Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit (Galatians 6:8). The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE. Peace is the product of having God’s Spirit. God’s Spirit will not dwell in vessels that have not been cleansed by faith in his Son Jesus and following his command to repent and be baptized for the remission of sin (Acts 2:38).
Sin is the product or spirit of fear, worry and anxiety. It means devils and demons rule your heart and God does not. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). If you operate in God’s Spirit through your obedience to His Word, you will live in peace that passes understanding. This means that your peace is not dependent upon your situation or circumstance. It is a perpetual peace that is supplied to your spirit by the Spirit of God. It keeps your mind sound.
How can someone have depression, bipolar disorder, and night terrors and house God’s spirit at the very same time, when God himself said, His Spirit produces in the believer fearlessness, love that never fails, and a sound mind? These are incongruent and God is not a liar. If you have any of the above you have demons living on the inside and the only way you will get them out is to revoke their license. How do I revoke the license? Obedience to God’s Word. It means that after you have read your Bible, you walk in obedience. That means go and stay in church? Why? God said, don’t forsake the brethren. Not a suggestion, but a command. God said, get away from unbelievers and do not touch their uncleanness and he will come near. This is not a suggestion, but a command. If you read the Bible, pray, and fast and walk in blatant disobedience, your demons will remain.
God will not be mocked. Whatsoever a man sow that will he or she reap. Deliverance comes to those who are serious about living for Jesus alone and forsaking their own thoughts and taking on the entire mind of God.
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What does a Jesus pop-out look like? What does it mean? Do you pop Jesus out whenever you need him and pop him back when you are finished. Today, we see many people asking for prayer in their nearest storm, but soon as the coast is clear, they resume with swearing, getting drunk and doing things that they ought not to. They have no desire or hunger for the things of God. In a nutshell, they are displaying the fruits of the flesh and not the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5).
This is a stench in His nose because they are just paying lip service but their lives are consistently contrary to Gods word. So the question is, is Jesus your whole life or do you pop Jesus out like a lucky charm? Is your ‘commitment’ to Christ limited to just an ackowledgemnt that he exists and that he supplies for you or have you totally surrendered your life to him and desire what he desires and hates what he hates which is sin.
I know of Scarlett Johansson, but I bet if you asked her if she knew me, the answer would be no. In the same way, many people know and even acknowledge Jesus, believe that he died on the cross and rose on the third day but MANY of those very same people will hear Jesus say ‘ I never knew you’ when they stand before him to give an account (Matthew 7:23) because they continued to work iniquity.
So how do you know that you will not be amongst that number. The bible makes it clear. Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.
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It is nearly impossible to love your enemies. Those who willfully choose to hate you and go out of there way to destroy you. It is difficult to love your spouse who refuses to either work or have sex with you. It is difficult to love your children who continually work against you or worse try and harm you. It is difficult to love your work partners who work to sabotage you or the racist on your job. It is difficult to love when everyone around you is cold.
The automatic love comes from loving God. It is the first command. To love God with all of your heart, mind and strength. It is here where the automatic love for everyone else is now possible. It is here where you receive supernatural power to love others the right way. It is here where God shares his heart with you and energizes you to love others. Your trouble of loving others starts with your trouble or lack of love for Jesus Christ. When you open the doors of your heart to Jesus without any reservation the heart of God opens without reservation for you. Now you are becoming filled with God’s love and his love seeps through your pores and touches those around you, but keep this in mind that some with hard hearts will still hate you.
Automatic love is for you. It secures your place in heaven and increases your crowns in glory. Automatic love is your peace and joy. It makes you better and increases your spiritual power in God. It is not a tool for manipulating others to love you, because some people will still hate your guts. Never forget Jesus who is love was still crucified by hard hearted people.
The beauty of automatic love is that you will love the right way. The discerning way. You will also bear good fruit this way. The fruit you bear this way will remain. Now choose to love God with your whole heart. In Jesus name.