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The Virtue of 'Babes' In Christ

- Who are the “babes” and “adults” in the eyes of Christ?

- How many people want the virtue of “babes” so as to be endowed with divine knowledge and wisdom?

- To whom do many people want to be identified with? To the “babes” or “adults?


Nov 20, 2005

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[i]“Honour thy mother”[/i]The “babes” would not venture to know who the “mother” is in the command. God gives the clue identifying “her” in the following. The “mother” is the “wife of God.” [i]Jer 3:14 [/i[b]]“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the [size=18]LORD[/size]; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.” [/b] [i]Isa 54:5[/i] [b]“For thy Maker is thine husband; the [size=18]LORD[/size] of hosts is his name...” [/b] As revealed the “mother” is composed of the chosen themselves to whom “God is married.” “Mother” therefore is actually a “wife-children” relationship with God. Who can understand this? This must really be foolishness to the Natural Man: [i]1 Cor 2:14 [/i]‘[b]But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” [/b] In effect, the command “honour thy mother” therefore is the commandment in: [i]Mark 12:31 [/i] [b]“And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” [/b] [i]Example of “Dishonouring the mother”[/i] Since the “mother” is composed of the chosen, one good example is King Saul a chosen of God. David who killed Goliath is likewise a chosen of God. When the people looked up at David for his victory, King Saul became envious of David: [i]1 Sam 18:7 [/i] [b]“And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. 8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?” [/b] [i]1 Sam 18:9 [/i] [b]“And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.” [/b] [u]On several occasions King Saul wanted to kill David. But look at the end of “dishonouring the mother.”[/u] [i]1 Sam 31:4 [/i] [b]“Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith... But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.”[/b] After revealing the “father and mother” and explaining the meaning of “honouring and cursing them,” a violation of this command means “death,” physical as it is written but more than the “letter” is spiritual death in the Lake of Fire. [i]Mat 15:4[/i] [b]“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.” [/b] [u]Who can now question God for the penalty of death for the violation of the command?[/u] [i]Rev 2:11 [/i] [b]He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. [/b] [i]Rev 21:8[/i] [b] “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” [/b] [u]Hating the father[/u] [u]Luk 14:26 [/u] [b]“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother ... he cannot be my disciple.” [/b] [u][b]The “babes” would “tarry” or wait for God to reveal the “father” that should be hated in the foregoing command. Jesus said:[/b][/u] [i]Joh 8:44 [/i] [b]Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He ...abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [/b] Who would not want to hate the DEVIL? Would the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, Priests and those people who do not know God admit they loved Satan? Because of “spiritual blindness” they did not know that they loved him. This is because they did not recognize the God they professed to worship: [i]Joh 8:54[/i] [b]“...it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:[/b] [i]55[/i] [b]Yet ye have not known him...” [/b] [b]Today, many people claim to know Jesus Christ. But how many people accept this sharp rebuke of our Lord so as to humble themselves and be endowed with divine knowledge and wisdom as “babes?”[/b] [i]Joh 8:19 [/i] [b]“Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.” [/b] [b]Don’t we hear people claiming to know Jesus yet declaring, “The infinite Father God is a mystery incapable of clear identification with the finite mind of man.”? Does this make any difference from the Scribes and Pharisees and the Jews in general who do not know God? Because of spiritual blindness, what is unfortunate is that people claiming to love God actually it is their father, Satan, that love him instead. [/b] [u]“Hating the mother”[/u] Who is the “mother” to be “hated with the father?” Again by divine revelation, if God is married to His chosen that know Him; so is the Devil married to the people who do not know the One True God. Let us not forget the “wife-children” relationship with the “father.” The “chosen” compose the “mother to be honoured,” so are the “called” ones comprise the “mother to be hated. [b]” For many are called, but few are chosen [/b]([i]Mat 22:14[/i]). [u]God revealed “hatred to the mother” to Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus before recognizing his Lord, in the following:[/u] [i]Eph 5:6[/i] [b]“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God...7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.” [/b] [i]Prov 4:14 [/i] [b]“Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.” [/b] [i]2 Cor 6:17 [/i] [b]“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,[/b] [i]18[/i] [b]And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” [/b] [i]The “children” of Father and mother worthy of honor[/i] God as spiritual husband is planting His “seeds” ([i]Luke 8:11 [/i]truth in the word) unto “His wife,” the chosen, to bear “children.” These are the “fruit of the Spirit.” [i]Gal 5:22[/i] [b]"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance...” [/b] [u]How could salvation be with “child bearing” in the language of man? But this refers to the “mother-children” relationship with God as spiritual husband. [/u] [i]1 Tim 2:15 [/i] [b]“Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.” [/b] [u]The “children” of the father and mother to be hated[/u] Satan, the great counterfeiter, is likewise injecting his “seeds” to his wife, the called ones. His “seeds” is also the word of God. [b]Satan showed this when he tempted our Lord in the desert citing Bible verses: [/b] [i]Mat 4:6[/i] [b]“And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.” [/b] [u][b]Satan quoted the following verses in the book of Psalms. But he could only understand the “letter” of the word:[/b][/u][i]Psa 91:11[/i] “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. [i]12[/i] They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” [i][b]To Satan, “stone” simply means the inanimate object. He does not understand that “stone” refers to people (1 Pet. 2:4) that could not “dash” or frustrate our Lord. This is the challenge to the “adults” who rely on HUMAN WISDOM. They could not avoid simply taking the “letter that killeth.” [/b][/i] [i]2 Cor 3:6 [/i] [b]“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” [/b] [u][b]Clearly therefore, the “able ministers of the new testament” are the “babes” in Christ. The “babes” see the distinction between SPIRITUALITY and MORALITY. The “adults,” because of spiritual blindness, cannot see the counterfeit, “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance” taken only from the “letter” of the word. This is what our Lord saw in the Scribes and Pharisees who called them:[/b][/u] [i]Mat 23:24[/i] [b]“Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.” [/b]
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