From Glory to Glory Greetings to you and welcome to the third week of August.
Having considered the nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the their three classified groups last week, this week I’ll like to either introduce some of us to, or remind the rest of us of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsufering gentleness, goodness, faith.
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” KJV
The contents of the Fruit of the Spirit, as stated in the verses of scripture above, are the virtues that are seen in a believer, as a result of the Presence of the Holy Spirit at work in him or her, evident in his or her lifestyle.As believers, we are expected to live a lifestyle that emulates Christ but this can only be if we allow the Fruit of the Spirit to grow in us. The Holy Spirit is the Power of God and this Power manifests through believers in different dimensions – via the operations of the various Gifts of the Spirit. However, it doesn’t have to end there, the Holy Spirit also imparts into us the nature of Christ, so that we may live a lifestyle that gives Glory to God.
In one of the sermons of Jesus Christ, He revealed that on the last day, even many who did great works in His Name will be denied eternity in Heaven because, in His own words, they were “workers of iniquity;” meaning that they had the Gifts of the Spirit working through them but lacked the Fruit of the Spirit. Interestingly, it is not strange to see very much of that these days.
The fruits a man produces are more important than the gifts he possesses, therefore I’ implore you to strive to live a life pleasing to God by allowing in you, the Fruit of the Spirit.
God BLESS you
From Glory to Glory!
*** Watch out for next week’s edition of the series: – The Holy Spirit!