Revelation Chapter 14 Discussion



 
  • God's Child - in Reply on Revelation 14
    The Vaccine is the Mark, it alters you. so that you are no longer what God Made you, but something different, Children cannot worship the beast knowingly, but they are satan's target because, they will be altered, the vaccine does not prevent Co-Vid. it only alters your DNA on a very small level, something else is in the works you can believe it, it kills unborn children worse than an abortion ever could. Plus, it is experimental so we don't know what will become of those who take it long term,
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Revelation 14
    I'm sorry for your loss of friends during this difficult time. I'm sure it's even more troubling for you because of that.

    I do not believe it to be the 'time" nor 'mark' However I Believe we are to be wise. Psalms 2:10,Teaching our children. Deuteronomy 11:19.The scripture does say 'hand or forehead" Revelations 13:11-18, please read around scripture for best context. Unless translation could mean arm, it's not clearly "the mark of the beast". I think the reason many are alarmed about this is

    1st because of ingredient in vaccination, Psalms 106:29, Psalms 36-39

    2nd whistle blowers coming forth with evidence of ungodly acts in testing, ingredient & side-affects

    3rd the division it's caused & causing in Church & society

    4th The Forcefulness of it all, losing ability to work, travel in some cases

    5th The targeting of the T-cells, and cells that give space for communication with GOD, discovered by scientific study, (Reported 2009). Even having immediate side-affects

    6th possibly most troubling for some: 1st P. C. developer bought pharmaceutical & Biotechnology ''vaccination' developer. Then filed for patent : WO/2020/060606 for: Cryptocurrency using body activity.

    Please don't panic. 1 John 4:18,

    Mark 13:22, Mark 13:5-37, several of those have yet to happen. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-13, could the great falling away be those who put all faith in rapture? Revelations 6:8-11, John 17:1-20, holdfast during trial Matthew 24:13, Matthew 24:4-51,

    What is worship? Is it adoration, admiration, time given to, consuming, looking into intently, loving? Some feared computers were "the beast" the image of the beast? Cell phones or 'computer chips" The other day I wondered what it looks like to GOD seeing so many faces looking into devices, not up to HIM. Let us Worship only GOD ALMIGHTY, creator of Heaven & Earth.

    Hopefully this is helpful in your research of Truth. I will pray for you also & sad for your loss & heaviness for loved ones being deceived. Peace to you
  • David - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Hi Lise I'm amazed at how many christians or believers are getting caught up in the vaccine shot

    being part of the beast or mark of the beast when Gods Word says Clearly we won't be here! We may

    see things building up to that point in Gods time table, but we will not be present when the son of

    perdition cuts loose so to speak. That term son of perdition literally means offspring of loss or destruction.

    Who in the Bible Steals ,Kills and Destroys, now you know who this guys Father is going to be and where

    he's getting his power from. But again we won't be here, but those left behind will be taken in by the so

    called false signs miracles and wonders he will perform. Stick with God Word.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Lise Carmen Verdon,

    I would like to add another amen on top of brother Spencer's reply to the answer Andrew gave. A true believer would never receive the mark. In order to receive the mark, a person must first bow down and worship the image of the beast (Revelation Chapter 13). That is a prerequisite before a person can receive this mark. You cannot just walk up and receive the mark without first worshipping the beast. So that would eliminate the vaccine being the mark of the beast.
  • Cowboy - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Lise

    [Why does people believe that you have to take the chip in your hand to be the mark of the beast' as opposed the vaccine? I believe many of my christian friends have been decieved, but on the other hand it seems many christians believes the mark of the beast will happen once we know who the Antichrist is and we as christians we will not see this happening as we will be rapture before this.] The word of God reads in Revelation 13: 16 to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:" This vaccine has a chip in it that I believe will flow through your body until it reaches a small blood vein where the chip will be stuck the smallest blood vein in the body is in the right hand and the forehead.

