Galatians 5:22-24

Manifest the Fruit of the Spirit

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Galatians 5:22-24 but the fruit of the spirit is love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness self control against such there is no law now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires we are called to manifest the fruit of the spirit in our lives but everybody says how do I do it? I mean that’s a wonderful idea I would love to be loving, kind, patient long suffering all these things how do you do that? I discovered first of all is fruit is singular it doesn’t say the fruits of the spirit it says the fruit of the spirit so what these things are is fruit that comes from your spirit when its born again what that means is this your mind will and emotions can subject themselves to the flesh on one side or the spirit on the other side and when the flesh rules in your life it naturally manifests what Galatians calls the deeds of the flesh on the other hand when your mind will and emotions are submitted to your spirit then you naturally manifest the fruit of the spirit which are all these things that we just read about so what the key is is to allow your soul your mind will and emotions to be subject to your spirit allow your spirit to live through your life really the fruit of the spirit is like the fruit of a tree the fruit of an apple tree is apples you don’t have to pray for apples to come from an apple tree you don’t have to beat the apple tree to get it to bear fruit you don’t have to do anything an apple tree naturally bears apples an apple tree is never going to bear pears it’s never going to bear avocados an apple tree will bear apples every single time your spirit is going to manifest the fruit of the spirit every time when your spirit is operative through your life and Paul says a very interesting thing he says all these things gentleness, self control faithfulness, all these things against such there is no law what he’s saying is this that you don’t need to set a law to try to manifest these things when you’re naturally walking in the spirit what that means is you don’t have to have a law to force an apple tree to bear apples it just naturally does it you don’t have to try to be loving try to be kind try to be patient try to be good faithful, gentle exercising self control you don’t have to try to do all those things that’s a law if you put a law in your mind and try to do those things you’re not going to be able to do it and it’s going to be exhausting you’re going to find yourself failing and you’re going to be disappointed in yourself over and over and over again how do you do it? what you do is press into God love God with all your heart open the door between the spirit and your soul and your spirit naturally will manifest the fruit of the spirit that’s why it’s called the fruit of the spirit because these things are what naturally manifest when your spirit is operative so the way that you do that is by loving God pressing into God reading His word meditating on His word spending time with Him that opens the door to the spirit and the spirit naturally manifests fruit what many many people are doing is trying to love trying to be gentle trying to be kind never works never works because that’s trying to do it by a law and Paul says we’re not to walk in the law to produce these things what we’re to do is to live in the spirit let your spirit manifest by loving God with all your heart and these things will naturally manifest so I encourage you today press into God meditate on His word concentrate on just being with Him loving Him walking with Him and you’ll begin to naturally see a manifestation of the fruit of the spirit because its already there in your spirit in other words love is already on the inside of you waiting to escape waiting to manifest kindness is there gentleness is there patience is there waiting to manifest and as you press into God open your spirit and you’ll naturally see this fruit manifest so let’s just pray Father I pray that today as we walk through our day the fruit of the spirit would be naturally manifest because we’re living in you we’re abiding in you we’re not trying to produce that fruit but Father I pray for every one of us that today we’d draw closer to you hear your voice walk with you and walk in the spirit that the fruit of the spirit might be manifest in our lives today in the mighty name of Yeshua Ha Mashiach Amen

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