In nature, it is easy to understand that the type of seed you plant will always bring forth the fruit with which it is associated. If you plant an orange seed, you cannot expect to reap bananas, for example. For this reason, God gave humankind a guide, and all those who receive Him will be known by the fruit that they bear. The guide is the Holy Spirit, and only those who truly surrender themselves to God’s will and follow in His footsteps can receive Him.
‘And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.’ (John 14:16-17)
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is extremely important for us to inherit our salvation. All those who are baptised in the Holy Spirit are known by the fruit (not ‘fruits’) that the Spirit bears through them. In life, we face many hardships, but what nourishes us and keeps us strong is the fruit of the Holy Spirit, composed of nine different characteristics, which comes from within all who have a special relationship with Him. Furthermore, the fruit belongs to the Holy Spirit, meaning that we cannot generate it by ourselves. Only the Holy Spirit, in partnership with us, will bear this fruit, and that is why we are so dependent on Him.
For 9 weeks, we will be talking about the 9 components that make up the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is an unmissable opportunity to understand more about God’s nature and what He has planned for us. For anyone who values their salvation, it is imperative that they learn more about how to receive the Holy Spirit and bear His fruit because, without Him, it is impossible to reach our ultimate goal.
The 9 components of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22) are:
Every Sunday, for 9 weeks, we will talk about each fruit and give people the opportunity to surrender their lives to God and seek the Holy Spirit so that His fruit may be evident in our lives. If you missed any one of the meetings, click on the links above to see what the message was about.
Event: The 9 Sundays of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Date: Sunday 4 August – 29 September
Location: Your local UCKG HelpCentre