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Fruit Of The Holy Spirit

Paul tells us the fruit of the Holy Spirit is, "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." (in Galatians 5:22-23) Are these all in one fruit, or separate fruits?

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It is not faithfulness. It is faith. Faith is a fruit of the Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit we would not have faith.

Ga5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,...

I have a dog that is faithful, but I assure you he does not have saving faith.
---trey on 3/13/14


The fruit of the spirit is one, but comprising of the nine flavors.love, joy, peace.....We can get them from the Holy Spirit. They are not automatic but we grow into them as we mature in the things of God. Such that if one slaps you instead of slapping back you give the other chick.
---Lydia on 3/13/14


2 Peter 1:8_9 "For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins."
A plurality of things for a single purpose.

Acts 2:46 "And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,"
---Nana on 2/14/14


What do you think about the GIFTS OF THE holy spirit?
I thought that's what this was about :P
Anyway, I think that it is cool people can talk in tounges and do miracles, heal, and cast out demons easily and other things like that...
---Insiquiter on 2/14/14


It needs to be fully realized that what was spoken 2000 years ago applies MOSTLY to the people that were alive 2000 years ago (excuse the expression, but...DUH!).

Jesus said many things that would be understood more easily to the people that were alive 2000 years ago. Of course, the devotion that we are to have TODAY still INCLUDES many Godly principles also (Hebrews 5:14 RSV). We are expected to understand what is relevant to us and what is NOT 'SPIRIT-FILLED' worship/devotion.
---faithforfaith on 2/11/14




When Paul was speaking to the Corinthians we are told concerning the gifts to believers,
"I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, "so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,.." (1 Cor. 1:4-7).
gifts are given to believers as needed for their lives. So that they don't come short while waiting for the revealing of Jesus Christ.
---Mark_V. on 1/26/14


Galatians 5:22,actually Apostle Paul wanted to tells us a "Fruit"=singular literally=one fruit,.in an orig. greek "karpos"->fruit,.these love,joy,etc. are all in one fruit...meaning, the vices enumerated above are the work or deeds of our flesh,v19-21,opposie of v22,.if you are in Christ,HOly spirit is in you,and if the Holy Spirit is in you then the love,etc. that enumerated by Paul in v22 is in you automatically. this verse also,simply means the operations of the Holy spirit in every believer's in CHRIST. This fruit->result->effect is not on our own but comes from something,act,deed of the HOly Spirit,.Gal 5:22, john 14:16-17,18,26"teach us all things"/john15:1-5,exclusively for His people only Matt.1:21
---jessie on 1/24/14


"LOVE" encompasses all Willie_C. No one can have the genuine fruit of the Holy Spirit unless they are first born again & love God, & are filled with His love for others. The Gal. 5:22-23 fruit of the spirit is based/grounded upon LOVE. 1 John 4:7-21 says "GOD IS LOVE".
---Leon on 10/19/13


"Doing great brother, peace."
All praise due the Father, without whom I could not take my next breath. Thanks for the compliment Mark, I appreciate it.
---Josef on 10/18/13


Bro. Josef, thank you, I now understand how you post came about. But after reading your answer on the fruit of the Spirit, I agree with you in that case. Doing great brother, peace.
---Mark_V. on 10/14/13




"Bro. Josef, thanks for the correction on Galatians." There was no correction necessary Mark, I knew exactly what you were conveying. My post just happened to follow yours because of the order in which they were placed.
---Josef on 10/13/13


Cluny and Mark V are correct, fruit can be used singular or plural depending upon it's use.

When I say, "Cluny will you (singular, personal pronoun) take this bowl of fruit (collective noun) to Mark V?" Even though there are nine fruits (plural, many) in the bowl.

When I'm speaking in front of the class of 45 students I would say, "Now class, I want you (collective noun) to take out the fruit (singular) that each of you (singular) brought to class."

You see, the nine fruits (plural, many) are the fruit (plural, collective form) of the Spirit.
---Steveng on 10/12/13


I believe it is a fruit cocktail. if we take LOVE, in the scriptural meaning of LOVE, you will know that ALL the fruit of the spirit...see fruit is singular, it doesn't say FRUITS of the Spirit, all flow from LOVE!
---kathr4453 on 10/11/13


Bro. Josef, thanks for the correction on Galatians. I believe you are correct it is only one fruit with nine characteristics. When the word producing fruits, plural, they do mean different gifts, from one source, the Holy Spirit. Cluny is correct, it can mean plural or singular depending on the verse and the context.
---Mark_V. on 10/11/13


"love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." (in Galatians 5:22-23) Are these all in one fruit, or separate fruits?"
The "fruit" (singular) of the Spirit is that which is produced in us, of the Holy Spirit, and brought forth from us by that same Spirit, which includes all of the above.
"For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth, Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. Eph 5:9,10
---josef on 10/11/13


Bro. Willie, the fruits of the Spirit in (Gal. 5:22,23) are separate fruits. The Spirit produces fruit which consist of 9 characteristics.
Love, Joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, Goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. It can also mean singular fruit in some cases.
---Mark_V. on 10/11/13


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The English word "fruit" can be both singular and plural.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/8/13


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