God’s plan is for our maturation. Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity. Hebrews 6:1 Israel was called out of Egypt to go through the Wilderness and into the Land. The perennial problem of God’s people is that they find an oasis, an emphasis of truth or a supernatural experience, and camp there instead of continuing the … [Read more...]
Path to Maturity
This teaching stream will explore God’s plan for our maturation—the Path to Maturity.
Israel was called out of Egypt to go through the Wilderness and into the Land. Entering the the Land represents the church ultimately receiving its kingdom inheritance over the earth, fulfilling the Cultural Mandate (Gen 1:28; Mtt 28:18-20). Nonetheless, personally and corporately, learning the lessons of the Wilderness is the process of qualification—the Path to Maturity.
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Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Psalms 25:4 To fear the Lord is to be taught of the Lord. In fact, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. But this wisdom is so beyond human ken it must be supernatural. Therefore, only by imbibing the “spirit of the fear of the Lord” (Isa 11:2) will we be filled with the desire and the ability to learn His … [Read more...]
... And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel ... Jeremiah 48:11 The call to go on with God is a call to be poured from vessel to vessel. Our willingness to embrace change, to be poured from one vessel to another, is integral to spiritual development. Our transformation into the image of Christ comes through a history of inner abandonment to the high call of God —to … [Read more...]
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field ... Matthew 13:44 The laws of the Kingdom of God are contrary to the ways of men. Hidden from the casual seeker, the kingdom of God is not superficial to be stumbled upon. It does not lie on the surface and is not obvious—it is "like a treasure hidden in the field". It is in fact, concealed, obscured from … [Read more...]
... he was looking for the city ... whose architect and builder is God Hebrews 11:10 There is an architecture of the Spirit which will build the city of God. It is not what many of us have thought of as “The New Testament Pattern”, nor is it “The New Apostolic Reformation”. And it is definitely not “The Local Church”, or even “The Organic Church”! It is rather an artistry … [Read more...]