Bearing the Fruits of His Spirit

06/03/17 (03/08) Video Broadcast

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In the meantime, we're gonna go ahead and move forward to our study portion for today's broadcast. Bearing the fruits of his spirit bearing the fruits of the spirit Bearing the fruits of the spirit, Yahushua, Messiah said that "you will know them by their fruits". What are some of the fruits of the spirit? And what does it mean to bear them? What are they specifically? And I have come to find that, bearing the fruits of the spirit has more to do with receiving and then achieving and what I mean by that is they that is they come from Yahweh on high and it's a matter of receiving them from him, out of a love for him out of a love for our fellow man our desire to not hurt our fellow men, out of a desire to not hurt Yahweh. And so it comes to comes down to receiving it from him that kind of love that he's poured out upon us. And how many of us realize how blessed we really are? Just wanna thank him forever and ever for all the things he's done for us? You know so often, sometimes I think those of us who enjoy the blessing of Yahweh's Feasts like tonight begins here, in the Ozarks and throughout the world tonight will begin the Feast of Shavuot or Feast of Weeks. And it's commemorating a time when the Holy Spirit was given in Acts chapter 2 and also a time when the Torah was given, remember what Yahushua said in John chapter 7 verse 37 through 39, it says "on the last day of the last great day to feast and that's during the Fall Festival, Yahushua stood and cried out saying 'if anyone thirsts let them come to me and drink come to me and drink'? Come to me and drink. What? "He who believes in me as the scripture says out of his heart will flow rivers of Living Water." But this he spoke concerning the spirit whom those believing in Him would receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given because Yahushua was not yet glorified. So it's something that we receive, those believing in him receive the Holy Spirit. It's a special outpouring; a special calling, special gift that he has given to those who choose to believe in Yahushua, "come to him" he says and drink.
Acts chapter 2 verses 1 through 4 we see the
fulfillment of this when the day of Pentecost had fully come they were all with one accord in one place and suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared on them divided tongues as of fire and one sat upon each one of them and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other languages or tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And so there was fire from Mount Sinai, "Fiery Mountain", on the Mount Sinai, word "Sinai" means "thorny Mountain" and there was fire on the disciples. The Holy Spirit as tongues of fire was above them and we are a thorny people, a people scripturally speaking all throughout scripture you see thorns represents sin but Yahweh is willing to fill us with his spirit and just as the burning bush, which was a thorn bush was not consumed by the presence of Yahweh, we also are not consumed by the presence of the most high. And so the giving of the Holy Spirit, is a tremendous blessing and I want to talk about these things because too often those who, you know, those of us who found the blessing of the feast days and the day of rest known as Sabbath and some of the other things that we've come to understand, the blessing of the Torah and walking these things out and how they lift up our savior and how wonderful they really are; it can be a danger if we kind of rest on that. In other words, "well let's see, we know this now, we know that now, we know this now, we know this now. And so we found the right religion and now we're going to coast into the kingdom". It doesn't work like that. Even though you may think you arrived and you're alive and you have arrived, you know you never want to get complacent, overly confident in the sense that you've done and learned everything you need to learn. here's a whole lot more in Scripture than just getting knowledge about how things are. There are things in scripture to challenge us and teach us and we need to be looking for things in the scriptures that convict us, looking for things to change us. And not resting in some of these finer points sometimes as people often do. Remember what Yahushua said to the scribes and Pharisees, he said, " you pay tithes of mint and anise and cumin and neglected the weightier matters of the Torah, of the law; justice, mercy, and Faith". Do you believe that these things are part of the law; justice, mercy, and faith? They are, "these you ought to have done without leaving the others undone, blind guides who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel". Now both gnats and camels are unclean, you're not supposed to eat either one of them. And so Yahushua is pointing out that you strain the gnats out of your wine or out of your salad, but then you swallow an entire camel. So they pay tithe of the finer things; mint, anise, and cumin, but then they neglect the weightier matters, they swallow a camel in the process. So what he said was, "these you ought to have done". What are these? The finer points, that's fine but don't leave the others undone. And I want to say today that the others undone too often is bearing the fruits of the spirit. The fruits of the spirit has to do with obedience, but there are some specific fruits that are mentioned in the scriptures, that we need to be attentive to, which really kind of get to the heart of what we're supposed to be like as believers. The way we conduct ourselves or our daily attitudes, Yahushua told the scribes and Pharisees "you search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, and these are they who testify of me. But you're not willing to come to me that you may have life. I do not receive honor from men but I know you, that you do not have the love of Elohim in you". They were lacking the love of Elohim, "I have come in my father's name and you do not receive me, another comes in his own name and him you will receive".
So they didn't love him, really down deep.
nd Yahushua, he came in the name of Yahweh and there was another marcocba and different people that showed up later that they end up receiving. ut if we don't accept the true Messiah they will be putting another one that take his place. But what can we learn from their mistakes? I mean, we can't stray from the love of Elohim, obviously. We talked about that last week and we also can't get up, get so caught up in debates as to what this means and that means and neglect the need for us to love one another. And sometimes the people get caught up in these debates and it becomes more of a question of who is right, more so than what is right? When a conversation goes from what is right to who
is right, it all goes downhill from there trust
me, because then pride comes in and receiving honor from men comes in and who is right. Yahushua said to them he said" how can you believe you receive honor from one another and do not seek the honor that comes from the only Elohim? Do not think I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you, Moses, in whom you trust. For if you believe Moses you will believe me for he wrote of me if you do not believe his writings how you will believe my words?" He wanted to know how is it possible for you to believe who receive honor from one another and do not seek the honor that comes from the only Elohim? He couldn't figure it out, how could it be possible when the believers of Yahushua when they were so focused on receiving honor from one another. And he said to them; "Woe to you Pharisees for you the mint, rue and all manner of herb and pass by justice and the love of Elohim". Again he says "these you ought to do without leaving the others undone"`. So, very important principles to think about, debates and arguments; who is gonna win? It's not about who is right, it only matters what's right. So seeking the truth of Yahweh's word is important, it is important. Don't let me ever put that idea down. We want the truth, but never at the expense of practicing the weightier matters of the Law; justice, mercy, and faith. You know I think the smartest person in the world could search the scriptures daily for the truth and miss it, miss eternal life completely. Or a very simple minded person who could just barely read can gain profound truths by what little they are able to understand or read or just by a simple revelation.
