The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Repentance and faith go hand in hand, whereas if you believe that Jesus is the Lord Who saves having (faith), your mind changes about your sin.
God names the fruit for a reason to give us an accurate scale by which to measure when reasoning and discernment are not adequately exercised.
1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
We walk as a body, meaning if the leg is broken, there will be a limp, and a limp slows down the rest, and if a hand gets smashed by greed, the arm is left without a way to do its part correctly.
The moral is that the behaviors of each part of the body affect the rest.
Christ is the Church head. Thus, the Ekklesia speaks the voice of God in whatever capacity Christ has called them, and as His arms and legs, we walk out the Gospel and the good works of Christ.
At the same time, what if the hands speak through mysticism caused by a hand in deception. Then what?
What do we see today!
Ephesians 2:10 informs us, “we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
God sees the works of all and repeatedly warns through scripture that many of today’s leaders and faith movements are corrupted, yet many choose them nonetheless.
Do you know we will all be judged for our sins, thoughts, choices? And can you imagine the rebuke for those who were given the truth yet chose liars to lead because they were friendly-sounding people? Yet their theology is sour, and their spirit is divided, double-minded?
Do the twisted minds have you believing that the good men and women of sound theology Spirit are the problem?
This is where Holy Spirit discernment comes in, yet if you ask someone as confused as the first, the blind lead the blind into a mine shaft, dark as night.
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
Who are you listening to? Does it line up with scripture? Is the fruit accurate? Are the teachings strong in the Holy Spirit?
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