Focus: John 15:1-2 - KJV
1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
The mind of God is for everyone that comes to Him to reproduce himself in multiple folds. Christ came to reproduce Himself in us. And He has directed that we follow Him as He is the Way to life. One of the ways to follow Him is to bear fruits just like He bore us as His fruits. For as long as we bear fruits, we continue to be like Him and the Lord is pleased with us. When we do bear fruits, we receive help from the Lord to bear more fruit. Meaning that as we bear fruit, we blossom and flourish the more. The converse is equally true. When we fail to bring forth fruit, the Lord has no pleasure in continuing to ruin His investment on such a person. The Lord therefore, leaves such a person out of His reach and that is dangerous. Life is never glorious without Christ. When He gets out of a person’s life, light is taken out of such life and the same is mincemeat for darkness. Everything in darkness is horrible and destructive. It may appear fluid and good in the beginning. It however ends badly. God owns us all. When we hearken to His demands, He stays with us to prosper us in all ways and not just physically. Whatever we ask in His name, we get. But without Him we can really do nothing in life because He is the Light that brightens our path to life. Once He is out of the picture, darkness takes over. The only thing people do in darkness is to grope. No achievement at all.
Friends, it sounds somehow to say without bearing fruits we stand at risk of forfeiting our salvation. But that is just the truth. Refusal to draw more people to the light is at the risk of being cut off from the light. If we take time to invite others to Christ, we gain more favor from the Lord and the light of His countenance drives darkness far from us. Those issues of darkness you are experiencing that are making your head bow, who knows, if you will just start bearing fruit today, you may just overcome them.
SOLUTION: Time is critical to our being obedient in fruit bearing. Urgently start proclaiming the Gospel to everyone around you. Noncompliance is dangerous. To avoid the danger, do something now. Distribute tracts written by others, or write tracts and distribute; support mission works etc. Just do something. Above all, be a good example to others.
The Lord will honor your works in evangelism and make your life strong and blossoming in Jesus’ name. Your labor for the Kingdom of God shall never be in vain in Jesus’ name. From now on, the power to win souls the more you have in the name of Jesus.