9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
As you will see I the Scripture verse I will give you in this
article - there is one very special incredible verse that will
tell you that God the Father wants to transmit 9 specific fruits
of the Holy Spirit up into our personalities.
The first three articles that we have listed in our
sanctification section all set the stage as to what God is
looking to do with each one of us. God wants all of us to enter
into a sanctification process with Him so that He can begin the
process of molding, shaping and transforming us into the image
of His Son Jesus Christ. He wants to make us more holy like He
and Jesus are. He wants to transform us by the renewing of our
minds. He wants to put right thinking into our thought process.
In the first article we have listed under this section titled
"Sanctification," I gave you the specific verses from Scripture
that showed you that it is by the power of the Holy Spirit that
this sanctification process is done with you in this life.
However, you will not be a passive robot in all of this. You
have to be willing to work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit
once He begins to start this process within you.
Your job is to get into the Word to find out exactly what it is
God is going to want to change about you. You will need to find
out what qualities God will want you to try and "put on" into
your personality and what qualities He will want you to try and
This article will be the first of a series of articles giving
you all of the appropriate Scripture verses showing you exactly
which qualities and attributes God wants to get worked into your
personality and which qualities that He will want to pull out of
And there is no better place to start this series of articles
than with the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. If you want to start
off by keying on some of the more positive qualities that God
would really like to get worked into your personality - really
study and meditate on these specific 9 qualities.
When God the Father purposely isolates and spells out 9 specific
qualities that will be coming directly from His Holy Spirit - He
is really letting you know the extreme importance of these
specific 9 fruits. These 9 fruits are major fruits and qualities
that are coming directly from God Himself, and every Christian
should do the best they can to work with the Holy Spirit in
getting all 9 of these fruits worked into his or her personality.
I'll first start off by showing each of these 9 specific fruits
so that you can have all 9 of them isolated at the top of this
article. I will then give you the Scripture verse that these 9
fruits are coming from. I will then do a brief commentary on
each one of these fruits so you can fully understand what each
one of these fruits are and how they can dramatically change the
quality of your life and your state of being if you are willing
to allow the Holy Spirit to start to work all 9 of these fruits
into your mind, soul and personality.
Here are the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit
Now here is the specific verse from Scripture where these 9
fruits are coming from:
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control."
Before I get into the appropriate commentary on what each of
these fruits are all about, note the following:
1. The word "Spirit" is with a capital "S" - which means that
these 9 fruits are coming directly from the Holy Spirit - not
2. What this means is that God's love, God's peace, God's joy
and God's goodness can be started to be transmitted up into your
personality. These are His attributes and His personality
qualities that will start to flow and mesh into the core of your
personality. Think about the ramifications of this - that God
the Father Himself is allowing us to share in a part of His
divine nature by allowing His Holy Spirit to transmit and impart
these nine qualities right up into our soul and personality!
That is why God the Father is specifically telling us in this
verse that these 9 fruits are coming directly from the Holy
Spirit - so that we can fully appreciate the magnitude of such
Jesus has already told us that He is the vine and that we are
the branches. The branches draw their life from the vine - not
vice versa. Just as the branch draws its life from the vine - so
we too draw our life directly from Jesus. Jesus will release His
life to us through the Holy Spirit in exactly same way that the
vine will release the life of the tree into the branches.
In one short, but incredible powerful Scripture verse, God the
Father is giving all of us an incredible revelation on what can
go on behind the scenes in the spiritual realm for those that
are willing to work with Him in this sanctification process.