Fruit of the Holy Spirit
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Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Love-  Charity in selfless acts and mercy, working in behalf of Christ, etc.

Joy-  knowing the Holy Spirit, being unselfish, being in the presence of God.

Peace-  wholly within the spirit of God, knowing what injustice is among mankind, having a good conscience, upholding good works, disarming disharmony!

Patience- holding onto and keeping in check this rare virtue in everyday life, remembering (as an example of His love) God's patience with the ungrateful.

Benignity- Kindness and Grace.

Goodness- being eternally charitable, seeing Christ in the poor and the poor's bond with Him, being frank and just with grace.

Longanimity- overcoming obstacles to good works, knowing and making the right choices using self control, conversion- a turning to God!

Gentleness- Mildness through Inner strength,  being Christ-like, true piety, striving for true strength of character, using  and keeping arrogance at bay.

Faith- Observance of duty and loyalty among mankind and the animal kingdom, keeping that angelic quality as one strives to be the at the highest level as a practing Christian, distinguishing falsehood from the truth, compensating good for the ungodly and unjust.

Modesty-Keeping in check what is desired by God as opposed to current fashions.  Supporting your morals through this practice, Christian laws of Fasting and Abstinence.

Continency-Having a disciplinary sense of conduct using self control as a means to a higher ideal.
Chastity- Knowing and keeping this virtue in faith as desired by God, duties of the Married State, correct relationship with God.


The New Testament makes it clear that believers should live fruitful moral lives.  Jesus spoke of His followers as  branches, in vital union with the central vine (Christ), the source of nourishment and strength.  Only by living in  intimate fellowship with Jesus, and obeying His commands, can the Christian produce the fruit God desires
   (John 15:1-17).

In other words, the Fruit of the Holy Spirit is the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit in us.  The Spirit produces  these character traits that are found in the nature of Christ.  They are the by-products of Christ's control--we can't obtain them by trying to get them without His help.  If we want the fruit of the Spirit to grow in us, we must join our lives to His. (see John 15 : 4-5). 


We must know Him, love Him, remember Him and imitate Him.  As a result,  we will fullfill the law---to love God and our neighbors. The following are some expounded areas of discipline using the fruits of self control and faith.