Grow Up In Me
(Taken from Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts.)

     O My people, I have purposes for thee that embrace eternity. Before the creation of the worlds, I planned for thy redemption, for it is written of the Lord Jesus Christ that He was the Lamb foreordained before the foundation of the world. I Pet. 1:20 Yea, and I have manifested Him to you, so that ye have believed in Him and have been born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, even that which liveth and abideth forever.
So then, now that ye are in Christ, ye have My life abiding in you, and ye have become a new creation. Grow up in Me now, so that ye may develop in the process of time into the full stature of men and women – even unto the measure of the fullness of Christ. (Eph. 4:13)
For I have not purposed simply to bring you into My family and have you remain as babes or children. I am concerned with your maturity: your growth in wisdom and knowledge of things pertaining to Myself; with the perfection of your ministry; and with the producing of the fruits of the Spirit in your life.
And so to this end, I have provided for you the ministries and gifts of My Holy Spirit. As ye receive these by faith, and as ye walk in these by faith, so that I am allowed to manifest Myself through you in this way, ye will find that ye will grow in Me, yea, grow in grace and in your knowledge of Me, and ye will find the fruits of the Spirit will begin to appear in thy life quite naturally, even as apples appear on the apple tree, though the tree takes no thought and experiences no effort or anxiety.
Commit to Me thy sanctification. Bring thy thoughts into captivity and let thy mind be under the control of the Mind of Christ. Do not curb impulses of the Spirit within you, neither refuse to allow Me the freedom to manifest Myself through you by means of the gifts. Ye may resist Me, because ye feel unworthy or unready to be used. This is a delusion of the mind. I do not use you when you feel prepared but when I need you and you are yielded. Even as I use you, ye will discover that in the process of being used, I shall do a work in you yourself to the edification of your own heart and life.
So then, ye block the way to your own spiritual development if ye hold me back when I would minister through you. Eph. 4:12 & 16)
Indeed, if the time should ever come that ye feel ready, I would then be completely blocked by your pride, and would be forced to use someone else.

1.        1Peter 1:20 He (Yehushua ‘Jesus’) was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
a. It is through Yehushua HaMassiach (Jesus Christ) that we are reconciled with the Father.
b. Yehushua (Jesus) has given us through His death the opportunity to choose eternal life by accepting that                          salvation.
c. This is not where it ends… God did not bring you into His family for you to simply sit in one place and never                     grow….
d. You are to grow and mature in knowledge and wisdom. (Eph. 4:3 – Until we all reach unity in the faith and in                    the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Ha                          Messiach (Christ.)
e. Why? Because He has called you to a specific ministry, one which is to produce the fruits of the Spirit in your                   life.
f. How does He attain this? (1John:2:26-27 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead                     you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to                   teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit –                         just as it has taught you, remain in Him.) Although we are not sure who wrote this, but it is assumed that it                      was John, and he is referring to the anointing of the Holy Spirit whom Yehushua (Jesus) sent to earth to dwell                   within in us; to teach and guide us; for He is the only one who truly knows the mind of God.
g. It is through this anointing that God is able to manifest Himself through you. Each of you has been endowed                     with specific gifts. (Eph.4:11-16). These gifts were given to you not for your benefit but for the equipping of                       the saints. However, as you submit in obedience to God and you are used of God, your relationship with Him                    will continue to grow and He will continue to reveal Himself to you and through all that you will grow and be                    edified.
h. Where does the unification come in? If we are truly being taught and led by the Spirit of God who truly knows                   the mind of God, we are all receiving GOD’S TRUTH! Then the information is compatible since there is only                       ONE TRUTH – Yehushua! (John 14:6 – “I am the way and the TRUTH and the life.”)
It is only when we allow ourselves to be SPIRIT LED both in our lives and in the church, can we become                             unified.

As we are led by the Spirit, and we obey what the Spirit is telling us, we will be operating in Yahua’s perfect will, therefore, when we come together in fellowship as a church, we will be operating in UNITY.