If you ask any Born Again bible believing Christian about their nature, most will tell you of conflict within. At least if they're being honest they will. As humans, we've all become privy to the fallen nature Adam left for us, and the sin that Satan so happily gave us. But as Christians, we've been given the Holy Spirit of God, who is very much alive and very, very powerful. As is the case, the Christian has a dual nature.Originally Posted by Galatians 5:16-26
It's not hard to take a look around the world to see the fruits of natural man. In fact, many of his natural fruits are highlighted on this forum by members who are outraged - and rightly so - by such despicable acts of the flesh. As the passage above tells us, the fruit of the flesh is as follows;
- sexual immorality
- impurity and debauchery
- idolatry and witchcraft
- fits of rage
- selfish ambition
- factions and evny
- orgies, and the like
These things are not beneficial to anyone. They may be momentarily satisfying, but they serve no good purpose.
The Fruits of God's Spirit however, are completely opposite. They are completely satisfying to any hidden hopes in the soul, if they are good. They are also beneficial in every day life, from encounters in the work place, to encounters in the home, and even just random encounters on the streets. Let's take an in depth look into the Fruits of the Spirit.