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Hello Christians, Let’s Discuss: What Are the ‘Gifts’ and ‘Fruits’ of the Holy Spirit? And Who Should Have Them?

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Countless times we have confused these two products of the Holy Spirit and our confusion does not only affects us but also those we come in contact with especially when it comes to the issues of Holy Spirit and who has Him. And so today let’s see what the bible says; our major texts are from Galatians 5:22-23 (for fruits) and 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 27-31 (for gifts).

The Spiritual fruits (Gal 5:22-23)But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law that says these things are wrong” (New Century Version)

“But the Fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (King James Version)

But the Spirit (not the man himself for there is nothing but evil that can flow out of man) produces the ‘fruit’ of love [note the singular use of the word fruit and also the replacement of the word ‘works’ (see verse 19) by the word…