The Nine Fruits of the Spirit
In the new testament, Paul writes one letter to the Galatians with a message from God: blessing comes from God on the basis of faith.
Paul was disturbed with the new course the Galatians were headed with their Christian experience.
Rather than summarize the whole book, I’d rather focus on the each of The Fruits of the Spirit. This entry is on “The Fruits of the Spirit” according to Christ.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law. And, those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit according to Christ.
In the book of John, he writes about Jesus in His Deity to spark believing faith in Christ, revolving around the seven miracles and seven “I am” statements of Christ. (Luke focuses on Christ in his humanity as the Son of Man.)
Let’s look at John chapter 15 1:10. Christ is speaking to Judas (no Iscariot) where he explains The Fruit of the Spirit.
Jesus says “I am the true vine, and my father is the vine dresser. 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.
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into fire, and they are burned.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
By this, My father is glorified that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you. Abide in My love.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My fathers commandments and abide in His love.”
The next sections of this chapter Jesus speaks of abiding in Him. I recommend reading John Chapters 15 and 16 in their entirety to gain a full understanding. This should take you about ten to fifteen minutes at most.
What are your thoughts and feelings in Christ’s conversation with Judas? Share in the comments below.
Have a blessed day my brothers and sisters in Christ .
Stay tuned for the next portion of this short series when I write about Love, Joy, Peace, Understanding, Long suffering, and Kindness. (I am not a fan of LOOONNNGGG blog posts, so I’m splitting these up.)