The Body of Christ Is alive and well, glory be to God! And when you think of His body, think of it as you would a natural body, but of a spiritual conception. The number one thing that either body, whether by natural or spiritual conception, must do to be healthy is to grow up and mature. You have probably heard it said a few times by people you know concerning their little princess and/or their little hero: I don’t want them to grow up, and I want them to stay that sweet size right there, forever! You have to let them, and help them grow up into mature young adults in order for them to realize the fullness of life that God has instore for them. Theoretically speaking, If you tried to keep your little princess or little hero in that so sweet stage, let’s say it’s the preschool stage, longer than their development naturally dictates, they may continue to act that stage out for a brief time because of your efforts to keep that stage; however, in just a little while the sound and size of the school-age stage will be circling your door with your help or by your default. In order for the child to grow up healthy and mature at each stage, you must let them, and help them enter into the school-age stage, or next stage when their time comes. Neither of my parents had that “you stay your sweet way” with me forever itch on them. No, each time that it was time for one of us three siblings to graduate high school, we would already be set to start college later in August of the same year to move on.
The spiritual body actually acts the same way: if you try to keep yourself in a stage of the process longer than you should be there, you will stunt your growth by not moving on. And if you continue to stay where you are, and not move on, you will end up circling the Father over and over. I am sure that we have all heard of the most famous circling of them all where the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness for forty years. I read where one comment made stated that “if nothing ever changes, then you are going in circles in that wilderness journey.” When you are processing the “word” of God, you have to allow it to move into the next stage as its development spiritually dictates. There will come a time in the process when you will have all the “word” that you need, and now you need to move into the next stage so that the “word” can move on, and not be kept to make circles. The next stage for the “word” of course, is to have it moved on by the Holy Ghost, to have the power on it to be made substance as its development spiritually dictates. There are two separate developments in the Body going on simultaneously, but they both have the same purpose to complete. The two separate developments, the corporate body and the individual members of the body, are both operating to bring the Body of Christ to its full development and maturity. I will do a post on this soon, but for today, I need you to know this: once the “Word” is full, and the “Holy Ghost” has moved it in position to be made flesh or substance, we must not keep the process in a sweet little comfort zone. We will end up circling the Father, aka, the “Will,” resulting in the stunting of our progress. We will be circling a certain comfort zone wilderness if we do not move the process along as the development is spiritually dictated. I am going to leave you with this now, or I will be forced to continue the post now because of the need to explain. We take in more word than the process needs at times because we don’t move forward. It’s easier to stand on another “word” for the same need, than it is to break the circle, and step into the uncomforted zone of the times and seasons of the Father’s will as it passes before us in the process.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.