    Many people are being deceived about the vaccine even after they get the vaccine they can still get the virus. Biden is making camps for the people that refuse to take the vaccine. I believe the antichrist will appear after the beast which is a computer "this is a one world order". The church will see some of the one world order before it is taken out of this world. This is just the beginning of the beast more is yet to come

    God Bless

    Stay prayed up and ready to go up

    Cowboy
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Sister Lise, may God grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    The words of God are WRITTEN to his church, we individually are the church.

    Now if the CHURCH is not going to be here when the beast and anti-christ are here, why would God have need of putting that in his word.

    Revelation says which is, which was, and which is to come.

    And no man could buy or sell, save he had the mark of the beast. Has not man been buying and selling since the world begin, man IS buying and selling, WAS buying and selling and SHALL BE buying and selling.

    From the beginning God made vessel of honour, that God CHOSE, to fulfill his PURPOSE, but he also made vessels of dishonour, that he CHOSE, to fulfill his PURPOSE.

    Abel was Chosen to be a vessel of honour, Cain was Chosen to be a vessel of dishonour.

    Genesis 4:15...and set a MARK upon Cain (a beast, a vessel of dishonour)....

    A BEAST has no KNOWLEDGE of GOD, we all start as THE BEAST.

    Proverbs 9:1-2 WISDOM ....hath killed her BEAST.....

    ANTI means against, opposed or not in agreement with: we all start out as ANTI christ.

    Proverbs 16:6 By truth and mercy iniquity is purged (destroyed), and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

    By studying God's Word THE BEAST and THE ANTI CHRIST (no knowledge and wisdom of God within you) is destroyed and replaced by LIFE and TRUTH ( Colossians 1:27), being BORN AGAIN by the word of God. ( 1 Peter 1:23).

    God Bless You.
  • Lise Carmen Verdon on Revelation 14
    I believe in Jesus Christ our Savior I was saved 4 years ago. I have Christian's friends that took the vaccine, I myself, the day I heard about the vaccine was coming, I decided to read more about it, participated a Summit conference (7 days) and I knew this was very wrong, because the vaccine would changed our DNA for life. As a believer in Jesus Christ, he created us as His image and our DNA is precious because it is what God gave us to protect us from disease. We have been created to His image, but we were born in the flesh as sinners and once you a reborn again, then God seals you as His child and we are known as not sinners anymore but saints. There has been so many contreversy about 'the mark' of the beast and I always believe the vaccine was the 'mark of the beast' and lately in many countries and in Canada we are seeing places where they do not allow people to buy or sell because they refused to take the vaccine. I myself, I am very sadden because I do have christian friends that took the vaccine and some of them have died. My question is this? Why does people believe that you have to take the chip in your hand to be the mark of the beast' as opposed the vaccine? I believe many of my christian friends have been decieved, but on the other hand it seems many christians believes the mark of the beast will happen once we know who the Antichrist is and we as christians we will not see this happening as we will be rapture before this. This is my question
  • Evelyn on Revelation 14
    It is taking a lifetime for God that direct me too understanding His Word. The Church Age is coming to an end.. The 144k are Jewish make virgins, keep alive supernaturally by God in the wilderness, after the A/C makes his full attack on the nation of Israel, during the middle of the Great Tribulation. They will know that Jesus is the Messiah and they will be sent all over the world to save any who will hear and believe. They will be martyred by decapitation, as will any who will not accept the evil one as god. Their souls will be under the alter til Jesus comes with His bride to the earth. Now, the most important thing to know... you can do nothing to save yourself and without the blood of Christ applied to your heart, no one can be saved. Rest in Him.. He did it all... the Word of His patience... believe and obey... that is all... What a mighty God to have made such a plan/gift to Save us!!!
  • GiGi - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Hi Gina,

    I thought that someone would have responded to your post by now. Sorry, the Bible calls the seventh day the Sabbath. Genesis 2:3.

    The believers in the Old Testament kept the 7th day Sabbath beginning what we call Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown. In the beginning there were not the current names for the days of the week. So I am not sure we can really know exactly which was the seventh day in the earliest times. At one point, someone created a calendar, and determined what day was the seventh day according to the calendar. The Israelites were commanded by the Law of Moses (10 commandments) to set the Sabbath aside from working. So, they had to have some calendar to go by for determining the days of the week.

