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Just a Closer walk with Thee.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
The New Testament writings are divinely inspired, for Godís Comforter,(the indwelling Spirit of God Almighty), taught and brought the writers into Godís glorious truth. I absolutely use the Word of God as the guidebook for my life, as a lamp unto my feet and a glorious light unto my path.
What could be clearer than the contrast of fleshly fruit and spiritual fruit found in Galations 5:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
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.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
My personal yardstick, by which I am able to measure the progress of my feeble walk with my precious Lord.
1 Thess. 5:
Do we rejoice in our hearts, in our lives, in our postings and interaction with others?
Pray without ceasing.
Do we walk with our precious Lord in an attitude of prayer? Do we pray for others? Have we prayed today? Have we prayed for another today? Have we ministered to others unselfishly and with true devotion to our great God and His Holy Word?
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Do we gives thanks to our mighty God, our awesome Redeemer? Have we given thanks today? Do others see a thankful spirit in us, and in our posts?
Quench not the Spirit.
Do we honor the Spirit of God, and do we encourage the manifestation of Godís Holy Spirit within our Brothers and Sisters, or do we seek to quench it?
Despise not prophesyings.
Do we despise the forth-telling of God's Holy Word?
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Do we prove all things and hold fast to that which is good?
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Do we seek to abstain from all appearance of evil, the living witness to those around us, or do we seek to justify that which is wrong?
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May we allow our glorious Lord to set us apart and to purify us for His Holy purpose and perfect will.
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Our glorious Lord is ever faithful and we have His Word on it. May we seek to be ever faithful to our Redeemer, and yielded to His will and purpose for the hearts and lives of His children.
A Servant of Christ,
1 Tim. 3:
16: And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh..
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