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"And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit" (Gal. 5:24 KJV).

Walking in the Spirit is allowing the Holy Ghost to direct you. He is going to direct you in interpersonal skills. The fruit of the spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) deals with interpersonal skills. Walking in love means that you have to deal with people.

You have joy despite people. You have peace regardless to what people do. You are longsuffering toward people. You are good to people. You have faith in God and in people. Those fruit are for the interpersonal relationships.

We only like to think of faith in terms of getting things. But there is faith in dealing with people. Not only do you have faith in you, God has put in you the ability to have faith in people that others give up on.

First Timothy 6:12 says to fight the good fight of faith. It is a good fight because He has already put the ingredients in you to win in every situation. God said, if you talk to the mountain, it has to move. It is a good fight. It isn't a good fight when you get beat. It is a good fight when you win. You are a victor already.

Open your mouth and thank the Father.
Father, you didn't leave me alone with just the flesh to contend with. You gave me love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, and meekness and faith, and you gave me temperance. And the law of sin and death can't win over it. I thank you. I give you praise and glory. I crucify the flesh and I walk after the spirit.
You are not a misfit. You are not a loser. Your end result is that you win. No wonder he said, "Nay, in all these things, you are more than a conqueror through Him that loved you. Thanks be unto God which always causes you to triumph. You can do all things through the anointed one and His Anointing. It strengthens you."

Not only did God put these nine fruit, or forces, of the spirit in you, but the Spirit Himself is in you. Greater is He that is in you than the one that is in the world. That is why we can shout and praise God. Despite the circumstance temporarily, you can't lose with the stuff God has given you.

Study References: 1 Tim. 6:11-12; Rom. 8:37; 2 Cor. 2:14

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Keith Butler
Web site: Word of Faith International Christian Center
 
Bishop Keith A. Butler is the senior pastor of Word of Faith International Christian Center. Keith Butler is the founder and president of Keith Butler Ministries (KBM), an international organization established to take the life-changing message of the Gospel to "the uttermost parts of the earth." Through Live Your Faith Seminars and the establishment of our PISTIS School of Ministry in various locations, Keith Butler provides teaching of the Word of God on a variety of subjects such as how to live the life of faith, how to fulfill the call of God for your life, how to receive your healing, the importance of walking in love and many more topics. PISTIS is specifically designed to train ministers so that they are equipped to go out into their world and teach and preach Jesus effectively.
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