The Character of Christ

The fruit of the Spirit is the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit in us. The Spirit produces these character traits that are found in the nature of Christ. They are the by-products of Christ’s control-we can’t obtain them by trying to get them without his help. If we want the fruit of the Spirit to grow in us, we must join our lives to his. We must know him, love him, remember him, and imitate him. As a result, we will fulfill the intended purpose of the law-to love God and our neighbors. Which of these qualities do you want the Spirit to produce in you?

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22, 23 NLT)

One thought on “The Character of Christ

  1. This is what I think, it maybe just a little different than your wording, perhaps. What do you think about this: What if instead of by-products of His control, it was by Christ Himself living in us and transforming us unto His fullness? How do we imitate Him? Jesus denied Himself, and walked in the flesh and spoke what He heard Father saying and Father did His work through Jesus. As Paul states, the Fullness was pleased to dwell in Him. Then, we too are to deny ourselves and it is Christ who lives in us, who is our Life, who is all these fruits of His Spirit, Christ Himself, not His attributes, but Him, the Person Jesus Christ. I don’t want qualities of the Person Jesus Christ, rather, I want Him who lives in me and in you. And in Him are all the blessings of Heaven. The law written with the finger of Life upon our hearts, for the life-giving Spirit lives in us for the expression of His entire body, as to the eternal purpose of God in Christ Jesus.

    Mat 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

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