Here are two keys to identifying a counterfeit Christian (imposters, pretenders).
“Trying to do such tasks in your own wisdom and strength and by your own methodology will eventually lead to failure and burnout… How can you possibly be loving, kind, gentle, patient, joyous, self-controlled, or peaceful apart from the Spirit’s help?”
The answer is…. THEY ARE ACTING ON THEIR OWN WILL and THEY DO NOT HAVE THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT (Galatians 5:22-26, Ephesians 5:9-11)! But they are very deceiving for a time. It is far more rewarding and fulfilling to live by the Word of God than it is to live by preacher so and so’s word which makes them monetarily rich and famous and you poor. -Admin-
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. Ephesians 3:16
As Great Britain faced the German might alone in the initial stages of World War II, Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill sent this urgent but concise message to President Franklin Roosevelt: “Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.”
The power of the Holy Spirit is the supernatural tool God has given to equip and enable each believer. The power of the Holy Spirit is to do the work God calls you to accomplish. Serving others, loving even your enemies, building up one another in the faith, sharing Christ, and exercising your spiritual gifts are possible only through the Holy Spirit’s enabling ministry. Trying to do such tasks in your own wisdom and strength and by your own methodology will eventually lead to failure and burnout.
The power of the Holy Spirit is also available for you to become the person God wants you to be. How can you possibly be loving, kind, gentle, patient, joyous, self-controlled, or peaceful apart from the Spirit’s help?
Depend daily on Him, and the task of becoming Christlike and building His kingdom can be achieved.