Welcome to the “I don’t take nonsense” generation; here, the tolerance level is running low, patience is thinning out, longsuffering is none existent, if you step on my toes, I’ll stomp off your feet.
It’s unbelievable when you see some very spiritual and extra born again Christians react to insults, misjudgments, pressure or things going against them. It is like they are the epitome and model for the Fruit of the Spirit until you get to situations that require longsuffering.
They’ll not just flare-up, they’ll ensure you know that when it comes to standing up for themselves, they’ll gladly put Christianity aside, give you a healthy dose of hell, then come back to being Spirit-filled again. I wonder how they’ll come back to you for evangelism after that.
It seems like the days of “turn the other cheek” are long gone, and we are back in the times of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or two”.
When Apostle Paul through the inspiration of the Spirit wrote that “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” there was no expiry date or caveat attached to any of them.
Never forget that an eye for an eye would make the whole world go blind. If you want to claim “New Testament Grace“, you might as well go all the way and manifest “New Testament Fruit of the Spirit”. Longsuffering included.

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