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Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit

What is meant by “Fruit of the Spirit”, Anyway?

The “Fruit of the Spirit” is made up of nine visible attributes of a true Christian’s life. 

The Fruit of the Spirit is actually a term that the apostle Paul uses to sum up nine visible attributes of a true Christian life.

They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22).

Note too that these are not individual ‘fruits’ that we pick and choose but one ninefold fruit that is ‘a physical manifestation of a Christian’s transformed life’. It is only by Christ living in us and transforming us, that we will be able display this fruit.


When we live our lives by these qualities, the world sees the result. That result is someone walking in the Holy Spirit – hence the name “Fruit of the Spirit.” 

We will mature in our walk by studying and then applying each of these characteristics in our lives.  It is important to understand that these nine qualities come directly from God Himself and every Christian’s goal should be to incorporate them into their own personality.  This is not done through willpower or human strength, but by the incredible workings of the Holy Spirit in that person’s heart and life.

The Fruit of the Spirit gives us the power to fulfill your destiny in Christ. 


Without the Holy Spirit bearing spiritual fruit inside of us, we would be powerless. We wouldn't have the endurance and faithfulness to complete the calling that God has given us. 

We wouldn't even have the self-discipline to study your Bible or pray.

Without the Fruit of the Spirit, the gifts that God has hidden inside of us, would stay locked away forever.


God uses the Fruit of the Spirit to draw people to Himself through us.

Do you know anyone who, no matter the situation, always radiates a godly peace - They are
unshakable. 

People in this world are drawn to that kind of peace. With all of the chaos surrounding them every day, they search their entire lives for whatever peace and joy they can get their hands on.  

Sadly, most of the times, they end up trying to fill the void with fleeting counterfeits like alcohol and illicit sex. Things that merely numb their pain for a short while, but leave them longing once again, after the party is over. When they look at us in a time of crisis, and see God's unshakable peace and joy staring back at them through your eyes, they want to know what we know. Then, we can
introduce them to Who we know. God....dwelling in us through His Holy Spirit.


Source


Made in His Image


God wants to transmit His own divine qualities into His people to enable them to be the reflection of Himself to the rest of the world.  He realizes that due to the faulty human nature, it is only by His Spirit that Christians can actually live out these qualities on a daily basis.  He literally infuses the believer with fresh doses of His godly characteristics to then pour out to those around them.


It Only Takes One Thing to Receive the Fruits of the Holy Spirit


In order to possess all nine attributes, we must first die to self and allow Christ to dwell in and show through us.  What a relief to know as believers all that must be done is for us to surrender our fleshly personalities to the work of the Spirit in us..  Easier said than done, yes, but rewarding beyond words once it has been completed. Once we have completely surrendered, and only then, we can watch as God's mighty provision of these qualities flows through our own lives and into others around us..  

There’s No Room for Anything Less than Complete Humbleness


This takes a fully humbled and surrendered heart to the Holy Spirit and an awareness of our intense need for the Spirit’s power at work in our lives.  Then the “Fruit of the Spirit” will truly be seen by the world for what it is - a living proof of God’s nature in His people.     

What Fruits of the Spirit do you already see manifesting in your life?
Which of the 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit do you still need God to manifest inside of
you?




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