Gal 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Please note that fruit does not appear on a tree instantaneously; it comes in its season after flowering, growing and then ripening. Therefore, it is only after we have accepted our position as being integrated with the source of our existence, that we produce the good fruit, the evidence of our inclusion in the oneness.
One of the ways of describing the results of the Fall is to say it produced a spiritual blindness of who we really are. Adam saw the fruit of the tree as being good, with his eyes of flesh and became enamoured with the things of the flesh. An example of the difference between seeing with the eyes of the flesh and the eyes of the spirit is with the 12 spies sent into Canaan. Also, when the eyes of Elisha’s servant were opened to see the angel army. Another such eye opening experience happened for blind Bartimeus when Jesus opened his eyes.
Those who have not heard of the good news of our release from the captivity of Sin are still blind to our restored spiritual enlightenment. They still stumble in darkness seeing only what their 5 senses tell them; falling into the works of the flesh as described in Galatians 5:19-21. But when we accept the truth of our oneness in and with the source, the far greater reality of our true nature bursts forth throughout our whole being, producing our inherent goodness.
As Francois du Toit states for this section in the Mirror Bible, “Fruit of the spirit is the fruit of what you know in your spirit to be true about you. Fruit is the effortless, spontaneous expression of the character of the tree [of life]. Rest in the awareness and assurance of who you really are.”
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