The three levels of spiritual maturity are:
Don’t be upset because the teacher isn’t talking to you while you’re taking the test.
You go through a dry period. A dry place. Even in that dry place, God prepares a place in the wilderness where you will be fed. God will not take someone away from you unless he is sure you will survive.
In Mark 4:14-10 we read about the parable of the sower: 14 The sower soweth the word. 15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
You may be persecuted for the Word’s sake. You may be persecuted because you are peculiar. Peculiar people have peculiar values. The further you grow in the Word of God, the more opposition you will have. But, once you get full of the w Word, the enemy can’t trick you anymore. When the enemy gets mad he will reveal who we are and reveal who you are not. When the enemy is mad, it penetrates the core of our moral and spiritual life. Satan desires that which is within us – both good and evil. The demand of God’s Word requires a decision. We must not only listen to the Word, but we must let it shape our lives.
It is in the 3rd. dimension that we come into all of the knowledge of who Jesus is. This means we have experienced Divine Revelation. It is in the 3rd. dimension that He informs me. I’m not lost. I am not panting after my situation. But as the deer panteth after the water brook, so panteth my soul after thee O Lord. My soul is thirsty for the living God!
Anything that has not been revealed to me is illegal. You cannot allow Satan to illegally speak things to you that are not legal…….. Before we as believers speak something, God must reveal it to us. We are not saying from the outer court, we are not speaking from the inner court, but we are now at the mercy seat, we are speaking out from the holy of holies.
In the 3rd dimension I am robed in righteousness, belted in truth and I have paid the price to get here.I now have the strength of an eagle. Isa. 40 says”, 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Symbollically the eagle implies “divine insight” from a far place. Divine vision….The eagle is one of the few animals that can carry a branch the size of his own weight. In the 3rd. dimension you can carry a problem your own weight and still be able to fly.
In the 3rd. dimension you are as a lion – you are not afraid of anything! You are not shaken nor are you confused. Rev. 12:13And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.