We know very much that before a seed can germinate it requires some necessary conditions without which it cannot grow nor germinate.  If a Christian wants to grow, he needs certain conditions to make him grow.  

There are three necessary conditions I will like to share with you now.   

1. Word of God
2. Prayer & Fasting
3. Holy Spirit

1. Why the word of God? 

We must know that the foundation of our life as believers is base on the word of God. Without the word of God we cannot survive to even germinate. It's like throwing a seed on the rock and expecting it to germinate. 

You need the word that can till your heart, the word that can make it viable flesh for God's power to manifest in your life.  

Don't expect to grow without the word of God for it is impossible.

Matthew 13:14-17

[14]And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 

[15]For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 

[16]But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 

[17]For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Meaning if you lack to listen to the word and understand there is no way your life can create that capacity for God to unleash His Grace that enables a man to grow spiritually. We have to know to grow is also the work of Grace but it needs certain conditions else you can still pray and malfunction. 

We get through knowledge, wisdom and the understanding and this comes from constant hearing of His word that have the potency to change the status of our lives.

2 Peter 1:2-3

[2]Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

[3]According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2. Why Persistent Prayer?

For Jesus Christ to transform, He prayed. Prayer was one of His daily activities. 

You can never grow spiritually if you lack persistent prayer life. You must pray all the time like the Apostles prayed and you will always get connected to the Spirit. 

Prayer Life is very important and it can build you to stand as a soldier. Remember the bible says after wearing the armor God you must stand therefore. 

Man must pray without ceasing. 1Thesalonians 4:17

3. Holy Spirit

Without the Spirit how can we do the things of the spirit and how can we even grow in the things of the Spirit? 

It is the Spirit that gives a man understanding to grow spiritually. 

If we want to grow, it takes knowledge, wisdom and understanding as well. 

Bible says He that hears the word of God and understand is the same person that brings forth fruit some are 30, 60 and 100. 

We must become people that are connected to God through the Holy Spirit and we shall increase automatically when we are with Him the right way. 

John 15:1-5 should give us the clear understanding of how this works.

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