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Spiritual increase comes from God
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Spiritual increase comes from God and not by the efforts of man.
(1 Corinthians 3:7, So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.)

One man may sow and another man may water but God grants the increase.
(1 Corinthians 3:7, So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.)

In the Kingdom of Heaven promotion comes from God and God alone and not by the hierarchy established by the rule of man.
(Proverbs 3:35, The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools. )

God is God and let God be your master and your king.
(1 John 4:16, And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.)

Truth is established by God and can be only discovered, not established by councils, synods or by democratic vote.
(1 John 4:6, We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he who is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.)

The law of God and laws of nature cannot be altered by the will of man for they are already established by the Hand of God.
(2 Chronicles 30:12, Also upon Judah came the hand of God to give them one heart, to do the commandment of the king and of the princes by the word of Jehovah)

We can only seek to discover God's Heavenly truths, we cannot change them.
(Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. ... and in him only; in Jehovah the Father, as the God of nature and providence, ... the conduct of civil life, but should seek the direction and blessing of Providence, ... faith and practice and to that we should have recourse and be directed by it, ...)

Seek and you will find, knock and it shall open to you.
(Matt 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matt 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who ...)

Ask and you shall receive.
(Matt 19:17 And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? ... or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.)

Be patient.
(James 5:7, Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, ...)