Summary: God can use the simplest things to help us to understand His Word. We are going to take a look at what happens to babies in their first year of life. Then we are going to compare that baby’s life with a born again believers.
I Corinthians 3:1-3 says, “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto , even as unto s in Christ. (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. (3) For ye are yet : for wheras there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not , and walk as men?”
I believe that in our Christian world we have too many baby Christians that never grow up. This morning the Holy Spirit has allowed me to let you through this message see whether or not you are a baby Christian. God can use the simplest things to help us to understand His Word. We are going to take a look at what happens to babies in their first year of life. Then we are going to compare that baby’s life with a born again in Christ.
ONE MONTH OLD
In the first month babies are able to lift their heads briefly in a prone position. They also can focus on a rattle in line of their vision. Now baby Christians are also able to lift their heads briefly in a prone position. That means, little by little, day after day, they are beginning to lift their heads to listen to Jesus and depend on Him. . They can’t fully hold up their heads, only briefly.
Sometimes when you have problems, you don’t lift up your head briefly. You rather sit there and cry about your problem. Instead of lifting up your head to Jesus, you’d rather worry about your troubles. How long are you going to be One month old. You will become like a baby that never grows up.
Born again believers also focuses on something to get their vison in line. They focus on Jesus. The Bible says in Col. 3:2 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” You need to focus on Jesus.
TWO MONTHS OLD
In the second month, babies can lift their heads halfway, frequently. They also are able to watch responsively. Christians, let me tell you something, the more you lift up your heads to Jesus, the more you will be able to praise His name. But if you never turn to Jesus, the problem will always be their and you will never grow up. The Bible says in Ps. 24:7,8 “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? Yahweh (The LORD) strong and mighty; Yahweh (The LORD) mighty in battle.”
Yahweh is the LORD, God the Father (Ps. 68:4;KJV) Yahweh who is God the Father had a Son and his name in Hebrew is Yahshua; Yah = Yahweh; shua = our salvation, which means “Yahweh our salvation. But in the Greek it is Jesus but it has the exact same meaning as Yahshua. Now the name of Jesus has been given power from heaven. All you have to do is just call on him. Like I said, these babies watch responsively.
The softest sound you make will cause babies to turn their attention to the direction of the sound. What if we had a world full of watchful Christians always ready for the devil’s attack. The Bible says, “watch and pray.” (I Pet. 4:7; Lk. 21:36) There are Christians who are watching but what they are watching is not the return of Jesus nor are they watching out for Satan’s attacks. They are watching someone else’s life and are trying to find out what’s wrong with it.
They say things like “Girl, did you see her.” “Yea, child, I did.” Watch out for the Devil and his demons. Watch and pray. Keep your minds renewed by God’s Word. (Rom 12:1,2) If you don’t , you will stay two months old all of your life. You will be like a baby that never grows up.
In the third month, babies can recognize their mothers as separate from themselves. You know, it’s a sad thing to claim to be a child of God for more than 3 years and you still can’t recognize who God is. If a baby at three months can recognize his/her mother, then what about the Christians. Too many of them don’t acknowledge God. God said in His Word, in Prov. 3:5,6. “Trust in Yahweh (The LORD) with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him (Yahweh, the heavenly Father) and He shall direct thy paths.”
When you began to deny yourself and follow Jesus, something is going to happen. John the Baptist said in John 3:30 “He (Jesus) must increase, But I (John the Baptist) must decrease.” You can stay three months old if you want to, but you will become like a baby that never grows up.