paul’s communication in his Epistles to the Churches you’ll discover that the level of their revelation determined how he communicated with them. To the Corinthian Church for example, he said “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 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 (1Corinthians 3:1-2).
The Apostle Paul chided them for walking as babes in Christ, whose understanding of spiritual realities was yet shallow. Thus, he fed them with milk; baby food, because they couldn’t grasp the higher revelations—meat of God’s Word. How important it is for us to constantly grow in Christ and increase our knowledge of the Word of God! Too many in the Church today fit the description Paul gave of the Corinthian Church; they’re still in the babyhood stage of Christianity. But God’s purpose is not for us to be spiritual toddlers, but to grow unto perfection and function at higher levels of His truth.
It brings to mind the words of Jesus in Matthew 15:26 for example, where He referred to healing as the children’s bread. In other words, the babes in Christ—spiritual infants—are the ones that require healing. Whereas the Lord’s desire is for you to mature in the things of the Spirit, and come up to a level where you no longer fall sick, requiring healing! It’s a level where you’re fully conscious that divine health is at work in you NOW, because the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, quickens, vitalizes, repairs, and energizes your mortal body.
God wants you to function in the higher revelations of His Word, and the level of truth in which you function is largely dependent on how acquainted you are with the Spirit of God and His Word. The Holy Spirit is your Teacher. Ask Him today, and He’ll teach you the Word of God and impart higher revelations to your spirit that’ll cause you to walk in His greater levels of wisdom, power, and glory.
thank you for opening the eyes of my heart to see the truth of your Word beyond the letters. As I study and meditate on the Word today, I receive deeper truths that’ll help me know you more, serve you better and live the triumphant life in Christ to the full,
in Jesus’ Name.
2 Timothy 2:15; Proverbs 11:9; Romans 11:33