Message for June 27, 2010

As we can see from the following scriptures the Bible begins and ends talking about fruit?

“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat’…” — Genesis 2:15-16
“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.   “Revelation 22:1-2
God’s purpose for our life is for us to bear spiritual fruit. Our relationship to Jesus is described in John 15:5, “He is the vine, and we are the branches.” John 15:16 the Bible declares, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”
In order to bear this fruit, you must be planted and properly rooted spiritually.  “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”(Psalm 1:1-3).
If you want to bear spiritual fruit, then you must reject sin, walk in holiness, and delight in God’s law. You must also be planted in the house of God – connected to the Body of Christ.

Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to “forsake the assembling of ourselves together” and Psalm 92:13-14 tells us that: “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing…”

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