    As Christians, we are urged to keep every day as a Sabbath, not to rest from work everyday, but to live it for God. But it is fine for Christians to keep the seventh day as a Sabbath, or Sunday, or any other day of the week as a day of rest and worship. We have such freedom to obey the commandment in its elevated way that Jesus taught His disciples and then they passed it on to their congregations. ( Colossians 2:16)

    I Hope this helps you. Looking forward to your reply.
  • Gina on Revelation 14
    Is Saturday the Sabbath Day?
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Amen Brother Jesse!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Hi Rick,

    Yes indeed. There's a good message you are sharing here. I think Jonah could also be included in this. God says you're going to Ninevah and Jonah says nope, I'm going the other way. Jonah was exercising his free-will. But isn't it amazing for the believer in Christ that every time we try and do things "our way," they don't quite seem to work out as planned? I like your paraphrase using the word "dude."
  • Bro dan - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Hi Brother Jesse,

    Thank you for clarifying your beliefs on Salvation.

    Yes, I too believe we are in agreement, that the entire salvation process, in finality, is dependent on God forgiving us!

    Also, as you say, adoption of "the Christ centered message" remains our only roadmap to victory!

    God Bless.

    God Bless.
  • Rick - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Hi Jesse Mans mental accent to the truth of walking by the spirit is mans five senses mind saying I'll do it my way, but we will know them by there spiritual fruit. When naamen in the old testament Got delivered of leprosy if he would have dipped in Jordan 6 times no deal the man of God said seven. Another example when jesus Christ told Peter to let down your nets for a drought Peter said look dude I'm a fisherman you preach but to appease you I'll let down a net, the grace is they still got the fish.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Brother Dan, Amen!

    As you say, salvation should never be taken likely. I guess it would have been better for me to say "man-made" formula instead of just formula. Yes, the bible clearly teaches us what is required for salvation. I believe I have a pretty thorough understanding of the entire salvation process. There isn't anything you just said that I would disagree with. Would you agree with me if I said that the entire salvation process is all of God, not man?

    The "special formula" that I speak of, and please accept my apology for not wording it differently, but I've heard so many different answers to the question of how does one obtain salvation. I'm speaking of man-made formulas. I'm sure you've heard a few of those over the years?

    Man comes up with so many different ways on how to be saved that are not biblically correct. And these formulas are all human formulas that have nothing to do with the Spirit of God doing the work. As long as the gospel message of salvation is Christ centered, and not man centered, I think one would do well in sharing that message.

    If I'm asked what is required for salvation, I don't feel I would be in the wrong by telling that person that they need to receive Christ. They need to be born of His Spirit.



    Thanks for the blessing. You also have a blessed day in Christ Jesus!
  • Bill - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Thank you for the kind and understanding words.

    I agree with you in that we can be pressured into "appeasing" the wishes of others that love us and want us to be saved.

    We may differ a little in our thoughts in how a call to Christ for salvation yields results. I made a request for Christ for His saving grace at the age of 12, no idea what I was asking Him to provide. No guidance was given by the church, just congratulations on being saved.

    I am so thankful God have me life to learn just what receiving His salvation involved and what my heart had to feel for this salvation to actually affect me and my life.

    My second appeal to Christ that I receive His salvation had an immediate effect on my internal being. No waiting.

    Christ will not go where He is not invited with heartfelt sincerity and desire for Him to enter. Once invited with a pleading spirit He will enter your being and provide the gift of the Spirit.

    The key is our desire being expressed with sincerity. To me, it seems we both lacked sincerity on our first asking of Christ for His giving us salvation.

    Paul was certainly set aside by God at his conception for the purpose God had planned for him. So we're others such as Samuel and John the Baptizer. Others even today.

    I firmly believe the most effective tool in the work for Christ is a person that has experienced the opposite of God's expectations of us in our lives. Thus, Paul was truly prepared for his calling by Christ. Actually twice; initially prepared by his education to refute religious opposition and then by his actions against Christians.

    Paul's salvation was instantaneous. He just had a learning curve before Christ could use him.

