HOLY SPIRIT FRUIT, FRUITS OR GIFTS?

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TRUE PREACHING FOLLOWS THAT SET FORTH IN THE PATTERN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND WE WE ARE TO PREACH UNDER THE NEW COVENANT WITH THE ANOINTING OF THE BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT: . ACTS Acts 6: 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioc… . (Mat 1:21 KJV)  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. . (Mat 1:23 KJV)  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. . (2 Cor 5:17 KJV)  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

FRUITS OR GIFTS?

“ Whenever people try to choose between the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5: 22 – 23) and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12: 6 – 8; 1 Cor. 12: 8 – 10) they are absolutely wrong.  The Fruit of the Spirit develops the character of Jesus in us so that we can do the ministry of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  To think that a Christian can be satisfied with only the “Fruit of the Spirit” is a completely false understanding.  That is what James is trying to get people to understand when he wrote, “So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” (Jas. 2: 17).  We cannot have one without the others. 

For instance, people who say that it is not necessary to speak in tongues (Acts 2: 4) , have no self-control over their tongues (i.e. their mouths and their human tongues) and what they say (Jas. 3: 1 – 12).  The Gift of Tongues (languages) gives the Holy Spirit some control over what we say when we are witnessing (Acts 1: 8) and delivers messages from God to His people when used with the Gift of Interpretation of Tongues (languages).   The ignorance of the Fruit of the Spirit is unbelievable.   For instance, the Fruit of the Spirit which is translated as “meekness” or “gentleness” in Greek the word is “prautes” is describes a person who is 1. submissive to the will of God, 2. teachable in all things, 3. considerate  of people’s needs, 4.  it describes a person who gets angry  at the right time and never at the wrong time and then takes the appropriate action to change the situation.  It describes the cheetah which, when it has been fully trained for hunting acts on command of its master.  The best example of that was when Jesus entered the Temple and said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer; but  you have made it a den of robbers.”  He then drove out all of the people who were selling the animals and the money-changers and upset their tables and prevented anybody to carry anything into the temple.  Jesus was demonstrating that we are supposed to get angry at sin and then take the appropriate action to change the situation.

Paul never acted in sin.  He acted under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and he had the authority to curse his enemies and get angry with those who opposed the Gospel and challenge them with the Scriptural Truth.  We are told that Paul “argued” with those who opposed the Gospel (Acts 17: 2, 17; 18: 4; 19: 9) or another word is to “contend” (Jude 1: 3).  It is interesting that there are some ignorant people who would accuse Paul of sinning, when he is used by God as an example of a person who demonstrated “meekness/gentleness” in his ministry.  His so-called critics, interestingly, do not have their names or their wrong judgements recorded in the New Testament.

We are supposed to get angry at sin and take the appropriate action to correct the sinful actions.  This is the reason why we are told by no one other than Paul, “Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil” (Eph. 4: 27).  He wrote to Timothy, “By rejecting conscience, certain persons have made shipwreck of their faith, among them Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme” (1 Tim. 1: 19 – 20).  In other words, using his authority, Paul revoked the salvation of these two men.  That is the ultimate result of Paul exercising his authority in Jesus Christ.  The Old Testament refers to “the anger of the Lord” (Ex. 4: 14 and 101 other places).  We are supposed to get angry with sin and offer salvation, healing, deliverance.  We are supposed to get angry with sin and use the “Signs Following” to deal with sin.  We are supposed to get angry with sin and use the 15 Gifts of the Holy Spirit to change the situation of sin.  But many  people try to use the Bible to excuse themselves from coming under the authority of Jesus Christ and telling us that the ministry works that we read about in the Scriptures are either not for them or for the church of Jesus Christ today.  They are rebellious people who do not like the work of the Holy Spirit and are living in denial.  Their end will be as Jesus describe the penalty for acting like goats instead of faithful sheep (Matt. 25: 31 – 46).  We are told by Jesus, “Do not judge by appearances; but judge with right judgment” (Jn. 7: 24).

Sin is supposed to make us angry and then with the Holy Spirit’s guidance  we are supposed to take the appropriate action to correct the situation.  To even suggest that Paul was sinning when he dealt with people who were in sin is completely false.  But, it does tell us something about those who would attempt to disregard his teaching.  It tells us that they, themselves, are in rebellion against the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have proven that they are out of God’s will.  For you see Peter referred to Paul and commended his teaching.  He wrote, “So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, speaking of this as he does in all his letters.  There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures” (2 Pet. 3: 14 – 16).”

