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The fruit of the Spirit is a definate and ongoing work of the Holy Spirit that resides in us after we have ask Jesus into our heart
and so invited Him
to be a part of our life
influencing every aspect of our being
The Holy Spirit produces these characteristics that are found in the nature of Christ being a result of Christ's authority working in us and through us.
IF HE LORD OF OUR LIFE?
To so connect with Christ involves knowing Him and so respond; with love being the chief motivator of all that transpires in our reactions in the avenues of life that we encounter
DO WE EXHIBIT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT?
The acts of our own nature must be dealt with.
These include the sins of
sexual immorality and witchcraft
along with selfish ambition, hatred and jealousy
IF WE ARE TO LIVE BY THE SPIRIT
LET US KEEP IN STEP WITH THE SPIRIT
The fruit of the Holy Spirit becomes a part of our life thus affecting our natural responses
As a result of His love being an active part of our life the benefits include joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self control
WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CONTROLS THE LIFE OF A BELIEVER HE PRODUCES ALL OF THESE GRACES EFFECTING
OUR ATTITUDE WITH GOD
OUR RELATIONSHIPS ONE WITH ANOTHER
AS WELL AS
PRINCIPLES THAT GOVERN OUR CONDUCT
WALK IN THE SPIRIT
YE SHALL NOT FULFIL THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH
FOR THE FLESH LUSTETH AGAINST THE SPIRIT
IF YE BE LED OF THE SPIRIT
THEN THE CHARACTERISTICS THEREOF WILL BE EVIDENT
Blessings extended to one and all