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What Is The Fruit Of Spirit

John 15:1-16 Is the fruit we are to bear that Jesus is talking about the fruits of the spirit, souls for the Kingdom or something else? Can we see the fruit we bear? What if we feel like we're really not bearing much fruit? Can the fruits born be different for different people?

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Sorry I was gone so long. Thank you for the insights shared! It expanded my thinking and I especially appreciated Bill and Jan's thoughts too.
---Ruthannaru on 11/19/15


Well, John 15:1-16 is about abiding in Him. And a branch with fruit grows.

Some people say it is not "fruits", but it is fruit > if you have one, you have all. Because it is worded "fruit of the Spirit" > somehow it seems singular to me, not plural.

Well, an apple is crispy, sweet, juicy, maybe red, nutritious > all in one fruit.

And "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" is all in God's love. We grow in this, becoming sweeter and juicier in Jesus (c:
---Bill_and_Jan on 11/3/15


The fruit that remains is the truth that Jesus taught to His disciples. Jesus was speaking to them. John 15:27, John 17:20. The bad fruit taught by the agents of Satan will eventually be burned up. There will be no lies allowed into God's Kingdom. Rev. 22:14-15.

If the fruit is different from the words that God gave His son to bear witness to (John 18:37) then it is a lie. There is only one truth and all branches that do not produce His truth by abiding in Him are thrown into the fire. Without Jesus we can do nothing and unless we bear fruit from the seeds that He has sown then the fruit we bear is corrupt. John 15:1-8.
---barb on 11/3/15


John 15:1-16 Is the fruit we are to bear that Jesus is talking about the fruits of the spirit, souls for the Kingdom or something else?
Can the fruits born be different for different people?
---Ruthanna on 11/1/15

Glad you highlighted this word. If you put the word "fruit" in search box in eSword it will come up 184 times. It is interesting by the various types of fruit.

Pro_11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise.
Isa_27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

We can witness they have.
---Trav on 11/3/15


Thanks so much for the replies!

So when Jesus said, "You have not chosen me but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain..." He's referring to the fruits of the spirit? What does it mean that it should remain?

To be honest when I recently read this my initial concept of it was that the fruit is the outcome of a life in which the fruits of the spirit are lived out (i.e. hearts healed by the love of God and souls won to His Kingdom by patience as they see the Christians' joy and godliness). "And that it would remain ..." I thought maybe it meant it would not be burned up when tried by fire but will be a treasure laid up for Christ's reward.
---Ruthanna on 11/2/15




You are looking in the wrong place. Ask your apostle
Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,)
---michael_e on 11/2/15


But the fruit of the Spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, forbearance, meekness, faith, modesty, abstinence, chastity. There is no law against such things.

Galatians 5:22-23
---john1944 on 11/2/15


Read Matthew chapter 5-7.

That is the measure we Christians should obtain as far as bearing fruit.

Self examination should be done at least twice a day.
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/2/15


First, it can be how we become pleasing to our Father >

"rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4)

And then our fruit can be how others are effected by our example >

"nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)
---Bill on 11/1/15


Is the fruit we are to bear that Jesus is talking about the fruits of the spirit, souls for the Kingdom or something else? The fruit of the Spirit.
Can we see the fruit we bear? Yes, in action.
What if we feel like we're really not bearing much fruit? Yield yourself to the empowerment of His Spirit, for without Him You can do no [good] thing.
Can the fruits born be different for different people? No, Love will show itself as love, kindness as kindness, and so on.
---Josef on 11/2/15




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