    May God grant you a blessed day my fellow Christian.

    Bill
  • Bro dan - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Brother Jesse,

    You state: "I don't believe there's any special formula for salvation other than surrendering to Christ and receiving His Spirit."

    Respectfully, I think there is more to it than you expressed, and I believe Jesus does have "a special formula", and it is outlined throughout the bible. I say this so others will not take lightly their salvation, and hopefully they will study the scriptures on their own, to satisfy themselves that they are really following God's requirements "per the bible scripture."

    John 3:5

    "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

    John 3:16

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

    1 John 5:3

    "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous."

    John 14:15

    "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

    John 14:21

    "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."

    Jesus tells us that he will be our Judge, and he tells us what he will be looking for in us in order to enter into the Kingdom: Revelation 22:12-14

    God Bless.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Amen Brother Jesse!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Bill, Here is part 2:

    I don't believe there's any special formula for salvation other than surrendering to Christ and receiving His Spirit. It was at the point that He placed His Spirit inside me that my salvation took place. Personally, I don't like to use the word accept because the bible never says to accept Him but to receive Him. For me, to accept just means that I mentally agree with what He did for me. I have to receive Him.

    I agree that growth takes time. It's a lifelong process. A person has to remain in God's word and be in submission to Him for there to be any growth. Saying we are a follower of Christ is one thing. Actually following Him and being in total submission to Him is another. As for Paul, I believe he was already set apart for salvation before he was born. I get that from Galatians 1:15.

    Paul was around 30-32 years old when he had the experience on the Damascus road. God already set him apart for salvation from his mother's womb, but it wasn't until Paul was on the road to Damascus that God actually saved him. So it wasn't immediate for Paul even though God had already planned in due time to save him.

    Paul didn't ask to be saved. He was on his was to have more Christians put to death. He says but when it pleased God, meaning the exact moment that God had planned. And Paul says he was separated from his mother's womb. So God already had a plan for Paul while he was still in the womb. For 30-32 years, he was carrying on in his sinful acts until one day God says "times up," and Jesus intervened.

    I find it to be true with most, if not everyone that gets saved, is that we're on our own journey and He intervenes and cuts us off, stops us dead in our tracks, and points us in His direction.

    Brother, thank you so much for reading my post. I truly respect your thoughts and the things you have to share. Sometimes we word things differently but often say the same thing. Thank you also for asking for clarification on what I said. God Bless!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Hello Bill,

    Here is what I believe about immediate salvation. I believe that salvation takes place the moment that the Spirit of Christ enters into our spirit. Without His Spirit, there is no salvation. Romans 10:13 says that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. I believe that to be a promise that if we call upon Him to have mercy on us that He will at some point save us. I can't say it is immediate because only the Lord knows our hearts. But the promise that He will is still there. It's as it is a guarantee.

    We are also told in Romans 8:9 that if we do not have the Spirit of God in us, we do not belong to Him. In other words, without His Spirit in us, there is no salvation that took place. So as far as when salvation takes place, I believe it is when His Spirit enters into our spirit. That's is when I believe that salvation takes place.

    What I mean by saying for some it is immediate, and for others it could take a while, and it is something that you yourself touched on when you said if it is sincere and spiritually made it is immediate. I completely agree with you on that, amen! I can say that that was the case for me. I said a so called "sinners prayer" years before I actually received Christ. It wasn't sincere. I did it in front of my mother and her evangelist friend in order to please my mother, not because I wanted to surrender to Christ. There was no immediate salvation there at that time for me, even though I called upon the name of the Lord. He had to prepare my heart and it took years before I was ready to receive Him and make Him the Lord of my life.

    I have a little more to say but am running out of space here. I am going to try and finish this up in a second post. I just wanted to clarify what I was saying. I don't see you as being argumentative at all. I'll send more as a (Part 2).
  • Bill - in Reply on Revelation 14
    I question your statement. " It doesn't say that this salvation is immediate. But the promise is still there. Some get saved immediately, and for others it could take a while".

    Christ told the thief on the cross there would be no delay in entering paradise. To me, this is immediate salvation.

