9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
by: Michael Bradley
As you will see I the Scripture verse I will give you in this article – there is one very special incredible verse that will tell you that God the Father wants to transmit 9 specific fruits of the Holy Spirit up into our personalities.
The first three articles that we have listed in our sanctification section all set the stage as to what God is looking to do with each one of us. God wants all of us to enter into a sanctification process with Him so that He can begin the process of molding, shaping and transforming us into the image of His Son Jesus Christ. He wants to make us more holy like He and Jesus are. He wants to transform us by the renewing of our minds. He wants to put right thinking into our thought process.
In the first article we have listed under this section titled “Sanctification,” I gave you the specific verses from Scripture that showed you that it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that this sanctification process is done with you in this life. However, you will not be a passive robot in all of this. You have to be willing to work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit once He begins to start this process within you.
Your job is to get into the Word to find out exactly what it is God is going to want to change about you. You will need to find out what qualities God will want you to try and “put on” into your personality and what qualities He will want you to try and “put away.”
This article will be the first of a series of articles giving you all of the appropriate Scripture verses showing you exactly which qualities and attributes God wants to get worked into your personality and which qualities that He will want to pull out of you.
And there is no better place to start this series of articles than with the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. If you want to start off by keying on some of the more positive qualities that God would really like to get worked into your personality – really study and meditate on these specific 9 qualities.
When God the Father purposely isolates and spells out 9 specific qualities that will be coming directly from His Holy Spirit – He is really letting you know the extreme importance of these specific 9 fruits. These 9 fruits are major fruits and qualities that are coming directly from God Himself, and every Christian should do the best they can to work with the Holy Spirit in getting all 9 of these fruits worked into his or her personality.
I’ll first start off by showing each of these 9 specific fruits so that you can have all 9 of them isolated at the top of this article. I will then give you the Scripture verse that these 9 fruits are coming from. I will then do a brief commentary on each one of these fruits so you can fully understand what each one of these fruits are and how they can dramatically change the quality of your life and your state of being if you are willing to allow the Holy Spirit to start to work all 9 of these fruits into your mind, soul and personality.
Here are the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit
Now here is the specific verse from Scripture where these 9 fruits are coming from:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Galatians 5:22)
Before I get into the appropriate commentary on what each of these fruits are all about, note the following:
1. The word “Spirit” is with a capital “S” – which means that these 9 fruits are coming directly from the Holy Spirit – not from us.
2. What this means is that God’s love, God’s peace, God’s joy and God’s goodness can be started to be transmitted up into your personality. These are His attributes and His personality qualities that will start to flow and mesh into the core of your personality. Think about the ramifications of this – that God the Father Himself is allowing us to share in a part of His divine nature by allowing His Holy Spirit to transmit and impart these nine qualities right up into our soul and personality!
That is why God the Father is specifically telling us in this verse that these 9 fruits are coming directly from the Holy Spirit – so that we can fully appreciate the magnitude of such an experience.
Jesus has already told us that He is the vine and that we are the branches. The branches draw their life from the vine – not vice versa. Just as the branch draws its life from the vine – so we too draw our life directly from Jesus. Jesus will release His life to us through the Holy Spirit in exactly same way that the vine will release the life of the tree into the branches.
In one short, but incredible powerful Scripture verse, God the Father is giving all of us an incredible revelation on what can go on behind the scenes in the spiritual realm for those that are willing to work with Him in this sanctification process.
About The Author
Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of http://www.bible-knowledge.com – They currently have over 100 in depth Bible articles.
This article was posted on August 19, 2005