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Is it Real Recovery? How to Recognize the Fruit of the Spirit
For the past two weeks we've been digging into Galatians 5 to help us understand the quantifiable differences between a person who is living to please the Spirit - one who is repentant and in recovery, and one who is living to please the flesh - someone who is putting on a good show, but is still living in bondage to sin. More or less, we're trying to understand the differences between the fruit of the Spirit and the fruit of the flesh. last week we closely examined what the Bible calls the fruit of the flesh. These markers are the proof we can confidently believe when we question whether or not a person has truly repented, or whether they are still living a lie. So this week, we'll look at the flip side of that. The fruit of the Spirit. These are the qualities that will be evident when recovery is real. When a person has genuinely surrendered to God the Holy Spirit takes up residence in his life and produces very visible fruit.