  Isa 58:13 ¶ If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words: Isa 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, a…nd feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].   It may feel more spiritual to keep the Jewish Saturday Sabbath requirements,  but realy  it only shows you do not read the whole Bible, that you are realy still ignorant of it, even of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit too who is not leading you still.. if you observe the Sabbath laws then you have to observe also now all the over 550 other Jewish Bible commandments perfectly as well but even then you still will go to Hell cause you are no longer saved by God’s grace, or by the finished work of Jesus Christ but are falsely trying to be saved now your own false works, like Cain tried.. Jesus had come and he had abolished the Jewish and  Sabbath requirements. 

(Mat 12:1 KJV) At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3   But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4  How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.  According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1977) this term includes groups such as Jewish Christians, Quartodecimans, Ethiopian Christians, descendants of English Puritanism such as the Seventh-day Adventist Church and others, who claim the necessity of obedience to the Mosaic Laws which are found in the first five books of the Christian Old Testament.[3] Though this is something likely disputed by members belonging to these groups, notably the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as term Judaizers is typically used as a pejorative.

(Rom 10:1 KJV) Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

 (Jer 2:13 KJV) For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

 (Jer 2:32 KJV) Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number. .  (Jer 7:23 KJV) But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.   . (Rom 8:5 KJV) For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

  And do we now Keep all the commandments of the old testament? but yes that was the old testament.. have you yet rightfully rather made the transition to the New Testament?  NO tithing required too.. only Love God, love others, be not drunk with wine, be filled with the Holy Spirit?   The modern day Judaizers in the Christian church are even the  Messianic Jews and those in the “Torah Keeper” movement. Many Christian churches falsely teach that the Ten Commandments apply today. This doctrine is totally baffling, since Scripture written by the Apostle Paul for the church today is clearly against it. They come up with twisted explanations and fall into false teaching. They falsely believe that legalism is the only method possible for a person to resist a sinful lifestyle. These church Pastors, Ministers, and Reverends ignore the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit in the born-again believer. The Apostle Paul taught that legalism is doomed to failure. Submitting to the guidance of the Holy Spirit actually fulfills the requirements of the Law.

There are almost no historical documents, writings  available world wide or only a handful at the most at the time of Christ.. so who even really does  knows what the Jews or Jesus did, wore, ate, dressed like, besides what is stated in the New Testament.. .. no one .. so forget these false Judiazers, false brethren now too  and their false cultural teachings, bondages..

“I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.” (Acts 10:34-35).    For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not… sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:29 KJV)  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Tim 4:1 KJV) 

It is a fact that at the time of Jesus Christ here on earth Apostles Judas and most of the Jewish people had expected Jesus  Christ the messiah to deliver their nation from the Romans and set up a Davidic Kingdom with a Jew monarch on the t…hrone in Jerusalem.. and they were disappointed this had not happened..Judas and the Jewish people they had failed to see that this was not going to happen..” “For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Romans 10:2-3.

The “true Israel” of God, which in the OT was comprised of all ethnic Jews who were circumcised in heart, finds its NT expression in the Church, now comprised of all believing ethnic Jews and all believing ethnic Gentiles. Or, to use Paul’s imagery from Romans 11, the one Olive Tree = True Israel = the Church in which are both natural (Jewish) branches and unnatural (Gentile) branches, but in all cases “believing branches Jesus taught that his resurrection was the raising of the True Temple of Israel. He has replaced the priesthood, sacrifices, and sanctuary of Israel by fulfilling them in his own glorious priestly ministry and by offering, once and for all, his sacrifice for the world, that is, for both Jew and Gentile. Believers from all nations are now being built up through him into this Third Temple, the church that Jesus promised to build.     