It says in 1st Corinthians and 1st Matthew 1:26 for
you see your calling brethren not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called but Elohim has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise and Elohim has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame on things which are mighty, and the base things of the world and the things which are despised Elohim has chosen and the things which are not to bring to nothing the things that are that no flesh will glory in his presence. No flesh should glory so he would take the things which are not widely considered to be all that great and he uses them. And people who are not widely esteemed he uses them. So listen, 1st Corinthians 8:1 says knowledge puffs up but love edifies, knowledge puffs up, but love edifies and whoever exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
So suppose there was a man among us, a man we could
regard to be a true prophet who spoke the word of Yahweh with awesome revelation and with power. And suppose that man we all knew was able to do mighty and awesome miracles in the name of Yahweh and suppose that man literally has very few possessions at all because he gave almost everything he had to the poor and finally he was persecuted to the point of death and was burnt alive by those who hated him. You suppose such a man would receive salvation and a gift of eternal life in the age to come? Would we expect to see him in the resurrection and inheriting eternal life? Not necessarily. 1st Corinthians 13:1 says
though I speak with the tongues of man and of
angels would have not love I become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. Yes, he could speak tongues of man and of angels he did not have love. And though he had the gift of prophecy and understanding of all mysteries or knowledge and have all faith so that I could remove mountains but have not love I have nothing. I don't care how many miracles you have, how much faith you have if you are missing love you are nothing. Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I gave my body to be burnt have not love, it profits me nothing. See a man could just be "ooh, look at me look at me", self-gratification, there is not love. Love suffers long and its kind. That man may not have been long-suffering and kind. He spoke the word of the Yahweh with power but he was not long-suffering, and he was not kind, and he was envious. He was always parading himself, "look what I have done". He was rude sometimes and was looking for himself, easily provoked, assuming evil about everything, and kind of seemed to rejoice in it sometimes rather than rejoicing in the truth and he was willing to bear all things and believe all things, hope all things and endure all things and in his love never sinned. I'm sure the one who would be righteous love would never fail. Bearing all things, believing all things. So he says Galatians 5:22 the fruit of the spirit is first of all love. And we have talked about this the last couple of weeks already; the first fruit of the spirit is love. Yahweh's spirit, Yahweh is love and so when we have his spirit we are going to manifest the fruit of love it's a beautiful thing to behold and to witness, it's a beautiful thing to show forth, love.
And the fruits of the spirit is love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against such there is no Law. And this is Love fruit right here, everything else kind of flows out of that. See the joy comes out there; peace comes out of there, long-suffering, the kindness, goodness, the faith, everything else comes out of that love fruit there. But we are called to bear these fruit? And this fruit will only come out of us if Yahweh is in us. And he is the author, he is the one, the source from which these things will manifest. So what it is... I know in my flesh there is no good thing. According to Romans 7, there is nothing good in my flesh and so if there is any goodness coming out of us, it's Yahushua that's who it is. And so its fruits of Yahweh's spirit, fruits of Yahweh's spirit and where does a fruit come from? A tree, right? I mean it comes from a tree. And how does a tree become a tree? From a seed, Yahushua talked about the ones; the seeds falling on good ground are those who having heard the word with a noble and good hearts (good soil), keep it and bear fruit with patience, with patience. It takes patience to bear fruit. You know, you sat there and you stare at that tree. It's going take a while for the fruit to start coming out. You know, we planted an Apple tree a few years ago it took a while finally the fruits started bearing. It didn't happen really fast. So you need to be patient while that fruit grows and out of the heart, the good heart in which the word of Yahweh has been sown, we will see good fruit. Out of the heart, the good fruits will manifest themselves. If we are allowing Yahweh to manifest himself through us, but it all comes from the seed that falls on good ground. Yahweh's word is the seed and he is also a seed that plants a vine and Yahushua says that he is the vine and his father is the vinedresser. So Yahushua is the vine who will bear grapes. Yahushua's father is the vinedresser. He says "every branch in me that does not bear fruits, he takes away, every branch in me that bears fruit, he prunes that it may bear more fruits. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you". Yahweh's word brings us cleansing, abide in me and I in you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in me neither can you unless you abide in me. So these fruits of the spirit do not come from within. It comes from Yahweh. Out of our heartsl, willing to be molded and moved and shaped by his leading? And I know this a few years ago, not a few years ago, a long time ago, maybe eight years ago I guess something like that. Anyway I went to Israel and you know I was actually on a sabbatical and I believe that year. And Yahweh pruned me and I was in Israel and I was
actually working with a group and we were pruning
grapevines on the Mount Gerizim, which is the mouth from which the blessing were speaking. And we were pruning these vines and I felt like I had gotten pruned that year and so anyway after that we attended a Passover gathering with the group and I was talking to someone there who was with us there in Israel, I said "you know I really feel like this year it just like I was pruning vines and on Mount Gerizim Yahweh was pruning me you know and so I'm looking forward to you know it says after he prunes you, you bear more fruits and so I was like a little excited that, ok well we will see what the fruit is that Yahweh is going to you know bring now that I have been pruned and ..." And the man said to me, "hey, you ever heard of a second pruning?" I said "Ahhh, second pruning? No, I've not heard of a second pruning what's this?" What it is when, you know, because we, I mean we strip these things down to nothing. I mean when you really prune the vine in the Spring, it looks like it you just killed the Grapevine. But out of these comes branches and then there are some branches that are bearing fruit and a few are not and so you take the ones off that are not bearing so there is a second pruning I said: "oh, no, there is a second pruning". But I did, I got pruned a second time after that. So it's true what Yahushua said that we get pruned, so it hurts and it looks like we just been disseminated and it's kind of how I felt that year actually. But through that, out of that Yahweh had me doing video broadcasting after that so you know some good things came out of that but that's not the only thing spiritually as well. But, yes we get pruned and it's good for us because then we bear more fruits, we want to bear the fullness of Yahweh's spirit, the fullness of his presence, the fullness of his image as much as he prunes us that we may bear more fruits and so on. And so it comes from Yahushua the true vine and we are the branches and we are bearing fruits to the praise of His glory. Now He said that a good tree does not bear bad fruits or does a bad tree bear good fruits for every tree is known by its own fruit, for man do not gather figs from thorns obviously, and nor do they gather grapes from a bumble bush, obviously. So he says a good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good. Now that word of Yahweh has to be sown in a fertile heart right? and so our heart is fertile and ready to receive the word with a good and noble heart as he says then yes we can bear fruits. But it has to be from Yahweh's spirit, from his word which he instructs us and teaches us the way in which we ought to live. So the good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good, the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil, for out of the abundance his heart, out of the heart his mouth speaks. Wow, you can tell what kind of fruit is in the heart through what's coming out of the mouth. If there are good things coming out of the mouth then there is good fruit, if there are no good things coming out of the mouth there is no good fruit. Out of the heart, the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, so the heart condition is revealed by the words being spoken. Are they good words, are they words of holiness, words of truth, words of life, words of love, words of kindness? Peter said if anyone speaks let him speak as the oracles of Elohim.
