Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | June 28, 2009

Fruit Of The Spirit Week 2009

Fruit Of The Spirit

Galatians 5:22-26

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

While I was in the Spirit today at church the Lord advised me that He wanted me to declare this week to be “Fruit of the Spirit” week. I quickly told the Lord yes as I not only want to be pleasing to the Lord in all that I say and do, I also want to help all of God’s children cultivate the Fruit of God’s Spirit.

I’m excited because this gives me an opportunity to do some research and put into action something that every baptised believer in the Body of Christ is suppose to have. The following is an outline of this weeks lesson. It is my goal that we follow not only Galations 5:22-26 but that we also follow 2 Corinthians 7:1 which clearly says “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” In other words, we have been baptised in Jesus Name (Great!) and we have been filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues (Great!) but we need to move on to PERFECTING HOLINESS and cleansing ourselves from the filthiness of the flesh (outward) and spirit (inward). Below you will find an outline of each fruit that we will discuss this week. I pray that you open your tent doors wide and lets begin to eat the MEAT of God’s Word.

Understand this, in order to perfect holiness, you must have the basics. You cant skip over the baptism in Jesus Name and receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. The biblical plan of salvation is the only way you will be able to move on towards developing the Fruit of the Spirit the way God would have you to develop them in your life. That’s not to say that you cant have the Fruit of the Spirit prior to salvation, but it makes no sense to attempt to develop good fruit if your not even saved. Its a package deal. God wants you to have salvation AND good fruit. You cant have one and NOT have the other. I suggest you get saved then start your developmental process on possessing each and every fruit God wants every believer to have in their life. I’m sure we all know someone who is temperate but NOT saved. Or perhaps you know someone who is full of Love but has no clue who Jesus is. Remember the person in the bible who cleaned up their house (inner man) and left it empty (no Holy Ghost)? 7 more demons came to inhabit that house (inner man) when they saw nothing was on the inside. Sounds like they were trying to be just a “good” person but had no salvation. Read Luke 11:24-26:

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

In conclusion, get excited this week as we put the Word into action by developing all the fruit of the Spirit God intends every believer to have in the Name that is above all Names Lord Jesus Christ who is God almighty.


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