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1) Praise the Lord Pastor. I don’t want to sound ignorant. But what’s Goodness really means in the fruit of the Spirit?
-QC, New York

Praise the Lord, that’s a good question! The Greek word for goodness is used 4 times in the New Testament. I’d like you to read them and see what you come up with from the context or the way in which you think it’s used in those verses or passages:

Romans 15:14 (KJV)
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Ephesians 5:8-10 (KJV)

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (KJV)
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now, I’ve taken these from the KJV to get the same word for goodness as defined in the Greek term used for it which is, agathōsynē in every instance in these 4 verses/passages. You can look up the same references in the NKJV or NLT and then share with me what you come up with for a definition. This is how I approach Bible study of words often even though we may have available dictionaries and commentaries. Prayer, diligent search and “self-discovery” through the Spirit of the Lord is much deeper and better than always consulting “definitions” since they can vary much from the perspective of the commentators at times.

A famous powerfully used evangelist said when asked whether he reads the New Testament in the original Greek, “I read the Bible in the Holy Ghost!”

Scholarly study has its benefits when the Lord wants to use it, but it must be anointed with a humble, patient and receptive attitude to the Voice of God concerning the meaning of His Message and Words in the Bible, because Truth is a revelation and not an accumulation of the best of human efforts and knowledge.

Thus, prayerfully comparing Scripture with Scripture can yield spiritual dividends far more than a, rote or mechanical “technical” approach. This is what I’ve discovered by the grace of God and I trust this will bless my brothers and sisters here. Praise the Lord!

2) Praise the Lord Pastors,I have a question that is random, but I need to know the answer.I was told that in my new office I could decorate how I wanted to, and show my personality. Well I love wall scripture decals,so how I wanted to decorate it. But I was also told by one of my staff to tread lightly when it comes to "religous" things.So is it disrespectful and irreverent to put up scripture, but not include the Bible reference? It's not like I'm ashamed, but I need to use discernment, especially since I'm on a 90 trial period.
-BS, New York
Praise the Lord! The Lord gives tact to approach the liberties we are afforded to maximize our spiritual impact in any place we find ourselves in. It is not irreverent to post the Scriptures without the references, especially under the circumstances. I would encourage you to take it a little slow and establish your Christian presence and let the Lord Jesus shine in and through your interactions/transactions with your colleagues first, then prayerfully put up the Scriptures that the Lord wants you to. God bless you for your love for God’s Word and zeal!
3) Praise the Lord Pastor Pradeep and Pastor Kiruba, I have heard you both saying a prophesy for a season. What is the season duration in God's calender?? So in how much time the prophesy will be fulfilled?? Please explain in you time. No rush..Praise the Lord..Thank you..
-AS, Australia
Praise the Lord! Good question. The time can vary greatly from the pronouncement of the prophecy to the actual fulfillment of it. Let me illustrate with a couple of examples. For example, the prophecy from God to Abraham (who was born around 2100 B.C.) concerning the future captivity of Israel in Egypt - somewhere from after Joseph’s time when a new anti-Israelite Pharaoh rose to power (around 1800’s B.C.) down to the time of Moses’ birth when we read in Exodus 1 (several hundred years later in the 1500’s B.C.) took at least a FEW GENERATIONS to be fulfilled.

On the other hand, the prophecy from the Lord Jesus to the Apostle Paul (when he encountered the Lord on the Damascus road and became born again) that he would minister not to the Jews primarily, but mainly to the Gentiles - took only around 15 YEARS in comparison.

We read that prophecy in Acts 9:15, 16 where the Lord assures a believer named Ananias concerning the future ministry of Paul (Saul) which was being fulfilled in Acts 13:46

“Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, It was necessary that the Word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.”

Sometimes the timeline may be specifically given by God such as, “70 years” of captivity for Judah (southern part or nation of the former unified Israel) in Babylon through Jeremiah (we see this in Jeremiah 25:1 onwards), which was fulfilled (also referred to in Daniel 9:1, 2). So, as far as National, family or personal.

prophecy and things to come in God’s eschatological calendar (end-time/judgment events) is concerned, the time for fulfillment can vary from instant fulfillment (Acts 13:11) to many years. We must be obediently walking in the fear of God, in wisdom and faith for the good and great things God has prophesied over us through His servants to be fulfilled. The focus should be faithfulness on our part to the Father as we patiently wait for the fulfillment.

*So, “season” can be sometimes very specifically and immediately understandable revelation beforehand or it may be wrapped up in prophetic language such as “70 weeks” as in Daniel 9 which refers to not weeks as in sets of a 7-day period, but in actuality, many, many years. As we are faithfully abiding in Christ by obeying all He commands us to as in John 15, we will see and experience the supernatural fulfillment of our Blessed Lord’s prophecies over and in our lives.

Finally, even “bad” or judgmental (warning of impending punishment) prophecies for nations, families and individuals can be averted if one repents. However, I’m assuming your focus for the inquiry (as the focus of all us here should be) good and amazing prophecies of God to the Church of the Lord Jesus, His Body and each of us as individual members in that Body of Christ. Still, the above explanation applies - we may or may not be given specifics in a readily understandable fashion as to the timeline for fulfillment. CAUTION: We may even miss the good prophecy over our lives by pride and disobedience in general. So, we all want to be careful to do the Will of God in our day to day lives, so that all the good prophecies will come to pass for us as God’s dearly loved children. Then by His Spirit, we will be transformed and used of God to please Him, in the specific way and area (many times revealed in the prophecy) walking and acting in real love, true holiness and anointing (power), just like our Lord Jesus!

Acts 10:38 (NKJV)
“…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

**Many times, when a genuine prophecy is spoken over a person concerning their God-ordained calling or big breakthrough in their situation, there will be 1. A PROPHETIC PROUNCEMENT, then 2. A PROBATIONARY PERIOD where we must be tried by the Word of God, and then the inheriting of 3. The PRIZED POSSESSION or fulfillment of the prophecy! Abraham had a 25-year probationary period to pass the test before Isaac was given, Joseph had at least 13 years probation or testing, including prison time though he was innocent, to pass the test before being promoted by God to rule all of Egypt at age 30 since the prophetic dream was given to him at age 17 and so on. They feared the Living God and loved Him as He loved them: they were learning, growing and applying the revelation of God’s life-giving commandments - all the while being faithful and proved themselves worthy of the great blessings God was so eager to give to them as they grew and became trustworthy themselves! So with us - we run passing every test with fierce determination, resisting and overcoming Satan in Jesus’ Almighty Name, keeping our eyes on the temporal blessings and most importantly, the Eternal Prize from God and with God’s Grace, we Win the Prize - many supernatural breakthroughs and victories - bearing much good fruit that will last for God’s Glory, our own good and our family’s good and the good of many others!