Tag: Flesh

Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit Part 1

Justin Edwards 90x115 by Justin Edwards

One of the evidences Christians have in their tool box for assurance of salvation is whether the fruit of the Spirit is manifest in them. This fruit includes 9 characteristics: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Contrarily, the works of the flesh are evident in the unregenerate, unsaved person, which are: sexual immorality, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, contentions, drunkenness, and revelries. When we walk in the Spirit as Paul tells us in Galatians 5, we will not satisfy the lust of the sinful nature.

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My Sheep Know My Voice

Joseph Chambers 2 90x115 by Joseph Chambers

Jesus Christ spoke these awesome words, “. . . for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers” (John 10:4b-5). False carnal and religious voices are everywhere and multiplying. The only safe place is a relationship with Christ where we become familiar with His voice. The Bible speaks of strongholds, imaginations, high things that exalteth itself, and corrupt communications. The spiritual war is first and foremost fought in the minds of all of us. If Satan can capture our thought life, our shipwreck is right down the road.

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