J. C. Ryle (1816 - 1900) was the first Bishop of Liverpool. He was one of the most authoritative churchmen of his time and his writings have been in constant demand throughout the last hundred years. His popularity was due to his clear and simple style, his longevity due to his being a profound thinker and compassionate pastor.
Regarding the outward and visible work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian, he wrote: “The true grace of God is a thing that will always make itself manifest in the conduct, behaviour, tastes, ways, choices and habits of him who has it. It is not a dormant thing … To tell a man he is ‘born of God,’ or regenerated, while he is living in carelessness or sin, is a dangerous delusion … Where there is the grace of the Spirit there will always be more or less fruit of the Spirit … where there is nothing seen, there is nothing possessed."
Galatians 5:22-24: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness, self-control...and those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.