Are they like Yahweh's words?
When a man speaks is it like Yahweh's words? If anyone ministers let them with the ability with which Elohim supplies, that in all things Elohim may be glorified through Yahushua the Messiah to whom belong the glory, and dominion forever and ever Amein. And if anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of Elohim that's because the word of Elohim has been sown in their hearts and so when people speak they speak the oracles of Elohim you see that? It's not our own words, it's Yahweh's words, so we need to beware. Yahushua said in Matthew 12:36 I say to you for every idle word men may speak they will give an account of it in the end of the Day of Judgment. Being idle is different than being fruitful, being idle according to the study of the Greek has to do with barren words, has no fruit in them, nothing good. And so the barren words come out worthless has no value, no spiritual value to it, nothing positive.
My Grandmother always said, "if you have nothing
nice to say don't say anything at all". So, and that's true but also for our words to be to be worthless words, they have no value, they are not edifying, they are not positive, they are not good fruits beware of that. So he is talking about bearing patience and perseverance contextually here in 2 Peter 1:8 saying if these things were yours in abound you will rather be barren or fruitful in the knowledge of your Master Yahushua. So beware of the barren words and our love for Yahweh manifested in words that we speak because out of the heart the mouth speaks. Many will say they love, "oh yes I love people, oh yes I love Yahweh. Yahushua says if you love me keep my commandments and I will pray the Father he will give you another helper that may abide with you forever in the spirit of truth. And the world cannot receive because it neither receives him nor knows him but you know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. If you love me, take steps in obedience and Yahweh will send forth the spirit of truth. He says in Acts 5:32 if you believe he gives the spirit to those who obey him and then we are empowered to walk in further obedience. So our actions, our words must bear the fruit of love through our commandment observances. He says if we love him we keep his commandments and he will pray to the Father and we will receive the Holy Spirit. Now someone says "I love Elohim", and then hates his brother, he is a liar. He is a liar, he does not love Elohim for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love Elohim who he has not seen so the one who claims to love Yahweh must also love his brother because he who does not love his brother whom he has seen how can he love Elohim who he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him that he who loves Elohim must love his brother also.
So very important for us to remember these things,
this commandment we have from him. It's impossible to love Yahweh while hating your brother and so we have this fruit called love abiding in us, calling us to bear this kind of fruit as a sweet smelling offering to Yahweh as this fruit comes above the ground we have to recognize the source, the strength is Yahweh, Elohim. So I explained this, you know keeping the Sabbath and calling on his name and changing our diets and keeping festivals, I mean they are awesome, I love doing those, but can we really bear the fruits of the spirit if we are not loving our enemies?
How we relate with one another, how do we relate
with someone who is not treating us very nicely, how will you relate to our spouses, our children do we relate to them in a manner that will glorify him? Do others know that we are his disciples because of our love we are exhibiting towards each other? That's the narrow way just like anything else is. If we are mindful of the needs of others and we are seeking to meet them because we love them that's the example Yahushua, that's Yahushua working through us. And so we are going to walk out difficult things of loving those who are not being very loving whether it be our spouse, our family members and overcoming evil with good, not reviling for reviling. We are going to put off malice, we are going to put off pride because we are called to love, we are called to walk worthy of the calling with which we were called. Ephesians 2:4, all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering bearing with one another in love endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit and in the bond peace. Beautiful words, we see the words we hear when we see it and we see it's important to us we see that in order to keep unity of the spirit we gonna have to have love towards fellow man long suffering it says lowliness and gentleness these are the fruits of his spirit. Are any of lacking that in our lives? Usually, our greatest area where we lack these things is in our home life and so we need to bear the fruits of the spirit of Yahweh towards the family members and have a tender heart towards the word, let it convict us and take us to higher places. So that's the fruit of love, many things come out of that, but now we are going to look at the fruit of joy. This is a very important one, you know our love for Yahweh in our lives will allow us to have the joy we need. Actually, in the Kingdom of Yahweh to come, the theme is going to be joy. That's the theme, that's what's it's like in this Kingdom that Yahushua is going to establish on the earth. He is seeking to establish through us now. Isaiah 35:10, and the ransomed of Yahweh shall return and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Everlasting joy, that's what it's like to be in the presence of Yahweh, and so when this spirit of Yahweh is dwelling in us, his joy, the joy of our salvation will spring up out of love in appreciation for what Yahweh has done in our lives and what he is doing in the lives of others. These will manifest themselves and actually, you know it's not only possible to yield the fruit of the spirit in our hearts. Especially the fruit of joy, unless we are first thankful. In fact, Thanksgiving is the soil from which the fruit of joy can grow. You may wonder, be thankful for what? Maybe you've had some trials and difficulties and you look around and you wonder where the blessing is? You know what? Just the fact that he saved you from darkness the shepherd went out and sought you and fought for you and brought you back into the sheepfold. And said, "I will die for you so that you can be with me forever". Just the fact that he did that alone should give you a lifetime of joy and rejoicing before him. Just the fact that you are alive he has shown you his salvation, the fact; he has shown us so much surely that ought to get us through. The problem is we forget and Yahweh knows it's in our habit to forget. I mean how many of us really have the fruit of joy we first started walking with Yahweh, I mean the time of excitement and passion and joy I remembered I got baptized I could not get the smile off my face the corners of my mouth was hurting from smiling so much, that's how I felt when I got baptized. That's how Israel was, they crossed the Red Sea, the Sea of Reeds, they saw the enemy was defeated and Yahweh delivered them and then they were you know had a tambourine out and they were rejoicing and everything and then three days with no water there came the trials and they lost their joy, they lost heart, don't lose heart.
