Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God (Phil. 1:11 KJV) Galatians 5:22-23 is the reference passage in scripture to teach on the fruit of the Spirit. You will find the word “fruit” or “fruitfulness” used repeatedly in the scripture to describe specific aspects
As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the Word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty (Matthew 13:23 ESV) Our hearts are in a state of responsiveness to God at any point in time.
Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life (Jude 21 ESV) Jude exhorts us to keep ourselves in the love of God. The word “keep” means to guard or preserve carefully. It is a subtle metaphor. Imagine you have a million dollars
Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein (Hebrews 13:9 KJV) The Church is is in dire need of spiritual maturity today. When believers are established in the
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:8 KJV) Peter teaches believers how to be fruitful in the knowledge of God. He gives them certain things that if they allow and nurture
And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain (1 Kings 18:41 KJV) After three years of famine in Israel, Elijah told King Ahab, “there is a sound of abundance of rain.” There were no dark clouds, thunderstorms, or winds that indicated there would
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit (Jeremiah 17:8 KJV) The Bible often
And the Manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year (Joshua 5:12 KJV) Israel spent 40 years in the desert after leaving Egypt to