New Book Release: Ken Howerton’s Say Father: Lessons in Spiritual Warfare from a Deliverance Ministry Pioneer
If this quick excerpt from SAY FATHER makes you raise your eyebrows then you should…
How can you know if you are spiritually mature? Like me, you may not have had an understanding of what “the laying on of hands” meant or that a person can intentionally increase in faith. In this short blog, I will give understanding to key things listed in Hebrews 6:1-2 that Paul identifies as the basic teachings required to be considered spiritually mature. Unlock the truth now.
Dead works are simply things we do that Holy Spirit is not guiding us to do. Christians can do “good” things that seem to be the right thing to do, but if Jesus didn’t guide us to do it, we are wasting our time. Sometimes religious activity can make our conscience feel better, but it does nothing for us eternally. God instructs us to turn away from doing dead works and do things by faith.
Faith in God is more than just hoping. Faith is a spiritual substance by which things were created. Love works through faith. We are all given a measure of faith when we are born again. Faith can increase. Without faith we cannot please God. Our faith can be tested. It takes faith to do anything in the spiritual realm. Faith is believing what God says and acting according to Holy Spirit’s direction.
There are at least 3 baptisms identified in Scripture. The first is when you are born again and Holy Spirit baptizes you into the Body of Christ. Another baptism (these next two do not have a particular order) is when you are immersed in water as a witness to people publicly of your having been born again. Another baptism is to be baptized in Holy Spirit by Jesus Himself for empowerment.
Laying on of Hands is a basic principle of the Christian Life. When we lay our hands on someone it can bring healing, transfer authority, impart spiritual gifts and simply bless them.
Resurrection of the dead refers to the miracles which are seen throughout Scripture in which someone was raised to life on Earth after dying. It also refers to what will happen to all souls, whether believers or not, at the end of the age. People are also presently being raised from the dead as well.
Believers will be resurrected and give an account of the deeds they did while on Earth. Rewards for believers will be awarded at this time. Unbelievers will be raised, judged, and sentenced to eternal damnation.
Now, you have the basic keys to spiritual maturity! Knowledge alone does not make you mature, and there are no quick fixes. But, you now have a better idea of where you stand. In this hour, maturity and the love of the truth are in dire need. I’m so glad you took the time to read this. Do a small thing and share this post with those whom you know have spiritual hunger. What multiplication!
Agree with me and pray this aloud:
Father, in Jesus’ mighty name, give us a holy hunger for maturity. May we put off childish things and ways and grow up to fulfill Your plans for us.
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