spiritual retardation is evidence of the evil one

When there is physical retardation or stunted growth in a child, it’s often due to a genetic defect restricting a hormone.
When there is a mental retardation or delay in a child’s development, it can be due to a substance that has damaged the brains ability to grow.

 

Spiritually, the grace of God is the most powerful resource on the planet, and the Bible is clear that we are born again of INCORRUPTIBLE SEED. There is no excuse for spiritual retardation inside the kingdom.

 

So in the case of a so-called Christian that refuses to grow up in holiness and maturity of the mind, and sobriety of the soul. There HAS be a corruption of the enemy implanted into the spirit or soul.

 

When a Christian claims to follow the Lord for a matter of years – but all of the sudden refuses to grow further and produce more fruit – it’s often a demonic or worldly element of the evil one that has caused them to resist the grace of God. The enemy has sowed poisonous tare seeds in the middle of the wheat.

 

“An enemy hath sown this. Let them both grow up together, and in the time of the harvest, the tares will be gathered and burned. The wheat will be taken into eternal life.” (Jesus Paraphrased )

Sober Minded Young Men

If you knew how serious life was, you wouldn’t be playing with it. You’d be playing every now and then, just to relax between your serious God given work.
Titus 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

Don’t Ever Buy, Power, Influence, and Confidence from the Devil

The dumbest purchase is to buy from the devil what you already have for free in Christ. Luke 4 the devil tried to sell Jesus power influence and confidence but good thing Jesus already had it – or He would have signed with the devil and tried to make it look like He was still with God.

Its the same way in our lives. Whenever we try to “buy” power, influence or confidence from the devil to be accepted by the world system – its a sign of spiritual retardation.

You Can NEVER Escape Obedience to GOD – An Intro to Spiritual Retardation

The only way to escape obedience is with disobedience and punishment.

You can NEVER escape God’s character-building processes through work, through family, or through ministry.

Spiritual Retardation is more than ignorance (even though they go hand in hand). Spiritual retardation is to refuse spiritual maturity or advancement in obedience thru suffering, and to choose disobedience and avoid suffering instead:

Being lazy and resisting work is a sign of spiritual retardation.

Resisting God’s purpose and plan for family and resisting nature and natural roles is a sign of spiritual retardation.

Resisting Gods high call on your life or ministry is a sign of spiritual retardation.

Hebrews 5:8
8 Though he [Jesus Christ] were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

If Jesus learned obedience thru suffering, how much more should we?

Disobedience and Ignorance go hand in hand. It’s like the old question – which came first, the chicken or the egg?

We are disobedient because of ignorance, and we are ignorant because of disobedience – because God pours out His Spirit and reveals His knowledge to those who obey His reproof (Proverbs 1:23).

When you delay obedience and refuse to advance to the stage you are supposed to be in, your spiritual progress becomes retarded.

Consistently avoiding obedience, suffering and maturity leads to more opportunities for obedience, suffering and maturity. So you never really escape Gods process of obedience anyway. Then in the end, disobedience leads to punishment You might as well obey Him at every stage, suffer temporarily, and be blessed with JOY!