BY Apostle Naomi Aderonke Egah APOSTLE of FAVOR. The QUEEN & LIONESS of GOD’S GRACE. A PRODUCT OF GOD’S MERCY.
August: Our month of FRUITFULNESS. (Double Portion)
TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT!
Scripture adds; “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love” 2 Peter 1:5-7.
We should live “in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left” 2 Corinthians 6:6-7.
The last characteristic in Paul’s description of the Fruit of the Spirit points us back to his list of the “works of the flesh” in Galatians 5:19-21. For those of us who have the Holy Spirit, we have the strength to control our sinful desires, to say “no” to our flesh. Self-control gives us the power to say “yes” to the Spirit and foster a beautiful, bountiful and magnanimous harvest of spiritual fruit! Glory to God!
Prayer I receive Grace and Strength to control sinful desires in Jesus mighty name. Amen.