Fruits of the Holy Spirit and Fruits of evil spirit!
by Shaila Touchton
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The fruits of the Spirit is the sign of true faith and true walk with Christ. Galatians 5:22-23 says that The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Jesus used the example of a good tree and an evil tree. "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them" (Matthew 7:16-20).
The evil spirits are disembodied spirits, who were casted out of heaven with Satan who became his angels. Only when a person distances himself from God by a sinful way of life and plunges into the darkness of disbelief and the passions he is inviting evil spirit in his life.
When an evil spirits enter into a person he remains in his sins and is controlled by his sins, there will be all kinds of sickness, diseases, rebellion, stubbornness, troubles etc occurs. When God removes His protective hand, he often turns the person over to Satan for destruction or to an evil spirit for tormenting.
The Bible has many names for evil spirits: Deaf and dumb spirit (Mark 9:17-29),Evil spirit (Luke 7:21; Acts 19:12-13),Familiar spirit (I Samuel 28:7),Foul spirit (Mark 9:25),Lying spirit (II Chronicles 18:20-22),Perverse spirit (Isaiah 19:14; Romans 1:17-32),Seducing spirit (I Timothy 4:1),Spirit of an unclean devil (Luke 4:33),Spirit of antichrist (I John 4:3),Spirit of bondage (Romans 8:15),Spirit of death (I Corinthians 10:10, 15:26),Spirit of divination (Acts 16:16), Spirit of error (I John 4:6), Spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7),Spirit of haughtiness (Proverbs 16:18-19),Spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3),Spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11-13),Spirit of jealousy (Genesis 4:5-8; Numbers 5:14),Spirit of slumber (Isaiah 29:10, Romans 11:8),Spirit of the world (I Corinthians 2:12),Spirit of whoredoms (Hosea 4:12, 5:4),Unclean spirit (Mark 6:7; Luke 11:24-26).
An evil spirit in a person can be removed in the mighty the name of our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and savior and by the power of the Holy Spirit and through his Blood. When evil spirit is casted out in a person itís extremely vital to be filled with Holy Spirit which is to be filled with Christ by walking in the light, as Christ is the light, and the blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse from all unrighteousness. Ephesians 2:2 says wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.
The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and moves in the life of the believer to equip him or her in the service of God. We repent and take a decision to turn away from our sins and walk towards God bearing a Good fruit and reaping the harvest of righteousness. (James 3:17-18). If the evil spirit is not replaced by the Holy spirit as Matthew 12:45 says then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation. But through Jesus Christ, "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Fruits of evil spirit are: The gifts of the Holy Spirit can be imitated by demonic powers because Satan can also perform great miracles since Satan disguise himself as an angel of light.
Many people who profess to be be Christian are led astray by evil spirits and have departed from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.
Fruits of evil spirit are lasciviousness, lust, fornication, excess of wines, murder, stealing, lying, cheating, gossiping, slandering, gluttony, idolatry etc
Conclusion: Ephesians 4:27 says that we must neither give place or a ground to the devil. Resist the devil and he will flee from you! Amen.
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