    If the acceptance of Christ is sincere and spiritually made, salvation is immediate. It is growth and understanding of what salvation means in your life that takes time. Reference the scriptures of Cornelius and his household in Acts 10:44-48. Is this not salvation immediately after hearing Peter?

    Did Paul not receive his salvation on the road to Damascus? I believe he did but required a long period of learning before setting out on his Christ-given mission.

    No intention of starting an argument, just asking if salvation is instantaneous or a long journey after accepting Christ as Lord and savior.

    Brother in christ,

    Bill
  • Bill - in Reply on Revelation 14
    WOW!!!

    Great post.
  • Bill - in Reply on Revelation 14
    My situation in accepting Christ as my savior the first time, (yes, I accepted Him more properly later in life), at the age of 12 is similar to yours. It was basically a revival preacher and his prop that did it along with the pressure of the congregation "to do what is right".

    The prop, a homemade wooden cross with a hole in its center where the two pieces of wood crossed. The minister was speaking of how the cross cleaned a soul of sin, he called sin "a dark red stain" on the soul. Next, he brought a glass from beneath the pulpit, as I am remembering, filled with some liquid that was red. He said this represented my soul, stained with all my sins. He set the glass on the pulpit, picked up the cross, and placed a basting bulb behind and through the hole in the cross. He then used one hand to pick up the glass and bring it in front of the cross, in front of the hole and bulb stem. As he again told of how the cross could cleanse my soul of the sin inside it, he squeezed the bulb, and some liquid squirted into the glass. The glass immediately became clear.

    Impressive to a 12-year-old and his friend. We went forward at the invitation, mainly bewitched by the chemical demonstration. We were baptized.

    Unfortunately, we were not taken under the wings of the church and never received guidance as how to actually become a Christian. We floundered with only the Sunday School class to guide us.

    In actuality, I floundered for 50 years! Many denominations and even more churches with little instruction on living and believing the Christian life.

    Finally, I found a church that encouraged me in living a Christian life. I was encouraged to study scripture and not to just accept what others say it means. My Christian life is now growing.

    We are victims of well-meaning pastors. They count the baptisms and neglect the teaching required.

    KEEP PRAYING AND BELIEVE CHRIST WILL HELP - HE WILL!!

    Praying this will help you in your quest to ease your soul and guide you
  • English Sacha - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Yes Luoma , you are right . Remember the plagues in Egypt ? All those terrible things that God brought onto the Egyptians ? The one before last , the thick darkness ? That must have been terrifying ! What happened to the Israelites then ? They had light in all their dwellings ! Christ is our light and we can be sure that God knows how to protect and provide for His own . Stay strong and the reward will be overwhelmingly awesome ! Much love in Christ .
  • Luoma Jones-Vaughn - in Reply on Revelation 14
    We have to keep the faith that God will show us and lead us the right way and not to take that mark, that's when the Holy Spirit will speak through us, & we have to let him do it, What's going to be hard is not being able to buy, trade, or sell. Put food up in your cabinets, and save gold medals to trade for food. God always shows us a way out, we can depend on that, Don't take the mark
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Lina, may God's favour continue to shine upon you.

    Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a son, yet he learned obedience by the things which he SUFFERED.

    We bear the same cross and walk the same path to Calvary.

    1 Corinthians 15:31 ...We DIE daily..

    Romans 6:6 ...our old man was crucified with him .....

    Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nonetheless I LIVE, yet not I, but Christ LIVETH IN ME: and the life I now live IN THE FLESH I live by the FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, who loved me and gave himself for me.

    Colossians 1:27 ... this mystery ...CHRIST IN US .....

