FRIDAY MORNING MANNA
May 23, 2014
Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXI
A Temperate People
TEMPERANCE or self-control which invariably includes self-denial and self-sacrifice, is one of the nine “fruit,” that is, evidence or manifestation that the third Person of the Godhead is indeed dwelling in us and that we are submitting to the divine government, management, and control with our informed consent and willing cooperation.
These nine fruit(s) of the Holy Spirit are the very graces and virtues that proud yet suffering humanity have pining for. Yes, the words, their definitions and concepts are subjects constantly expounded on, perhaps sermonized too often in the pulpits of Christendom; but few actually possess them. It is the counterfeits, crafted by Satan, the master deceiver that mankind has been so strangely obsessed with in spite of their multiplying consequences of suffering, disease, pain, and moral wretchedness. Read more