Sunday, July 1, 2018

Develop An Uncommon Desire To Grow In The Fruit And Gifts Of The Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Against such, there is no law.

1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (NKJV)
 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

So much needs to be said here about the fruit of the spirit and the gifts of the spirit which cannot be covered within 5minutes. However, I will say this, develop an uncommon desire to grow in the fruit and the gifts of the spirit. We had established that the godly lifestyle is the spirit led lifestyle. The spirit has so much to offer; in this case fruit and gifts. Set some time aside and begin studying on the fruit and the gifts of the spirit. There are 9 fruit and 9 gifts of the spirit. It is worth mentioning that Galatians 5:22 mentions “the fruit” of the spirit not “fruits”. Meaning with the spirit of God within you, you cannot have one fruit apart from the other. You might be more generous with some over others. All you need to do is continually work on them in order to get to a place of maturity. Amen.

For the gifts of the spirit, do not be ignorant about their existence. Paul in 1 Corinthians 12: 1 says this “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:” They are available for you. Note that it says gifts – so there is nothing you can do to get them but to live godly and earnestly develop an uncommon desire to receive them. Know about them in detail, desire to get them and the Father will honor your requests. Amen.
Your growth in the fruit of the spirit will benefit you. The gifts of the spirit given to you will benefit the body of Christ.  The fruit of the spirit, the gift of the spirit and the power of the spirit within you will together produce the anointing. Amen.

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