The Word of God in 2 Peter 1:3-8 shows us spiritual growth.
2 Peter 1:3-8 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: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So from these scriptures we can see that spiritual growth comes from :
- an increase in understanding and knowledge of the Word of God
- seeking to stop sinning
- increase in Christian character
- increase in faith in God through the filling up of the Word of God
Spiritual growth will happen when we have a true relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. Through the Power and Ministry of the Holy Spirit we will increase our relationship with Jesus and experience the growth in the Spirit that we deserve. We should seek the Lord for sound Biblical teaching of an experienced Bible teacher. We should not place ourselves under just anyone. We should not even look at the crowd of people that are gathered inside of a physical church. These are not the prerequisites that will cause us to be in the vein of the truth.