Psalm 27 verses 13 I would have lasted unless I
believed I would see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living. Wait on Yahweh be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart. Wait I say on Yahweh, seems like Yahweh likes us to wait, he wants us to wait, he wants to be patient, and he knows that's what Yahushua did. If you can't find joy in a particular circumstance that you are dealing with, and then do what Yahushua did. I'm sure when Yahushua was hanging there on the tree, you know, he wasn't jumping for joy that moment, okay, But of course, he couldn't jump at all. But looking to Yahushua the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, the stauros despising the shame and he sat down at the right hand of the throne of Elohim. And so if you can't find it currently look forward and find strength in the joy of Yahweh set before you. Yes, we are going to have trials and though they are not always pleasant think about this. Nehemiah chapter 8 verse 9 says that and Nehemiah who was a governor as were Priest inscribed and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people "this day is holy to Yahweh your Elohim, do not mourn or weep, for all the people wept when they heard the words of the Law". Ever heard that? You know you have failed Yahweh, you know have totally messed up and you are weeping about it and you are a mess inside wondering, can I ever make it? Am I ever going to get through this? And so there were no mourning and weeping and what did he say "go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet same portions to those for whom nothing is prepared for this day is holy to Yahweh. Do not sorrow, for the joy for Yahweh is your strength." They heard the words of the Law they were weeping over their disobedience, they knew that they have not been keeping it. How many of you when you ask for prayer, you ask for strength? "Oh, I need strength", if you want strength, find the joy of Yahweh, find it. If you think about all the things he has done for you, you can find strength. And you know what? When an Angel Yahushua said when the Angels of Yahweh see a man repenting he says there is joy in the presence of the Angels. Why? Because the man is repenting. And I am telling you the joy of Yahweh will be your strength in the times of weakness, times of discouragement, times of despair. hen he sees us repenting we can tap into his spirit dwelling in us and find joy. Because we can rejoice that we are reconciled again to Elohim and that he has the grace to lead us back to him again. If we are losing heart we are probably losing thankfulness too. We do think we don't deserve it and so we don't believe we can obtain grace or receive grace or we think we deserve all kinds of stuff, we ain't getting it and we are mad. Either way, we are strength from joy, your strength from Thanksgiving, your strength from understanding. If all Yahweh did was to save me, wouldn't that be enough? Can I put my trust in his grace that even though I have failed him numerous times, he still loves me and still accepts me? Listen, there is a reason why it's called amazing grace, we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If you are cleansed from all unrighteousness you confess your sins you get on your face and you repent before Yahweh he says he will cleanse you from all unrighteousness if you are cleansed from all unrighteous that means you are just about as righteous as Yahushua himself. You look at yourself and then what me being as righteous as Yahushua? Not by works or which you done but work he has already done for you, so be thankful for that and never forget it. The pit from which you were dug and be thankful and rejoice in the grace of Yahweh. A loss of thankfulness sometimes leads to more disobedience, you think well you know he doesn't accept me anyway so eat, drink and be merry or whatever else you have got going on. Yahweh said to Israel in the future if you turn away from me, the reason why you are going to turn away from me is because of this. He says moreover all these curses will come upon you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed because you did not obey the voice of Yahweh your Elohim or obviously you did not obey the voice and so they got the curses. To keep his commandments and statutes that he commanded you and this shall be upon you for the signs and wonder upon your descendants forever because you did not serve Yahweh your Elohim. Uh-uh, with joy and gladness of heart. For the abundance of all things if we lose joy it's because we have lost thanksgiving for the abundance of everything he has given us. And if we lose thanksgiving and joy, we won't find the strength we need to obey the voice of Yahweh. Get the connection? That's why it's said the joy of Yahweh is our strength, they lost their strength and so they lost the ability to obey the voice of Yahweh. They forgot, forgot what he did for them. Lost thankfulness and therefore lost joy and therefore lost obedience. If you are not thankful for what you have, why would he give you more? Maybe he would just let you hunger and thirst and bear nakedness and everything and put that yoke of iron on there that you might see what he has actually done for you. You don't want his yoke? He will give you the enemy's yoke. If you are not thankful for what you have you will lose what you do have. He who has more will be given; he who does not have even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him. If we lose trust with Yahweh in his word will lose thankfulness for what he has done for us. This is bound to happen; we will lose our joy, and then will lose our contentment and will yearn instead for temporal things. Temporary things of the world, temporary provisions to take their place worldly things but if we hold onto Yahweh and have that Thanksgiving for every little thing he does for us, acknowledge him in all your ways and he will direct your paths through Yahweh we depart from evil. And hold to Yahweh and not hold onto the temporal things. We brought nothing into the world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. Having food and clothing, with these we shall be content, just be content. Hey look you got food and clothing? Good enough. HalleluYah. I imagine pretty much everyone listening in probably has food and clothing maybe if anybody doesn't have food and clothing let me know, glad to help you.
