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Understanding God in a Deeper Way

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”false” align=”left” margin_bottom=”45″ p_margin_bottom=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]From 1 John 2.12-14 we realize there are levels to maturity described as “infants”, “children”, “young men”, and fathers.  The difference between them becomes a way to see where we are and where we want to go.

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake.  I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.  I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one

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Levels of Growth and Maturity

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The scriptures teach that we are all born into slavery to some degree.  That we are slaves of the sin nature and slaves of fear.  Slaves work for a task master, and see God as someone they must please because of fear of retribution.  Slaves are also prisoners.  They live with rules and regulations and bars on windows.  And they are very comfortable because the four walls never change, they are secure in that there are no changes in life for them.

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We all begin our walk with Christ as a little child.  Redeemed from the penalty of sin we see the need for forgiveness and take advantage of the gift given from the Cross.  A relationship with Father God through Jesus Christ.

“Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander , like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord”
1 Peter 3.1-3

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The Child phase of growth is more about a process.  Seeing ourselves as we really are. Coming to see that I am in a struggle with an orphan spirit a spirit of self dependency, self justification, self rationalizing, self vindicating, self promoting and self protecting.  This is an ongoing battle of selfishness, “me first” and though we don’t say it that way, child thinking is all about me.  So many people don’t even understand how much child thinking they are influenced by.

A child is in need of maturity.  A child is someone who childish thinking, childish ways, childish reasoning.   A Child only thinks of itself.   It is self oriented, strives for independence from everyone, fights authority, is a slave to cirucumstances, relates to life and relationships only through themselves, what do I get out of this, what’s in this for me.  Children react emotionally when they don’t get their way, or emotionally against those who don’t agree with them, with isolation and rejection, and demean, devalue, and cut themselves off from people that don’t agree with them.

Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.  Hebrews 6.1

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Victory over the Evil one.  Meaning that I know how to use the armor of God.  Managers of Life Relationships.

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Fathers Know Him Intimately.  He is able to prepare others to walk with Him.

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Vertical tabs

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