I am moving you into a place of spiritual maturity. Look with eyes that see the spiritual, not the natural. This maturity is needed for what you will face in the future, and for the work I have called you to do.
The mature do not run from the meat of My Holy Word, they submit to it. They do not run from hard things, but submit to hard tasks, knowing the time is short and what I accomplish in them will bring great reward.
Do not focus on the world around you, but look eternally. Be eternally minded and watch what I am doing for you. Look and see that you are blessed and greater blessings are being worked out in you and through you.
- 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
- 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
- 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
- 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
- 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
- 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?