But be content with that and that alone you know,
we lose Thanksgiving sometimes we lose contentment because we think maybe these other things will fulfill us when really they will not. Contentment comes from thanksgiving for what Yahweh is doing for us and what he has done for us. Not necessarily for new possessions though temporary and so through contentment, we can be joyful. The next fruit we are going to look at here is peace. Peace in the Hebrew, the Hebrew word for peace is shalom. It actually means more than just peace; it represents completeness, a wholeness that comes from Yahweh. And those of us who believe in Yahushua, we have felt that in a shalom in a completeness to only Yahweh can really give. So that even in times of stress the shalom that awaits us when we cry to him in prayer with thanksgiving, you can't even describe it. Really, it's beyond anyone's ability to really understand this but this the shalom, the peace, there is the completeness that he gives us. Scripture says in Philippians 4:6, Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving that you request be made known to Elohim and the shalom of Elohim which surpasses all understanding will guide your hearts and mind for Messiah Yahushua. In other words, you can't really describe or even really understand Yahweh's peace is shalom, you just know it's there and you just have the sense of everything is going to be okay. Because once I have made my prayers and asked him to help with whatever it is that I am in need of with thanksgiving, therefore, I have joy then Yahweh's peace will come. I love Yahweh, I make my prayers to him, I'm thankful for what he has given me and now he gives me his peace, love, joy, peace. Peace of Elohim. Peace that comes through faith from his spirit will guard our hearts; will guard our hearts and our minds. We want our hearts and minds to be guarded from the enemy right? We don't want to be attacked anymore; we are so tired of being attacked all the time. A lot of people who are discontent, they don't have peace in their heart. It seems like they are always being attacked by the enemy, one thing after another, they don't have shalom and faith. Seems like one thing after another. If you receive that peace that comes through faith then you will be guarded, your hearts and minds will be guarded and you can be at peace. That's what we receive by faith and knowledge. Yahweh is the most high; he is in full control of our lives. We have no reason to be afraid. We are right where he wants us to be, or allowed us to be at this moment. HalleluYah, it's where I'm at. Alright, I accept it this is where we are, you know what, no matter what negative I'm going through I don't deserve anything better, I'm always doing better than what I deserve. I am always more blessed than what I deserve, it's only by grace that it gets any better than it is, but I can be content with what he has provided and although we make a request for deliverance Yahweh saved me from this whatever was going on. You can trust he knows best, but for those who can't seem to do this, they don't seem to have the faith, there won't be any peace. Yahweh said Isaiah 48:22 there is no peace for the wicked why? You are not putting your trust in Yahweh, you are not obeying the words of Yahweh and so we should know that even if our hearts receive this peace from Yahweh there will be sometimes when you know what we could be in a situation that looks like utter chaos and turmoil. And from the outside looking at it, we could look like we really are in a mess. And we'll be inherently at odds with those who don't have that peace I mean but we can have peace even in the midst of chaos going around us everything else is going crazy all around us you know what? You can still be at peace inside even in the midst of difficult times. Now, there will be people who will come to us and try to disrupt our peace and they will try to bring opposition and in fact, Yahushua said do not think I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. Did he say he did not come to bring peace to those who are at peace with Yahweh? No, He said I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law and man's enemies will be those of his own household. How can there be peace in that situation?
And why is it that Yahushua said he is going
to give us peace but then there is a sword or because there are people who are not at peace with Elohim, and because they are not at peace with Elohim and we are at peace with Elohim, they cannot be at peace with us. Because they are not at peace with Elohim. If they are not in a condition of being reconciled to Elohim and therefore they are not at peace with him and then we, we are at peace with Elohim and we have been reconciled to him, they are at war with Yahweh and therefore they are going to be at war with those who are on Yahweh's side of the battle. So, he is not coming to bring peace to the wicked, he is coming to reconcile us to Elohim that we might be at peace with him if we are willing to receive it. And so don't expect just because you have faith in Yahushua, and you are following Yahushua that, you know, now everything is just going to be a bed of roses and easy street from here on in. No the way to life is difficult lots of opposition. I compare it to a man and he is on a river and he is on this river and the river is gonna take him down the waterfall where he is going to perish. And so he has to keep rowing and rowing and using those oars and using those oars.
But even in the midst of having to fight against
the current as we often have to as believers of Yahushua, we have to fight against the current and all you gotta do in order to go the wrong way is to stop rowing. Even in the midst of all that, we can be at peace. Yahweh will strengthen our arms, and fill us with the spiritual food we need so that we are strong, and we can be at peace through it all because we at peace with Elohim, we are not at war with Elohim and therefore we are at peace with him. And there is no peace unless we are at peace with him.
Now, people who are trying to steal your peace, they
don't like it that you are at peace and they will try to accuse you and attack you and say negative things about you so they can justify themselves, but Yahushua he took the beatings and the spittings of the mockery and the reviling and the whips of the enemy and yet he stayed connected to his father. He said Father forgive them, he maintained his shalom. And so if you want to manifest Yahushua, with all he went through and when you want to manifest him, then when you are being mistreated by those who are in the world and yet you still in a state of shalom...you are still in a state of wanting to have mercy to be given to those who are hurting you. Because, you look at the things in the spiritual perspective, and not the carnal perspective, and you want to encounter repentance. Then you say, "oh father forgive them and lead them to you". Now if you have not been a very good example, and they are not responding well to you, don't be surprised. It's not Yahushua they are rejecting, it might just be you. But if we can manifest Yahushua and only then can we be confident it's him they are rejecting.
And so those on the outside may appear to be...you know.
They may think we're in all this turmoil. They look at us and they see that we are at peace even in the midst of chaos we have this peace, this shalom within us.
They look at you and go, "how can you maintain
peace in the midst of all this going on, what is that? I'd like to have that." And you look at them and you say it's Yahushua Ha Maschiach it's our savior. He is the one that gives me this peace. Because I know no matter what happens, it's for my good because I've choosing to love Elohim. And although I have failed him, as long as I am seeking righteousness, confessing any wrongs I do, I have eternal life abiding in me through faith in him and so am at peace I tell you people around you will be amazed, they will.
Let's look at another fruit called long-suffering.

Long-suffering is a characteristic of Yahweh.
In Hebrew, the word long-suffering literally means "slow nose". Hebrew is a very picturesque language. They think of nostrils flaring out when they think of anger, and so the word off is not only the word for nose but also the word for anger and so you are being slow to anger or having long nose or long anger long before you get angry. Slow to anger, is with the word long-suffering means, you know we call upon the name of Yahweh and we say that we have a spirit in us, we have to be the most long-suffering people on the planet. Because think about how patient Yahweh is with everyone, the restraint he is showing and because I mean he doesn't always just see the bad things that people are doing, he sees all the evil things going on in the hearts of man also.
And so have you ever wondered this what kind of
restraint he is showing? It's amazing. And so when his spirit is in us then we are going to manifest that character trait also. And when we manifest that character trait we are actually manifesting the name of Yahweh, we are. Exodus chapter 34 verse 5 through to 6 now Yahweh descended and the cloud has stood with him there and proclaimed the name of Yahweh. And Yahweh passed before him and proclaimed Yahweh Elohim merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abounding in goodness and truth. So his name, his character, is intricately linked with long-suffering, his name is on our foreheads it has been sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption, beware lest we harbor forgiveness and bitterness in our hearts. It's Yahweh's long-suffering spirit that will manifest itself towards those who are continually doing wrong to us. And next time you think maybe about not being long-suffering with a brother or a spouse or a child, especially a child, consider how long-suffering and merciful Yahweh has been with you.
