“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – 101”…Blog. [1/?]
*** (Ephesians 2:1-2-3) And He has made you alive, who were once dead in trespasses and sins,
(Eph 2:2) in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience;
(Eph 2:3) among whom we also had our way of life in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
*** (1Corinthains 2:14) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
*** (2Corinthains 4:7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us;
Please bear with me as… we examine what the Holy Scriptures; say about the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. This will be a ‘continuing’ series… in discussing what those who are Truly Born Again… by God’s Holy Spirit… “Should KNOW”… what His Holy Word says…! When you first saw the title of this blog; did your thought go to… “Galatians 5:22-23?” And do you also ‘know’… about the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ in… “Ephesians 5:9?” If you did not; then you need to… “Read & Study”… your Bible. Dedicate a special time… to learn More of Our Lord & Savior… Christ Jesus… Lord of Lords & King of Kings…!
*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
(2Tim 2:16) But shun profane, vain babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2Tim 3:17) so that the man of God, may be complete and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
*** (2Corinthians 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if our outer man is wearing out, our inner man is being renewed day by day.
*** (Psa 119:11) I have hidden Your Word, in my heart, so that I might ‘not’ sin against You [Lord].
“How do I know that the Bible”…? – 101 Blog.
The First Fruit of the Spirit is… “Salvation!” No one can come to Christ… ‘Except’… God the Father draw “Him or Her!” Salvation is the “Gift of God”… as promised by Christ Jesus. Remember, before you came to Christ: you were a finite human being… who could not approach an infinite Holy God! Unless He call you… and commanded Repentance… you could not come. Remember those above verses of “John 3:19-20”. You loved your sin… because it was the only life you knew. Remember NONE Seek after God… on their Own… “No Not ONE!” We live in Spiritual darkness… and would not seek God… unless He “First”… revealed some of His “Light & Truth”… unto “US!”
*** (John 6:44) No one can come to Me [Jesus] unless the Father [God], Who has sent Me draw him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,
(Eph 2:9) not of works, lest anyone should boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should ‘walk’ in them.
*** (Titus 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
(Tit 3:6) whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
(Tit 3:7) that being justified by His grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
*** (Romans 3:10-11-12) as it is written: "There is none righteous, no not one;
(Rom 3:11) there is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God."
(Rom 3:12) "They are all gone out of the way, they have together become unprofitable, there is none that does good, no, not one."
The Anointing – 101 Blog [About the Holy Spirit]
Right away someone will say… “What about ‘Jeremiah 29:13’ – Seek me and you will find Me [God]; when you search for me with all your heart?” Most will use a single verse without reading the context and try and prove a point. Jeremiah was writing this… to the Jews taken to Babylon during the captivity of Israel for their disobedience to Him, “Jehovah God!” And why were they given over into captivity? Because they had repeatedly disobeyed not only His Holy Law, Precepts, Ordinances, Statutes and Precepts! But had also Refused to Listen… to the many men of god; sent to them to warn them. The Mosaic covenant from God; to His chosen People, was with ‘Both’… “Blessings & Cursings”… for… “Obedience & Disobedience!” Besides all people even born… are without excuse… for God has revealed Himself… “To All!”
*** (Jeremiah 29:11-12-13) For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
(Jer 29:12) Then you shall call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
(Jer 29:13) And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
*** (Psalms 19:1-to-4) To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the expanse proclaims His handiwork.
(Psa 19:2) Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
(Psa 19:3) There is no speech nor are there words; their voice is not heard.
(Psa 19:4) Their line [witness] has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
*** (Psalms 98:2-3) Jehovah has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has ‘unveiled’ to the eyes of the nations.
(Psa 98:3) He has remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel; ‘all’ the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of Jehovah.
*** (Romans 2:14-15) For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.
(Rom 2:15) They show that what the law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify, and their thoughts will either accuse or excuse them
Once again “Salvation” – is the ‘First’; Fruit of the Spirit! Without that Gift of God… mankind cannot possible know God. Once again… a ‘Finite Human’ being… cannot possibly know an Infinite God… without Divine Revelation; which is done by; His Holy Spirit. We could not possibly understand an Infinite God… except He first revealed Himself to… “US”… a finite human being; with our human reasoning and human logic. Surely the fallen nature of “US”… ‘cannot’ and ‘will not’; seek the Divine Nature of an Infinite GOD! But we can surely take Satan’s substitute… “Religion”… which will only worsen our already fallen nature. We with ‘Religion’… will become much like the Jewish Pharisees, Scribes & Lawyers… who would not hear God and His Holy Word.
*** (Hebrews 2:14-15) Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, he himself also shared the same things, so that by his death he might destroy the one who has the power of death (that is, the devil)
(Heb 2:15) and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death.
*** (John 16:7-to-11) However, I [Jesus] am telling you the Truth. It is for your advantage that I am going away, for if I do not go away the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
(Joh 16:8) When He comes, He will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment-
(Joh 16:9) of sin, because they do not believe in me;
(Joh 16:10) of righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;
(Joh 16:11) and of judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
*** (1Corinthains 2:10-to-14) But God has revealed those things to us by His [Holy] Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.
(1Co 2:11) Is there anyone who can understand his own thoughts except by his own inner spirit? In the same way, no one can know the thoughts of God except God's [Holy] Spirit.
(1Co 2:12) Now, we have not received the spirit of the world; but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we can ‘understand’ the things that were ‘freely’ given to us by God.
(1Co 2:13) We don't speak about these things in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual things to spiritual people.
(1Co 2:14) A person who isn't spiritual doesn't accept the things of God's Spirit, for they are nonsense to him. He can't understand them because they are spiritually evaluated.
*** (Romans 8:9) You, however, are ‘not’ of the flesh but under the control of the Spirit, since God's [Holy] Spirit lives in you. And if anyone ‘does not’ have the Spirit of Christ, he does ‘NOT’ belong to Him.
“Once Saved = Always Saved – 101”…Blog.
Continued ‘next’ blog…
Love, in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.