But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts (Galatians 5:22-24).
The Fruit of the Spirit Is God’s Nature
God’s nature is love (John 4:7-21). He loves the sinner, not only Christians. The book of Romans 5:8 lets us know that God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
He is a longsuffering God (Exodus 34:6). And He endures the ways of man with much of His longsuffering.
He is gentle. That is why His Spirit is gentle. He guides and leads you to take the right path in every area of your life, helping you. He does not force man to receive salvation. And He, the Holy Ghost, gently withdraws Himself but does not leave when grieved. Christians grieve Him all the time.
Our heavenly Father has been the only good person in existence (Mark 10:17-18) till we, Christians, were recreated. You are also good today by His doing, not yours.
God is faith. Christians have Him. You do not struggle for faith to do anything. By the God kind of faith our heavenly father created the heavens and earth.
Look at how He is humble; He wants us to negotiate with Him. That is why we can make supplications. People of old like Abraham and Moses ever negotiated with Him. You can, too. The Almighty came down to become man for us. He came down to be our co-heir, and more.
We control our hearts and natural appetites by His ability in us. You have the quality or state of being temperate and moderate. Let us look at anger here: Anger without harm to yourself or a fellow is welcome. Ephesians 4:26-27 says it this way: “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.” Our creator became angry severally, but the result was and is to His glory which is perfect and good for us all. Take charge of yourself now.
The Nature Of God Is In You
You have it. You are one with the Lord; your spirit is mingled with His. That is who you are – God.
If His nature is seen in the fruit of the Spirit, and He lives in us, then we will automatically manifest the fruit. What do you think?
Let me explain:
We are the living epistles. Naturally, you should find yourself doing the Word or manifesting the fruit of the Spirit. Example is love; we are not commanded to love. No! We just love. Christians do not obey the commandments. They automatically live them by the spirit. And it is the fruit of the Spirit that will make you and others see God and His glory in you.
Nothing Can Stop The Fruit Of The Spirit
The 24th verse of Galatians 5 tells us that our flesh with its affections and lusts was crucified with Christ on the cross. Yes, you have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts if you are Christ’s. Meaning the fruit by all means will manifest because there is nothing from your flesh to stop it. Satan cannot stop it. Truth is you are made ready by what Christ did for you on the cross.
Against The Fruit There Is No Law
Would you sleep with your friend’s wife or kill anyone if you have love in you? No, you would not. You would not also stay away from places of prayer to worship idols if you love God. Mark 12:28-33 has it this way for us: “28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Pride, we know, brought Satan down. 1 Peter 5:5-6 says, “…for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time”
And those are the reasons why against the fruit of the Spirit there is no law.