We read all the scriptures of how the milk of the word is for the babes in Christ, and how strong meat is for them that are of full age. The main reason why the milk of the word, and the babes in Christ seem to always cross each other is because they both are in the starting position for each of the two processes. If you are going to get to the strong meat, then you are going to get to start at the milk first; and if you are going to get to where you are of full age, then you are going to get to start out as a babe in Christ first. And that is one reason why it seems like they spend so much time together. The age thing runs into play because it just takes time, and the more time it takes one, then the more of age you just will become; however, time is also relative to the one in question. If the one in question can handle the milk of the word with a quicker pace, then the next level in the process is going to just shed forth for that one to move on. The process of moving from of babe in Christ unto of age in Christ, has nothing to do with the time it took, but everything to do with the pace in which it was taken. There are those who have been a member of the Body of Christ for years, and they are still closer to of babe status than they are closer to of full age status: Corinthians 3:2, “I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.” The Apostle Paul had some expectation of growth over time with the members here, but they were still not able to bear it, even after a season of full milk preparation to have them ready for the meat. When you have the Apostle Paul feeding you the word of God, you don’t pack up to transfer to one of the Ivy league schools, for the Ivy league schools are sending their instructors to the school of the Apostle Paul. In other words, they were just not going to have the milk covered right then no matter who was covering the feeding. There are people around us today, who are just not getting it covered, no matter how hard they try, nor did it matter who was covering the feeding. It is not because of the teacher, but it is because of the distractions that lie before the people being fed. We are having a time getting to the processing of the strong meat because we have stepped beyond the processing of the milk. And as I said earlier, the milk and the babe are just the start of each process processes, and they are not set aside eliminators of the start of the processes. Even we who are at full age at the milk level, we can not just over look the milk now that we have come to full age. If we don’t start each faith operation at the milk level, by not just jumping up to the meat level, we are leaving many babes at bay who want to come up. And when those full of age skip over the milk at the beginning of the operation, they skip over things needed at the meat level to get the job done.
The Apostle Paul gives us indications in the above scripture that lets us know that we are dealing with more than just foundation building. If the building blocks of Christianity were the things keeping the members not able to bear strong meat, then the Apostles Paul, as a coach would have at half-bear, made the necessary building blocking adjustment to have them ready for the second bear kick-off. We will always need to have the Warm Milk Before Strong Meat goes forth when doing the faith operations. If we of full age skip over the warm milk, we will skip over what the old and new babes need, as well as the refresher that comes to those of full age every time the process goes forth. Yeah, that’s part of why we are missing, because we, those of full age, are missing going over with them, what they need that we use to know: they are just following our lead without understanding. When I just tell someone the way to do it, if they miss something or I miss telling them something that I know, there is no one with them to help make the adjustments for what was missed. Now, if I walk through the process with them as they go, if they miss something or I missed telling them something that I know, then I’m there during the process to help them make the adjustments for what was missed. I don’t have to be physically there, but be in contact for each step or bump in the road as they go. Tell them to call you when the way is not clear, and to stay put until back up arrives before going in over their faith heads. So let’s take my situation for an example: I have a thirteen, and a sixteen year old, and let’s call them the babes in the education process. And let’s say that my wife and I are of full age in the education process with both of us having earned our high school diplomas, and college degrees. So when there is a homework operation going forth where they need some help, I send the sixteen year old to her mother, and I help the thirteen year old. lol. Let’s be real, neither at age thirteen or at age sixteen, do we consider them at being in the milk of math. They both can teach us a thing or two when it comes to math; however, for the example sake, I don’t just jump right in anymore to explain any of those subjects to them at the meat level. As I go back to refresh my memory on somethings that I once knew quite well, I come to find out that there are some milk of the subject things that I am completely missing when it comes to explaining how it works to them. I know how to live in my world, and always get it right, because it’s no longer coming at me to know it in the way that the student as to know it in class on an exam. And matter of fact, the situation that the babe is facing has shed into a whole other life form for me of full age. It’s a shed level in which the mere form of their question, is a form that is no longer even necessary for me to know or deal with. And for me to explain it in the way in which they need to know, I need to refresh my ways in the ways of the milk in which I use to know, or I will not be able to help them in any kind of way even though I am of full age in the education system. So we who are of full age in Christ will need to put hands on the situation, and refresh our mind and spirit to the ways of the milk that are facing the old and the new babe. You see, helping others has never been a problem for us, but not living in the milk as much makes us give great answers that requires greater faith than the babe of a few months or a few years will be able to bear. And unless we are there hands on, they will not tell us that it was too much to bear. And those of you who work work with upcoming members in the Body, you know what I am talking about. When you walk them through the process, you are able to step down in your faith selection, and walk with them in there level of belief to the victory, over and over again: Warm Milk Before Strong Meat.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.