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Sons and Daughters of God, Page 32

He Imparts the Fruit of the Spirit, January 26

The Holy Spirit Is Our Guide

For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth. Ephesians 5:9.

Shall we consider that we are capable of fashioning our lives and characters to enter into the portals of glory? We cannot do it. We are dependent every moment upon the Spirit of God operating upon us and upon our children.

If parents would see a different state of things in their family, let them consecrate themselves wholly to God, and the Lord will devise ways and means whereby a transformation may take place in their households.72Child Guidance, 172.

Your compassionate Redeemer is watching you in love and sympathy, ready to hear your prayers, and render you the assistance which you need in your life-work. Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, faith and charity are the elements of the Christian character. These precious graces are the fruits of the Spirit. They are the Christian's crown and shield.... Nothing can give more perfect content and satisfaction.73The Signs of the Times, November 29, 1877.

As you receive the Spirit of Christ, ... you will grow and bring forth fruit. The graces of the Spirit will ripen in your character. Your faith will increase, your convictions deepen, your love be made perfect. More and more you will reflect the likeness of Christ in all that is pure, noble, and lovely....

This fruit can never perish, but will produce after its kind a harvest unto eternal life.

When the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.” Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.74Christ's Object Lessons, 69.

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