The FRUIT of the Spirit is the
sign of true FAITH
[Jesus said] “I am the vine, you are the
branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for
without Me you can do nothing. ... If you abide in Me,
and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be
done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much
fruit; so you will be My disciples.
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved
you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept
My Father’s commandments and abide in His love."
"You will know them by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every
good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot
bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not
bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their
fruits you will know them."
“...a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor
does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit.
For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble
bush. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an
evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the
abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."
The fruit of genuine conversion
"'If you abide in My word, you
are My disciples indeed. And
you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
"He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to
walk just as He walked."
1 John 2:6
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word
out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
But the ones on
the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these
have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go
out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no
fruit to maturity.
But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who,
having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience."
"...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have
crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the
Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."
Illustrations of fruit
"'...every tree which does not bear good
fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.' So the people asked Him, saying, 'What
shall we do then?' He answered and said to them, 'He who has two tunics, let him give to
him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.'"
"For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good
fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from
thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good
man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out
of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance
of the heart his mouth speaks."
"What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed?
For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free
from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness,
and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
"Therefore by Him let us continually offer the
sacrifice of praise to God,
that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name."
Warnings to those who reject or
"Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and
given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this
stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”
“Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy
of repentance..." Luke 3:7-8
Prayer for the fruit of salvation
"...that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in
all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully
pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the
knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His
glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the
inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the
power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of
sins." Colossians 1:9-14
"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin."
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