The Fruits of the Spirit
"It isn't the great things... It is just being kind, just being gentle, just being patient...."
- Edgar Cayce 416-7
Edgar Cayce stated that the ways of man are via power whereas the ways of God are via the "Fruits of the Spirit". These are consistent with the biblical 'Meek inheriting the Earth' idiom and with the eastern 'Seva' concept. They are:
Brotherly Love Compassion Fellowship Friendship Gentleness Hope Joy Kindness Long-suffering Love Nobleness Obedience Patience Peace Self-sacrifice Tolerance Truth
In addition to these Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Self-control, and Temperance are also mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23
Hope/Certainty, Joy, Love, and Peace are also among the energising, oh-so-desirable, and sought-after Positive Emotions.
The Fruits of the Spirit are The Universal Laws personally applied. When the Universal Laws are sufficiently realized they become the Gifts of the Spirit. These are highly personalized and can be wisdom, knowledge, spirit communication, healing ability, and prophetic ability as well as faith that moves mountains and other miraculous powers. They can also be increased ability with more familiar talents such as serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading diligently, showing mercy cheerfully, and myriads of other things. All of these must be accompanied by love.
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