He Is Of Age
December 24, Tuesday
“But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. ” John 9:21 (KJV) Yesterday, I started by differentiating between a child and a son. We agreed that you need to grow up to be able to take advantage of your position in Christ. The moment you get born again, all the rights and privileges of a son are available to you, but by virtue of your immaturity, you cannot access them.
It is like a child whose father is a multi-millionnaire and buys him a 2015 model of a car. Yes, the car might be registered in the child’s name, but no matter the love the father has for the child, he cannot commit the steering of that car into the hands of the boy until he attains a certain age. Even the law defines the age below which a child cannot drive a car. So is he the owner of the car? Yes, but can he drive it? No until he attains a certain age, depending on the country you live in. The same applies to the believer. The only difference is that maturity in the things of God is not a function of age.
In the scripture above, Jesus had just healed a man who was born blind, and the Pharisees sought to use the miracle against Jesus and they went to the parent of the man who received the miracle. Look at the answer the parents gave: he is of age, he shall speak for himself. Are you of age? Are you speaking for yourself? Or are you in the company of those who jump around church to church and prayer line to prayerline seeking for people to lay hands on them and pray? If you are like that, then you are still a babe and you cannot access certain benefits of a believer.
There comes a time God expects you to speak for yourself. He expects you to speak the word and as you do, He watches over His word to perform it. Take a quality decision to make progress in your walk with God. Don’t be a babe, grow up and speak for yourself. God is waiting for you to speak.
Further Reading: John 9: 1 – 21 Daily Bible Reading: Morning Habakuk, Revelation 15