“Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter [marginal, eagerly utter] the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.” Psalm 145:6-9.
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints – and for me…” Ephesians 6:14-19a.
After examining the part the Holy Spirit plays in the Christian and the world in “After the Rapture, Part 1” posted on 6-13-20. Let us now consider briefly the consequences of a flesh that is not held in check by the Holy Spirit, and running riot.
“…put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection” Colossians 3:12b-14.
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15.