“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts "Come". Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. — Revelation 22:17
In the Scriptures, man is commanded to have joy. Joy is the appropriate response to the salvation of the Lord—when He rescues and preserves us, when He provides for us, and when He redeems us through Christ and gives us…
Peace is arguably one of the most rare and unusual things to find in any person. Though it is the gift of Christ, few take hold of it. It is so rare and so unusual that many, if not most, new converts to Christianity say…
If we truly believe in the immutable power of God, then there is no need for worry. If we truly believe that He holds every thread of our lives in the palm of His hand, then there is no need to fear.
It’s not enough to say we must grow into the fruits of the Spirit if we wish to fulfill God’s plan for us. God is not capricious nor neglectful, but He has taught us in His word how we are to acquire these fruits…”
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” — Luke 2:14 We hear these words during the Christmas season so often, this promise of peace to God’s children because of our Lord Jesus Christ’s arrival on this world. We hear them, but do we believe them?
When we accepted Jesus into our hearts, we accepted His gifts. Two gifts were left to us: peace and the Holy Spirit. Both of these gifts reside within us.
What does the Bible say about bearing fruit? There are five verses in the New Testament that discuss it, and they cover how to bear fruit, the necessity of bearing fruit, the results of bearing fruit, the strength that enables us to bear fruit, and who bears fruit.
Who are the children of God and how do we recognize them? We have spent some time in this series looking at the importance that the fruits of the Spirit are expressed within the true Christian. The gifts of the Spirit are simply that, gifts, whereas the fruit is the natural growth within us toward God and His Holiness.
Who are the children of God and how do we recognize them? Last month, we talked about love, joy, and peace. This month, I’d like to talk about the next three fruits of the Spirit.
Who are the children of God and how do we recognize them? By our fruits, we are known. Others who have not come to Christ recognize us by our fruits, as scripture says and makes clear.
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