Fruit of the Spirit
some point, there are going to be some individuals who question whether these
experiences (afterdeath communications) are indeed real. The questioner may be a skeptic or even a believer
in God. But have no doubt, your experiences will be questioned.
may not question the experience as real, but may cast doubts that these
experiences are a gift from God and/or that the person with whom you are having
contact with is truly that person - or a demon.
is a simple and easy way to discern whether these experiences are a gift from
God and that is by examining your life. How is your relationship to God before
the experience and after? By having contact with your loved one, are you closer
to God and more grateful to Him? Are you experiencing more peace within
yourself? (Keep in mind that initially contact may confuse us as we grapple with
the so-called unexplainable. But legitimate ADCs will tend to comfort and
console us on a very positive level.) Perhaps you have been moved to
pray and read Sacred Scripture on a more regular basis than ever before? If the
answer is yes, then it seems that the test of the fruits of the Spirit as found
in Galatians 5:22 is validated.
But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.
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