Little children of God are mostly alive for what they can receive from their Father. Churches are full of babes and little children wanting something from God for themselves.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not condemning them. We all start out young, green, and self-centered babes in Christ, much like little natural babies. We are dependent on others for our spiritual sustenance. Many desire to be “filled with the Spirit,” usually to alleviate current miseries of the heart and soul.
God is the Deliverer and Savior. But there is a strong tendency for little children of God to remain in this state of spiritual childhood.
The apostles strongly admonished us “to be no more children, being tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine.” Little children are easily deceived, both in the natural and in the spiritual. A teaching comes out, and they run after it. Another comes around, and they are tossed about wondering if that doctrine is true or not. All “winds of doctrine” are not of God. If they leave a person weak and vulnerable and needing another weekly recharge at church to maybe get them back to where they started from in their Christian experience, then something is greatly lacking.
And that something is truth. Worshipping in “spirit” is not enough. Animation without truth is just that–movement and being animated, “holding the form of God but denying the power.” The Father is looking for His offspring to worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
What Truth Are You Talking About?
The truth as to His true plan and purpose in the earth in bringing forth His manifested sons and daughters who will walk on this earth in full resplendent glory doing the “greater works” that the Savior Himself promised that some would do! All of our trials are not “worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us.” You want to claim something? Claim that. Ask God to help make you one of His first fruits. He said that “He is bringing many sons unto glory.” Have you ever asked who these elect sons and daughters are?
How about the truth about God’s original Hebrew name and the power found in its meaning: Yahshua = The Self-existent One is the Savior = Yahweh come in the flesh. How about worshipping Him in Spirit and that truth?
What about the truth concerning the counterfeit one world government being formed as we speak–a false kingdom that will elevate a false messiah to power and the whole world will wonder after this man of sin, this ruler of Satan’s world system.
We must worship Him in Spirit–His Spirit–and in truth–His truth. Not some manmade doctrines, which are nothing more than “cunningly devised fables” crafted to “deceive the very elect, if it were possible.”
It is only when we “believe upon Him as the scripture has said”–then, the Holy Spirit will come down and flow out of our inner being like “rivers of living waters.” “As the scripture has said” signifies “believing on Him the true way that the scriptures lay out.”
All Must Make a Choice
Now we all must make a choice. Perhaps God is calling some to leave childhood and complete and perfect the life-cycle of the Seed, the Word of God Made Flesh in us! And become fathers and mothers of multitudes of manifested sons and daughters.
The apostle Paul exhorts us to “go on unto perfection.” And the only way for that to happen is “not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and faith toward God.” Not laying it again and again and again and again! These things we ought to have done–true repentance and believing God for a new heart that won’t sin ever again.
But the people don’t get to hear this because their preachers come from their very ranks and are children themselves, tossed to and fro in their deception.
And so it goes. But His will shall be done in this earth. Why? He has already spoken it, like us, into existence. And His word will not return unto Him void, but it will accomplish what He sent it to do. Kenneth Wayne Hancock