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Much Fruit or Barrenness?

I’ve been meditating upon, studying, and reading about sowing and reaping. As I am doing this, I am persuaded that this is a main theme of God’s Word that is often neglected. The “Laws of the Harvest” will bring up millions of pages in Google. I have investigated a few and found one really good one; but, it neglects the most important:John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. That dying part is usually missing. Resurrection was because there was a death.

I was thinking about this as I ate peanuts. I love the little “plant” inside that has two immature leaves that were ready to sprout when the peanut “died” – broke open – after it was planted.

The opposite of fruitful is barrenness. 2 Peter 1:5-11 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

There is even fruit that is evil – meaning in the original, “good for nothing.” We have an apple tree that produces good for nothing fruit because we have not tended it properly. It does bear fruit – apples. Looks like apples. They are apples. Good for nothing apples, that fall off and attract bees. Well, the birds like them.

Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

Here are a few verses for your consideration – making sure you are open to the pruning and cultivation of your heart:

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God (Word of the coming Kingdom of our Lord – see Mt. 13).

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

January 26, 2015 Posted by | fruitbearing | Leave a comment

   

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