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Living with fruit of the Spirit!

Scripture reading for August 22nd:  Galatians 5

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Galatians 5:22-25  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.  Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.  Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”

The New Testament Spirit-filled believer should be marked by fruit of the Holy Spirit.  This grows from living and walking in fellowship with Jesus through the Spirit and study of the word of God.  Through faith in Jesus’ sacrifice and taking His word as truth, we crucify the flesh and its passions.  This is a process called sanctification that is progressive throughout our life on earth.  But there are temptations and spiritual warfare in the form of thoughts and imaginations that must be dealt with each day by keeping in step with the Holy Spirit.  Conceit, envy, and provoking are common enemies!

Observations for over-comers:  Praying in the Holy Spirit and daily study of God’s word will help us over-come the attacks of the sinful nature and Satan.  “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. . .” (Isaiah 61:1-2)

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