You know it's a lot easier to be merciful to someone
when you realize how much mercy you gonna need on the Day of Judgment, right? So fear Elohim and be merciful, be long-suffering. Bottom line is we have to stay humble, we have to stay humble and remember that we don't deserve mercy either, we don't.
And the one thing that can make us different than the
world is this. Yahushua said Matthew 5:46 if you love those who love you what reward have you; do not even tax collectors do the same? How about that? Sinners, sure they will love people as long as they are being loved. And if you greet your brother only, what do you do more than others, do not even tax collectors do so? Therefore you should be perfect just as your Father in heaven is perfect. What does Yahweh our father do? He loves those who do not love him; he is long-suffering and kind to those who are not being kind to Yahweh. In fact, we were called to bear Yahushua's example of long-suffering. Its part of our calling, part of our walk is to be long-suffering and be willing to manifest the life of Yahushua through your long-suffering. Some people they need to see Yahushua in you and his long-suffering in you. And so are we willing to bear that, slow to anger, quick to forgive? We need to do more than this teach about what Yahushua was like when he was keeping the Torah, we also need to be like Yahweh and in our long-suffering toward each other because we are created in Yahweh's image. So as you put on Yahushua the Messiah and put on Yahushua's attributes, who did not lash out in anger in response to evil. He chose to love those who did not love him. Too often we blame "well, you know, they do this to me and therefore I...." Husband says "well, I'm not going to love my wife. Look how disrespectful she is." Wife says "look how he doesn't love me. How can I respect him?" Wait a minute. We are supposed to love those who don't love us right. A man should love his wife whether she is being loving or not. Whether she is being respectful or not and a husband whether he is being loving towards his wife or not she must respect him and show him love as well. Because that is what Yahushua did for us, he loved us when we did not love him so we can manifest the life of Yahushua by loving those who do not love us. And the world needs that example and in the worst way. So moving forward to the next fruit of the spirit, Goodness. It's kind of related we should say kindness here, I think kindness and goodness are sort of... Actually, they should be put together. But here is the example of this. Romans 12:20 says, If your enemy is hungry feed him, if he is thirsty give him a drink for in so doing he caused a fire on his head, do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. By doing a kind act, you are doing a good act. By being loving we can overcome evil and evil people. Again this only comes from Yahweh and his spirit dwelling in you and allowing him to flow through you fully. Even Yahushua says "why do you call me good? The only one good Elohim. It's all Yahushua's righteousness came from the Father, the source of all goodness.
Psalms 34:8 Oh, taste and see that Yahweh is good,
blessed is the man who trusts in him. He is sending rain on the just and the unjust. He is also very good to us we cannot use that as an excuse because he is good, he is merciful because he is patient, because he is long-suffering we cannot use that as an excuse to not walk in goodness ourselves. In other words, we can't say "well because I am not good and Yahweh is really the only one that is good that I just...I can't do it". Wait a minute! His spirit is in you, His spirit is in you, you can manifest his goodness or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of Elohim leads you to repentance. All of Yahweh's goodness and long-suffering leads you to one place, repentance, and faith in Yahushua. That's where it ought to lead. It should lead you to want to do the same, to be good to others. Now I tell you this when you are long-suffering and you chose to be good, you chose to be kind to someone who is not being loving to you and they know you are a believer in Yahushua, you are leading him to Yahushua by that example you are evangelizing them, you are because you are showing forth the long-suffering savior that did good to us when we weren't doing good to him.
So walking in goodness is something everyone can
relate to actually believers, unbelievers doing kind acts, speaking in a kind and loving manner everyone can relate to that. Will we manifest his spirit; we manifest Yahushua in choosing to do something kind for someone who is not being kind to us. Can we allow Yahweh's example to flow through us or do we say "nope the goodness is gonna stop because you are not being good to me"? Too bad, he had an opportunity to show the love of Yahushua. Too bad, and it's from him. It's from him. The next fruit faithfulness, I could speak a whole message on this topic but you know not having the faith is essentially atheism.And so we are called be full of faith or to be faithful. When we are full of faith we will not fail to trust, when we lack faith we will lack trust and we are essentially going to be showing Yahweh who are you? We need to be faithful, trustworthy putting our trust in Elohim. Hebrew11:6 without faith it's impossible to please him for he who come to Elohim must believe that he is, I believe he is and he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him and so we have to trust him and be faithful towards him with all our hearts and not lean into our own understanding as he says in Proverbs chapter 3 verse 5 through to 6, Trust in Yahweh with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. He will. He will direct your paths it's a promise, if you trust him, you acknowledge him in all that you do, walk in faith. If we refuse to walk in faith, Yahweh says this in Deuteronomy 32:20, and I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end will be for they are a perverse generation children in whom there is no faith.
If you do not take the step in faith he might not
ever want to show you who he is. And so he will hide his face his faith face from you. And the atheist you know they demand a sign, do not acknowledge any form of faith, oddly enough they put their faith in science, we all put our faith in something because we lack knowledge.
Richard Dawkins once said if he came to find out in
the end of days on the Day of Judgment that there really was an Elohim, then he planned to ask him. Richard Dawkins is an atheist. He said he plans to say to Elohim "Sir, why do you hide yourself"?
I will hide my face from them, children in whom
there is no faith, you have to take the step of faith and then he will reveal himself to you.
When creation itself demands we should look at
God wait a minute this could have happened by accident it's only true through being obstinate.
The desire to not have his rulership, to be our own
ruler, our own deity our own entity that one couldn't have just even have a drop of faith because to each one Yahweh has delivered and given a measure of faith. Scriptures say so, so just walk in faith.
