Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fruit Of Holy Spirit - A ponder..


Fruit Of Holy SpiritA Ponder

As I was  reading and meditating about the Gifts Of Holy Spirit and Fruit Of Holy Spirit. It occurred to me. There is a striking difference.

Galatians 6:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control

S..There is a Difference. GIFTS & FRUIT

Bible says that there can be multiple Gifts from Holy Spirit. (Roman 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11,28-31; 13:1-3; Ephesians 4:7-12)

  • Gift of Message of Wisdom, message of Knowledge, 
  • Gift Of Faith
  • Gift Of Healing
  • Gift Of Miraculous Powers
  • Gift Of Prophecy
  • Gift Of Tongues & Interpretation etc.

and many more..

But when it comes to Fruit. It is quoted in Singular even though 9 different attributes were listed.

I will be honest I viewed them  as 9 different fruits until Holy Spirit brought it up.

Then I remembered the below verses

Mathew 7:17
So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

Luke 6:43
For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.

In God’s kingdom, there are only two kinds of Fruits GOOD and BAD. They come from the respective GOOD and bad tree. There are is nothing in between.

A tree can produce only one kind of fruit. We are Vine of Christ (John 15:5) and we produce only one kind of a fruit.

9 different fruits like an apple, orange, mango, pear, jack fruit, cherry, Kiwi, Pineapple, Caramba cannot come from a same tree.
So a GOOD fruit with the below attributes can come only from GOOD tree alive in HOLY SPIRIT.

A GOOD Fruit that is
  • Sweet as Love,
  • Beautiful looking like Joy,
  • Nourishes like Peace,
  • Flavorful like Gentleness,
  • Juicy like Kindness,
  • With Seed of Faith
  • Fleshy and intact like Self Control,  
  • In Bounty – Patience
  • Tasty like Goodness

Even if one of the qualities lack then it is not a GOOD fruit as per Bible. Every attribute counts to be GOOD.

Jesus warns us in Mathew 7:19
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

So let us bear fruit of Holy spirit and be fruitful to others for the glory of GOD.


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