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Hebrews 5:12

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 12 For though by this time you should have become teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first elements of the utterances of God;2 and have become like those who need of milk instead of strong food.

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2 Learning the principals of the utterances of God come from persistent hearing the word within your heart and on your lips; or if you are so fortunate to live in a time when a true prophet can speak the word of God, as prompted by God, those words can teach you; your heart giving witness to their truth. Paul and Peter frequently wrote of speaking the word of God, (this is not reading scriptures). Paul said: This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.1 Cor 2:13. Peter said: If anyone speaks, let him speak with God's words [oracles]. 1 Peter 4:11. It is words of God, spoken from the spirit that when heard, can bring the heart to life, testifying to the truth of the words, convincing one of the true hope. Otherwise the true hope can only be imparted by the Holy Spirit directly to your heart, by silently listening for his teachings.