    GBU
  • Lina - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Thank you BELOVED . It's alright. It made me so much stronger. It truly prepared me for the world today. I know without any doubt that I MUST KEEP GOD IN THE FOREFRONT OF MY LIKE. I MUST continue to be the CALLED OUT, THE SET APART one that HE wants me to be. However, that human side of me still comes in to play. My desires to be LOVED by others even my own children . The wantingness to be loved by a husband or just mere companionship of others. The loneliness is hard at times. I know I'm never alone, but physically I am. Nonetheless, I must go on in Christ Jesus name. My BLESSINGS come each NEW day I am able to see the 4 walls of my home and not the 4 walls of my grave. I don't get a call that a loved one has departed. My children and grandchildren are doing fine. My mother is still yet alive...etc. I AM STILL BLESSED. I MUST learn NOT to be as the children of Israel and murmur or complain. The MIST HIGH GOD knows what HE'S doing in my life. I should sit back and follow HIS lead. Take the I out of SIN and replace it with O for The SON. Take i totally out of the equation and I'll be much much better. Thank you again for your response. MAY THE MOST HIGH GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WITH PEACE, LOVE, AND TOTAL PROTECTION.
  • Dgjot - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Hi Lina. I'm sorry you had to grow up in that environment. It's truly sad when parents give preference to one or more of their children and physically, mentally, spiritually abandon the others.

    Take heart. Revelations 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes....
  • PART 2. Stages of Christian Life__mishael - in Reply on Revelation 14
    because they don't know how to walk in the ways of God for themselves. Similarly, there comes a time in every Christian's life when he has to learn to do things for himself. David said, "Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child" ( Ps. 131:2).

    In a church I served, there were two older ladies who were spiritual babies. Even though they had been saved for a long time and were baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues, they were the biggest babies in our church. They needed a lot of attention and would miss church on Sunday just so I would visit them on Monday!

    Christians ought to grow up enough so that they don't always need someone to visit them, pump them up, pray for them, and feed them. They need to grow up so they can help somebody else.

    EPHESIANS 4:14. CHILDHOOD

    14 That we henceforth be no more children.

    Children can be a handful! They are often curious and like to get into things. One time I came in with a sack and put it on the kitchen table. In no time at all, one of my young granddaughters was in the sack, wanting to know what was in it. Spiritually immature children get into things too. They poke their noses in places where they shouldn't. They are always in other people's business. Another thing about children is that they have never learned the value of silence.

    Sometimes people say something hurtful and afterward say, "Oh, I was only joking." No, they weren't! They were being mean and hurtful with their words and then were trying to cover it up by saying it was a joke. Proverbs 12:18 (NIV) says, "Reckless words pierce like the sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." Psalm 141:3 says, "Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips." We need to watch what comes out of our mouth. Our words should lift others up, not tear them down ( Eph. 4:29).

    We were wounded and needed help. Proverb 18:14, Is. 53:5. Be quick to forgive yourself.
  • PART 1 Stages of Christian Life. Eph 4 - in Reply on Revelation 14
    Beloved, you need to let this go. Forgiving ourselves is mandatory. :) I read this years ago and kept it. Maybe it was for you. You were a baby Christian when that happened.

    Ephesians 4:11-15

    Did you notice in verse 15, Paul tells the Christians in Ephesus to "grow up into him in all things? Evidently, Paul didn't think that the Church at Ephesus had grown up yet. He also said in verse 13, "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN."

    In The Amplified Bible, this phrase is translated, "that we might arrive at really mature manhood." In these verses, Paul is encouraging us to reach spiritual maturity. He is encouraging us to grow up spiritually.

    Throughout the New Testament, we see a striking similarity between spiritual and physical development. In fact, there are three stages of spiritual development that correspond to physical development. They are: babyhood, childhood, and manhood.

    Even though a person can be a born-again Christian for many years, he can still be in either the babyhood or childhood stage of development in certain areas of his life. As you take a look at each stage of spiritual development, you may see where you need to grow in certain areas.

    BABYHOOD

    1 PETER 2:2. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

    Newborn babies require a lot of work.

    In the same way, you can't expect young Christians to do for themselves. You need to follow up with them after they first come to your church and encourage them to return, or at least to get involved in another good church. They don't understand much about the things of God, so you have to spend a lot of time teaching and counseling them.

    They'll come crying on your shoulder about this, that, or the other thing. They don't have a lot of confidence in their own prayers, so they'll ask everyone they see to pray about the same thing over and over again. You have to carry them, so to speak, because


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