“The ‘Fruit’ of the Holy Spirit – 601”…Blog. [6/?]
*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get wisdom; and with all your getting; get understanding.
*** (Ephesians 1:17-18) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you; the spirit of wisdom and ‘revelation’; in the ‘knowledge’ of Him,
(Eph 1:18) the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may ‘know’ what is the hope of His calling, and what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
*** (Ephesians 3:16-to-19) that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory; to be strengthened with might; by His [Holy] Spirit; in the ‘inner’ man;
(Eph 3:17) that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
(Eph 3:18) may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height,
(Eph 3:19) and to know the love of Christ; which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with ‘all’ the fullness of God.
“Spiritual Understanding”… in the “Heart of the ‘Knowledge’ of God”… is the next of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. One ‘cannot’ know God; without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Word of God is… “Alive & Living”… as the Holy Spirit is Living; in those ‘Born Again’. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal the “Spiritual Truth” of the Holy Word of God. “No academic human understanding”… can understand; the “Spiritual Truth” found in God’s Holy Word! God’s Spiritual Truth can “Only” be… ‘Revealed & Understood’… by the Holy Spirit of God.
*** (1Corinthians 2:10-to-14) But God has ‘revealed’ them to us by His Spirit; = for the Spirit ‘searches’ all things, yea, = the ‘deep’ things of God.
(1Cor 2:11) For who among men knows the things of a man except the spirit of man within him? So also; no one ‘knows’ the things of God; except the Spirit of God. [within him]
(1Cor 2:12) But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit from God, so that we might ‘know’ the things; that are ‘freely’ given to us by God.
(1Cor 2:13) These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
(1Cor 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.
*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my [Spiritual] eyes, so that I may ‘behold’ [understand] wonderful things out of Your Law. [Word]
*** (Isaiah 45:5) I am Jehovah [God], and there is ‘none’ else, no God besides Me; I clothed you, though you have not, known Me;
(Isa 45:6) that they may know from the rising of the sun, and to the sunset, that there is ‘none’ besides Me. I am Jehovah, and there is ‘none’ else;
(Isa 45:7) forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating [permitting] evil. I Jehovah do ‘all’ these things.
*** (Hebrews 4:12-13) For the Word of God is living and active; sharper than any double-edged sword; piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow; as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.
(Heb 4:13) No creature can hide from Him, but all are naked and helpless before the eyes of the One; to Whom we must give a word of explanation. [accounting]
*** (Deuteronomy 29:29) The secret things belong to Jehovah our God, but the ‘revealed’ things; belong to us and to our sons forever, so that we may ‘do’ all the words of this Law. [Word]
*** (Col 1:27) to whom, God wanted to make known the glorious riches of this secret’ among the gentiles-which is; Christ in you, the hope of glory.
*** (Acts 15:8-9) God, who ‘knows’ everyone's heart, showed them He approved by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.
(Acts 15:9) He made no distinction between them [Gentiles] and us, because He ‘cleansed’ their hearts by faith.
*** (Rom 8:9) You, however, are not of the flesh but under the control of the [Holy] Spirit; since God's Spirit ‘lives’ in you. And if anyone; does not have the Spirit of Christ, he ‘does not’ belong to Him.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But ‘let not’ God speak with us; lest we die.
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses said to the people, Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and so that His fear may be before your faces, so that you may not sin.
With this “Spiritual Understanding”… also comes the “Spiritual Discernment”… to tell the “True”… from the “False”. The spirit of the “Anti Christ” continually; works against the Holy Spirit of God; and against His Holy Word. They are opposing forces and ‘Spirit of Antichrist’… finds a ‘home’ in most Churches! The Holy Spirit “NEVER”… disagrees with the Holy Word of God. When there is conflict… it comes from Satan; and his continual questioning of the; “Complete Authority of God” and of “His Holy Word!” He uses preachers and teachers; that will pervert and try to invalidate; God’s Holy Word with a… ‘dilution & invalidation’… of “God’s Holy Word”. Just as he did with Eve in… ‘Genesis 1:26’… “Has God [Really] Said”… “You shall Not Eat”…? So today he uses all sorts of ‘Religious Platitudes & Saying’… as a ‘substitute’ for God’s Holy Word…!
