Spiritual maturity is knowing the difference between the things that are important in this temporary life and the things that are irrelevant to the kingdom of God. The Bible is our Creator’s revelation about Himself, His purposes, and His plans for His creation. God’s Word is our instruction manual for this life and teaches us everything ‘we need to know’ to grow into the Spiritual image and maturity of Jesus Christ.
We know the Holy Trinity consists of three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We, also, know that the Holy Trinity is ONE. While Jesus, the Son, was on earth, He communicated with the Father through the Father’s Holy Spirit who resided inside Jesus. Jesus was showing and teaching us how we are to communicate, in prayer, with the Father. After Jesus was glorified and reunited with the Father, ‘the Helper’ or Jesus’ Holy Spirit came, and continues to come, to seal each believer and reside inside each believer who, truly, accepts Him as their Lord and Savior. So, in effect, we communicate in prayer with the Father through Jesus Christ, the Son; since we can, only, come to the Father through Jesus who is our eternal redeemer.
The Bible teaches us that while Jesus was on earth, He was, fully, man and, fully, God in a body made of human flesh with His Father’s residing Holy Spirit. He was fashioned like this so He could be the perfect propitiation for the human race. When Jesus’ Holy Spirit resides inside our hearts and minds, we are born again, redeemed, justified, and reconciled to the Father through His Son.
Our Lord’s Holy Spirit gives us the wisdom, knowledge, and discernment to help choose the correct paths in this temporary life. He convicts us of our sins so we can repent and remain in an unbroken fellowship with Him. He teaches us and helps us retain the true meaning of the 66 books in the Bible. He warns us against all of the nonsensical ‘ doctrines of men ‘. He shifts our focus onto “His truths”, and gives us the insight to know the difference. Through His indescribable power, He will raise us up on the last day of our lives to live in eternity with Him.
Even though we retain our natural born ‘spiritual sin nature’ while we live on this spiritual battle field, our Lord’s power will, always, supersede any sinful desire, as long as we remain focused on Him. We still have a ‘free will’ to choose our way or the Lord’s way!
With thankfulness to our Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus’ name,
Debby Mac Manes, disciple of Jesus Christ <><
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26
And in Him you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, having heard and believed the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Eph 1:14
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men . Mat 15:9
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for me. In burnt offerings and sin offerings You took no delight. Then I said, ‘Here I am, it is written about Me in the scroll: I have come to do Your will, O God.’ Heb 10:5-7
When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all. 1 Cor 15:28 … Rewritten this says that ‘when all things have been subjected to Jesus, then the Son will also himself be subjected to the Father who subjected all things to Jesus, that God may be all in all.’ The Holy Trinity will return to ONE; God will be ‘all in all’ in the New Heaven and New Earth as He was in the paradise of Eden.