Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
What God’s Spirit Produces
This is who God is!
Abide in Me to Bear Fruit
John 15:4-5 (KJV)
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
A branch cannot bear fruit of itself. Neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Him. To abide in Him means that you are living in the realm of the Spirit which causes you to be cleansed and sanctified. Abiding in Him and He in you produces fruit. His Word and Spirit will naturally produce life and fruit to His glory.
You Will Be Like Him
This gives greater meaning to the phrase, "I'm filled with the Spirit of God". If you have truly been filled full of God’s Spirit, you will have His attributes! To be full of His Spirit means... you will walk like Him, talk like Him, think like Him, like what He likes, and dislike what He dislikes. It will be easy for people to identify you as a child of God as you are living a God-like life.
So, hopefully you can see that the Spirit of God produces love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance in the heart of a true disciple of Jesus Christ. He causes you to be like Him. This is the whole purpose. God doesn’t save us for us to continue to live as a sinner, but to be as He is... holy, happy and complete.
Are you living a Spirit filled life like Jesus? If not, we encourage you to get on your journey of living a Christ like life today!
Please pray with us...
Dear father in heaven, we come humbly in your presence. We ask that you would make us more like you! We pray that we may receive from you the understanding to walk like you and yearn to be in sweet fellowship with your Holy Spirit. Grant to us, your servants, that we may reflect all that you are through our feeble beings.
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