“The ‘Fruit’ of the Holy Spirit – 701”…Blog. [7/?]
*** (Ezekiel 33:31) And they come to you as the people come, = and they sit before you as My people, = and they hear your words. = But they will ‘Not’ do them. = For with their mouth = they show Much LOVE, = but their heart goes ‘After’ their = unjust gain.
*** (Matthew 24:11-12) Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people,
(Matt 24:12) and because lawlessness will increase, the love [Agape] of many people will grow cold.
*** (Romans 5:5) And hope does not make us ashamed, because the love [Agape] of God has been poured out in our hearts; through the Holy Spirit; given to us.
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit = LOVE [Agape]… is truly ‘Only’ available; to those who have been Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit! Many speak about ‘Love’ and often times confuse Love; with what the Bible calls Love. That Biblical Love… called “Agape”… is ‘Only’ produced by the Holy Spirit. No amount of “Faking IT”… can bring about that; True Biblical Love [Agape]! Many are ‘confused’ about Biblical Love [Agape]… simply because they do not see: God’s Judgment as His ‘Love’ [Agape]! If someone loves as “God’s Loves”… they want ‘the best’ for All. That sometimes means dealing with SIN/SINS… as God does! Surely there are the Divorced in your Church; and this could be eliminated by the practice of these verses. If your Church does ‘NOT’ Practice… “Matthew 18:15-to-18” or “1Corinthinas 5:1-to-7”… they ‘DO NOT’ Practice Biblical LOVE [Agape] in their interpersonal relations. True Biblical Love [Agape] does not allow SIN; to ‘contaminate’ the Body of Christ!
*** (1Corinthians 5:1-2) It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, and of a kind that is not found even among the gentiles. A man is actually living with his father's wife!
(1Cor 5:2) And you are being arrogant; instead of being filled with grief and seeing to it that the man who did this is removed from among you.
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being “Doers” of the Word; and ‘Not’ merely hearers who “Deceive” themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus] 'Lord, Lord,' but don't ‘do’ what I [Jesus] tell you?
*** (1Corinthians 6:1) Do any of you dare, when you have a matter against another, to go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
(1Co 6:2) Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
(1Co 6:3) Do you not know that we shall judge angels, not to mention the things of this life?
*** (Luke 11:42) But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over judgment and the love of God. You ought to have done these, and not to leave the other undone.
“Many” do not want… to hear any negative admonition; but ‘only’ want the positive promises. If you have truly… ‘read & studied’… your Bible; you then know that… there are more Warnings than there are Promises. Christ Jesus, Himself… spoke ‘more’ about; Hell & Judgment than He did about; Heaven & Rewards! But the “Many False Preachers”… lead the “Spiritually Blind”; with promises of goodness and blessing; “WITHOUT” ever warning about… “SIN/SINS”… and their consequences…! No wonder so very many… follow those false teachers! But they have no one to blame because… “The ‘Blind’… follow the Blind!” God’s Love ‘without’ God’s ‘Judgment’ protecting the Just; is NOT… God’s Love [Agape]!
*** (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily; therefore the heart of the sons of men; is fully set in them to do evil.
*** (John 3:19-20-21) And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
(John 3:21) But he who practices Truth comes to the Light so that his works may be revealed, that they exist, having been worked in God.
*** (Hebrews 10:28-to-31) He who despised Moses' Law died without mercy on the word of two or three witnesses.
(Heb 10:29) Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy of punishment, the one who has trampled the Son of God, and who has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
(Heb 10:30) For we know Him [God] Who has said, “Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, says the Lord.” And again, “The Lord shall judge His people.”
(Heb 10:31) It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
*** (Acts 5:8-to-11) So Peter asked her, "Tell me, did you sell the land for that price?" She answered, "Yes, that was the price."
(Acts 5:9) Then Peter said to her, "How could you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you outside as well."
(Acts 5:10) She instantly fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came in, they found her dead. So they carried her out and buried her next to her husband.
(Acts 5:11) And great fear seized the whole church and everyone else who heard about this.
That ‘Judgment’ Love of God… protected the remaining believers! God was more interested in the ‘purity & preservation’ of His infant church; than the lives of those “Two Liars!” When you think about “Sodom & Gomorrah” and God raining down ‘Fire & Brimstone’… that too was a demonstration of the Love of God! The infection of those “Perverted SIN/SINS”… had so infested those seven cities; that they were without redemption. God would have spared them for only… ‘Ten Righteous!’ Throughout history, all know about Gods’ judgment of those cities and yet still sin even worse than they did; and think nothing of it. So today, because mankind does not see the instant judgment of SIN/SINS… he & she both… think that they have escaped. Remember… God is not mocked…!
*** (Genesis 18:32-33) And he said, Oh do not let Jehovah be angry, and I will speak only once more. Perhaps ten shall be found there. And He [God] said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
(Gen 18:33) And Jehovah went His way as soon as He had left off talking with Abraham. And Abraham returned to his place.
*** (Galatians 6:7) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he also will reap.
(Gal 6:8) For he; sowing to his flesh; will reap corruption from the flesh. But he sowing to the Spirit; will reap life everlasting from the Spirit.
*** (Acts 17:30-31-32) Truly, then, God overlooking the times of ignorance, now He strictly commands “ALL” men everywhere; to Repent,
(Acts 17:31) because He has appointed a day in which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by a Man [Jesus] Whom He [God] appointed, having given proof to all by raising Him from the dead.
(Acts 17:32) And hearing of a resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked; and others said, We will hear you again concerning this.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether evil.
*** (1Corinthians 3:11-to-15) For any other foundation can no one lay than the one being laid, Who is Jesus Christ.
(1Cor 3:12) And if anyone builds on this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,
(1Cor 3:13) each one's work shall be revealed. For the Day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try each one's work as to what kind it is.
(1Cor 3:14) If anyone's work which he built remains, he shall receive a reward.
(1Cor 3:15) If anyone's work shall be burned up, he shall suffer loss. But he shall be saved, yet so as by fire.
Perhaps “IF” we will simply ‘realize’… that ‘Anything’ we do in Christ; and for Christ; and by Christ… is ‘Only’ His Holy Spirit doing the work… through us! This driving force; the Love [Agape] of Christ… is the dynamic of God; and has ‘nothing’ to do; with ‘any’ goodness in us. He, Christ… is the ‘Only’ goodness in us! This mentality which has us ‘wrongly’ believe; that we are doing a good or great work for Christ… is ‘Only’ our prideful self. It is ‘ONLY’… He [Christ]… ‘working’ through us… that we can do ‘anything’ for Him! Many will not remember; that it was the “Pharisees, Scribes and Lawyers”… who had ‘Religion’; and not God! Their self righteousness ‘offended’ both God and mankind. Christ ‘exposed’ them for exactly; what they were… “Hypocrites!” When we think we are doing a work for Christ; without Him… we become ‘Exactly’ like them! Remember the ‘Only’ good in us… is Christ; and we ‘yielding’ ourselves to Him… so that He might ‘work’ through us!
*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this treasure [The Holy Spirit] in earthen vessels [our human bodies], so that the excellence of the power may be of God; and ‘not’ of us; [Romans 8:9]
*** (Ephesians 3:16) that He [God] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His 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 [Agape],
(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 [Agape] of Christ which passes knowledge; that you might be ‘filled’ with all the fullness of God.
*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you; when you shall have done ‘all’ the things commanded you, say; We are unprofitable servants, for we have ‘done’ what we ought [duty] to do.
*** (Tit 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,
*** (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.
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.