By comparing the teachings of Jesus and Paul we can see the cause and effect of a genuine conversion. For everything the Spirit does (in the gospels), there is a noticeable effect in the believer’s life. Some have called these effects, “religious affections.” They are something that only the Spirit can do and He does it in all believers, thus they are something like signs. We cannot manufacture them on our own, but we can and we must grow in each of them and, as we do, we will know what it means to “keep in step with the Spirit,” (Gal. 5:25).
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