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What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 74. The fruit of the Spirit developed from the branch being rightly related to the vine called peace.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The third part of the fruit -nominative singular feminine noun - eirene - ei*rhvnh = peace, tranquility, health and prosperity.

This word connotes two types of prosperity, inner peace with God and overt prosperity and blessing.

No external circumstances can rob this peace from a believer, not even the greatest trials or tribulations.

If you have the fruit of the Spirit you will be at peace with others, ACT 7:26, ROM 12:18.

Peace = the tranquil state of the soul being assured of salvation and fearing nothing from God and being content with the relationship which exists.

Eirene = materialistic security and prosperity, LUK 19:42, HEB 7:2
Eirene = spiritual prosperity which means maximum awareness of life.

PRO 8:18 “Riches and honor are with Me [doctrine], enduring wealth and virtue [righteousness].”

PSA 23:5-6 You have prepared for me a table in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed my head with oil. My cup [of blessing] is overflowing. Only prosperity and grace pursue me all the days of my life [escrow blessings for time], and I will remain in the house of the Lord forever [escrow blessings for eternity].

PHI 4:6-7 Stop worrying about anything, but in every circumstance through prayer and through supplication for personal needs after thanksgivings let your requests or petitions be revealed to the God. In fact, that spiritual peace and prosperity from the source of the God, which surpasses or rises above and beyond all comprehension, shall garrison your hearts [right lobes] also your motivation minds in Christ Jesus.

1. Mental stability is a key issue in the spiritual life, for spirituality is a mental attitude produced by the filling of the Holy Spirit inside the PPOG, and the application of Bible doctrine which has been learned and metabolized.

2. Mental stability is the ability to think doctrine and divine viewpoint under pressure, which is also courage.

3. Mental stability is the ability to make correct and accurate application of metabolized doctrine in time of testing.

4. Mental stability is the insulation against Christian psychosis, neurosis, and psychopathic tendencies.
5. Mental stability is the spiritual ability to pass thought testing as a category of momentum testing.

6. Mental stability is the God-given ability to make about 95% accurate application of metabolized doctrine in your soul.

The peace that comes from the Lord comes from knowing His power and strength and living in it.

ROM 3:17 And the path of peace have they not known.

ISA 9:6 - our Lord is called the Prince of Peace or the Prince of inner peace and overt prosperity.

ROM 15:33 “Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”
ROM 16:20 The God of peace [inner peace and overt prosperity] will soon crush Satan under your feet.

ROM 5:1 Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
ROM 2:10 but glory and honor and peace [inner peace and overt prosperity] to every man who does good [produces divine good], to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

ROM 14:19 So then let us pursue the things which make for or produce peace [inner peace and overt prosperity] and the building up of one another.
ROM 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace by means of believing [spiritual metabolism], that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

COL 3:15 “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.”
1PE 1:2 “May grace and peace be yours in fullest measure.”

ROM 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace [inner peace and overt prosperity] and happiness by means of the Holy Spirit.

2TI 2:22 Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love {and} peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
HEB 12:14 Pursue peace [inner peace and overt prosperity] with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.

1PE 3:11 Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
2PE 3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him [at the bema seat judgment] in peace [eirene-prosperity], spotless and blameless,

PHI 4:9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace [inner peace and overt prosperity] shall be with you.

The fourth part of the fruit - nominative singular feminine noun makrothumia - makroqumiva = patience and longsuffering.

1. The patience and longsuffering of God is related to His lovingkindness and truth, PSA 86:15.
2. Patience and longsuffering is also related to the compassion of the Lord, PSA 103:8.

3. Patience and longsuffering is related to the power or omnipotence of God, Nahum 1:3.
4. The patience and longsuffering of God is related to the principle of repentance, ROM 2:4.

PSA 18:35 Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy right hand upholds me; And Thy gentleness makes me great.

ROM 2:4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

5. The patience and longsuffering of God is related to the Lord’s tolerance and endurance with us, 1TI 1:16 And yet for this reason I found mercy, in order that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience, as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

Patience and longsuffering is a system of thinking, not an emotion.

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