 Heaven awaits the Jewish return TO God, Jesus Christ, and rather NOT TO THE PROMISED EARTHLY LAND BUT TO THE NEW HEAVENLY Jerusalem.. In reality the first God promised restoration of the remnant of Israel had been met.. The aspiration of returning to their homeland was first held by Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago – a hope which subsequently became the reality. (”By the water of Babylon, there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.” Psalms 137:1). And the full promised by God restoration of the remnant of Israel and of the Gentile has been already priory fulfilled, the latter one fulfilled by God in Jesus Christ on Pentecost , in Jerusalem, as witnessed, as stated in the books of Acts before the 70 AD dispersion.. which most of the Jews wrongfully reject even till today and next wanted to have their own Jewish only state.. In Acts 15:14-18, James confirms, interprets the prophecy of Amos 9 that describes the rebuilding of David’s tabernacle as finding its fulfillment in the calling out of Gentiles and the progressive formation of the Christian Church Zionism, on the other hand, “is a secularist, largely atheistic ideology” that emerged in the late 19th century. It is unbelievable, undeniable that the professing Christian people who do not know the Bible can be so easily deceived, led astray too by many others, pastors and Jewish persons, Zionists included.. And had most people most Christians read the Bible for themselves they would have known the whole truth and would not have been so easily misled by others. The 2 Jewish dispersions by the gentiles were both predicted beforehand. One was predicted by the prophet Jeremiah in the Old Testament, and one by Jesus Christ himself in the New Testament.

Frequently WE SEE THE FALSE  literature from Messianic Jews and other Christians of similar persuasion trying to get us  to keep the Law of Moses. They maybe sincere, but are still demonic, misled, unGodly persons, Not holy spirit filled. All their false doctrine is the doctrine of demons and to put it bluntly, the spirit is demonic that is influencing these dear brothers and sisters in Christ regarding trying to keep Moses’ Law. The majority of Messianic Congregations are Torah Observant. “  Messianic Jews fall into their web of deception by being too desirous to display their orthodox Jewishness, thereby becoming “ashamed of the gospel”. Too many Messianic Jewish believers are indoctrinated into a Messianic theology devoid of the “gracious freedoms” inherent in New Covenant teachings. When they are faced by zealous anti-missionaries hotly contesting their faith, they neither have the “strength of the Spirit” given only to those who have tasted the freedom and grace of the Lord Yeshua, nor do they have a strong prophetic understanding.  They therefore become easy prey to such tactics.   The solution to this dilemma, is right in front of us, but we must separate ourselves from “false gospels” that cause us to be too reliant upon “mandatory Torah observances” and not the true gospel of freedom that we are called to.  “

Many real Christians are  troubled,  by the major doctrinal errors of the Zionist and Messianic Jews movements. Can any movement that is doctrinally in error on so many issues be even  true to our Lord and the Bible ? Many in the Messianic Judaism movement see “Jewishness” as more important than their identity as Christians. This Jewish emphasis takes the form of adopting worship practices more closely aligned with the rabbinic world than the Bible-believing church.

They have chosen to express their religious identity and corporate worship in a more genuinely Jewish style.”7 This “genuinely Jewish style” is oftentimes rabbinically based that even all of  the Jewish Apostles had all abandoned firstly. The wearing of yarmulkes, the observance of bar and bat mitzvahs, the present practice of the observing of holy days such as Yom Kippur, as well as other practices, are rooted in rabbinic Judaism, not the Bible. One would think that the unbiblical syncretism of these practices with New Testament truth would be obvious to the leaders of this movement but it is not cause the devil controls them cause they had falsely refused to give up their false Judaic practices. The focal point of a believer’s life should be Jesus, not his cultural background, and certainly not any  religious practice that falsely embraces a demonic system, rabbinic Judaism, which historically has been in opposition to Christianity and the Messiahship of Jesus. Their false  desire to be be still accepted as Jewish and to be accepted as part of the Jewish community has already  to compromises that have ultimately caused them to reject some of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, deny the finished work of Jesus Christ, causing them to go to hell still rather. The Ignorant Christians falsely go along with it too.

