In the last few episodes we spoke about the Heavenly Father as our Spiritual Father.
There are two types parenting:-
1) Natural Parenting
2) Spiritual parenting
I am going to talk about Spiritual Parenting!
1 Peter 2:1-3
2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk,so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
In verse number two it is mentioned “babies”
When a person is born again he or she is a newborn baby!
That person might be 40 years old, 56 or 90.
After the spiritual experience the person becomes a baby.
Every baby needs care,
Whether the person is spiritually or physically a baby, they need care.
When a person is born again there need to be people to come forward to help him out.
Maybe today God is calling you to be someone’s Spiritual Parent!
If you parent someone you will be taking so many people to heaven along with you.
Remember, we can take people to heaven but not gold,
even if you get permission to take some gold to heaven it will just be to repair the roads up there.It is important for us to take some people along with us to heaven!
Every believer should and can function as a spiritual parent.
Spiritual parents themselves should grow into maturity first.
Only a mature person can take care of babies, age is not a barrier but spiritual growth is what matters!
You don’t have to be a natural parent to be a spiritual parent!
For instance Paul was not married and did not have biological children but was a spiritual parent to a lot of people.
But if you are a very good natural parent it would be very easy for you to be a spiritual parent.
What is Spiritual parenting?
Some of you may be listening to this phrase for the very first time.
Process of giving birth to spiritual babies and raising the new believers in the Lord.
Do you love to do that?
Do you want to give birth to many spiritual babies?
Your marital status is not a problem, your age, your qualification or anything is not a problem all that matters is your spiritual connection with God.
When you express this desire of yours to God he will automatically show you what steps to take.
Some people say spiritual parenting is mentoring or discipling.
Spiritual parenting involves mainly two things:
1) Giving birth to spiritual babies.
For this you have to be born again first,
You should be saved,
You have to be in the Lord and you have to be at least a little mature.
How can people be born again?
God uses two heavenly agencies.
The Word & The Spirit.
The Word is the seed of God and when the Holy Spirit comes over on the seed of God it germinates.
When the Word of God falls into the heart of people and when the Holy Spirit comes upon the seed, the new life comes out.
Your marital status is not a problem, your age, your qualification or anything is not a problem. All that matters is your spiritual connection with God.
The word is the seed of God and when the Holy Spirit comes over on the seed of God it germinates.
God usually uses a person to bring the word and spirit to help the sinner.
God can use you!
You don’t have to be a big apostle for that, you don’t need to be a great pastor for that, a prophet, teacher or evangelist.
Any person irrespective of age qualification, social status who is available can be used by God.
If you want to function as a spiritual parent the Holy Spirit will help you!
1 Corinthians 4:15-16
15 Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
The Gospel is the Word of God.
The Gospel is a seed.
So God can use you also irrespective of anything to bring more souls to him.
1)To be a spiritual parent you need to give birth to spiritual children by using the word of God.
2) You have to raise spiritual babies in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 2:11-12
New International Version
11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
When Paul’s spiritual children grew up he did not give up on them he did not forsake them.
We call so many people orphans in this world.
We call them because nobody is there to take care of them,
By default their parents are to take care of them, in some cases the parents have died, in some cases they don’t take the responsibility.
Do you know that there are more spiritual orphans in the world then orphans?
Many people are born again when they watch TV programs, crusades or when someone shares the word with them but after this there is no one to guide them, no one to tell them what to do.
No one to grow them and raise them in Christ.
Can you take responsibility for raising some spiritual babies?
All you have to do is express your desire to the Holy Spirit and he will help you out.
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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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