There is a difference between a true spirit and a familiar one. One that resembles truth but doesn't quite fit the bill. God tells you to stand fast in the liberty where with he has made you free and not to be entangled again in the yolks of bondage. You in your time, in your place, in your season cannot be ignored nor denied. A great calling does not mean you are the only one called. Encourage your brothers and sisters to be excellent. When people get jealous, travail, and grown with envy....you declare encouragement to them. You give them hope. Don't you know you were called to be a light in dark places of peoples hearts? God surrounds you with favor as with a sheild. Be blessed.(Happy) If you have favor with God you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Now....go to sleep.
Romans 8:31-37King James Version (KJV)
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Galatians 5:7-16King James Version (KJV)
7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
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