The New Testament analogy of the Old Testament Fish Gate. Filling of the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit. Part 5.
Friday, July 20, 2012
We have been studying the analogy of the spir-life of the O.T. bel revealed by the Fish Gate in the book of Nehemiah as it relates to the filling of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit for the NT bel in the CA.
The filling of the Spirit within the believer’s soul “cannot be seen” while the manifestation of the “fruit of the Spirit” can be.
2CO 4:17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
The meager distress of the passing life is producing more and more of an abundant life. By preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory that is beyond all measure, surpassing all comparisons and all calculations.
The filling of the Spirit (which is within the believer’s soul, invisible and cannot be seen) produces the fruit of the Spirit (that which is manifested by the believer that can be seen).
2CO 4:18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
What glorifies God in the angelic conflict before the angels has to do with that which goes on in the invisible realm.
In the dispensation of the Church-age, angels observe members of the royal family of God in their failure or success to execute and fulfill the PPOG, 1CO 4:9; EPH 3:10.
EPH 3:10 in order that the multi-faceted or many-sides of the wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. EPH 2:2, the fallen angels under Satan’s authority are said to walk according to the prince of the power of the air, 1TI 5:21 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality. MAT 18:10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.