Hosea 14:8, From me is thy fruit found. Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Philippians 1:11, Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which ARE BY Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Romans 7:18, For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing: Nevertheless, God has chosen to work His good works through us.
God has chosen to use his people as His vessels for bearing his fruit. These Spirit produced fruits are works of righteousness that are the working of His Grace and do not originate from our own ability.
Therefore, all the glory and praise and credit for those works should go to Him; the excellency of the power is of God, and not of us 2Corinthians 4:7
The power or ability to do good works come from the Holy Spirit who dwells in the vessel by his grace. There is no good thing that dwells in us as Paul says. In us dwells no good thing Romans 7:18
Each good work is actually a gift from the LORD given through uis to bless others.
Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
God ordains us to bear the fruits of righteousness that he wants each of us to bear. True Christians are the vessels that God uses to pour forth his Spirit to minister his mercy and grace to others.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it bears much fruit John 12:23, 24
You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:16
True Salvation is evident by the bearing of fruit in our lives. We are not saved by bearing fruit, but if we are truly saved then the fruits of righteousness will be evident in our life.
Hosea 14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do anymore with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
Bearing fruit is the result of first hearing God’s word and then walking in the word which has been revealed to us.
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. Colossians 1:5,6
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:11
The saints are called “trees of righteousness” in Isaiah 61:3.
How does a Christian bring forth fruit?
He brings forth fruit in the vine. By nature we are barren producing no life. There is not one good thing growing in us but when by faith in the gospel we are engrafted into Christ, then we will grow and bear fruit. John 15:4: “Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.”
Jesus Christ is that blessed Root which shoots up that sap of grace into His branches.
Solomon 5:1: “I have gathered My myrrh with My spice.”
Jesus does not say, “your myrrh,” but “My myrrh.”
If we bear any spiritual fruit in our lives it is Christ’s myrrh ,his sweet smelling sacrifice.
Hosea 14:8: “From Me is your fruit found.”
The Christian brings forth the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, and faith,meekness,temperance.Galatians 5:22
When we are set free from the law of sin and death we are under a new law, the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. This law is of faith and not of self righteous deeds.
Romans 6:14, “You are not under law but under grace”.
Therefore glorify God in your vessels, as vessels of honour unto holiness,which comes by abiding continually in the vine and producing fruits of righteousness.