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What is God's way to come to full maturity in Christ, and how can I know it is the right way? By the Church. By that which every joint supplies.


This is God's process, and it does not happen by human effort. We cannot strain to yield. We must let God do the work in us. When we fail, we get up and walk again. When our brother or sister misses the target, we help them to get up and walk again. We restore them. If one walks away from God, we look to God for how to bring them back, but we only do that which He sends us to do. Whatever is not of faith is sin. The only thing that we can bring to this process is submission, and even our submission is a gift of God.

God Has A Way To Come To His Full Maturity, And It Is In The Bible.

At the start, it must be stated that there is no way that you can earn maturity just as there is no way you could have earned your initial salvation. Jesus paid it all. If you refuse to believe in Jesus and receive His salvation, then you will not be born into the family of God. If you aren't born into God's family, there cannot be any maturity or fulfillment. Once you are born again, if you refuse to walk in the Spirit, you will stay a baby in Christ. If you walk in the Spirit, you are simply believing and receiving what Jesus already paid for. You are not earning your way into the Kingdom of God.

God's order for coming to Him will be the way. And that order will be in place 'til we all come to the full completeness of the likeness of Christ. This is the duration. God's order must be in place.

True ministry is the flow of that Anointing from member to member. The ministry is from the Christ in one member to the Christ in the other. It assembles the Body together.

Ephesians 4:11 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

But how? Through the Church. We Need The Church. This is God's order. These are God 's sent ministries. These are God's called out people walking in God's Spirit.

You may have been dissatisfied with church. You may have known, by the Spirit of God, that something was wrong or phony. Perhaps you stopped attending. Perhaps you knew, by the Spirit and by the Bible, that the Church has a certain order, and that order was not being followed.

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

This verse is not referring to the man-made Church, but the Church of the Scripture, the called-out ones. God's way. God's order. Many people are surprised at how much of what we call Christian is actually not even in the Bible. It is surprising how much of what the Bible has to say is left out, but God continues to restore. All may come, but God forces Himself on no one.

Just make sure that, when God speaks to you through your conscience, that you don't ignore Him. (some caveats about hearing God's Voice)

God Has Restored Much Of What Is Necessary So That The Church Can Come Into The Fullness. Don't ignore the Spirit of God because of what some men and women are doing that is contrary to the Spirit of God. If you seek God, you will find Him. God will lead you and give you power for righteousness.

God has a method for bringing us to maturity in Him. His plan is that we would be transfigured by the renewing of our minds. For this process, He has given gifts of the Spirit to the members of the Body of Christ, so that there is none that has preeminence. All are necessary. His method is that every member have one or more gifts and that those gifts be the manifestation of God in the earth. Those gifts grow into ministries as they are used. They are used to minister outside the church, but they are the means by which every member ministers to every other member. It is a body ministry.

Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him [Christ] in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom [Christ] the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

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