Luke 18:7 says shall Elohim not avenge his own
elect who cry out day and night to him, though he bears long with them, I tell you, he will avenge them speedily, but nevertheless when the Son of man comes will he really find faith on the earth. He wonders, really. Kind of an open question one that is hopefully we are in that generation when Messiah comes and we will be the ones who he finds faithful, it's a weightier matter of the Law; justice, mercy, and faith you are connected. Don't let anyone tell you differently they are connected. You know an example keeping the Sabbath day if we have faith that Yahweh will take care of us if we will lose our job because we want to keep his word and you want to keep the Sabbath day and that's walking in faith right? We walk in obedience; we walk in faith knowing that we may face consequences for our obedience that is the example of walking in faith. f we are going to be ridiculed by our friends and neighbors and family because we do things differently and that we believe differently than they do and they mock us and call us you know people doing that Jewish stuff and we endure their negativity that comes with walking out our faith we are going to encounter that. But we continue to remain steadfast that's walking by faith.
So how many of you are struggling with faith
right now? You are thinking you know, I just I don't have the faith that I need. I'll tell you a story about a man by the name of Dwight Moody. He struggled with faith at one time, but he came across the scripture. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Elohim. If we are willing to hear faith will come and we spend time in the word faith will come. If you don't want to hear don't expect faith to come. And so when we are filling our minds with the word of Elohim, faith will come. And this is what this man named Dwight Moody found out and so he began reading chapters, chapters, chapters, chapters in the scriptures. And faith did come. He became a mighty Evangelist in England. So, man, he has an institute called Moody Bible Institute to this day named after him. So if you are willing to hear faith will come but if you are not willing to hear don't expect your prayers to be answered. The one that turns away his ear from hearing the Law even his prayer is an abomination. You don't want to hear from Yahweh, Yahweh doesn't want to hear from you either its two-way street. ommunication, relationship two-way street, when it comes to hearing Yahweh when it comes to Yahweh hearing your prayers. On a scale of one to ten where would you want to be? For if you want Yahweh to answer more of your prayers, you want to be delivered from temptations, you want to be delivered from negative circumstances, start reading the scriptures, chapters, and chapters daily. Watch what happens. You start getting your prayers answered because the converse of this is also true you turning your ear towards hearing the Law your prayers will be his delight.
You wanna see a picture of a blessed man, blessed is
the man who walks not in the counsel of the unrighteousness nor stands in the path of sinners nor sits on the seat of the scornful. A council of the unrighteousness will be the bad seeds, but the blessed man will walk...His delight will be the Law of Yahweh in whose Law he meditates day and night. He loves the word. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bring forth its fruit in its season whose leaf also shall not wither and whatever he does shall prosper. Whatever he does shall prosper, whatever he does shall prosper. Whatever he does shall prosper because his delight is in the Law of Yahweh. Meditates on his word day and night.
He doesn't dry up because it's the spirit that gives
life. John 6:63, the flesh profits nothing Yahushua he said the words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life. As his word enters your heart his spirit enters your heart and you begin to manifest the fruits of the spirit which are taking residence in a good heart that is willing to receive it and that's the key to having faith and to bearing the fruits of his spirit. If you are not sowing the word in your heart, don't expect good fruit to come out of it because when you don't have his word being sown in your heart they will be other words available out in the world today, that can take residence in your heart. They are not of Yahweh's spirit and they are not of life. They are words of death. It all starts with the word.
Next fruit is gentleness.
When the spirit of Yahweh has filled the man he will be a gentleman when the spirit of Yahweh has fulfilled has filled a woman she will have a meek and quiet and humble spirit.
Psalms 18:35 David said you have given me the
shield of your salvation, your right hand has helped me up that's Yahushua. Your gentleness has made me great. How David did became a great man of Elohim? Because Yahweh was gentle with him. And I venture to say your love and gentleness toward another person, whether be your children or your spouse or to those you are leading and helping, toward others, it can make them great too. Galatians 6:1, Brethren if a man who has overtaken in any trespass you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the Law of Messiah and if anyone thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. So, when you are helping somebody else with their sins, be gentle don't be prideful, don't act like you are something you are not. Say hey we all have got overcoming to do and I happened to see this the other day, I think that you should try doing it this way, but our lack of gentleness and our harshness towards others can come back to haunt us because we think we could never be tempted to do what they did.
Yahweh says maybe not so, you may find yourself in
the position where you are weak one day and all your arrogance will come back to you and you will be tempted. You find out how hard it really is.
Yahweh has a way of showing us when we are
prideful, that we can be a hypocrite. Yahweh in heaven is watching how we treat those who are sinning and we come to them in pride and arrogance look out, guess who is next. So when you correct one whether be it your friend, your spouse, your child do it in gentleness and towards unbelievers, too. Most of us were unbelievers; we were also slaves in Egypt at one time.
Maybe some of you young people don't know that, if
you haven't heard that. But a lot of us older folks we know it's miserable being a slave in Egypt. And if it weren't for the grace of Yahweh, I would be still there. See you come across an unbeliever and you chose to be arrogant and boastful, unapproachable towards them, it does harm in three ways. First of all, provokes the flesh and they want to be acting in pride back, and they can probably out pride you. Secondly, if you are lacking in gentleness to going to view the way you conduct your life to be something unattainable. A place where they actually did turn their life over to Yahweh they will expect you to beat them down every time they messed up, rather than treating them gently when they make mistakes and they are not up to your standards or Yahweh's standards. And some people will not come to this faith because, they feel they could never reach our standards, they could never measure up as they don't feel like they can grab a whole this identity of being a believer because of the condemnation and the harshness with which certain believers have treated them in the past.
And so it does damage to the Kingdom and to the
soul of another person when we are not gentle and loving towards them. And also the minute they see all of us fail in some area when we are not being gentle with them. They are going to point a finger and say "you know what even them guys ain't nothing either and so how am I any different than they are. And so these three problems are going to arise whenever we communicate the word of Yahweh but not do so in meekness and gentleness and compassion. If we are too harsh, they will view our walk as just something too hard for them to do. A place of eternal guilty, a place of eternal condemnation a place where they could never measure up and ever be accepted by us. Because the minute they slip up we are going to jump all over them. And so they may seek to find another identity, to be around people to be around unbelievers who have a lower standard and so they don't feel so guilty being around them. And so let's not get puffed up with our knowledge, instead of getting prideful we should be getting thankful.
