Fruit of the Spirit – Life Applications
I would like to share with you some things about walking in the Spirit and the
Fruit of the Spirit and being closely acquainted with the Lover of our soul.
It’s in these things that we find true strength and comfort. Never mind half the impressions that have been passed on to you about being strong in God –
these simple things will make for true strength. Also, if practiced, you will be able to bring comfort to those around you
“He who waters will himself be watered” You can become a Father-Pleaser and bring Him much Joy!
There are a few principles here you need to know.
Through the Fruit of the Spirit we reign in life, instead of being enslaved to our senses
- what offends us, what we don’t like, what we prefer, selfish ambition, lack of consideration, pride, envy and anger etc
Yes, we can walk above these things and live like the Redeemed of The Lord– His
Precious possession and He can Sing over us because His Banner over us is Love.
We are actually living like this as a reality and we can Rejoice together with Him.
Walking in the Spirit has to do with putting our spiritual clothes on each morning
when we wake up – being mindful that we carry the King of Glory in us.
So we choose – before breakfast time or when we walk through our front door
that we are going to walk in love……..what makes Him happy makes us happy
and what does not make Him happy does not make us happy.
We decide to live that day with Love, Joy, Peace and Patience. We desire to walk in Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and to have Self-control.
THIS IS THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – AND WE CLOTHE OURSELVES
This is a wonderful way to live and the best way to live!
And as long as we live in this earthly tent, it gives purpose to our day.
YES, WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS
The King of Creation lives in us and He is our Prince of Peace.
Because He is our Prince of Peace, we find ourselves living in peace with others
and appreciating nature around us.
Many have experienced a sense of the grass looks greener and the sky looks vivid blue when they first experience the New Birth in Jesus and at a later date when they receive their new prayer language in the Spirit.
Why should it stop there? I will share a little secret why it does.
That love experience grows dim for many because we become less sensitive to His Spirit in our walk. That’s why the apostle Paul said “as you have received Christ, so walk in Him” – continue to walk in this Love, this Grace, this Joy!
For sure, it is FRESH when we first experience JESUS or that Prayer Language but it is possible to keep something of that freshness. Yes!
Valuable time spent in His Presence and Scriptures like when we first had the wonder of them is the way to experience that Freshness again.
Try not to be involved in church services, programs and conferences etc
so much as we can be with Him – let Him be your craving, He alone can satisfy.
This is a good start. And once you do this, don’t look back.
Go on from there.
You will find the Fruit of the Spirit will enrich this experience. When you are prepared to balance Love, Joy and Peace with Patience, Kindness and Faithfulness……..it will come true for you.
Yes, when you are prepared to take on Patience, Kindness and Faithfulness in your daily walk, you will also find the Love, Joy and Peace that comes with them.
It is a wonderful way to walk.
BECAUSE THIS IS THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (singular) NOT FRUITS (plural)
That means that you can’t pick and choose what you want
– dispensing the others – no it does not work like that.
You are trying to divide the Holy Spirit (so to speak).
Follow Jesus example. He went with the whole recipe. He did not leave anything out – He went for the whole Fruit Salad.
Even with Love, Joy and Peace:
As we choose to Love others we are filled with God’s Love.
If we choose to Rejoice, we will experience His Joy.
When we walk in Peace with others, He causes us to experience His Peace.
The same with Goodness, Gentleness and Self-control
If we don’t shy away from them we will experience more of the
Goodness of God.
My friends, then we find “Goodness and Mercy following us through our
days in life”. But how can we expect to find goodness when we show little goodness
or mercy when we show none in certain situations?
No, in bible days this was not so – can we really expect it to be different for us?
And please don’t have some illusion that life will be perfect for you, because that is not to be found on this earth. That only leads to disappointment or disillusionment.
Churches have no right to introduce Jesus as a Santa Christ (so to speak)
where He becomes your Savior and gives you everything you want.
That is a social-gospel not True Gospel. They have kicked out Repentance and the Lordship of Christ. There is no Joy of sins Forgiven in that kind of gospel - they've taken all the Good News out of it and replaced it with a Lie. It requires no holiness, no commitment - it is very unbalanced and sure to bring hurt.
IF YOU ARE THAT KIND OF PREACHER, YOU ARE A MEN-PLEASER,,,,,,,,NO
SERVANT OF GOD. YOU SERVE THE GOVERNMENTS BECAUSE YOU FEAR THEM
MORE THAN YOU DO THE LORD - YOU WILL NOT MOVE IN GOD WITH HEALINGS
AND MIRACLES IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER. IN FACT SO RESISTANT YOU ARE
WHEN YOU COME ACROSS THE TRUE POWER OF GOD BECAUSE YOUR HEARTS
ARE FAR-YOU SEE AND THAT EQUALS A PHARASEE.
Jesus did not tell us that life would be easy but that it can be good!
When He said Life Abundantly, He was promising us a fuller life, richer in Blessings – that’s when we stay close to Him like John and David did.
Read those words again. Jesus introduces Himself as the Good Shepherd and says
“I have come to give you life and that you would have it more abundantly”
So this is to be found close to the Shepherd. He did not say easy because He said there is an enemy that seeks to snatch (our peace and joy) from us……..and he does this more effectively when we break the code of Christian conduct The Lord has given us with our brother and sister in Christ and we fail to stay close to Him.
Look how sheep stay close to the shepherd? Some places in the world still have shepherds. The principle here is near the Shepherd we have protection – it is when we venture off somewhere that the enemy lurks. That’s why Jesus
is the Shepherd.
A shepherd has a rod and a staff. A staff represents His Word to guide you with and the rod is to ward off our enemies. So where you find the Shepherd resting with His Staff, you will always find a Rod to deal with your foes.
Stay close enough to Jesus to hear His Voice; to sense those gentle nudges He gives us; to His Guidance when He says “this is the way, go here or there, do this or that” and if you wander a little, come close again to the Lover of your soul and stay there.
Yours in the Grace and Love of our Lord Jesus Christ
I wish you all well.
He says these words Today
"Be still and know that I am God"