Bells and Fruit – We need them both!

Bells and Fruit, Holiness and Power
bells-and-fruitAt church, Dr. Wakefield is teaching a series on ‘The Gifts of the Holy Spirit’. He reminded us that the gifts are just that, gifts, and are no indication of the spiritual character of the one operating in them, that we are called to grow in grace, and walk in the fruit of the Spirit, and godly character. This made me think of this passage:

Ex 29:33 And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about:
34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.
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Re 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

As we read this passage, we see the original high priest, decked in his garments,  decorated with fruits (pomegranates) and bells.

We are now a royal priesthood, clothed with the glory of God.
I see this as a picture of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The fruits symbolize the fruit of the Holy Spirit Gal 5, and the bells symbolize the gifts of the Holy Spirit, 1Cor12.
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Fruits and bells, we need them both:

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, help me to develop today, in the fruit of Holy Spirit, my characture a glory to your name. Yet, how well I know I need your power to operate in this earth, to serve you. I ask you Holy Spirit for your gifts today, acts of power to demonstrate your love, rule and reign in this, my generation. Fill me, use me, touch me, as I walk in prayer today, a priest before your throne Lord Jesus, Amen’
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Good and perfect Gifts

Desire good and perfect gifts today!
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As I have thought about this blog, and all the writing I do for it, I thought: “Why am I doing this?”
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“What do I want to see happen, as a result of it?”

Suddenly, it was really clear and simple: I would like to encourage, motivate, and inspire people to seek Jesus first, every day, in every decision, and to govern their entire life by the Bible, the Word of God.
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Simple: Pray, and read through your Bible every year.

Include God in your life, every day, and do things His way. Not complicated – a way of life, a lifestyle of power, passion and purpose, as we live eternal principals out in this temporal world.

I am inviting you to join me and millions of others, on this journey of faith: follow me, as I follow Christ.
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God is good, and He loves us!

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

God, your Father, loves to give good and perfect gifts to you, His child, and to the earth, His creation, for His very nature is love, generosity, holiness, mercy…

His nature is to give!

For God so loved the world that He gave…

Rom 8: 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

He loves you. He loves us.

What are those good and perfect gifts?
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1 Cor 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts:
He talks about them in 1 Cor 12, the ministry offices, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

.1Co 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
1Co 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy

I heard a minister speaking one day on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and stating, that 1 Cor 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Sure these gifts of the Holy Spirit are surely in the earth, ONLY AS HE WILLS, sovereign acts of God from heaven, but have you considered that perhaps ‘He is a lot more willing than people give Him credit for!”
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Jas 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

Could it be, that Holy Spirit longs to get out of the box, yearning to touch, heal, deliver, destroy devils, and Move Mountains, if we would only ask Him?

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Where are those, who with passion, fervency, singleness of purpose will press in, crying “Father, demonstrate your power in my life! Pour out your Spirit!

For the record, here are a couple of them you can tune in with and pray with live: http://www.ihopkc.org/prayerroom/

Demonstrate what your Word promises! Father, in this generation, USE ME! If there be anything good coming out of heaven today, may it come upon my life, to my house. Father, I ask you today, for your good and perfect gifts, in Jesus name!”

Cry this out to Him, in passion, fire, and sincerity, and inbox me with the result!

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Let’s declare together: “I believe I receive mighty miracles today, from heaven, in Jesus name!”

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