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We Believe That The BIBLE Is The Infallible Word of GOD
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The 9th Fruit:
Self Control - Last, but  certainly not least, is the quality of self-control. This one is huge, and I mean huge!

Because of our flesh being at war with our Spirit the Holy Spirit, our "counselor/helper", (see John 14: 15-17) begins to work on this  quality of self-control right away.

There are negatives and bad qualities that will have to go. These bad and negative qualities (our flesh) wants self-gratification at all costs and will stop at nothing to try and get it. This can be a major tug-of-war over our will and God's will.

This is also why we really need to submit and yield our will to that of the Holy Spirit. The Bible tells us to learn to walk in the Spirit and we will not gratify the desires of our flesh.

Here are some qualities of self-control that
will help you understand this fruit:

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.

Of all the fruits of the spirit SELF-CONTROL is the one which requires us to exercise constant discipline of our free-will.