mikehill4jesus “The New Christians have to grow up with the Holy Spirit’s help.”
3rd June 2016 (8.44) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Putting God inside your own version of Christianity, John 14:24, will please the Devil. Allowing God to put you inside His family, John 14:23, won’t.
I have previously mentioned and taught about the fact that Christianity contains people who are on the Broad Road to Hell and people who are on the Narrow Road to Heaven.
Much of my Ministry is to try and help those on the Broad Road to get onto the Narrow Road. But I also spend time and effort to help those on the Narrow Road to stay on it.
The Apostle Paul spoke to some people on the Narrow Road.
1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
This is still a problem today!
Also, there are those on the Narrow Road who have absorbed a lot of Christian teaching from those on the Broad Road. Those Christians who do not love and obey the Lord Jesus and therefore do not have the Holy Spirit
These spiritually unconverted Christian Leaders can’t receive the Lord’s teachings and commands.
The Devil wont allow them to!
The Apostle Paul taught
1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
Ephesians 4:11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Paul was a highly educated senior Jewish Leader called, Saul, who persecuted followers of the Lord Jesus. He said he was, amongst other things, envious of them. Then the Lord Jesus struck him blind and ask why he persecuted Him. Can you see that the Lord Jesus associated himself personally with his Followers, as he does today, see John 14:23.
Now, I have been told, it was 14 years between then and when he started out on his ministry as an Apostle for his Lord Jesus.
With me, it was 29 years between my Lord appearing to me and my starting out on my Ministry.
So you can see, education and preparation is not always overnight. Yes, we can be used when young in Christ, but the Holy Spirit is always teaching us further truth.
Life Long Learning
Jesus taught John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
So we end by looking again at what Paul said. 1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
Though the number of Christians on the Narrow Road are few, many are not yet ready for serious spiritual teaching.
The Gospel of Jesus
IT’S TIME FOR ALL CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO GET SERIOUS WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
Use these links for further information and study.
The Doctrine of Moral Law Laws that even God is not allowed to break. Hence, the reason Jesus went to the cross and was raised from the dead.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ If you obey it’s requirements, you shall be saved from Hell.
The Doctrine of Church That shows if your CHURCH is true or false.
The Doctrine of Christians – What is a Christian?
The Doctrine of Promises Things you get depending on your obedience to Christ and Moral Law.