Galatians 5:22-26

How to Produce the Fruit of the Spirit in Your Life

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Galatians 5:22-26 but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, self-control against such things there is no law now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires if we live by the Spirit let us also walk by the Spirit let us not become boastful challenging one another envying one another so how do you produce the fruit of the spirit what do you do how does it happen God showed me a little picture one time that we’re made in His image He’s a 3 part being we’re three part being He’s Father Son and Holy Spirit but we’re spirit soul and body and God showed me I saw these three compartments like there’s a little door between the soul and the spirit which side did I put it on the soul and the spirit on this side and the soul and the flesh on this side and what God showed me is these doors are mutually exclusive when the door to the spirit is open the door to the flesh is closed when the door to the flesh is open the door to the spirit is closed so how do you produce the fruit of the spirit get the door to the spirit open and the door to the flesh automatically closes what I’m saying is this it’s not difficult to get an apple tree to bear apples you don’t have to pray for it you don’t have to fast you don’t have to play a lot of worship music around it you don’t have to cast out the spirit of pears apple trees never produce pears they never produce peaches apple trees just produce apples every time, why it’s their nature that’s just the nature of an apple tree and so what we’re seeing here the fruit of the spirit the fruit of your born again spirit filled with the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace all these things that we just mentioned those naturally flow out of your spirit so here is the key rather than trying to stop anger stop lust stop jealousy or something like that no, no, no focus on loving God with all your heart focus on His character focus on who He is get the door to the spirit open and the fruit of the spirit naturally manifests we don’t do that by law what that means is I don’t try to produce love try to produce joy try to produce peace no these are natural fruit if I try to do that that’s artificial fruit who wants artificial love artificial joy artificial peace artificial faithfulness no, no, no plastic fruit nobody wants what kind of fruit do we want? natural fruit that grows fruit of the spirit is what naturally comes forth from your spirit when you’re living in the spirit when you’re focusing on Him when your mind is renewed how do you do that love God with all your heart bless people around you naturally let the fruit of the spirit flow forth from you the reason Paul said against this there is no law what that means is we don’t use the law to try to produce those things we don’t force ourselves to love or force ourselves to be in peace or try to produce that as I said that’s artificial fruit so how do you naturally walk in it love God open your spirit to God meditate on His word spend time with Him be in His presence gaze into His eyes worship Him let Him fill you that’s what opens the spirit your soul to your spirit and the fruit of the spirit naturally comes forth I encourage you today get your heart more and more open to God love God with all your heart and you’ll naturally bless people around you and you’ll change the environment in which you find yourself

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