In our lives, every word and every action is fruit from our hearts. A evil heart produces bad fruit. Every spirit tries to emulate the Holy Spirit. We have to be very careful because everyone who can quote scripture or prophesy is not being used by the Holy Ghost. The Bible tells us to test the spirits to see weather they are of God, for many false prophets have gone into the world. ( 1 John 4:1). How do we test the spirits? Jesus says we should know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:16). Jesus was giving us a guide for identifying them. While we can never know anyone else’s heart, we can make wise assessments about other people by observing the regular fruit of their lives. Godly teachers will display good “fruit” such as making disciples (Matthew 28:19), using their gifts to benefit others (Romans 12:4–8), leading lost people to Jesus (James 5:20), loving their fellow believers (1 John 3:14), and seeking humble ways to do good everywhere (Jeremiah 29:7). All of these things are indications of a good heart. We don’t judge, but we don’t follow false prophets, we can however pray for them. The Fruits of the Holy Spirit is attributes of a person living in accord with the Holy Spirit. The “fruit” of their lives proves what is inside their hearts ( Mark 7:20–23). All of us stumble from time to time, and we may even go through seasons of bearing little fruit (1 John 1:8). But 1 John 3:4–10 makes it clear that those who know God will not continue a lifestyle of bearing bad fruit. When we repent of our sin and receive Jesus as Lord of our lives, He changes our hearts. Now the fruit that is produced is good fruit. Our attitudes, actions, words, and perspectives change as we walk in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. My prayer is that each of us today and everyday strive to bear good fruit. We cannot do it by ourselves. We have to stay in tuned with the Holy Spirit who will change our hearts. When our hearts change, our fruit changes. When we walk by the Spirit and manifests His fruit, we produce the attitudes and behavior that please God. Love and Blessings…
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-26)
2 Corinthians 5:17
1 John. 1:6-7
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Good post… we need to be fruit inspectors!
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