To all nations, churches, and people everywhere,
hear the word of the Lord in a parable:
It was a hot summer day and people
were in swimming pools. But here, there were two
swimming pools, one shallow pool for babies, toddlers
and small children to play in, and there was another
pool that was a deep pool that went from 8 to 20 feet
deep for swimmers and scuba divers.
There were many babies, toddlers and
even adults playing in the shallow pool, but the deep
swimming pool only had a few people that were swimming and
scuba diving in it.
I found out, the people in the deep swimming pool had gone
to swimming classes and training, and then many went on to
learn how to scuba dive. Some had even become champion
swimmers and won gold medals, and some of the scuba divers
had even found sunken treasure in the ocean.
Then I went over and asked one of the adults in the shallow
"Why don't you know how to swim"?
He said, "I just like to play around in the shallow pool,
then I don't have to swim laps and train, or take classes
and learn how to swim".
For know, as it is in the natural world, so it is in the
spiritual world. For there are many people in church that
cannot swim spiritually, and are still playing around in the
baby pool, when they should be in the deep pool swimming and
I want to mature you from spiritual babyhood to spiritual
adulthood. Be not content with staying in the shallow pool,
but grow up spiritually and learn how to swim and scuba
dive. For it is in the deep pool and deep water where you
learn how to swim and scuba dive, and you find the spiritual
treasures of the deep says God.
Meaning of the Parable:
The shallow pool: the people in the shallow
pool represent immature Christians (spiritual babies,
toddlers, children and adults) throughout the world.
The deep pool: the people in the deep pool
represent mature Christians throughout the world.
Swimming and Scuba Diving: swimming and
scuba diving in the deep pool represents mature Christians
working or in ministry for God throughout the world.