How to Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit

How to Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit

You may have just read “What is the Fruit of the Spirit” now we’ll identify how to Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Let’s jump right in!

I want to take you to the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, just before his death and crucifixion. Jesus was explaining to His disciples that “the time has come” (prophecy fulfilled) and He would be leaving.

He went on to explain “The Holy Trinity” God (the Father) Jesus (the Son) and The Holy Spirit (the Helper) Don’t just take my word for it 🙂 See scripture reference John 13-14

The Holy Spirit

It’s crucial to understand that when Jesus left the earth, He left us a helper, The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. See Romans 8:26-27

When we “live our lives in the Holy Spirit” we are abiding in Jesus Christ.

If you don’t already know, Jesus would often speak in parables. A parable is an earthly story with heavenly meaning. Read this parable Jesus told His disciples at the Last Supper:

The True Vine

15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15:1-8

What does this mean?

It is God’s Will for us to bear much fruit (fruit of the Spirit) We can achieve this by abiding in Jesus Christ. He will “prune us and clip away” anything that isn’t cohesive to growing in His Will.

Pruning removes (sin) dead and dying branches and stubs, allowing room for new (spiritual) growth. It also deters (sin) pest and animal infestation and promotes the (God’s Will) plant’s natural shape and healthy growth.

Cultivating fruit by abiding in Him
So you see, when we believe in the testimony of Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we receive the Holy Spirit (helper).
  1. How can I abide in Christ Jesus if I don’t know Him? I must know Jesus, through the Holy Bible so I can imitate Him and learn of God’s Will for my life.
  2. As I abide in Christ Jesus, My heavenly Father prunes my sin through conviction of the Holy Spirit (my Helper). As a result, I surrender to this conviction through repentance (turning away from the sin and repeating it no more).

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him. Colossians 2:6 NIV

It is my testimony, that it is in Christ Jesus alone that broken relationships have been restored in my life. He put true forgiveness in my heart. He gives me hope when I feel hopeless; showed me my worth and my purpose. He heals the brokenhearted and gives you a life of freedom and in Him alone, I have found fulfillment.

Friends, it is through abiding in Christ Jesus that we will develop the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

If we surrender to His Will. This is our choice.

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