Summary: A descussion with Christians and their outlook for their future.A walk thru the Bible for help.
The Fruit of The Spirit, Our relationship with God. Christians are crying out for help in this, the end of times, are we ready to accept our responsibility? We have to know whom we are in God, explaining this to Christians sometimes offers some difficulties in belief but persistence pays off. The following are questions most asked by younger and sometimes older Christians, lets take a look. How does God accept me? Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
We are Jews inwardly; we have the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father. Many Christians don’t understand their place with God. For us to be accepted by God as Children, we had to have been reborn into the family of God by His seed. Now since we have been reborn, we are entitled to all that our Father has to offer, all we have to do is accept our place in Him. What is the fruit of the spirit? Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Eph 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
This is the fruit of the spirit, but what about the manifestation of the spirit with in and outwardly, who is entitled? 1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1Co 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Why aren’t prayers answered? Jam 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Jam 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Jam 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Jam 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? How can prayers be answered?
Jam 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jam 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
What if my prayers are still not answered, what could be wrong? Jam 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Jam 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Jam 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
James 4: 10 &11 are a big factor in unanswered prayers, attitude when we pray. Humbleness, praying in the will of God, to access His loveingkindness and mercy. Rules, rules to live by and to receive by. God has set down specific rules to be followed to receive from Him. A man once asked me, “Well you have stated the rules but what about the fruit of the spirit, what about love and understanding?” What he didn’t understand, the rules were the fruit of the spirit, without them there would be no receiving from God. We can’t act like the Devil six days a week and ask God for anything on Sunday.
1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
Strong words of encouragement in 1 Cor 12:7, we are able to profit by the fruit of the spirit and it is a gift that is free.
“ These signs shall follow those that believe.”
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.The problem today is that Christians are following the signs and not allowing the signs to follow them.