Rather than causing it to lift ourselves up it
should cause us to see the amount of long-suffering and patience and gentleness with which Yahweh has been towards us all those years. And rather than seeing the ignorance of others as an opportunity to exalt ourselves we should be seeing it as an opportunity to pray for the other person and if we feel it, let's share what he has opened our eyes to see and are humble and gentle manner. Philippians 4:5 says let your gentleness be known to all man. Is your gentleness known to all?
Matthew 11:28 come to me all you who labor and are
heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle, I am gentle and lowly at heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. So if Yahushua is gentle, is his gentleness flowing through you? And leading others to great things? Is his gentleness leading those who are in your care to a greatness?
Important question.
he final fruit here is self-control.
I venture to say if we got that then we probably have
got the rest too. If we have the ability to control ourselves we could actually overcome every temptation there is right? It wouldn't be a problem. Now the word translates self-control is actually rooted in a Greek word meaning to be strong, to have strength, to have might and it does take a lot of strength and might to control ourselves. But you know an effective strength does not come from the flesh it comes from the spirit. That's what it's said it's a fruit of the spirit, it's living within us and so, as a result, our decision to receive Yahushua its a result of his power his spirit flowing through us and that's why it says against us through is no law.
And those who are Messiah's have crucified
the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the spirit let's also walk in the spirit. If the spirit has given you life through Yahushua Ha Mashiach, then walk in him. These are the things which should be manifesting themselves in you because you have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Every temptation that overtakes us is either through deception or through a lack of faith. I am convinced fully of that, the enemy can deceive us you know thinking we are not doing wrong or he can bring a temptation into our minds that will tempt us to do something we know is wrong and if we are being tempted to do what we know is wrong, we have a choice whether we want to walk in the flesh or we want to walk in the spirit, that's our choice. We can believe that we really have been crucified with Messiah, since those who are Messiah's have have crucified the flesh. Do you believe that, that you the flesh has been crucified? Do you believe that? If you don't believe that then you'll probably choose the flesh. If you do believe that, then you will choose the spirit. I have been crucified with Messiah it's no longer I who lives, its Messiah living in me. The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith and the son of Elohim who loved me and gave himself for me. Do you believe that you don't live anymore? Do you believe that? If you don't believe that, then the temptation will overtake you, in all likelihood and you'll fail and you will mess up and you won't make it. But if you do believe that then you could overcome anything. For the death that he died, he died to sin once for all but the life he lives, he lives to Elohim. Romans 6:10, Likewise you also reckon yourselves to be dead empty to sin but be alive to Elohim and the Messiah Yahushua our master. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey it and its lusts.
So if you believe yourself to be dead yet alive to
Elohim and Messiah Yahushua, if the flesh has been crucified, it's no longer you who live and you crucify the flesh then you will bear all these fruits of the spirit.
Now, these aren't the only fruits but you will walk
in obedience and every respect.
Romans 6:13, Do not present your members as
instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourself to Elohim as being alive from the dead. And your members as instruments of righteousness to Elohim.
So when we present our members as parts of our
body as instruments of righteousness that's because we believe the flesh is dead and Messiah is alive in me. And my members are now his members I am a part of his body. I am not going to take his body and sin with his body and I will choose to bear the fruits of the spirit because by faith I believe the man of sin is dead and the man of Elohim Yahushua the Messiah is alive in me I am a part of his body now. And to the extent that I believe that to be true, I will overcome anything by faith. Sin doesn't have dominion over me, addictions, anger, greed, lust whatever I can overcome anything because I died and I believe I did, I believe it's not me who lives anymore, I believe it is Yahushua who dwells in me and since I believe that I will overcome anything. There is nothing I can't overcome, no addictions nothing I can't overcome because I believe by faith and where does faith come from? Faith comes by hearing, hearing by the word of Elohim. You need the word, my friend. Scriptures say I will put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes and you will keep my judgments and do them. When Yahweh's spirit in us are not just come and bear the fruits of the spirit that we read in Galatians 5, we are going to keep all his commandments and statutes. All of the Torah it's predicted the Spirit will empower us to keep those commandments. And so keeping the commandments is what the fruits of Yahweh's spirit look like and it's glorious. It's glorious but Yahweh has to give the increase. When you plant the word of Yahweh in someone's life, you haven't done anything yet and neither is the one who watered. If anything is going to happen to that person, Elohim will have to give the increase and that's true for your life also. And we bear the fruits of his spirit. And when people see us bearing the fruits of the spirit they are going to wonder what happened to that person? Why is that person no longer the angry person of the past? Why is that person no longer the unhappy person I used to know? Where are they getting this joy from and this gentleness and this love? Wow, why is that person no longer unsettled? Where is he getting his peace? Where is this unending fountain kindness and goodness coming from? Where is it coming from? And the only answer will be Yahweh, who gave the increase. I chose to lay down my life, to allow Yahweh to bear fruit in me and he is doing it. And he gets the glory. It's his spirit and thereby he will be glorified, thereby he will be glorified. Are we willing to allow him to be glorified? Let's do so. Not just in the things that we know that are unique, keeping the Sabbath, the feast days the clean and the unclean and these things but let's be the full picture of the Messiah. The one who was gentle and loving, the one who was long-suffering, the one who walked in the love and joy of Yahweh. Let's be the complete picture. Let's pray; Father Yahweh, we want Yahushua in his fullness to dwell in us and manifest your character to all. Forgive us father Yahweh where we have failed to do that because we want your Kingdom we want your life, your love your truth to just flow out of us from your spirit on high. Father Yahweh, we know your spirit is promised to those who put their faith and trust in Yahushua, we desire you to be glorified through this. Father glorify your name and forgive us, Father Yahweh, where we have failed to manifest you. We have failed to imitate you and reflect the image of you that we are called to bear. And we express love towards those who have hated us, we chose to love them instead just as you loved us while we were yet sinners, we chose to love others while they are yet sinners.
Strengthen your people Father Yahweh, glorify your
name as we bear the good fruits of your spirit for we know that when you pour out your spirit we will walk in your statutes and judgments and commandments. And we will glorify you as we walk in your image.
For truly yours is the Kingdom in power in glory
and majesty and our praise, honor, and worship belongs to you Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh our mighty one forever and ever in Yahushua's great name we pray. Amein.

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