The fastest way to spiritual maturity is to allow Holy Spirit to empower your born again spirit so that Father's Will is manifested in your life (Romans 12:2). This is accomplished through praying in tongues.
Oh, by the way...the "faith walk" and the "love walk"? Same thing. You can't have one without the other. Mature love - perfect love - casts out fear. The opposite of fear is Agape (the Love of God). If fear is present in your life, pray in tongues and KEEP yourself in the love of God which will produce MORE faith. The more love that is manifested, the more faith will work and therefore less fear will manifest in your life. Every one of our Father's exceeding great and precious promises to us are rooted in His Love. That Love is available to everyone who will receive Him. That manifested Love is Jesus. He is the entryway to abundant life. He is provision and sustainer. Holy Spirit reveals Jesus to us. No one can say that Jesus is Lord except the Holy Ghost reveals Him as such.
Praying in tongues on a consistent basis brings revelation of the Mystery which is Christ in you the hope of glory. Secondarily, the gifts of the Spirit will flow, but the primary thing is the fruit of your born again nature being produced. That fruit is Love. If you are born of the Spirit of God, as God is Love, so are you. Plain and Simple.
"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." Jude 1:20-21
One last thing: perhaps you've just read what I have just shared above but one question remains. "How do I pray in tongues?" you ask. " I don't know the first thing about being "baptized in the Holy Ghost" or what that even means. Can you help me?"
Fortunately for you, I can. Here is a link to a site where you can download a PDF on how to pray to receive Him. The first prayer is the prayer to be born again and the second is to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Below that there is a copy of Pastor Dave Roberson's book "The Walk of The Spirit, The Walk of Power" available for FREE download at his website.
Here's the link to the PDF: http://www.iktusnetlive.com/eBooks
|RECOMMENDED READING: "The Walk of The Spirit, The Walk of Power" by Dave Roberson.|
Available for FREE download or streaming to your computer at www.daveroberson.org/books.aspx