Your character and behavior is a result of the spirit operating or dominating you.

When Jesus asked his disciples who they think he is, the Spirit dominating within Peter revealed who Jesus was. Matthew 16:15-17 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

Later on Jesus was explaining to the disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer in the hands of the priests and scribes, the spirit in Peter rebuked Jesus and Jesus rebuked the spirit in Peter. Matthew 16:23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

You can be a Christian and be afflicted. Never think you are exempted from affliction. You know if your character is not from God if it is in conflict with the Word. Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
God’s Word remains.
If you are a Christian and find yourself angry with any person beyond a day know that the devil entered you because it’s contrary to the Word. Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath.

Galatians 5:19-24 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.


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