Hebrews 6 1:3
6 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands,the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And God permitting,we will do so.
These are only 3 verses but there are a lot of things to think about.
There is a lot of information and revelation in the teachings of this book.
Carefully focus on Jesus, do not get stuck in your spiritual growth.
Today I have 5 very important things to tell you!
1)it’s time for you to leave elementary lessons:
Think about how long you have been saved?
Many people say that they’ve been saved since their childhood but their level of growth is very low.
The focus of today’s message is ‘Go beyond the basics’
To build a house you can’t just have the foundation, you need to work more.
The writer of Hebrews is saying that it’s been long since you’ve known Jesus, now it’s time for yoy to go beyond basics.
A baby does not live on milk alone, as they grow their diet changes to solids.
They need to eat solid food for growth and nutrition.
You can’t just have your foundation, you need to have a structure as well.
You can’t go on saying that you’ve been a believer for 40years. You need to grow, need to give yourselves nutrition.
We are the house of the Living God. A very important message for today is that “The work need to take place”.
A change has to happen in our spirits.
It’s is not important to be perfect but instead we can be mature.
We need to be perfect in Christ. It is a slow process, it will take a lifetime. So do not keep repeating the foundational teachings again.
Go for bigger, greater and better things!
You must know
*Who you are in Christ.
*What you have in Christ.
*What you can do on Christ.
So go to the next level!
“Go beyond the superficial”
It’s time that you go to the deeper level.
1 Corinthians 13:11
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
It is the same in our lives too, we change our ways as we grow old.
So it’s time we grow in our spiritual knowledge.
The verse in Hebrews 6.13 talks about 6 things.
Let’s study some of them.
1) Repentance from dead works.
Suppose one does something good or religious rituals one day they will feel a sense of religious satisfaction but is that giving you life?
No, that is called dead works.
You don’t get life from it.
2)Faith towards God:
Despite having been a believer one needs to be taught again about Faith towards God.
3)Doctrine of Baptisms:
Doctrine of Ceremonial washing for cleansing or Baptism.
4)Laying on of hands:
It could be laying on hands on anyone for impartation or healing and praying for them.
5)Resurrection of the Dead:
Even this teaching is foundational. Reserrection is natural.
6)Eternal judgementThe writer says we will grow further and beyond these basics by placing our complete dependence on God.So get ready and dive deep!
In today’s teaching Br. Damien points out the various elementary teachings as mentioned in Hebrews 6. 13 Like the author of Hebrews, Br. Damien urges us to leave these elementary lessons and get ready to dive into the meatier matters.
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About the Author
Ps. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.
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