(Gal.5:22-23) We will be speaking on the magnificent fruit of temperence. We hear of people talking about many different fruit of the Spirit, but seldom do we hear of them talking about the fruit of TEMPERENCE. Another word for temperence is SELF CONTROL. This a matter of restraint by ONESELF: because we cannot control many things we encounter; but we can exert some kind of limitation when it comes to self. Self Control is a RESTRICTION. We need to have self control toward OURSELVES, and we need ENDURANCE toward others, our enviroment, our situation & circumstances. ALL of the fruit in Galations 5:22-23 are the fruit of the SPIRIT OF GOD IN US: and these fruit are to be developed, and exercised in the believer by their recreated spirit. These fruit are the CHARACTERISTICS OF CHRIST, and are cultivated in us by the Holy Spirit, as we grow, and mature in Him. It’s like a plant that grows. When a plant is put in the ground as Seed; then EVERYTHING the plant needs in order to become a flower is ALREADY IN THE SEED; but as it grows; then the inner qualities are also developed, and in turn, makes the plant to flourish and become graceful and beautiful. I exhort you to allow these fruit of Christ to mature you, and make you all that you need to be in Him, and that you will grow in THE GRACE & KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST.