“The ‘Fruit’ of the Holy Spirit – 301”…Blog. [3/?]
*** (Isaiah 32:17) And the work of ‘righteousness’ shall be peace; and the ‘service’ of ‘righteousness’ shall be quietness and hope forever.
*** (James 1:22) But keep on being ‘doers’ of the Word, and ‘Not’ merely hearers only, ‘deceiving’ your own selves.
*** (Matthew 5:48) Therefore be perfect, even as your Father [God] in Heaven is perfect.
“Righteousness”… is a Fruit of the Holy Spirit… not normally found in Bible lists. Typically people look for ‘Lists’, and do not reason ‘within’ the Holy Scriptures! As the Holy Spirit indwells the ‘True Believer’… it is “He” that opens the “Hearts, Minds & Understandings” to the Scriptures! Remember you are a… ‘Finite Human Being’… and the Holy Spirit is the: “Infinite Expression of the Infinite God!” The ‘only’ good thing in us is… “Christ!” “Absolutely None”… of our ‘Human Righteousness”… even comes close to; “God’s Standard of Righteousness!” If it did… then we would have a ‘hand’… in our ‘Own Salvation’. Remember “IF”… You are Born Again by His Holy Spirit… “THEN”… the ‘Only Good’ thing in ‘You’: is “Christ”… working out His Will… in these Human Bodies. Simply open your Bible… and look at… “Ephesians 2:10”…! What does it say…? “His Workmanship”…! Him: working through; ‘US!’
*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this treasure in earthen [human] vessels, so that the ‘excellence’ of the power; may be of God and “NOT” of us;
*** (Isaiah 64:6) But we are all as the unclean thing, and all our righteousness’s are as a menstruation cloth. And we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
*** (Job 9:20) If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though I am perfect, He [God] shall declare me perverse.
*** (Romans 7:18) For I know that ‘nothing’ good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I ‘cannot’ carry it out.
*** (Luke 17:10) That's the way it is with you. When you have done everything you were ‘ordered’ to do, say, “We are worthless servants… We have done ‘only’; what we ‘ought’ to have done.”
*** (Colossians 1:27) For to them God; would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, = which is = Christ [Romans 8:9] = in you, = the hope of glory,
(Col 1:28) Whom we preach; warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that we may present; every man ‘perfect’ in Christ Jesus.
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“Righteousness” has several ‘Facts’…! That righteousness that ‘allows’ us to be a; Redeemed Child of God is a… “Positional One!” As we are ‘in’ Christ Jesus… we have become ‘Positional’ with Christ Jesus… and are seen ‘Positionally’ with Christ Jesus… “Perfect” before God the Father!” That is why; on the Cross; He Jesus cried… “It is Finished!” When God… “Sees Us”… He sees ‘Us’… “Covered by the Precious Blood of Christ”. That Payment of and for our… SIN/SINS… is complete… “Positionally!” But the practical side of that Position; is that we still have our… free will and can still: “Chose to Sin!” Because we are His children… ‘He God’… Will “Spank–Chasten”… us Also! Woe to that ‘One’ who chooses… “To SIN!”
*** (Romans 8:14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
(Rom 8:15) For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father!
(Rom 8:16) The Spirit [Holy] Himself bears witness with our spirit; that we are the children of God.
(Rom 8:17) And if we are children, then we are heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; so that if we suffer with Him, we may ‘also’ be glorified together.
*** (1John 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son [keeps on] cleanses us from all sin.
*** (Hebrews 12:6-7-8) for whom the Lord loves; He chastens, and He scourges every son whom He receives."
(Heb 12:7) If you endure chastening, God deals with you; as with sons, for what son is he whom; the Father = does not chasten? [None!]
(Heb 12:8) But if you are without chastisement, of which all [say they] are partakers, then you are = ‘Bastards’; = and ‘Not’ sons.
*** (1Corinthians 11:30) That's why so ‘Many’ of you are; “Weak” and “Sick” and a ‘considerable’ number are “Dying”.
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That Positional Righteousness… may also be described as “Forgiveness!” Never the less… that ‘Continuing’ work of the Holy Spirit… and that “Finished Work of Redemption by Christ Jesus”… is the Only Thing: that provides us… “Righteousness!” These earthly human ‘Finite’ bodies… will always war; against that Holy Spirit… Who indwells us! Remember even when we get… “Old & Decrepit”… and cannot ‘physically’ commit “SIN/SINS”… we still can… in our ‘Minds & Hearts!’ Many chose… “To Sin in their; Minds & Hearts & Thoughts”… who may never act on those thoughts. But that is still SIN/SINS… as you have ‘Not Yielded’ yourself over to that… “Practice of Righteousness… in a ‘practical’ way! Remember Jesus wants your ‘Service’ for Him… to include your; “Thought Life Also!” That too… is the Holy Spirit… producing the “Fruit of Righteousness”… in these ‘Finite Human Bodies’…!
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does Jehovah [God] require of you; but to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?
*** (Matthew 5:20) For I [Jesus] tell you, ‘Unless’ your righteousness; ‘greatly exceeds’ that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will ‘never’ enter the kingdom of heaven!"
*** (Mark 12:30) and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
*** (Hebrews 12:1-2-3) Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off ‘everything’ that hinders us and ‘especially’ the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,
(Heb 12:2) looking to Jesus, the ‘pioneer and perfecter’ of the faith, Who, in view of the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the ‘right hand’ of the throne of God.
(Heb 12:3) Think about the One; Who endured such hostility from sinners; so that you ‘may not’ become tired and give up.
*** (Matthew 5:27) "You have heard that it was said, 'You must not commit adultery.'
(Mat 5:28) But I [Jesus] say to you, anyone who stares at a woman; with lust for her has ‘already’ committed adultery with her; ‘in’ his heart.
*** (2Corinthians 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do not fight in a fleshly way.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down contradictions
(2Cor 10:5) and ‘every’ proud obstacle that is raised ‘against’; the knowledge of God; taking every thought ‘captive’ in order to; ‘Obey’ Christ.
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of disobedience [Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10 when your obedience is complete.
Surely ‘You’… ‘Without’ the Holy Spirit: “Cannot Live Righteouslly”…! Remember Christ Jesus is; living out His Life… in You and through You! It is “Him”… through the Holy Spirit… that ‘produces’ that… “Fruit of Righteousness”… and that “Obedience to Him” and to “His Holy Word!” Surely a mere ‘finite’ human… cannot produce such Fruit; that will stand that “Righteous” test… before an “Infinite Holy God”…!
*** *** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this treasure in earthen [human] vessels, so that the ‘excellence’ of the power; may be of God and “NOT” of us;
Did You ever wonder “Why”… many are so concerned about; “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit of God”… “Before & Without”… ensuring the… “Fruit of the Holy Spirit”… in their Own ‘Personal’ Lives…? What good are the Gifts… when “One”…. ‘Does NOT Have’… the Fruit of the Holy Spirit…? What if one is given the ‘Gift of Teaching’… especially without… “Developing & Yielding”… to the “Fruit of the Holy Spirit”. Does a soldier go out to war… without preparation and training…? So to the Child of God… “A Soldier of Christ”… needs to assure that he does[ what he does… in the Power of the Holy Spirit… and ‘NOT’ in the power of the Flesh…!
*** (Romans 11:29)For God's gifts and calling ‘never’ change.
*** (1Timothy 3:6) not a novice, lest being puffed up he may fall into the condemnation of the Devil.
*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let ‘all’ things be done decently; and in order.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah [God] was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
*** (Philippians 3:13-14-15) Brothers, I do not consider myself to have embraced it. But this one thing I do: Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
(Php 3:14) I keep ‘pursuing’ the goal to win the prize; of God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus.
(Php 3:15) Therefore, those of us who are mature; should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will show you ‘how’ to think.
*** (1Corinthains 2:12) Now, we have not received the spirit of the world; but the [Holy] Spirit; Who comes from God, so that we can ‘understand’ the things; that were ‘freely’ given to us; by God.
*** (Micah 2:7) House of Jacob, it is said, The Spirit of Jehovah is limited, if these are His doings. Do not My words do good to him; who walks uprightly?
Continued ‘next’ blog…
Love, in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.