Fruit of the Holy Spirit Faithfulness
by Joshua - Ashish Macwan
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Faithfulness is the Seventh Fruit of the Spirit. Faithfulness in general sense is meant as, “qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion.”
Faithfulness is one of the major characteristics of God’s nature. Bible declares that the Lord Our God is a faithful God, the one who is the giver of the promises and keeper of the promises, God never takes back or changes His promises, None of God's promises ever fail, Reliability is a part of God's character, the one who is covenant giving and keeping God; He is un-changing, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
It’s the faithfulness of God Almighty that we are been called to have fellowship with him through his Son Christ Jesus our Lord. His faithfulness is great every morning and so we are not consumed, His faithfulness reaches unto the heavens and is established for us through His Son Christ Jesus, the one who is seated at his right hand as the prince of peace and the high priest of our faith; His faithfulness is incomparable for there is no other God like him, His faithfulness is unfailing, infinite, everlasting, manifested in his counsels for us, upholding his saints in the time of afflictions, trials and temptations, In fulfilling his promises, in executing his judgments, in forgiving our sins, in encouraging saints, and in keeping his covenant.
Faithfulness as the fruit of the Spirit must be found in the Saints, exhibited in the service of God, in declaring the word of God, in taking proper care of the dedicated things such as tithes, offerings etc., in helping the fellow brethrens, in bearing witness, in reproving others, in maintaining the relationships, in doing work, in keeping secrets, in conveying messages, should be kept and maintained in all things and smallest matters, especially wanted in ministers, wives of the ministers, children’s of the ministers, associate with those who exhibits it, should be kept unto the death.
Faithfulness as the fruit of the spirit blesses us and makes us wise, joyous, prosperous, un-wavering, humble, low, meek, obedient, disciplined, contented, righteous, anointed, perseverant which results into the closeness with the God, blesses us to abide and move in him, takes us in the presence of the God Almighty, makes us dwell in the shelter of the Most High and makes us rest in His shadow, makes the Most High our refuge and fortress, He becomes our shield and rampart, He protects us from our enemies, blesses us with the spiritual as well as physical blessings of the Lord God Almighty.
The faithfulness as fruit of the Spirit helps and teaches us to grow, develop and get nurtured in abiding God’s Word and His commandments resulting into blessed and Christ glorifying relationship with the fellow members of the body of Christ and with unbelievers in the world. God wants us to remain faithful first to Him no matter what may be the circumstances, situations, or people; as we remain faithful to him, we shall also remain faithful to others and the fruit of the Spirit will begin to change and conform us in the image and likeness of Christ Jesus resulting into the advancement of God’s Kingdom in others lives.
“If we have died with him, we shall also live with him. If we continue to endure, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us. If we are not faithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot be false to himself.”
Bible declares, “The Lord is gracious and compassionate. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast forever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.”
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
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