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Saturday, June 19, 2021
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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.  1 Corinthians 3:2

Here’s a real simple way to evaluate whether you're carnal or not: How is your appetite? Do you crave the meat of the Word, or are you still only able to digest milk? 

According to Hebrews 5:10-14, the milk of the Word deals with what Jesus did for us, while the meat deals with what Jesus is now doing on behalf of us;  what’s going on in Heaven presently, the big plan which will unfold eschatologically. The baby Christian only knows, ‘Jesus loves me, this I know’. But as great a truth as that is, he has not gone on to see Who Jesus is presently and what’s coming down prophetically. 

Do you know more about what Jesus is doing today in Heaven and on earth through His Church than you did last year? If you do, you’re progressing and growing. Good for you! But if you don’t, then perhaps you might fall into the category of the carnal believer who still has to be fed with milk, who can’t get the meat on his own. 

Is there any hope for you? Of course there is! The Lord would have you simply confess your carnality. And the good news is that, following confession to the Lord, there is liberation by the Lord. He sets you free. How? Not by positive thinking, not by determining to try harder or do better, but by His Spirit within you. 

Although a pair of shoes used in the movie The Wizard of Oz cost only $9 to make, they were auctioned recently for $12,000. Why? Because Judy Garland wore them. So too, to an unspeakably greater degree, it’s Who’s in us that brings value and freedom to us as He works in us both to will and to do His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13


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