The Fruit of the Spirit
What if I told you that in reality the Fruit of the Spirit is MORE Powerful in a Christian’s life than the Gifts of the Spirit - Why?
Because the Fruit of the Spirit is aligned with God’s nature. The Fruit of the Spirit is about Who God is, His attributes and HOW he is. Satan can counterfeit the gifts of the spirit with things like false miracles, prophecy, healing , etc but he can’t counterfeit the Fruit of the Spirit because it is not a part of HIS nature.
When we have the fruit of the Spirit, which is evidence of God’s nature, ruling in our lives, then it acts like a protection for us and a control so that when we use the gifts of the spirit that we have, they are used correctly and we see the fullness of them released.
Galatians 5:22 and this is the Amplified version
But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[f]that can bring a charge].
The Fruit of the Spirit is evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit within our lives and it is the WORK he is doing in our lives as well. For instance – He is working within us to make us more loving, more kind, more patient more gentle , because all of this is again the nature of Christ and these attributes are supposed to be growing and active are growing within us.
I go into more detail on the Fruit of The Spirit and its many benefits for our lives on the podcast above Got Fruit?