There are 3 types of men walking in the earth now. The carnal man, the babe and the spiritual man.
The carnal man is the man born from Adam, the mere man.
The babe is the one who has been born again by the Spirit of God; he is reborn spiritually as a new creature, but he is still growing up in the things of God.
The spiritual man is the mature born again; the new creature who has grown in maturity.
Peter admonishes us in 1Peter 2:1, that once you get born again, you have to desire the milk of the word so you can grow.
1Peter 2:1 KJV “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”
Paul however goes a step further to help us see there is the milk of the word and there is the meat of the word, and if you stay on just the milk, you will continue to behave like a mere man, but you are not actually a mere man.
He teaches us about these 3 people, and helps us see that as a new creature, you are not a mere man and what you need is to grow up in Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3 KJV “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”
Paul explains that as a new creature in Christ, you start with milk, and at that level, you still behave carnal and walk like a mere man. But you are no longer a mere man. However as you grow, you begin to feed on meat, and your behaviour is more spiritual.
In Ephesians 4:13-16, we see here that we are to grow up unto the knowledge of the full stature of Christ, because we are gods, and children of the most high and as he is, so are we in this world.
Ephesians 4:13-16 KJV “till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: from whom 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 unto the edifying of itself in love.”
1 John 4:17 KJV “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Psalm 82:6-7 KJV “I have said, Ye are gods; And all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.”
So as a new creature, you need to recognise you are no longer a mere man, but you are a god, a child of the most high, otherwise you will continue to live like a mere man and experience the death and sickness and failures that they do. But this message is to help you arise, and know who you are and walk in the light of Gods word concerning you. Praise God!!!
I will give a quick analogy as i round up. Imagine a baby born and taken to live amongst monkeys in the forest. He nevers sees a man, just monkeys. He would begin to eat bananas like them, and jump on trees and will never learn to speak. But the moment humans come to bring him to live amongst them, he begins to see things differently and he starts to learn new things and begins to behave and dress and learn to talk as men. So also, as a new creature, its important to have regular fellowship with others who are also born again, so you can learn the behaviours of the kingdom.
Next week, we will discuss about our new Kingdom, where we are from, for we have been translated. Glory to God!!!.
1John5:1 “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God…”
If you are not yet born again, say this prayer below
“O Lord God, i believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, son of the living God. I believe He died and You raised Him from the dead for me to be made a new creature. I believe He’s alive today as Lord and so i confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His name, I have eternal life; I am born again as Gods child. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul. Halleluyah!!!”
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