Self Control – Fruit of the Spirit Bible Verse

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Last, but not certainly least, is the quality of self-control. This one is huge, and I mean huge!

Once you start to enter into a true sanctification process with the Lord – expect the Holy Spirit to move on you very early with this specific quality.

The reason for this is that we all have a certain amount of character flaws operating in our personalities. There are some bad and negative qualities that will have to go.

The Bible tells us that our spirits and our flesh will war against each other in this life. Our flesh wants immediate self-gratification at all costs and will stop at nothing to try and get it.

Our spirits know that some of our fleshly desires are not right for us and as a result, there will be a tug of war between the two – and sometimes it will be a major tug of war. And the only thing that will be able to control and curb some of the desires of our flesh is the quality of self-control.

Since we all live in a very self-centered and materialistic type world today, many people have very poor impulse control. If they see something they immediately want, they will do anything they can to try and get it. They will not be denied until they get what they are going after. These people are obviously very weak in the quality of self-control.

This is why the Bible tells us that if we can learn how to really walk in the Holy Spirit, then we will not fulfill the lusts of our flesh.

Due to our fallen and sinful natures, all of us are weak to some degree in the quality of self-control. This is why God the Father made sure to have this fruit listed as one of the 9 fruits of His Holy Spirit.

We all need God’s self-control operating in our lives and in our personalities if we are going to have any hope in getting cleaned up and properly sanctified to the degree that He would like to get us to in this life.

If you do not have God’s self-control operating through you – you will have very little victory over such things as bad tempers, judgmental and critical spirits, an unforgiving spirit, and vices such as smoking and the abuse of alcohol.

Once the Holy Spirit starts this sanctification process within you – be prepared for some major battles and tugs of wars with Him once He starts coming after some of the negative qualities operating in your personality.

But if you are willing to yield to Him and allow Him to start to work all 9 of these fruits into your personality – then you will find yourself starting to grow in ways and in areas that you never thought were possible in this life.

His supernatural power in this area will blow you away once you see how far He can really take you to become the person that God would like you to become in Him in this lifetime.

Here are some of the definitions of what the quality of self-control is all about:

  1. Temperance, rational restraint of natural impulses

  2. Sober, temperate, calm and dispassionate approach to life, having mastered personal desires and passions

  3. Calls for a self-disciplined life following Christ’s example of being in the world but not of the world

  4. Restraint or discipline exercised over one’s behavior

The above definitions perfectly describe what God is looking for once He starts to work and transmit this quality up into our personalities. This specific quality is one of the major keys in being able to get any kind of victory over some of the lusts and desires of our flesh.

Here is a listing of all the 9 fruit of the  Spirit and the link to each article on the particular fruit.

Table of Contents:
An Introduction to The 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
1. Love – 2. Joy – 3. Peace – 4. Longsuffering – 5. Kindness
6. Goodness – 7. Faithfulness – 8. Gentleness – 9. Self Control


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  1. That was such a heart changing and heart touching verse about the fruit of the holy sprit..Please let us pray for each other brothers and sisters so that We will use what God had given us according to our personality ..Let us ask God to take control over us so that we might mould and touch others heart by taking in action of our gifts.praise the Most High God.

  2. Wow this article was right on time for me to see!
    It is one of the first ones I’ve come across and I loved the way it was explained and easy to understand. I have been wanting for a while now to know and study the 9 fruits of the spirit. I even have my son whom does paintings and draws to paint me the 9 fruits of the holy spirit for me. I am a very bless women of faith who loves lives the Lord!
    May God continue to give you his blessing and wisdom to continue doing the work you have been giving and operating in your God given gifts! Thank you for being obedient and sharing this so important article on such a most important issue!

  3. Very powerful word of knowledge on the 9 fruits of the Spirit. I have considered the fruit of the Spirit as my values since I became a Christian. However, in this article, the explanation was vividly clear and many areas have been clarified. Thank you.

  4. I agree with this. I wonder will the church ever be in tune with what the bible really means. thank you for the message in the fruits of the spirits.

  5. The words of the Lord in this article really drove through like a sword straight to the heart..simply put DIE to self and live life through the SPIRIT. Short and to the point. All the best qualities that the Lord wants for us. ALL, not some of the fruit of Spirit.

    Thank God for you and may GOD continue to bless your Ministry in JESUS MIGHTY NAME. AMEN!

  6. Blessed and very thankful having found this website on the internet. I’ve studied the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit before, but the way it’s layout and wisely commented … thank you brother! May the Lord keep blessing you for you to keep blessing us! I most certainly will be studying other topics you’ve posted. Keep up the good work!

  7. While preparing for a women’s bible study on Galatians 5:22,23 this article on the Fruits of the Spirit given to us by The Lord through The Holy Spirit, was extremely beneficial and motivating to seek His attributes.

  8. This is the best message evey tire child of God should embrace. thank you very much. it has added much to my relationship with God. scripture says the lord knows those that are his, and I once asked how does God know those that are his. this teaching gibes the answer. by their fruits we shall know them. I now desire more of these fruits in my life. THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST FOR THIS TEACHING. I PRAY THAT YOU ADD GRACE TO GRACE IN THE LIFE OF THIS TEACHER. THANK YOU.

  9. In seeking for the word of God and how to get a relationship with him, at lest pay attention to what you just read. Don’t care about who is who and why they are on this site, let your light shine so that they might want the Jesus they see in you. That is if you read all 9 fruit off the vine. You have a bless day and let no one take your Joy. I really enjoyed reading the 9 fruit and opening up my soul to them to walk into my life.

  10. The “9 Fruit of the Spirit” is very powerful. It is something that needs to be worked on in our every day walk. It is always something to improve on within ourselves. If we take the fruit of the spirit seriously and focus on what each one of the nine of them mean daily; that is taken a step to having stability in our walk with the Lord.

  11. I don’t understand,what GEJ is doing on this site.if this site is hosted to help people know or learn the word of life I can’t believe what GEJ is doing there please let not join politics with kingdom things thank you.

  12. This was really good to read and was also well explained. To God be the glory! Looking forward to more articles like this one

  13. Thank you so very much for this article on the 9 Fruit of the Spirit. It has been very helpful. I am presently giving a class on the Holy Spirit and this has helped me tremendously on explaining each one of the fruit. I am also going to use your article for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Thank you so much. May God bless you highly for all the work you are doing for His Name Sake.


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