The greatest threat to the Christian  Movement in the 21st Century is the distortion, de-spiritualization of it’s  truth  by legalism even in the form of mandatory Torah observance. And the reason for “Torah observant legalism” overtaking the “gospel of grace” is also the  unbiblical compromise and conformation to a false spirit of religiosity among Messianic Jews too.  Jews and the  Messianic Jewish falsely and diabolically still do  continue to turning all Christian belief towards strict Torah Observance.and is why they are so falsely working on dismantling the credibility of Apostle Paul and  the “Pauline” teachings of Grace, to revert back to the obsolete  and irrelevant Judaism  and it’s related  Laws. The Messianic Judaism  attempt even to redefine the doctrines  of the Trinity and full deity and humanity of Christ so carefully hammered out at Nicea and Chalcedon is cause for great alarm for all real Christians now too

If you are trying to be justified by the Law you have been severed from Christ and fallen from grace (Gal. 5:4 NASB)!!!The persuasion for Christians to keep the Law does not come from God (Gal. 5:8).The Law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster” (Gal. 3:24-25).  Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Rm. 10:4); “The Law and the prophets were until John [the Baptizer]” (Lk. 16:16a); “The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (Jn. 1:17). Are those who are under the works of the Law under a blessing or a curse? “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse” (Gal. 3:10).

1. The apostle Paul, a Jew said,  “I MYSELF AM NOT UNDER THE LAW” (1 Cor. 9:20). 

2.  “ALL WHO RELY ON OBSERVING THE LAW ARE UNDER A CURSE” (Gal. 3:10). 

3.  “CHRIST REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW” (Gal. 3:13).

4.  “NOW THAT FAITH HAS COME, WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE LAW” (Gal. 3:25). 

5.  “YOU HAVE BEEN SEVERED FROM CHRIST, YOU WHO ARE SEEKING TO BE JUSTIFIED BY LAW; YOU HAVE FALLEN FROM GRACE” (Gal. 5:4). 

6. “IF YOU ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW” (Gal. 5:18).

7.  “WHATEVER THE LAW SAYS, IT SPEAKS TO THOSE WHO ARE UNDER THE LAW (Jews who are not born again)” (Rom. 3:19).

8.  “THOSE WHO ARE CIRCUMCISED [JEWS] DO NOT EVEN KEEP THE LAW THEMSELVES” (Gal. 6:11). 

9.  “IF RIGHTEOUSNESS COULD BE GAINED THROUGH [KEEPING] THE LAW, CHRIST DIED FOR NOTHING!” (Gal. 2:21). 

10.  “GENTLES…DO NOT HAVE THE LAW…THEY DO NOT HAVE THE LAW” (Rom. 2:14) (Gentiles never have and never will have the Law.)

11.  “NO ONE WILL BE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS IN HIS [GOD’S] SIGHT BY OBSERVING THE LAW” (Rom. 3:20). 

12.  “SIN SHALL NOT BE YOUR MASTER, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT UNDER LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE [Grace is the God-given desire and power to do His will]” (Rom. 6:14). 

13.  “WE HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE LAW SO THAT WE SERVE IN THE NEW WAY OF THE SPIRIT, AND NOT IN THE OLD WAY OF THE WRITTEN CODE” (Rom. 7:6). 

14. “CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW … FOR EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES” (Rom. 10:4).

15.  THE LAW IS “THE MINISTRY OF DEATH…[AND] CONDEMNATION” (2 Cor. 3:7 & 9).

16.  “AVOID FOOLISH CONTROVERSIES AND GENEALOGIES AND STRIFE AND DISPUTES ABOUT THE [MOSAIC] LAW, FOR THEY ARE UNPROFITABLE AND WORTHLESS” (Titus 3:9). 

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I TOO AM RIGHTFULLY  TIRED OF THESE FALSE JEWISH LOVERS, EVEN IF THEY ARE MESSIANIC JEWISH ONES, WHO FALSELY REFUSE TO GIVE UP THEIR JUDAIC RELIGION AND FALSELY TRY TO GRAFT IT INTO THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION AND LIE AND SAY IT IS BIBLICAL TO DO SO.
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The Zionist and the Messianic Jewish  Movements are  fraught with unacceptable even dangerous doctrines and practices, influenced by the demons…
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Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments”  (John 14:15). Jesus said to keep His commandments, NOT keep the hundreds of  Mosaic Law. There are approximately 180 New Testament commandments. One is be filled with the Holy Spirit and not rather demonic spirits.
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About thenonconformer
I am a Canadian, retired and I do have an Engineering degree, from Concordia University , Montreal 1968, plus I had also now worked as a Re/Max Realtor in Calgary too.

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