The Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Do you ever wonder if you are truly saved? Do you feel distant from God? Do you walk, talk, act and think just like the world? This may be because you are not truly 100 percent on fire for God and that you are on the fence about your walk with Him. Many have a walk that is empty so they can’t hear his voice. To hear what the Spirit of God is saying you must pray and pursue His presence. I believe that only then will God show you the truth so you won’t be fooled by those who want to twist God’s word in order to justify unrighteous acts.

Like a plant without water if you don’t read your Bible, you will become spiritually dry and withered, and will feel isolated…this could lead to spiritual death. Refresh with the Word of God daily. Psalm 23 encourages us to stay strong spiritually with the living water filling you every day. John 15:1 explains, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” We need food and water to live, correct? Same goes for our spiritual walk with God…we need to feed it good food, which is the Word of God, the Holy Bible. As Christians, we battle our sinful flesh against the new nature given by Christ. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Our sinful flesh produces certain types of fruit that reflect our nature, and the Holy Spirit produces types of fruit that reflect His nature. As human beings, we are still trapped in a body that desires the sinful ways. But as Christians, we have the Holy Spirit producing His fruit in us and we have the Holy Spirit’s power available to conquer the acts of the sinful nature as Philippians 4:13 shares “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” A Christian may not always be victorious in demonstrating the fruits of Holy Spirit but as we continue to pursue Him we become more like Him. It is one of the main purposes of the Christian life, though, to progressively allow the Holy Spirit to produce more and more of His fruit in our lives—and to allow the Holy Spirit to conquer the opposing sinful desires. The fruit of the Spirit is what God desires our lives to exhibit and give to the world.

Frank Colon

New Wine Fellowship Church

*NKJV version of the Bible used for the scripture

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