Being a believer in Jesus Christ, attending church services, having the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures is not enough to reach the Fullness of God!…One must strive and thrive in order to reach “Spiritual Maturity” or “Spiritual Adulthood”.
And what is Spiritual Maturity? Spiritual Adulthood? It happens upon the Baptism with the Holy Spirit!..
Those who don’t have the Holy Spirit have a Childish Faith….
What is a childish faith? It’s a faith that has the characteristics of a child: Immaturity, lack of wisdom, emotional, unpredictable, naive, foolish, week, dependant, volatile, elusive, inconsistent.
Children have to be nursed and to be under supervision at all times in order to avoid a tragedy and any kind of harm to their safety.
In the same way if the Baptism with the Holy Spirit hasn’t occurred with you, then your salvation and your faith is at risk, is compromised, under the jeopardy of your feelings, emotions and cravings of the flesh.
A CHRISTIAN IS NOT SAFE UP UNTIL THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
It’s the Holy Spirit that make’s one with a mature faith, that make one to reach the fulness of Christ. The Holy Spirit is what makes one mature in his decisions, wise, empowers, strengths, guides and makes the person secure, bold, decisive, with his/her trust in God’s promises unshakable.
Those who don’t have the Holy Spirit are easily tricked by all sort of doctrines, philosophies, religion, dogmas by men and the craftiness of deceitful schemes of the devil to make one stray from the genuine faith.
Give a glance to below Bible verse:
Modern English Version (MEV)
13 until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, into a complete man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so we may no longer be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men, by craftiness with deceitful scheming.