Emanna for 05/31/2019
The Fruit and Power of the Spirit
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses...unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Words of Ministry
The Holy Spirit dwells within man to be his life, and He rests upon man to be his power. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit was promised by Christ in the New Testament before His death, and it was fulfilled at the time of the Lord's resurrection. The Spirit's indwelling in man is for the purpose of becoming life to the believers and also for the purpose of producing the fruit of the Spirit in the believer's living, such as holiness, righteousness, endurance, and joy. The outpouring of the Spirit upon man was promised by the Father in the Old Testament. This promise was confirmed by the Lord before His ascension. This aspect of the Spirit's work is related to the Lord's ascension, and it was fulfilled after the Lord ascended and was exalted. The Spirit's outpouring upon man is for the purpose of clothing the believers with the Lord's power for their testimony and also for the purpose of producing the gifts of the Spirit and empowering the believers to work for the Lord for the accomplishment of His will. Once a man believes in the Lord, the Holy Spirit will surely dwell within him. At the same time, he can also experience the outpouring of the Spirit. If we make a clear distinction between these matters, we will see wonderful things happen to us.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee. The Works of the Holy Spirit. The Collected Works...vol. 41, pp. 160-161. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 2/11/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.