Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith”.
Our key scripture reveals that the fruit of the spirit is love. It is not talking about a number of fruits.. The fruit (singular) is love. All that is spoken of like, joy, peace, longsuffering are all the manifestations of love.
The new man is love ruled, love constrained (2nd Corinthians 5:14). He hails from love. Love is the sunshine of life, for as the sun freely gives its light and heat, so is love excited about giving out freely. Love is continually filled with excitement about giving, whiles selfishness seeks to possess and keep everything to itself. It keeps and finds it difficult to release those who have hurt him or her. The tears of the selfish proceeds from his inability to let go things. Love carries a smile, a hug, an encouragement ready to be given to the world around him or her. Love indeed is the great liberator of the soul of man.
Love is not of the senses. It is not a product of the carnal instincts, it is a manifestation of the nature of the father in the hearts of His children. Romans 5:5 “And hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us”. Love in the heart of the Christian is not something he or she tries to work it out, it is natural with him to love.
The question still remains, why are most Christian homes boiling with anger, division and pain? This has been so because of lack of being given an opportunity to behold the true colours of who they are. The message about our love nature has not captured most Christians. Most people are still taught that judgement and condemning messages. That is what they see and so they practice that.. Please dear child of God your source is God (who is love) Accept that, that is your true nature. You are a spirit being whose prime nature is love. Accept this about yourself.
You do not win by putting others down, No, You are not happy by paying others back according to what they have done to you.
The God kind of love is the nature of the new man. I love all and hate none. I lift all and put down none. My delight is the joy on the faces of all, because that is who I am.
1 Corinthians 13:3 “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing”.
1 Corinthians 13:6-7 ” Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things”.
The bible in one year.
Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20, Luke 7:36-8:3, Psalm 69:1-8, Proverb 12:1.