*** (2Corinthians 11:13-14-15) Such people are false apostles, dishonest workers; who are ‘masquerading’ as apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14) And no wonder; since Satan himself ‘masquerades’ as an angel of light.
(2Cor 11:15) So it is not surprising if his servants also ‘masquerade’ as servants of righteousness. Their doom will match their deeds!
*** (1Corinthains 14:32) The spirits of prophets [True or False] are subject to the prophets [True or False],
*** (1John 4:1) Beloved, ‘do not’ believe every spirit; but try the spirits to see if they are of God; because ‘many’ false prophets have gone out into the world.
*** (1Kings 22:21-22--23) And there came forth a spirit and stood before Jehovah and said, I will entice him.
(1Ki 22:22) And Jehovah said to him, With what? And he said, I will go forth and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his [false] prophets. And He said, You shall entice him and succeed also. Go forth and do so.
(1Ki 22:23) And now, behold, Jehovah has ‘permitted’ a lying spirit in the mouth of all these [false] your prophets, and Jehovah has spoken evil concerning you.
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be ‘false teachers’ among you; [today] who secretly will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And “MANY” will follow their pernicious ways, and because of them the way of Truth will be evil spoken of.
*** “Discerning of Spirits – 101”…Blog.
This “Spiritual Understanding”… comes “Only”… from the Holy Spirit of God. That is why ‘Finite Mankind’ is blinded from… “God’s Spiritual Truth!” The Holy Spirit… not only makes one “Born Again”… but also; opens that ‘One’s’… “Spiritual Understanding!” That true believer can then use the Holy Word of God… “To TEST”… all Spiritual Truth; to see if it is; “TRUTH” or “LIES!” Satan will often take God’s Truth… and combine it with ‘Half Truth’ & ‘Religious Platitudes [sayings]… to deceive both; “The True Believe & False Non-Believer!”
*** (Matthew 24:23-24-25) Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ! Or, There! Do ‘not’ believe it.
(Mat 24:24) For ‘false’ Christs’ and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible; they would deceive, even the elect.
(Mat 24:25) Behold, I [Jesus] have told you beforehand.
*** (2Corinthians 4:6-7) For it is God; Who said, “Out of darkness Light shall shine;” Who shone in our hearts to give; the brightness of ‘the knowledge’; of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(2Cor 4:7) But we have this treasure [The Holy Spirit] in earthen vessels [our finite human bodies], so that the ‘excellence’ of the power; may be of God and ‘not’ of us;
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them ‘through’ Your TRUTH. Your Word is TRUTH.
*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a fire? Says Jehovah [God]; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? [And the Hard Heart?]
“Discerning” or “Spiritual Understanding”… which is a Fruit of the Holy Spirit… ‘Always’ uses the Holy Word of God = TO TEST = “EVERYTHING!” Ivory soap used to advertise; “99 44/100% Pure Soap!” But in God’s Economy… “His TRUTH”; has to be… “100 % Pure!” No Substitutes… based on “Feelings or Emotions!” How can it be ‘Wrong’… “When it Fells So Right”…? Because God says “SO”…! Marriage is for LIFE as taught in God’s Holy Word [1Corinthains 7:37 & Romans 7:1-2-3]. But the world and the ‘Deceived’… will always… say something else! Why do you think there are So Very Many Divorced in the Church? They have Graced Away the SIN/SINS of Adultery… and Falsely called it: Under Gods’ Grace & Forgiveness!
*** (Mark 10:11-12) So He [Jesus] said to them, “Whoever Divorces his wife and Marries another woman commits ADULTERY against her.
(Mar 10:12) And if a woman = Divorces her husband = and Marries another man, = she commits ADULTERY.”
Remarriage -101 . Blog Adultery
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove all things, hold fast to the good.
*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received = the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures daily to see if those things were so [or Not].
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do NOT speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, If they = “Do NOT” = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they will “NOT” = be persuaded, = even though; one rose from the dead.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those = who call evil good = and good evil; = who put darkness for light = and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul; also has written to you, according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things; hard to be understood, = which the ‘unlearned’ and ‘unstable’ = “Pervert”, = as ‘also’ they do; the rest of the “[Holy] Scriptures”, = to their ‘own’ destruction [Damnation].
Continued next blog…
Love, in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.