REMAIN IN ME, AND I WILL REMAIN IN YOU. NO BRANCH CAN BEAR FRUIT BY ITS SELF; IT MUST REMAIN IN THE VINE. NEITHER CAN YOU BEAR FRUIT UNLESS YOU REMAIN IN ME. I AM THE VINE; YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. IF A MAN REMAINS IN ME AND I IN HIM, HE WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT; APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING. (JOHN 15:4-5 *NIV)
Now our Savior Jesus Christ is the vine and we are the branches, so you may ask what is this fruit? The answer is found in the Book of Galatians, for it is written; THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENTS, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS AND SELF CONTROL. AGAINST SUCH THINGS THERE IS NO LAW.(GALATIANS 5:22-23 )
The fruit of the Spirit is the work of the Holy Spirit within us, for it produces these character traits in us. It helps us to become more like Christ, which should be the goal of every Christian.
This happens to us because; IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATION; OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL THING HAVE BECOME NEW. (2 CORINTHIANS 5:17)
So Friend, why not take a few minutes tonight and read this wonderful 15th Chapter of John. For those words were spoken by our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Now may; THE GRACE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THE LOVE OF GOD, ANT THE COMMUNION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BE WITH YOU ALL. Amen.(2 CORINTHIANS 13:14)
With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen