The fruits of the Spirit are the fruits of maturity in God's Kingdom. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23a NLT So then, how do we cultivate this in our life?
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:9-10 NLT
One key way to a mature Kingdom life is by submerging you mind in His Word. When the Lord God spoke to Hosea concerning His people, Israel, He made this statement: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6 The New Living translation says “My people are being destroyed because they don’t know Me.” The ONLY way to truly KNOW the Father is through His Word. Your knowledge of God’s Constitution is vital to having a Kingdom mindset, free from religious thinking. People with a religious mindset have a tendency to honor religious traditions and holidays of the world. It is so deeply ingrained in them that they equate it with having a relationship with their Lord and King, Jesus. But He only mentioned one thing to do in remembrance of Him until He returned. When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God comes.”
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:14-20
You will not find anywhere else in the Lord God’s Constitution where He stated to honor other holidays, such as Easter and Christmas. These are deeply religious holidays, with worldly traditions and have nothing whatsoever to do with worshiping the King. I know that those words will offend some of you, but search the Constitution and you will discover the truth for yourself.
Also, churches that are truly operating with a Kingdom mindset and government don’t have a 501c3 document with the United States to operate under this country’s government to receive tax exemptions and give tax deductions. The Lord God will provide for His own citizens without the earthly government’s tax exempt status. I am a living example of that statement. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee He has given us His Holy Spirit. So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. 2 Corinthians 5:5-7
Our knowledge of His Word—Constitution—is vital for building our faith in the Kingdom of God. It is only through His Word that we become stronger, not—for example—by being in a church, wearing a cross or celebrating Easter or Christmas. Make it your priority to study His Constitution every day and allow the Governor to lead your through this life. It is your faith in Him that causes you to be delivered, healed, and mature in the Kingdom. Remember the words of our King Jesus: But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And the report of this went out into all that land. When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” Matthew 9:22-29
Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Matthew 15:28
He also made this statement to those who doubted. So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
The other day, I was in a store, in line waiting to be served, when the woman beside me asked, “How are you?” Then she proceeded to tell me how she had just gotten over the Covid virus. I then said that I trusted my Father to always protect me. She went on to say “I asked God, but He didn’t deliver me for some reason”.
I am sure this lady thought she had faith, but did she also doubt? She may have prayed and asked the Lord to heal her and deliver her from this virus, but did she truly believe that He would? Now, that was not for me to ask her, but surely a question she should ask herself. Did her actions overpower her prayer and her faith? Did it negate all she asked for? Your actions show what you truly believe. And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:20-22
In times of crisis and need, are you truly able to say “My God will supply my every need.” or “He is healing me.” and then wait for His Will to be manifest? We live in a "have it now--hurry up--microwave" society. We are often anxious and impatient. But our Father lives in eternity, not in time. His time is not our time, But we must trust that He is well able to accomplish all He says He will do. We are let by the Governor, ask in faith, do not doubt, and wait in peace until it comes to pass. That is maturity in the Kingdom of God!
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20-21
Remember, your greatest asset is your faith in the Word of the living God.
All scriptures are NKJV unless noted
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