Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry spoke to his members about “The Fruit of the spirit in kingdom citizen” at a recent Systematic and Expository Bible Study.
In one of his sub-topics, he spoke about The delusion in envying in the heart and read the book of Galatians 5:26 which says, “Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” He said that the Children of God don’t drink alcohol or take hard drugs. Unbelievers drink and smoke so as to lose their senses and do anything they like. But at times, there are some ideas which intoxicate some people like drugs and alcohol.
According to him, you have to remove those ideas and live a peaceful life. He said that Bad temper, anger, and thinking evil work against our well-being and cut short our lives. our body is so created in such a way that if it is peaceful and running seamlessly, we will have a long life, support from the Lord and the peace that produces the good life. It is for our own sake. If allow ourselves to be directed by the Spirit of God to His own glory, it is to our good health and well-being. We gain nothing but losing all when we allow our hearts to be provoked all the time. A bad temper destroys health. You gain nothing. That is why health experts say we are our own worst enemies because of all the things we expose ourselves to.
He then said that if people do anything around you, you can decide to be at peace with yourself and others against all odds. Then you have peace of mind, rest, joy and the fruits of the Spirit developing and manifesting in your life in Jesus’ name.
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