Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 77. The fruit of the Spirit is being generous and producing divine good.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The sixth part of the fruit of the Spirit - nominative singular feminine noun agathosune - a*gaqwsuvnh = to be generous and to produce divine good.

ACT 20:35 “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
2TI 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God”
ACT 10:34 “that God is not one to show partiality”

God wants every believer to be generous and produce divine good and prosper - even in the financial realm.

If we cannot believe God’s promises in the area of our finances, how can we be sure that we can believe His promises for eternal salvation and everything else we claim to believe?

HAG 2:8 “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” declares the Lord of hosts.

ROM 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

PSA 84:11 No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
DEU 8:18 But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth,

3JO 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

1CO 4:7 For who regards you as superior? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

MAT 11:19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard,”
He ate fine food and drank good wine......He was not poor.

2CO 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Our Lord “became” poor when He made the supreme sacrifice of becoming human, deity becoming true humanity.

MAR 15:24 And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them, {to decide} what each should take.

We are concerned here with His earthly ministry, the approximate three year period between the time He was baptized and filled with God’s Holy Spirit in the Jordan River until the time He was crucified on the cross.

Jesus and His organization had a treasurer, Judas - JOH 13:29 Judas had the money box.

When Peter and the other disciples had fished all night and came up empty, Jesus was able to produce so many fish that the nets broke, LUK 5:1-11,
JOH 21:1-11.

He simply told two of His disciples to go into the village of Bethphage to look for a donkey and its colt tied alongside the road.

He was filled with the Spirit and being generous, He produced divine good, and the promises of God were fulfilled.

LUK 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

PRO 3:9-10 Honor the Lord from your wealth, And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.
PRO 19:17 He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed.

2CO 9:6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.

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