Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Of Light and Shadow

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up the nine visible attributes of a true Christian life written of by Paul in his letter to the Galatians chapter 5. The 9 Fruits are coming from the Holy Spirit and not from the Christian. The word Spirit is a capital S which is referring to the Holy Spirit and not the human spirit. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit are God’s divine personality and character traits that are worked in over time into the Christian human spirit.

Galatians 5:22,23 “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control, against such there is no law.”

Our behavior manifests itself either in the flesh or in the spirit. We are made of both. We have fleshy earthly desires. To be born again and have eternal life, we must die to the self. Those fleshy…

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