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In our *KJV*, it *calls* the *9th fruit of the spirit*, *‘Temperance’* it would be *better translated*, *‘Self-Control’** **as we read from the** **NKJV.*
*Self-Control* is *more commonly used* *today* *than* *Temperance*.
And *Self-Control* is *something* that we have *received from** **the** **HS* it’s *also* *something* that *we** **have to exercise** **in* our *own* *daily** **life.*
We already have the *fruit of** **Self-Control in our hearts*, but *it’s up to us* to *bring it** **to* the *surface*, to *manifest* it in the *natural realm*.
Phil 2:12
          *I.
**We** **need** **to** **be** **temperate** **or** **exercise Self-Control** **in** **all things*.
*A.
*A *Christian** **that** **lacks Self-Control* can very *likely* be *in sin*.
*It’s a** **necessary** **part* to the *Christian life.*
*1.
**It is* *possible* to *gain Self-Control* by *purely* *natural** **Self-Discipline*.
*2.
*But *how much further* *can we go* *in** **this fruit of** **Self-Control*, *if* it’s been *given** **to us** **by** **the** **HS* who dwells in us.
*B.
**1CO 9:24‑27*
                             *1.*
The whole *metaphor* here is *taken from the** **old Grecian games* *or* *Olympic Games*, *every** **competitor** **had** **rigorous training* before he could compete, during this rigorous training, he *had** **to be** **temperate in all things.*
*2.
*Even *athletes today* *do** **much the** **same thing,* they *exercise temperance** **or** **Self-Control*.
Many *athletes** **train daily* *with** **hard physical exercise* *and* *they’re in the** **best physical shape.*
*3.
**Yet** **people** **think** **it’s** **fanaticism* *if a** **Christian* *takes** **as** **much pains* *to** **maintain** **their** **spiritual fitness.*
*a.
*It’s *no wonder* that we have so *few spiritual athletes.
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                                      *b.
**But** **God** **still** **rewards His Daniels*; *those** **who** **refuse** **to** **defile themselves*, *those** **who** **exercise Self-Control.*
*c.
*Let’s *look at a story* of *someone* that *had* the *fruit of temperance* or *Self-Control*.
*i.
**DAN 1:8‑21* 1055
 
                                                *ii.*
When *Daniel** **would not eat* *what** **he** **knew** **to be** **wrong*, from the word, *God blessed him.
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**There’s one key* *that** **Paul** **used to** **walk in temperance*, and that’s found in *(1CO 9:27),* *“But I keep under my body, and bring {it} into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”*
*II.
**One area* that we *really need* have to *Self-Control** in* is with *our time.*
*A.
**In** **this day* *too many things* can *steal** your **time**.*
*1.
*Things like *TV*, *Games*, *Football*, *Baseball* *basketball*, Ice Hockey, sometimes *fellowships*, *hobbies*, and many *others*.
Even your *family* can steel your time.
*2.
**I’m** **not against those things*, but in *excess,* they *can** **steal** **your** **time**.*
*a.
*You have to *exercise Self-Control*.
*B.
**COL** 4:5 *
                             *1.
*You need to *use every chance* that you have to *tell people** **about* the *Good News*.
*C.
**EPH 5:15‑16*
                             *1.
*The *Living Bible says* it this way, *“So be careful how you act; these are difficult days.
Don’t be fools, be wise: make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good.”*
*2.
*I think all of us see that *it is important** **how** we **use** **our** **time*.
*III.
*In *another area* that *we have to** **exercise Self-Control* in is *with our** **temper*.
*A.
**PRO 16:32*
                             *1.
*We need to *control our anger*.
If you do *you are* *better than the mighty.
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                                      *a.*
The word *“Spirit”* in this *V* *could be translated* *“temper or anger”* or *attitude*.
*b.*
If you can *rule you’re temper** **or** **anger* you are *greater than one who takes a city.*
*2.
**Why* do you think that’s so?
                                      *a.
**Because* *if** **you can exercise Self-Control** **and** **Self-Discipline* *the Lord can use you** **in any area.*
*i.*
*You’ll be powerful for Him*.
*b.
**This is just a** **side thought**, **but we also need to use** **Self-Control** **in the** **area** **of** **doubt and unbelief.*
*i.*
*All things** **are** **possible** **to** **them who believe*
                                                *ii.*
*It’s** **easy** **for the** **natural mind* to *get into doubt,* *but you have to** **discipline your self* to *bring every thought* *{imaginations*: or, *reasonings}* *captive** **to the** **obedience of Christ*.
*(2COR 5:10)*
                   *B.
**ECC 7:9* 824
                             *1.
**It’s** **never right** **to** **become anger** **with** **someone** **else**.*
*2.
Now **(EPH 4:26)* Says, *“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”* *You can be angry at the Devil** **& his works*, *but even still don’t let that anger** **consume you*, give it to the Lord.
*a.* ?
*How* can you *be angry** **and not sin.*
*b.
**Well*, there is such a thing as *righteous anger.*
*c.
*But this same *V** *says, *“Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.”*
*d.
*In other words *don’t stay angry.
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                             *3.
**MAT 5:22 *
                                      *a.
**If** **you’re** **angry** **at** **your** **brother** **without cause, *you’re in* **danger of judgment*, or even *hell’s fire.*
*b.
*This *V* says *“Without cause,”* I’m *not** **going to touch on** **what is an appropriate cause** **to have anger.*
*c.
**My best answer* is, *be angry at the Devil* and *love your brother** **and** **your enemies.*
*i.
**Most* other *translations* *don’t have** that **phrase*, *“Without cause.”**
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*ii*.
The *Amp.
Translation* says, *“But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court; and whoever speaks contemptuously and insultingly to his brother shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to and unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire.”*
*iii.
**Listen** to the **Message translation**.
**“I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder.
Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court.
Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire.
The simple moral fact is that words kill.”***[1]***
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                                      *d.
**It’s better and safer** **not to be angry** **with your brother*.
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