The "Fruit"of the Holy Spirit

Here you will find Biblical Scripture (KJV) revealing to you the fruit of The Holy Spirit of God. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit then we will possess these qualities. We will emit these characteristics as Christ did during His life here on Earth. How many of them do you have? How many of them do you need to acquire? I hope that you find yourself oozing with these fruits and pouring these attributes out upon all you meet.

In His Name..... Helene

**Please note: This information may be derived from any Greek Dictionary of the New

Testament. The one I used is called The Complete Word Study New Testament, Edited by

Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D., published by AMG Publishers, 1992.

Ephesians 5:22-23

"But the fruit of the Spirit is

love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,faith, Meekness, temperance:

against such there is no law."

1. Love- in Greek the word is agape meaning Christian Love, Spiritual

love, a strong, considerate love. A devotion type of love like God showed

us by sending us His Son. A love like Jesus had for us and He showed

that by dying has for all of us. An undying love. As Christians we are to

have this kind of Love for all of God's creation.

2. Joy- in Greek the word is chara meaning happiness, emotional

excitement, rejoicing, gladness of heart. The way that we should feel as

believers in Christ.

3. Peace- in Greek the word is eirene meaning peace or rest. In

contrast to strife; denoting the absence or end of strife. A state of being

untroubled an inner and outward peace that one receives when he has

received Jesus Christ as Lord.

4. Longsuffering- in Greek the word is makrothumia meaning

patience, a restraining of the mind before giving way to passion,

forbearance. A person who does not act upon his anger; but, instead

prays for the person who has angered him.

5. Gentleness- in Greek the word is chrestotes meaning

benignity, kindness, good. The grace which is emitted from the nature of a

person, subduing all that would be to the contrary.

6. Goodness- in Greek the word is agathosune meaning active

goodness. A person who is actively good is one who does the will of

God without question. He is one who promotes the the character of

Christ. It is not enough to just be good... we must be actively good for

the good of all mankind.

7. Faith- in Greek the word is pistis from the word peitho, meaning to

persuade. It literally means being persuaded, faith, belief. Generally, it

implies a knowledge of, assent to, and confidence in certain divine truths,

especially those of the gospel (ie. good works).

8. Meekness- in Greek the word is prautes, or praus meaning

meekness from within a man. It does not refer to the outer nature of

man and his dealings with others; but rather, an inner quality of grace

that is present in the soul of a man. This inner grace is outwardly

evident by the man's devout willingness to obey God's will rather than

his own.

9. Temperance- in Greek the word is egkrateia meaning

self-control, self-restraint, obedient, and masterful. The ability of a

person to never let anything, other than God, control his or her life.

They are not slaves to anything of this world. They walk in accordance

with the will of God and pay no attention to the the will of the world.

So what do you think? How many fruits do you have or need? If you

find that you are lacking many of these characterisitcs, you should go

humbly before the Lord and repent of your shortcomings in His sight

and asked to be renewed in His Love.

Your Sisiter In Christ, Helene

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