Thursday, August 11, 2016


Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:9

The Christian life is meant to be one of joy, peace and victory. The secret of this victory in our daily walk is two-fold. First, we must recognize the program and instructions God has given for this dispensation in which we are living. This body of truth will be found only in Paul's epistles, for he alone received God's revelation concerning this secret age (Romans 16:25 and Ephesians 3:2-3, 9). Once we understand how we are to live in this dispensation of the Grace of God, we must acknowledge the second phase of the victorious Christian life, which is submitting to the direction and empowering of the Holy Spirit in our lives. He indwells us from the moment of our salvation. His ministry in us is to help our infirmities (Romans 8:26) and produce His fruit in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).

One of the mistakes made by many Christians is that they strive to produce the fruit of the Spirit by their own works. These attitudes and activities are to be natural and automatic in our Christian walk. The fruit of the Spirit is proof of the Christian living by his new nature. It is also important we understand that what is described in Galatians 5:22-23 is ONE FRUIT. (This fruit is like an orangone fruit with many segments.) Unless at least some of these segments are evident in the life of the Christian, he does not have the "fruit of the Spirit."

Paul tells us more about this fruit of the Holy Spirit in his letter to the saints at Ephesus. In Ephesians 5:9, Paul tells us he fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and RIGHT- EOUSNESS and truth." The fruit of the Spirit is seen in the ighteous walk experienced by the Spirit-led Christian. This righteousness is that IMPARTED righteousness we have ecause of being IN CHRIST. 

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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