The Fruit of The Spirit
The Bible says that “the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentlenesses, and self-control.”
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentlenesses, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.
5 Hope does not disappoint because the Holy Spirit was given to have poured the Love of God out in our hearts.
When believers come to Christ and receive Him as their Lord and Savior, God pours out His Love into our hearts through The Holy Spirit, who comes to indwell us at the point of salvation, guaranteeing sonship with the Father and making us more like Him in the Spirit and by Love, exhibiting the fruit of Love that dwells in our hearts.
2 Corinthians 6:6
Six by purity, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere Love,
The Love of God that indwells us at the point of salvation and lives in our hearts exudes purity and holiness. That Love of the Father and from the Father is genuine and proves that we are the true sons of God because we have been purified and received that pure Love from God, which now dwells in us by the power of His Spirit, bearing fruits of pure Love for His glory.
2 Corinthians 13:14
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
God loves to commune with His children through His Spirit because He loves all His children unconditionally through the Love of The Holy Spirit. That communion with The Father through His Spirit is by Love, which is pure and sincere and dwells in our hearts forever, guaranteeing sonship to Him and fellowship with Him forever.
4: Long-suffering- forbearance Romans 12:9-13
9. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10. Be devoted to one another in Love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s needy people—practice hospitality.
Patience during times of affliction can be challenging as we follow Christ. Still, it is essential to practice, and those who become patient and wait on God in times of trials and tribulations realize they exhibit the fruit of the Spirit and confirm that they are indeed children of God by waiting in prayer as guided by Scripture, praying in all manner of prayers in the Spirit, even as they go through those difficult and miserable times.
5: Kindness 2 Corinthians 6
Marks of the Ministry
6 We then, as workers together with Him, also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For He says:
“In an acceptable time, I have heard you,
“And in the day of salvation, I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
We take no offense at anything, so our ministry may not be blamed. 4 But we commend ourselves as God’s ministers in everything: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses; 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fasting; 6 by purity, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere Love; 7 by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and the left.
When serving the Lord, kindness plays a significant role in demonstrating His Love for our fellow man and enabling the Gospel’s spread to the unreached. Being kind to our enemies is encouraged, as it proves that we are the children of God, who cause rain to fall both on the heathens and His children.
6: Goodness Luke 6:27
Love for Enemies
27 “But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
God expects us to do good to those who cannot reciprocate. But that does not mean we should become doormats for others, wiping their dirty shoes with our lives. Instead, it means that we are more than willing to give our enemies the benefit of the doubt by exercising patience, endurance, kindness, generosity, and being good to them, even though they do not deserve it. We are choosing to differ from the world’s standard and how the world treats its enemies.
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 4:2 says it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 4:17 For this reason, I have sent Timothy to you, my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every Church.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except as common to man. Still, God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may bear it.
2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No.
8: Gentleness Galatians 6: 1
Doing Good to All
6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
As we serve Christ and live our lives before Him, gentleness will help us overcome bitterness because of the hardships, difficulties, and persecution that we endure daily for the cause of following Christ and being faithful ministers of the Gospel.
Lord, help us be more gentle, just like you. We pray.
Gentleness and self–control. Against such things, there is no law.
These nine qualities ultimately aim to enable Christians to live authentic and fulfilling lives according to God’s will. As we grow in faith, we learn to put God first according to His standards. Then, we can overcome and become more like Christ through the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says in Romans chapter from verses 1 to 17:
Romans 8: 1-17
Free from Indwelling Sin
8 There is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, four that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled n us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit if the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now, if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you; the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Sonship Through the Spirit
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, but to live according to the flesh. 13 If you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the Spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption from Him to Whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our Spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
The Bible says that “the Holy Spirit teaches us how to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). The Spirit helps Christians break bad habits and sinful thoughts by teaching them how to live according to biblical principles.
1: Pray regularly and seek God’s guidance.
2: Memorize and meditate on Scripture.
3: Spend time in fellowship with other believers.
4: Study God’s Word in depth.
5: Develop an attitude of gratitude for all you have been given.
6: Put on the whole armor of God daily to resist temptation.
7: Witness and share the Gospel with others.
8: Cultivate a lifestyle of holiness and obedience to God’s commands.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers can overcome their sinfulness and live a life pleasing to God.
Believers in God, the Holy Spirit, can overcome their sinfulness and live a life that is pleasing to God. They can achieve this through the power of the Holy Spirit, which transforms believers into holier and more humble individuals. In addition, the Holy Spirit helps believers recognize God’s grace and mercy, enabling them to grow spiritually and live a life that honors God.