Learning to Swim

In the 5th Chapter of the book of Hebrews, the Apostle Paul rebukes some in the church because “at a time when they ought to be teachers, they need someone teach them again the fundamentals of God.” (Heb 5:12) At a time when they should be well on their way to maturity, they were still “babes in Christ, in need of milk, and not solid food.”

As a result, they had become “dull in their hearing.” The Amplified Version says they had “become dull and sluggish in their [spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen.”

The Spirit is saying many things to the Church today, but many are “disinclined” to listen. Like the early church, too many are stuck in infancy, content to live on the milk of the Word. As a result, many churches remain powerless and ineffective in advancing God’s Kingdom. They have a form of godliness, but deny its power. (2 Ti 3:5) They are tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine and are susceptible to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. (Ephesians 4:14 / 1 Ti 4:1)

We live in a time of great darkness and deception. Evil abounds, and it takes little discernment to recognize it.

But there is also a great deception within the church. Many have removed the Gospel, deny the inerrancy of the Word, and while they say they love Jesus, are ashamed of His words.

It’s time many of us as Believers individually, and as the church corporately repent. We need to return to our first love, and do the works we did at first. (Rev 2:4-5)

We’ve been asleep in the light!

It’s time to grow up.

Time to move from milk to solid food.

Time to take off our “spiritual floaties” and get out of the shallow end of the pool.

Time to learn how to swim.

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