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Secret Power: 31: Power in Operation

By D.L. Moody

      The power we have been considering is the Presence of The Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent. Power in operation is the actions of the Spirit or the fruit of the Spirit. This we shall now consider. Paul writes in Galatians 5:16 etc.

      "This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary, the one to the other; so that ye can not do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness against such there is not law. 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. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

      Now there is a life of perfect peace, perfect joy, and perfect love, and that ought to be the aim of every child of God; that ought to be their standard; and they should not rest until having attained to that position. That is God's standard, where He wants all His children. These nine graces mentioned in this chapter in Galatians can be divided in this way: Love and peace and joy are all to God. God looks for that fruit from each one of His children, and that is the kind of fruit which is acceptable with Him. Without that we can not please God. He wants, above everything else that we possess, love, peace and joy. And then the next three - goodness, longsuffering and gentleness - are towards man. That is our outward life to those that we are coming in contact with continually - daily, hourly. The next three - faith, temperance, meekness - are in relation to ourselves; and in that way we can just take the three divisions, and it will be of some help to us. The first thing that meets us as we enter the kingdom of God, you might say are these first three graces: love, joy, and peace.

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See Also:
   1: It's Source
   2: Identity and Personality
   3: Agent and Instrument
   4: Secret of Efficiency
   5: Reservoir of Love
   6: Right Overflow
   7: The Triumphs of Love
   8: The Boon of Victory
   9: Power In and Upon
   10: Praising God with One Heart
   11: What is Needed
   12: None of Self
   13: The Greatest Weapon
   14: Spiritual Irrigation
   15: Outflowing Streams
   16: Why Some Fail?
   17: Fresh Supplies
   18: Green Fields
   19: Master and Servant
   20: Witnessing in Power
   21: What is Testimony?
   22: Greater Work
   23: The Sure Guide
   24: Rappings in the Dark
   25: Spirits that Peep and Mutter
   26: The Unerring Guide
   27: An Aid to Memory
   28: Long and Short Sight
   29: The Faithful Friend
   30: The Climax Sin
   31: Power in Operation
   32: That Gospel Sermon on The Blessed Hope
   33: What Wins
   34: Power of Love
   35: Love's Wonderful Effects
   36: Critics Beware
   37: After Love, What?
   38: Not Easily Offended
   39: Sweet Words
   40: Peace Declared
   41: Secret of Joy
   42: Joy is Unselfish
   43: Joy in Persecution
   44: Power Hindered
   45: The Unpardonable Sin
   46: What It Is Not
   47: The Faithful Friend 2
   48: The Church Grieves the Spirit
   49: Worldly Amusements
   50: Unconverted Choirs
   51: What is Success?
   52: Shipwrecks
   53: Quench Not
   54: Emblems of the Spirit


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