There was a trend that began some years ago centering around knowing our REAL AGE from a physical perspective... One test that was used determined REAL AGE by measuring a persons physical abilities while performing specific activities, and coming to a conclusion based upon a specific set of results... In my early forties, my REAL AGE results rated me at 33. I performed better than expected for someone my age in those days. This began to float in my consciousness recently, but it was concerning our REAL AGE Spiritually. Now, as it was with my REAL AGE test years ago, this is not a competition, but an examination of our own "personal" REAL AGE and Health from a spiritual perspective... Results will vary, there is always room for improvement, growth/recovery.. and God's Grace can help us move in the right direction!
REAL AGE... WHAT IS YOUR SPIRITUAL AGE?
Determining our Real "Spiritual" Age ~
Children have a different set of desires than adults..., and we all get to be children for a season, but then of course, there is a time to put away childish things.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things... 1 Corinthians 13:11
6 Characteristics of Children
1. they want toys, they want to play (Exodus 32)
2. they don't like the word NO (Sell all that ye have, Mark 10:21)
3. they fall asleep anytime and anywhere (Matthew 26:40)
4. they cannot drive, not yet ready to lead others, they still have need to be taught (Hebrews 5:12)
5. they fall a lot (1 Corinthians 5)
6. they need parental guidance, support and protection (1 Corinthians 4:15)
These can all be improved through discipline or discipling... (Both God and Man are involved in the effective discipling of Believers)
We've all been there, in that place of immaturity; but the Lord is calling us higher...
“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;” Ephesians 4:14
Without proper discipleship, equipping, preparation and impartation, many will be deceived in this hour.
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” 2 John 1:7
Beloved Saints, are you prepared to defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ..., or have you presumed that responsibility upon your Pastors and Leaders? If you are a Christian, you cannot afford to be caught with your girdle down around your ankles...
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”
TRUTH IS YOUR GIRDLE!
Sharpen your swords beloved Saints... Many deceivers have gone out into the world... It is not enough to carry your Bibles to Church, we must become living epistles known and read of all men, the measuring stick by which this generation is judged in Love. Yes in Love, but in Truth... and may the Full Power of the Dispensation of Grace be upon you in Jesus/Yeshua's name. I declare the anointing of apologetics to rest upon those who would be apprehended to this end, and perfected in understanding and demonstration by the Holy Spirit. We ask for the release of the anointing of intimacy in the revelation of Jesus Christ, overwhelming your hearts and souls by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit... in Jesus name, amen
"But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ": Ephesians 4:15
Our faith ought to be of such reality that if they were to burn every Bible on planet earth, you yourselves would evidence the Truth by the power of the Spirit and Love, releasing His Glory to such a Degree that men would see Jesus himself working with , in and through you, even as the Father worked with, in and through Jesus... Shalom, Rest... Glory to the Lamb