Read: Revelation 3:13-16, 19-20
Ye… are… such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat (Hebrews 5:12).
The Sin Of Stagnation
In the advancement of God’s work, the weakness of Christian is often a greater problem than the wickedness of the world. The declares, “Although you ought to be teachers of others because you have been Christians so long, you actually need someone to teach you over and over again the very elements of the truths that God has given us, and you have gotten into such a state that you are in constant need of milk instead of solid food” (Hebrews 5:12, Williams).
It was a realization of this condition that showed to Hannah Whitall Smith her need of holiness. She describes her experience thus:
“I was converted in my twenty-sixth year… But my heart was ill at ease… I did not grow in grace; and at the end of eight years of my Christian life, I was forced to make the sorrowful admission that I had not even as much power over sin as when I was first converted. In the presence of temptation, I found myself weakness itself.
“It was not my outward walk that caused me sorrow, though I can see now that was far from what it ought to have been; but it was the sins of my heart that troubled me — coldness, deadness, want of Christian love… roots of bitterness, want of a meek and quiet spirit… Sin still had more or less dominion over me, and I did not come up to the Bible standard.”
Prayer For An Anemic Christian
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,… that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man… that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God (Ephesians 3:14, 16,19).