DESIRE GROWTH (1)
Saturday, 7 February 2015
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”. 1 Peter 2:2 (KJV)
When the people of Thebez in the Book of Judges were in trouble, they did not look for just any place to hide. They ran to the strong tower in the middle of the city. Abimelech was coming against them ferociously and these people knew that they did not have the ability to stand against this force. They knew that their only hope was in the strong tower and they ran there.
An impressive thing took place at the tower and it is something that most believers miss. The Bible says that the people did not just run into the tower but went to the top. Now, what does that mean? This detail shows that we must not be satisfied with just being saved. Running to the top indicates that these people accessed the highest grace in Jesus. Many of us experience the things we do today because we are still baby believers. The Book of Galatians says that when an heir remains a baby, the heir is no different from a servant. You are an heir to the riches and glory of God but if you remain a baby, certain things will keep you under their control. So there is a need for you to grow.
Daniel 11:32 says those that know their God are the ones who shall be strong and shall do exploits. Knowing God comes through a process of growth. Answering the altar call and being baptized with the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues does not translate into growth. You grow as you listen to the word, study the word, internalize the word, and act on the word.
Even church activities do not translate into growth. There are always many activities going on but the question is: How many know who they are in Christ? Do you know your rights? Do you know the power you wield? Do you know the grace you carry? It is time to know your rights and privileges and begin to wield the power that has been made available to you.
Further reading: 1 Peter 2:1-3, Galatians 4:1-3 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Leviticus 1-3, Evening-Matthew 24:1-28