Spiritual Immaturity

The writer of Hebrews did not mince words in the fifth chapter:

12  For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

13  For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

14  But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

We are told that one aspect of being mature is to discern both good and evil.  The use of your senses denotes having the faculty of the mind for perceiving, understanding, and/or judging.  These writings are intended to move you toward maturity in wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and skill in all Spiritual matters.  First and foremost of course, they are intended to open your eyes to the expansiveness of FATHER’S Love to us, in us, and through us.

By now if you have been able to read the hundreds of blogs posted on this site as well as the four books we have published, you should be producing fruit consistent with FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love.  If not, keep pressing in.

Everywhere we turn, there are signs of a coming judgment.  The geopolitical, economic, social, and religious systems are all moving toward a major flashpoint.  In the 1930’s the dust bowl moved people from northern Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas to California.  Now there appears to be a reversal, California’s severe drought is turning it into a dust bowl.

In the U.S. the definitions of right and wrong, good and evil have been changed to become “politically” correct.  Righteousness is not up for a vote by mankind, FATHER defines righteousness and will judge accordingly.  The Book of Judges provides us with multiple instances where every man went off and act according to what was good “in his own sight”.  When mankind sets a standard, you can be sure that the bar is low and is ever changing.  Truth does not change in definition or nature and that is why we must no longer be unskilled in the Word of Righteousness.  We must rise up as a standard among the heathen and expose the perversion for what it is.  We must trust FATHER to empower us to overcome the challenges to HIS Word.

As we become mature in The Word, we are no longer tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.  We know FATHER and HIS Way thus we have a standard to measure every topic, path, and argument others make concerning Truth.  We are equipped with FATHER’S Character to discern good from evil, Truth from lies, pure from the impure, and intent beyond a disguise.

In Titus chapter 1, Paul states:

10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.

Here Paul tells us that we must consider the motivation of what is being taught.  There are those who focus on dishonest gain and have no issue in subverting whole households in order to achieve their goal of fame or fortune.

15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.

16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

We are to be fruit inspectors and judge between good and evil.  We cannot nor should we attempt to judge the heart.  That is FATHER’S area of concern.  Ours is to inspect the fruit.  If there is none or it is bad fruit, we must protect and distance ourselves from those who are habitually producing such fruit.  They will be judged accordingly and we must not become “collateral damage”.  Close alignment with those who produce the wrong fruit will ultimately impact you.  You cannot fellowship with the lawless and not be negatively impacted at some point.  The immature will not understand this reality.

In 2nd Corinthians chapter 6, Paul states:

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

​​​“I will dwell in them ​​And walk among them.

​​I will be their God, ​​And they shall be My people.”

​17 Therefore ​​​“Come out from among them

​​And be separate, says the Lord. ​​Do not touch what is unclean,

​​And I will receive you.”

18 ​​“I will be a Father to you, ​​And you shall be My sons and daughters,

​​Says the LORD Almighty.”

If you are Spiritually immature, you will not know how to discern between good and evil thus you will not know when you are in harm’s way.  We must depart from darkness, lawlessness, idols, and unbelief.  We are the Temple and must preserve it for it is the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.  Accept the responsibility of becoming Spiritually mature as a qualified Son, you will be glad you did.

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