You must take time to examine the vessels of God through His Word.
The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) must be present and evident in the life of all who are being used in various offices (including me).
The Bible says, ‘We shall know them by their fruit’ (and not by their gifts).
Cars, houses, clothes, big parties, big churches? (material benefits).
Unfortunately, all these things that look flashy and nice in the eyes of men are not the Fruit.
Material benefits are not the fruit.
Although we are called to walk in the power of the Spirit, a demonstration of power through miracles, healing and all that, are also not a fruit either.
There is big difference between the GIFTS (1 Corinthians 12) of the Spirit and the FRUIT (Galatians 5:22-23) of which every one of us must be aware.
The church now is more attracted to the GIFTS and MATERIAL BENEFITS and rather than looking at the TRUE FRUIT, which is a sad state of affairs.
As a body, many cannot differentiate between the truth and the lie, the real or the counterfeit, because they have no idea how to differentiate according to the Word.
We know that in business, originals are usually bought by a select few who know the true value and the reason for the matching high price.
However, counterfeits are bought by the masses who like to enjoy the low price, without really examining the quality.
This principle in business would ‘ALMOST’ apply to the church at the moment.
Speaking as the church, I would say we have no time to examine the FRUIT, as long as MATERIAL BENEFITS, POWER DEMONSTRATION and what is said appeals to us.
WE MUST REPENT(change our attitudes).
We need to go back to the word grow in the knowledge and grace of God.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law,” Galatians 5:22-23.
~ Esther Hadassah
Revivalist & Apostolic servant of Jesus Christ
Esther Hadassah is an apostolic minister and an end-time revival preacher. She has been serving in full time prophetic ministry for the past three years. The LORD has called her to preach the message of the holiness and repentance and to set the captives free.