Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The filling of the Spirit and the nine different manifestations of that fruit – Conclusion.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
“there is no law” refers to the fact that there is no Mosaic Law that could ever produce these fantastic results!
This is why ROM 7:4 says Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might be joined to another, to Him [TLJC] who was raised from the dead, that we might bear fruit for God.
The Christian way of life is not designed to destroy your personality or make you different in your personality, as legalists attempt to do.
God has provided for every believer his very own spiritual life with a uniform set of principles and divine mandates, and a means of glorifying Him.
There are changes which occur in you as a result of your Christian life manifested by the fruit of the Spirit, but there is no mold in the Christian life into which you must fit.
The spiritual life is a uniform system of biblical mandates and biblical principles, not designed to change your personality, but designed to glorify God as He intended it to be.
The spiritual life of the believer includes the function of your spiritual gift and the power of the spiritual life, which is the filling of the Holy Spirit, metabolization of doctrine,Â the fruit of the Spirit and the ten problem solving devices circulating in the soul!
The spiritual life is defined in
2CO 4:18 under its simplest concept, “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Many believers do not discover until death how useless their life has been, because they have spent their life trying promote self and to prove something to others.
When we ignore the power of God found in the filling of the Holy Spirit and metabolized doctrine, we will self-destruct through our own bad decisions as well as avoid taking the responsibility for them.
In COL 2:2, the apostle Paul saidÂ “That their right lobes may be encouraged, having been knit together in virtue love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding on the basis of metabolized doctrine of Godâ€™s mystery.”
True wealth is not measured by God in terms of materialistic things, but in terms of what you have in the stream of consciousness of your right lobe.
Thought is wealth.