-2ND Peter 3:18 states, … But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever ( to the day of the age ). Amen …
-The Bible is full of passages that tell us to mature, progress, and to grow up into a mature son of God. The
growth that is being spoken of is a spiritual growth. It is a growing up into the fullness of God that must take place in
our lives. We must see ourselves as individually and corporately coming into 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 fullness of Christ: 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; but speaking the truth in love, may GROW UP INTO HIM in all things, which is the Head,
even Christ: ( Ephesians 4:13-15 ) …
-This is what is taking place within the true members of the body of Christ. WE ARE GROWING UP INTO HIM! We
are not to remain as children ( spiritual infants ) in our understanding and knowledge of God, but we are to learn how to
access the VERY GRACE OF GOD in our Christian walk. Our knowledge of God and His purpose for the creation should also increase.
This should take place to where we are beginning to understand the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.
-Why is it that so many of God’s people are afraid, even scared to death, to learn, progress,
and grow in grace and in the knowledge of their Lord? We must understand this about man and his fallen condition: Carnal man
is eager to remain stagnant in his comfort zone. Anything that seems to be unorthodox or challenging to man is immediately
discarded and thrown to the side. It is regarded as “off the deep end”.
-We ought to guard against believing everything we hear, but we must also guard against discarding everything
new that we hear. Many times we may be discarding revelation truth. WE MUST STRIVE TO HAVE A TEACHABLE SPIRIT, being
led by the Spirit, testing everything we hear and experience by the Holy Scriptures. Let us not be afraid to learn, consider,
study, and …