LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: THE BEAUTY OF THE SPIRIT, HIS FRUIT

KEY SCRIPTURE:1John 4:20 ISV “Whoever says, “I love God,” but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen”.

IT is not possible to be a Christian and not to have love. This simply means anyone parading as a Christian with hatred and bitterness towards others is not a Christian. A Christian is one with the Spirit of Christ. The spirit of Christ is the spirit of love. To hate is to abide in death. 1 John 3:14 KJV “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death”. Love is the true symbol of liberty. This is the reason a person of love, is at peace with himself, peace with God and peace with his neighbour. Peace is the liberation of the soul.

Perfect love cast out fear. 1John 4:18 KJV” There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love”. Fear always stifles peace. A fearful person has no peace because he has no love. We find Joseph’s brother being eluded by peace because of hatred. Gen 37:4 KJV” And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him”. If you can’t relate peacefully with your neighbour, then there is some amount of hatred boiling in the heart.

What kind of Christians are we having these days? A Christian prays, and it is not about God saving souls but God killing his enemies for them. Who is your enemy? Is he the man who curses you? The one who hates you? Is it he that despitefully use you, or persecute you? Please take the Lord’s counsel on how to treat such people. Matthew 5:44 KJV “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”; Why should we treat a callous person in such a way?. He is dead in sin and on his way to hell fire, but we are alive with God’s love in us. Dear child of God, please repent of every hatred, you have towards any man.

CONFESSION

I have love for all and hatred for none. My heart is filled with peace and have fear for nothing. I pray for all my enemies.

FURTHER STUDIES

Luke 23:34 KJV” Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots”. Romans 12:20 & 21 KJV” Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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