Fruits of Immortality
Galatians 5:22-23 tells us that ” . . .the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. ” (NKJV)
1 John 5:2-3 tells us that “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” (NKJV)
We develop essential spiritual characteristics through the process of overcoming our own human nature (the very nature with which we were born). This vital conversion process is accomplished by putting on the fruits of the Spirit – the characteristics of the divine nature; the very nature of God. Of course, this change is for our own good!
To accomplish and fulfill the will and purpose of God in our lives requires willing submission to God and the successful dynamic operation of His Spirit in our lives.
Read these and many other articles on this site that provide Biblical guidance regarding the overcoming process and the positive outcome God desires for all humankind:
- The Holy Spirit – What Is It?
- Paul on Christian Living #1
- All About Water Baptism
- Getting Along with People
- Parables Part 8
- Are You Worthy To Take The Passover?
Of course, it is not possible to consider the fruits required for immortality, without realizing and considering the fruits of the flesh – our carnal human nature – and the consequences incurred for not correcting these inherent shortfalls that we all are born with, and that are resident within our own human nature.
It is essential to recognize these innate weaknesses within ourselves in order to actuate the process of repentance and overcoming. (1 John 1:9-10, John 14)
- How NOT to Be A Christian!
- Obstacles to the Real Goal of Life
- The Fruits of Immorality
- To Deny Christ – What Does It Mean?
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